Okay, so I imagine that having electrical needles stuck on his muscles was probably not the most fun way for Robb to spend his afternoon, and I thought he might break my fingers while he was holding my hand, but....
We learned that there are no dead nerves leading into Robb's legs. Many of the nerves are sending signals that are not being interpreted by the muscles, and in many cases the signals are weak.
But we are cautiously optimistic.
As we were returning home today, we were being "paced" by a cyclist. It took Robb a second to realize that this man was a below-the-knee amputee. He was flying along in traffic, and kept pace with us almost all the way home.
Robb is hoping to return to a more active life. We are hoping to get some insight into the fact that he fatigues so quickly. Right now, our "hikes" are very short events. (Which is not to say that we don't enjoy them...)
People like this cyclist are great inspirations to both of us. Seeing him gave us a lot to hope for.