The Frankenstein look is out. No more staples for Neil. All fifty-three were removed from his head and Neil insisted it was painless. We now have the go-ahead for therapy, so it's back to work on Monday.
Neil continues to get stronger and more independent each day. He doesn't need someone walking by his side at all times anymore. His balance is better and he is obviously less fragile. His memory is improving, but he still repeats his questions several times as he tries to remember what we already answered.
Saw a little bit of movement in his left thumb. It wasn't consistent, but Neil definitely had some control. He's very anxious for the use of that hand, so this is good news indeed!