Mr. Warrior

Mr. Warrior

Mr. Warrior arrived at Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus facing a difficult battle. He admitted to Vibra's COVID Unit with respiratory failure. Mr. Warrior required full ventilator support to breathe and a feeding tube for nutrition.

The virus had also taken a toll on Mr. Warrior's physical abilities. He required assistance with all mobility and activities of daily living (ADLs). Impairments to his swallowing reflexes prevented Mr. Warrior from having any food by mouth. On top of it all, Mr. Warrior faced anxiety caused by his condition.

But Vibra's interdisciplinary care team got right to work. Soon, Mr. Warrior began making great progress.

At first, Mr. Warrior required extended and frequent rest breaks during therapy sessions. But his positive attitude and love of people helped him push through the anxiety, fatigue, and pain. As his bed mobility and strength improved, so did his progress weaning off the ventilator. Before long, he was breathing on his own again.

Mr. Warrior's recovery continued to accelerate. He regained his independence in performing his ADLs, as well as his ability to talk and eat regular food. Utilizing the compensation strategies he learned from his therapists, Mr. Warrior conquered his goals. His resilient and independent personality not only fueled his recovery, but inspired the Vibra staff.

Way to go, Mr. Warrior, your name is a true testament to your strong-willed spirit for life!