Richard is out of Intensive Care and into a standard room on the neurological post-operative unit. The great move came at 1 PM today, Sunday. He is stable on his feet. His main challenge is in regaining his capacity of speech. He did utter one very long sentence saying, "I'm not a dazzling conversationalist." Those 11 syllables took work but he sounded so good and triumphant in delivery.
Given his steady solid progression and given the threat of the a huge winter storm on the horizon, I think he will probably be discharged to come home tomorrow. Speech therapy and physical therapy should be able to be arranged to visit him at home and should prove to be a bargain for the insurance company. I have my hopes up to bring him home.