We have our helper, Wong. Gentle, patient and attentive. Not bad looking either. Peter took to him right away. He massages Peters hand and arm almost constantly and encourages him to lift his right leg often throughout the day. It's going higher and higher, but there's nothing in his arm yet. He speaks no English and we communicated by gestures (and him by raising his voice in his Chinese thinking I would understand if only I could hear) Cute. I discover a translating app on my phone where I can speak and it writes it in Chinese characters. I can only hope it's accurate.
The head doctor/professor was in today with his entourage of students and doctors. Dr Shi. He had seen Peters MRI and written record and was concerned because of the severity. I could read that on his face. He proceeded to give him his first real acupuncture treatment. Larger needles and deeper too, I think. Then they manipulate them. They put one needle high on his cheeks under each eye. Peter really winced at those. The attending doctor, a very short, young woman speaks English very well and told us his main artery on his left side had been stopped by the clot. I think they will do another MRI to see how much blood is flowing now. Can't wait to know. He is verbalizing more and more.
Wong does everything for Peter now. Michelle told me he took him to the bathroom by simply picking him up by his body and walking him to the toilet. We are always so careful getting the wheelchair as close as possible, standing him up carefully and pivoting him onto the seat. Nope. Just picked him up and walked him with Michelle horrified right behind. Peter was looking over Wong's shoulder at her with a bewildered "what's going on" look. No worse for wear though. Maybe we coddle him too much.
He gave him an herbal treatment. He told Peter to put his leg in a bucket filled with water that had something in it that turned the water brown. He then used a cup to pour the water over his leg for at least a half hour. He told Peter to put his other leg in there too but Peter refused. Even with cajoling he wouldn't do it.