Shannon L.

Shannon L.

Shannon, a 24-year-old female, was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento's ICU for acute respiratory failure. She arrived with a tracheostomy with ventilator support, three chest tubes, a foley catheter, a PEG tube for nutrition.

Upon admission, Shannon began receiving aggressive Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, while also working together with Respiratory Therapy to wean her from the ventilator. Shannon initially required maximum assistance for bed mobility and transfers to the wheelchair with a slideboard. Shannon was quickly weaned from the ventilator to t-mist and progressed to coming to the rehabilitation gym on a consistent basis with PT and OT.

As she made progress, her swallowing improved and was able to begin a regular texture diet. Shannon continued to make strides with therapy and was able to begin walking in the hallway with a walker, transferring to a commode, dressing herself, and independently completing activities of daily living. Shannon was decannulated and did not require any supplemental oxygen by the time of her discharge.

Shannon was able to discharge home to the support of her family, and with Home Health Services three weeks after admission. We wish her well and continued progress at home!