Today was a big day; Eric moved out of the hospital to a Skilled Nursing Facility outside town. When this subject was brought to my attention for about two weeks ago I freaked out. The decision came from the Insurance company and they based their decision on money, more so then his condition…. That’s all I will say about that, and I’m sure you know what I mean. Several things have happened since and I feel ok about this move now, so does the doctors. The family and I researched facilities and the place we picked has knowledgeable staff, young patients with similar condition as Eric, the building is nice with lots of bright colors and there’s a flower garden. I think Eric will like it. Oh, and they accept dogs. The length of stay will be up to Eric’s recovery, he will most likely stay here for a few months. We have decided to call this place Rehab Spa if Eric ever ask, it sounds more uplifting that way.
I attended, as usual, the doctor round this morning and the Trauma Surgeon’s last words was really disturbing. I was so proud of Eric’s activity yesterday so I told him all about it. He said; “That’s’ great news, Eric is slowly recovering but we don’t know where and when he’s going to plateau at”. Oh man, I didn’t expect to hear that. Of course Eric is going to recover completely. I haven’t had a single doubt about that. It makes me sick to think otherwise. I encourage friend and family to visit Eric, he needs to know we’re there for him. It’s proven that patients with more support recovers faster. Please email me for directions to the facility.
It was an emotional move, I have gained friendship with several great doctors, nurses, and staff here at Emanuel Hospital. They saved Eric’s life, and supported the family and I through our hardest days of our lives, which I always will be grateful for. Hats off for all of you!