Thursday, March 24, 2011

Erin's First Physical Therapy

Well, while I was at work today Erin had her first workout. Melissa was supervisor/coach along with the nurses and doctors. Erin started her workout by giving a thumbs-up. For real. She resisted with her legs when asked by the nurses. Everyone was ecstatic, there were tears of joy, staff included!
Erin is getting her tracheal intubation Friday morning as well as her feeding tube directly into her stomach. This is a tough step but is a step towards her long term recovery. The doctor was very optimistic and thinks that she may be able to get off the ventilator and breath on her own days after the trach with only oxygen as a supplement.
On a side note one of her doctors comes in and states how popular Erin is. He said he doesn't really go anywhere except the hospital or home but he can't go anywhere without being asked about Erin Grenon! He stated that due to HIPAA laws he can't say anything and doesn't. I assured him that HIPAA laws be damned if he told someone it was the whole truth and nothing but the truth so go ahead.
I'm expecting we'll have some minor setbacks but today was a victory for Erin's recovery!

21 comments:

  1. Physical Therapy!! YAY! Keep on everyone to wash their hands, Dustyn. This is so important. Yes, Erin, the popular girl. Good to know she has cheerleaders. We are cheering in Florida!!!

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  2. My son has a Mic-key button and it is a piece of cake!! We have had 2 so far and I can even change them out myself. The first week or so will be a little scary but you will adjust quickly. Max has had his since he was 18 months old and is now 5 years old and can almost do his feeds himself. In the grand scheme of things, this is probably the easiest thing in the world. So glad to hear that Erin is progressing well. You are all in our prayers!!

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  4. Awesome update. Way to go, Erin!

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  5. So HAPPY to read this post!! Amazing news. Go Erin, go!

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  6. AWESOME Erin, keep fightin' girl! xoxo

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  7. Such great news! Keep it up Erin!

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  8. What great news! Erin is working so hard, and it will pay off! She is determined!

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  9. That is GREAT news!!! Keep on fighting!!! We are still praying for you!!!

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  10. THUMBS UP?????!!!!!! YEAHHHH! Way to go Erin!!! OMG, I am beyond ecstatic!!!! God is GOOD!!!!

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  11. Woop Woop...That is great!!!! Keep on fighting sista!!! XOXO

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  12. Yay Erin!!! So proud of you!!! I will have to tell my PT friends over there to work extra hard for you b/c I know you will be working extra hard for them! I am always thinking of you and praying for your speedy recovery! <3

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  13. Way to go Erin!!! Keep up the fight girl!!! Such Awesome news. Prayers are powerful!!!!!

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  14. I am so glad to hear this wonderful news! Erin is (and always has been) a fighter with great determination. Having been a therapist for many years, I know from experience how important today was on the road to rehabilitation and recovery. You go girl! We are all on this journey with you cheering you on every step of the way. This is really something to celebrate and thank God for. We love you Erin!

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  15. Wonderful news for a wonderful person!

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  16. Great job Erin! Keep up the good work! Please know that you have so many people praying for you! God bless.

    Prayers,

    Michelle Serigne

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  17. GEAUX ERIN!!!! This is fantastic news! I didn't expect anything less from you ...you're a fighter!! You, Dustyn and your family are in my constant thoughts and prayers.

    XOXO

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