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    There is always hope for improvement, but what I always recommend is to plan on his impairment to remain as it is today. That way you are making appropriate discharge plans, and won't be stuck with things that don't pan out at the end of a very short 6 week rehab. If he gets more back, that is gravy and his program can be changed. Much easier to cancel equipment for example than to try to obtain at the last minute.

    It is rarely possible to drive at C4. A strong C5 can drive, but from their wheelchair in a van, with fairly expensive adaptations. If he will be working or going to school, DOR (DVR) may help pay for modifications, depending on your state. Ask the case manager or social worker about vocational rehabilitation soon.

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.