The patient is hemorrhaging to death on the floor. We've given 787 billion blood transfusions to the gang that knifed him 42 times, but for some reason the patient is slow to recover. We need to take a "wait and see" approach to find out how much of the gang's blood will trickle down into the dying patient at some unspecified point in the future. Of little can we be certain, but experts agree that the patient will not be able to sit up, let alone walk, for years to come, if ever.
In short, recovery is on the way and our medical system is sound.