Monday, May 23, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Darling and I have been training this week to bring Josh home.
The biggest thing is transferring him from chair to bed, chair
to chair, chair to car etc.
We are installing a wheelchair ramp on Saturday and then
we are ready to roll. Josh will be home Tuesday and then
gets his casts off on Thursday. We can't wait.
Thanks to everyone! We will keep you posted as we are able!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Lots going on this week!
Josh revisited his surgeon for a follow up.
Dr. Ruggiero was very pleased with Josh's ankles.
They recast him with a bit more room for comfort and in blue.
May 31st, the casts come off for good.
Well, it finally happened. Josh was transferred to a different
wing of the hospital for patients who require less critical care.
Within hours, the room that had been our home away from home for
several months was cleaned and repopulated by another large
family who may be there for months as we were.
Although this is a step closer to discharge, the rooms are much smaller
and the patient to nurse ratio is much higher... We did luck out in several
ways: Josh got an "end of hall room" which is about 25% bigger than the
other rooms, he got the window side of the room which includes all
the storage space on the sill, and instead of the patient who yells
all night, Josh's new roommate is Race Car Driver Tim who was in with
us in the other wing and has a wonderful family and support system.
The best bonus is that Nick, who went to the overnight shift 2 months ago,
had to transfer to our wing to make the shift change. He knows Josh
and is top notch in every way. So despite our worst fears, I think we can
make this work for a few more weeks, as long as the insurance company cooperates.
Josh will be discharged to a 5 day program in the next few weeks. He will
be home in the evenings and on weekends and will continue rehab at Bryn Mawr
on week days.
Our thanks and love to you all!