On October 19th 2017, my husband had shoulder replacement surgery, on the right, non paralyzed side. He needed this because his gait is so off from the left side paralysis that he his rotator cuff was torn in 5 places.
We had agonized over the idea of surgery but realized he had no quality of life and went through with it. After the surgery my husband went to a skilled nursing facility where he was going to remain until January 12, which would have been our last covered day of rehab. He needed to recover enough to walk, dress, shower, and use the bathroom again safely and independently. On January 3 he developed an infection in the shoulder. He is currently in the hospital. He will be in a sling for 6 more weeks on the right shoulder. He has no real motion in three limbs. We have 9 more days of paid rehab left. He cannot safely come home. I have exhausted my days at work and anytime I take off is unpaid. I can't afford to keep him where he needs to be but I cannot take him home until it is safe which may be another few months.
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