Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Clk:</b>" It's only been a couple weeks, it will probably take ... [snip!] ... not going to get better. His hips are shattered too, so he will not be able to bear any weight for a long time either. "
I've been through it twice, different situations with loved ones. My Dad who had kidney failure. For a while they weren't sure his surviving Kidney was going to make it. More then a year later he no longer has to do dialysis due to being good on his new healthy diet. He is still on transplant list.
My mother-in-law had a stroke recently, still in physical theropy twice a week. She has very little feeling in her left leg, hand, and foot.
It's hard seeing it, and both looked liked they may or may not of lived. My Dad actually didn't tell anyone until he was out of hospital, as he didn't want us to see him like that.