Mom’s New Knees – the Sequel

Update posted by Valerie Flynn On Aug 20, 2013

Our new room has a wonderful view of the mountains.  Lights at night and moon up high in the sky.  Needless to say, we think its pretty cool.

Yesterday, Mom managed 3 cycles on the bicycle chair and 4 shallow steps up & down on the stairs in the gym.

This morning she managed 30 cycles on the bicycle chair.  Also, got in and out of their "car".

Then this afternoon she walked all the way to the gym again; manged 40 cycles on the bicycle chair; went up & down 2 steps, (replicating the ones back home), with a walker for the first time.   Finally, Mom walked all the way back to our room with the walker.  As you can imagine today was a BIG day.  

Tomorrow there will be a staff conference regarding my progress, (along with a few other patients), and to determine my tentative discharge date.   So hopefully we'll know more by late tomorrow afternoon.

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Update posted by Valerie Flynn On Aug 15, 2013

Good news: Today Mom got transferred from the Hospital to the Rehab Center.  Funny thing is because of the Computer system, they have to discharge her from the hospital then admit her to the Rehab even though its the same place, (just upstairs & same company, etc.).  Cool thing is that its was just one floor up and Mom didn't even have to leave her bed until they got her to her new room.

She's doing well and is resting from her long day today.  Tomorrow starts the joys and agonies of 3 hours physical therapy!  ....yay!  (Interpersed though a rigorous 8am - 3pm schedule.)  Haven't had the courage to make any night owl jokes yet.  Don't think it'd go over that well in this crowd.



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Its not much but, God Bless.


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We are delighted to be able to assist and hope that many others will join in support of Jean's surgery. Steve had double knee replacement 3 years ago and we hope the recovery and rehab are very successful. It is a fairly long process, but worth the effort. Jean, Valerie and Ian are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Mariana Ritchie

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