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Recent Posts in February, 2020

  • David C.

    David C.
    After undergoing cardiac surgery, David Cox found himself facing a major challenge. Suffering acute respiratory failure, David required a ventilator to breathe. To wean from the ventilator, he ...
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  • Debbie M.

    Debbie M.
    Fragile. Very fragile. That's the best way to describe Debbie Meschke's medical status when she admitted to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas. Debbie arrived at Vibra requiring a ventilator to ...
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  • Fabian P.

    Fabian P.
    Fabian Pena's life was full of friends, family, and activity. He worked full-time in construction with his uncle. After work, he would spend time with his 4-year-old daughter, Ximena. They would ...
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  • Richard B.

    Richard B.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain brought 66-year-old Richard Berndt to Mercy San Juan Medical Center. An abdominal CT scan showed ischemic colitis and Richard had become septic. Ischemic colitis is a painful condition that occurs when blood flow to the large intestine is reduced, restricting proper oxygenation. Richard underwent an initial surgery and given a diverting colostomy, a wound vac, PEG tube for nutrition, and intubated for respiratory failure. Two more surgeries were ... Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain brought 66-year-old Richard Berndt to Mercy San Juan Medical Center. An abdominal CT scan showed ischemic colitis ... Read More
  • Luke G.

    Luke G.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    For the past twelve years, Luke Granberry has been a proud member of the Detroit Police Department. Before joining the force, he spent a dozen years in the Detroit Public School System. Luke is an active member of the community and enjoys spending time with his family. But respiratory failure put that all at risk. Luke arrived at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus on a ventilator. In addition to the ventilator, he depended on a feeding tube for nutritional support. ... For the past twelve years, Luke Granberry has been a proud member of the Detroit Police Department. Before joining the force, he spent a dozen years ... Read More
  • Juan G.

    Juan G.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Suffering a stroke puts you at greater risk of having a second one. In the United States, about 25% of strokes are recurrent , meaning the patient had a stroke previously. That's what happened to Juan Gonzalez. Recently, Juan returned to an independent level following his first stroke last year. No longer requiring any assistive devices, Juan also resumed driving. Then came stroke number two. The stroke left Juan with left-sided facial droop and slurred speech, as well as cognitive, ... Suffering a stroke puts you at greater risk of having a second one. In the United States, about 25% of strokes are recurrent , meaning the patient had ... Read More
  • Aprile P.

    Aprile P.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sometimes we encounter moments that are so significant, that they impact us for the rest of our lives. And many times, they happen without any warning at all. That is exactly what happened to Aprile Patton. At only 42-years-old, Aprile unexpectedly suffered a major stroke. The stroke robbed Aprile of her independence and almost took her life. In critical condition at TriStar Skyline Medical Center's ICU, she fought for her life. After five weeks at Skyline, Aprile became stable enough to ... Sometimes we encounter moments that are so significant, that they impact us for the rest of our lives. And many times, they happen without any warning ... Read More
  • Lilian

    Lilian

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    As a former CNA, Lilian understands the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic. But when she tested positive for the virus, she experienced it first-hand. Lilian's condition was life-threatening. Confused and facing a long road to recovery, Lilian came to Vibra Hospital of Denver . She arrived on eight liters of oxygen, extremely weak, and unable to walk more than five feet. This made Lilian a high fall risk. Her therapist educated Lilian on using the call light rather than moving in her ... As a former CNA, Lilian understands the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic. But when she tested positive for the virus, she experienced it ... Read More
  • John M.

    John M.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    John Mann is a survivor. Not only has he beaten a stroke and cancer, but he also defeated Covid-19. The staff at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital have taken to calling him "Super Mann." It's a moniker that's more than fitting for John. After a lengthy and complicated hospitalization, Super Mann needed rehabilitation. The combination of Covid-19, pneumonia, and a stroke had taken its toll on him. He chose Gateway for his rehabilitation and is glad he did. "The therapists at Gateway took ... John Mann is a survivor. Not only has he beaten a stroke and cancer, but he also defeated Covid-19. The staff at Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital have ... Read More
  • Larry P.

    Larry P.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    The day Larry Pflieger suffered a stroke was an otherwise typical day. He went about his normal routine until that evening. That's when Larry noticed weakness on his left side. He called 9-1-1 and was taken to Eisenhower Medical Center. After a thorough workup, doctors confirmed Larry suffered a stroke . Larry spent about a week at Eisenhower. During that time, his condition stabilized. Larry was ready for the next step of his recovery: inpatient rehabilitation. Larry lived a busy, full ... The day Larry Pflieger suffered a stroke was an otherwise typical day. He went about his normal routine until that evening. That's when Larry noticed ... Read More
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