Coming Home Today!

Carole has been discharged and they are just waiting for the reconciliation of the medications.  Dr. Katie and Harry are at the hospital.

In other great news, Carole has been accepted for intensive outpatient speech therapy at Northwestern Medical’s  Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago   These folks have a sterling reputation AND a 6-hour-per-day program which is more than she would get down here in Florida.  (Fun fact, Val shared a grad school apartment with Shirley’s niece, Carolyn Phillips, back when the dinosaurs roamed)

Accommodations are being worked on, but the current plan is to have a rollicking road trip up to Chicago in John Bock’s RV this weekend.  Harry and Carole will be guests at the fabulous Museum Park Place condo of Val and Jim, while their new Chicago area home is being spun up.

I hope to post a nice pic of Carole in her own digs this evening.

 

By |2023-03-19T19:34:18-05:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Jack Curran|3 Comments

Holding pattern

In developments totally par for the course, no rehab beds were available today.  Meanwhile Carole made progress, saying her own name, which is actually kind of a big deal because that “k” sound is way back in the mouth and not something easily demonstrated or mimicked.  So she found it in her own memory which is pretty cool.

Family has been discussing a range of options if rehab is not available tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

By |2023-03-19T19:34:47-05:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Carole Bock|1 Comment

Progress

Carole has been medically released for transfer to the rehabilitation facility.  Unfortunately, there are no beds there at the moment.  We are hoping this will change on Monday.

By |2023-03-19T19:35:09-05:00April 10th, 2021|Categories: Carole Bock|0 Comments

…Or not…

Due to an error in communication, Carole was given morphine IV last night.  For obvious reasons, rehabilitation facilities want their patients stable after 24 hours of oral medication only.   So she may be discharged tomorrow, but Monday is more likely.

 

By |2023-03-19T19:35:55-05:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Carole Bock|0 Comments

Procedure is a Success!

Carole’s pacemaker is duly installed and performing properly.  They want to watch her for a day to make sure everything is going well, and perhaps then we can talk about moving on to a rehabilitation facility.

By |2023-03-19T19:36:45-05:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Carole Bock|4 Comments

Pacemaker Day!

Carole was taken down to have her pacemaker inserted around 9:25 EDT.

Looking forward to updating folks later, but have a bunch of things to do in town first.  Stay tuned this afternoon!

By |2023-03-19T19:37:17-05:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Carole Bock|0 Comments

Wait!

The surgeon had an emergency surgery to do so Carole’s was put off a day.

She put the time to good use, though, working hard in therapy.

By |2023-03-19T19:38:12-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Carole Bock|0 Comments

Ready, Set …

Carole is looking forward to the pacemaker placement tomorrow.  She’s getting some cool new tech, which will actually be inserted through an artery (like a cardiac catheterization) and threaded up to her heart.

Carole Ann will hand off to the next crew, Melissa and Colin, tomorrow as well.

I look forward to reporting on a successful procedure tomorrow.

By |2023-03-19T19:38:48-05:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Carole Bock|1 Comment
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