Sorry for the absence of posting. Progress is very gradual and we are very busy. My thanks to Anita who called and suggested (emphatically) that it was time.
The process is very positive. Fran walked about 200 feet in one stretch today with her quad cane and another 50 feet with no cane. She is even beginning to get some use from her left arm. I estimate that she will be relatively independent within six months. In the meantime, my deepest gratitude goes to her friends, particularly (but not only) Alice, Barbara, and Deborah, and her caregivers, Isela, Katerina, and Cindy. Their love and support has made this possible. And most of all, I am grateful to Fran, who will not quit and who absolutely will succeed.