Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:16 PM
Subject: Thursday Update
I apologize for putting one more message in your inbox, but I want
to be sure everyone knows the current situation as it continues to
Jerrod is doing so well. He is in a regular room on the neuro floor
now. He is working with a Physical Therapist, an Occupational
Therapist and a Speech Therapist. They all evaluated him today
independently and then consulted and unanimously agreed that he is
doing great and they are so impressed with his attitude. They also
unanimously agreed that he should not leave the hospital yet though.
So, once they feel he has made enough progress on the neuro floor he
will be transferred to the rehabilitation unit here in Medical
Center Plano. I suppose that makes a lot of sense when you consider
the kind of surgery he had only one week ago today. They want him to
do two weeks of intense rehabilitation therapy in all three
disciplines mentioned above while under medical observation for
swelling, blood pressure etc. So, while Jerrod is a little
disappointed that he won't get out of here, we know it is for the
best. They said this is the best way to help him be prepared to be
ready to get back into school next semester.
In addition Dr. Cattorini is the neurosurgeon who suggested that we
remain here for 2 weeks, but Jerrod's neurosurgeon, Dr. Morgan,
seemed to be leaning a bit more on the cautious side and seemed to
feel 2 weeks is a minimum but implied he may want us here a little
longer than that. Now that we won't even be out of the hospital for
2 weeks, my assumption is that they will want him to stay here for
at least a week following being released from the hospital.
We do not take any of that as bad news and we are still only
thankful and our hearts are full of nothing but love and gratitude.
We do regret that it may (or may not) prolong our time away from
home and our friends and family in Lubbock. We promise we will be
home as soon as they tell us we can safely travel and be that far
away from his doctors. I appreciate your understanding and patience
with us more than words can describe.
We love you all,
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