What a week!!!!! Don’t you just love it when you get the run around with medical people? Went to Kaiser trying to get info for power of attorney and other papers, no, we can’t print that. No, we don’t do that here, and no helpful advice on where to find it! No suggestions, just I don’t know. ARRRRGGGGHHHHH!! Now that I have had my little rant, here is an update on Doug.
Hello Everyone. Just an update on Doug. We transferred him to acute rehab this morning and got him checked in. He starts physical therapy tomorrow. He will be there for 2 weeks possibly 3 depending on his progress. He is a little disoriented, upset, frustrated, tired and wants to come home but knows that he is not able to right now. He is very stubborn, which is a good thing, but is trying to get out of there already and it’s only been half a day!!
He is not allowed to get up out of bed on his own yet and needs a wheelchair for now, and will be progressing to a walker soon. His left side is still weak but he is better than he was on Saturday. He would love to have visitors but between the hours of 2-8 p.m. He has therapy in the mornings. No children under the age of 12 are allowed in the room but there is a large grassy area where the kids can play outside and he can go out for a bit. Please no outside food for him, but you can visit and have lunch or dinner with him in the dining room. No pictures allowed in the facility due to HIPAA protocol.
If you want to send a card the address is
San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
7173 North Sharon Avenue, Room 221B
Fresno, CA 93720
I am doing a lot better now that I have gotten some sleep and him settled in. Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.