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Recent Posts in November, 2018

  • Understanding Influenza: 5 Facts to Know this Flu Season

    Understanding Influenza: 5 Facts to Know this Flu Season
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, the 2017-2018 flu season was one of the worst . Understanding Influenza – how it's spread, how to prevent it, and the symptoms of the flu – can help keep ...
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  • Troy M.

    Troy M.
    Troy Murphy is a pleasant young gentleman. Troy became unable to eat due to gastric outlet obstruction and a duodenal ulcer. He underwent dilation and was able to eat again. But Troy needed his gall ...
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  • Veterans and Healthcare: Melani Gonzalez & Mae Weathersby

    Veterans and Healthcare: Melani Gonzalez & Mae Weathersby
    Listen on: iTunes | Stitcher | SoundCloud | Google Play Our veterans serve nobly and without thinking about what’s in it for them. And while service does come with certain benefits, like educational ...
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  • Troy M.

    Troy M.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Troy Murphy is a pleasant young gentleman. Troy became unable to eat due to gastric outlet obstruction and a duodenal ulcer. He underwent dilation and was able to eat again. But Troy needed his gall bladder removed. Troy's hospital course was then further complicated by aspiration pneumonia and respiratory failure. He would need mechanical ventilation for ten days. At one point, Troy's family feared they were going to lose him. They chose Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne to help him recover. ... Troy Murphy is a pleasant young gentleman. Troy became unable to eat due to gastric outlet obstruction and a duodenal ulcer. He underwent dilation and ... Read More
  • Donna Z.

    Donna Z.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    Like a ghost in the fog, Mrs. Donna Zawislak drifted in to Vibra Hospital of Charleston from Waccamaw Medical Center. She arrived dazed and confused, only knowing her husband’s name, Greg, for certain. Donna's initial assessment showed her mind was not in the present. To Donna, her sister was much younger and her son was only a baby. She couldn’t remember meeting Greg through his cousin so many years ago. This was hard for Greg. It brought to tears the first time he spoke of his wife’s ... Like a ghost in the fog, Mrs. Donna Zawislak drifted in to Vibra Hospital of Charleston from Waccamaw Medical Center. She arrived dazed and confused, ... Read More
  • John B.

    John B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    How many of us can say we have been to the brink and come back, despite the odds against us? John B. can definitely claim that right. John went to an area hospital due to progressive difficulty in breathing, fever and a change in mental status. He was diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia. The pneumonia quickly progressed to include septicemia and spinal meningitis, among other things. John remained in an area hospital for almost three months. Four weeks were spent unconscious in ... How many of us can say we have been to the brink and come back, despite the odds against us? John B. can definitely claim that right. John went to an ... Read More
  • Steven S.

    Steven S.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Steven Strahm couldn't wait to retire and take it easy. The 65-year-old enjoyed a healthy life as a delivery driver, able to lift 70 lb. boxes without blinking. Everything changed when Steve suffered a myocardial infarction with cardiac arrest. At the hospital, he was intubated and could not be extubated for over two weeks. A GI bleed and deep venous thromboses in all extremities complicated his hospital course. Almost a month later, Steve arrived at Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne for ... Steven Strahm couldn't wait to retire and take it easy. The 65-year-old enjoyed a healthy life as a delivery driver, able to lift 70 lb. boxes without ... Read More
  • Gretchen

    Gretchen

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gretchen and her family were on a three hour layover at an airport in Dallas, Texas. Gretchen decided to make the most of her time by calling some friends at a nearby town. Shortly after, they got together to relax, have dinner, and enjoy each others company. On the drive back to the airport, the unthinkable happened - Gretchen’s car was struck by a drunk driver. The direct impact on the passenger side, where Gretchen sat, was devastating. The collision caused the vehicle to flip and land ... Gretchen and her family were on a three hour layover at an airport in Dallas, Texas. Gretchen decided to make the most of her time by calling some ... Read More
  • Kevin S.

    Kevin S.

    Vibra Hospital of Springfield

    Kevin Stevens admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital with a diagnosis of respiratory failure and refractory SVT. Electrical cardioversion attempts failed twice and he gained about 20 pounds from resuscitation. Despite several attempts, extubation was unsuccessful. During his hospitalization, he was also diagnosed with an ileus, pneumonia, and hypernatremia. Kevin transferred to Vibra Hospital of Springfield for ventilator weaning and rehabilitation. On admission, Kevin was debilitated and ... Kevin Stevens admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital with a diagnosis of respiratory failure and refractory SVT. Electrical cardioversion attempts failed ... Read More
  • Neil W.

    Neil W.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Neil had battled back pain for years and he knew that it would eventually require surgery. Like many of us, he had a busy schedule – working as a Business and Economic Development specialist commanded a lot of his time. After the realization that his condition was worsening with pain radiating down his leg, and much persuasion from his family, he finally decided to have surgery. Neil’s spinal surgery went well, however he experienced unexpected medical complications that stretched his ... Neil had battled back pain for years and he knew that it would eventually require surgery. Like many of us, he had a busy schedule – working as a ... Read More
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