Steve arrived to Sheperd yesterday and is settling in. He traveled well with stable vitals and is gearing up for the road to recovery.
Before his departure from Jackson Memorial he did 10 leg squeezes on command which is what the doctors call a pattern. We suspect he has what is called Central Cord Syndrome because most of the movement / feeling that is returning is in the lower limbs whereas there is far less in the upper part of his body. This is most common in older patients with osteoporosis and / or stenosis. Both teams in Miami and Atlanta anticipates continued return of movement EVERYWHERE.
Sheperd provides an apartment for one family member, so Ginny is "on campus" and Steve's brother, Dolph and his wife Judy + some of their extended clan live close by.
Steve is able to control the television and a call button with a breathing mouth piece. He is going to get so technologically savvy! We are excited for the coming weeks and infinitely grateful for all the love and care we received at Jackson Memorial. Without the team at Jackson Memorial's help, Steve would not be doing as well as he is today (family included) :)