Monday, February 7, 2011

Kent has Hair!

Kent is continuing to recover and his hair is growing back ... he's starting to look like OUR Kent again.

Luckily the weather held out and Kent was able to see his doctor on Thursday, February 3rd. Following is a brief recap - not all questions have been discussed, but he will have a new CT Scan at the next appointment on February 17th.

It's too early to tell, but it is likely that he will recover 100%
It will take at least 3 to 6 months - maybe longer - for a full recovery
He will be on leave from work for "a few months"
He should continue trying to rebuild his strength a little each day - walking and exercising his left hand/arm

Speech & Motor Skills:

Although his speech has improved, it becomes slurred later in the afternoon or if he is tired. Now and then it takes a few seconds to find the right words. The doctor said that this is normal and should continue to improve with time.

When he is tired, Kent sometimes experiences episodes of not being able to effectively use his left hand. For example, he may need to use his left hand to hold a fork while cutting up food and this can be a real challenge. The doctor said that this is also normal for this stage of his recovery.

Check back for updates - maybe we'll get a few action shots in the coming weeks!

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