Despite a recent blog entry about how Robb should be doing more weight-bearing exercises (that's "walking" for the rest of us), I have not witnessed much walking of late.
Robb's feet are going through a phase of hypersensitivity. They're so sensitive, in fact, that if they are stimulated, they send all the muscles on from his butt on down to the bottoms of his feet into painful, prolonged spasms. Strangely, one part of this is the sensation that Robb has the (incorrect) sensation that his little toe has been wrenched out of its socket, and is pointing straight up at the sky. Robb told me that he has to keep pulling his foot out of his shoe, to check that his toes are, in fact, not mangled.
All this happens if he walks?
Fine. No big walks for now.
Today Robb saw his doctor and nurse case manager, and among many other things, they discussed the hypersensitivity of his feet. Everyone remarked that any return of neural function in Robb's case is often preceded by terribly unpleasant and inappropriate sensations.
So we can take comfort that this ooky nastiness is likely to be the first step towards more improvement.