The physical therapy staff picked up Jim's back today and held him in a sitting position for a couple of minutes.
He moved his left foot ever so slightly today, too.
His appetite is improving. He is on a pureed diet. He had pureed fish for lunch. It looked really gross but it didn't taste that bad. He ate the whole thing, plus mashed potatoes, tomato soup and applesauce. I ordered double portions for his dinner tonight.
I'm still in a state of shock. I think it's easier being the sick person, not the caregiver. Live & learn.