Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Stroke - Day 6...PT, ST, BD and all ASAP
Dad was moved to the Acute Rehab Unit this afternoon. All the staff have raved about this program and were happy when Dad proved a good candidate. It was hard to leave the Stroke Center in some ways. It was a place we grew to kn0w. We knew where to get cold thickened water, coffee, and extra washcloths to cool for Dad's face. We learned we could ask for anything on Dad's behalf and it would happen. We began to feel safe there. The staff has been supportive and caring beyond what should be expected. There were so many that it is hard to remember. Thank you to Roberta, Sara, Holly, John, Nate, and on and on.
PCA John and Dad made a connection and even though John was not assigned to Dad on this last day in the Stroke Unit, he worked it out to be the one to wheel Dad's bed to rehab and help him settle in.
Dad had dinner in bed this evening, but we were told it is the last as he is in rehab now and there will not be a whole lot of lying around any more. His first session is Tuesday morning at 7:30am. The work to get better now begins.