Best to take things a day at a time.
One of the most important things about dealing with a loved one who is hurt is that you cannot take a short period of "look how good he's doing!" and project that out to "He'll be just fine by X time." When you do that, your heart gets set on X as the deadline by which good things will happen. If it hasn't occured by X, your hopes get dashed.
It's just an arbitrary time, people.
There are undoubtedly other applications for this outlook, but right now, we're reassessing how long it will take my partner to get better. And it's going to take a little longer than we let ourselves dare to possibly dream.