so, while he's still improving on a daily basis, the prognosis is: he's still in a state of delirium and will continue to be so for a long time. they're saying, in cases like his, he will likely continue improving, little by little, until about the 3 month mark, where he'll plateau for a while before continuing on the path to recovery. they're telling us that he's going to need to be in an acute therapy hospital setting for a year. he probably won't remember any of this time, and we're still being told he can make a full recovery. it's just going to take a long time.
he's keeping a good attitude about everything. he was approved yesterday to walk without a walker, but needs supervision when outside of his room due to the fact that he's very forgetful and easily gets disoriented.
the facility has also told us that we should keep our visits with him short (like 10-20 minutes), because his brain is in overdrive and having to be "on" and responding to us in between therapy exhausts him and could thwart the whole process. out of this entire ordeal, this is what breaks my heart the most.
he's got a very good team there, and they're trying hard to get to the root of what caused this to happen in the first place. tomorrow he's being tested for celiac disease, because his mother has it, and apparently you can be a celiac w/o the digestion issues. it can go straight to your brain. wtf?!?!
anyway, thanks for all of your support through this very hard time.