Hello, this is Runsamok posting an update for Viridian:
Many of you have asked about Viridian’s health and recovery status. Here are the updates we posted to Facebook during his hospital visits and ongoing recovery:
Matthew continues getting home health care nurse visits. The next PT landmark is to stand for two minutes, before PT will start transfers from bed to a chair and back. He started with 15 seconds in Aug 2016 and is now up to standing unassisted for 71 seconds, which is great progress!
Matthew continues getting home health care nurse visits. The next PT landmark is to stand for two minutes, before PT will start transfers from bed to a chair and back. He started with 15 seconds in Aug 2016 and is now up to standing unassisted for 63 seconds, which is great progress!
Matthew continues physical therapy and home health care. He has started writing fanfiction again and progress is slow and steady.
Matthew continues physical therapy and home health care. He is able to stand up leaning on a walker for a minute at a time. He is definitely seeing slow and steady progress!
Matthew came home on 8/12. He continues physical therapy and home health care and is definitely seeing slow and steady progress. He is continuing to work hard on his physical therapy and can stand up for 30 seconds at a time
Matthew continues to get physical therapy at Warm Springs Medical Center. He has made great progress.
Matthew completed several weeks of intense rehab at HealthSouth Newnan. He was transferred to Warm Springs Medical Center in Warm Springs, GA for sub-acute care. He got to keep a really nice powered wheelchair he has nicknamed Bumblebee.
HealthSouth Newnan has been very good to Matthew. He has gotten through two weeks of intensive physical and occupational therapy which has helped immensely. The VitalGo Total Lift Bed and a custom wheelchair that they ordered was really helpful. Every day he gets stronger. He will be transitioning from acute care to sub-acute care soon.
Matthew has left the hospital and is now at Health South Rehabilitation in Newnan, GA. I am so excited about the physical therapy they are going to do there.
Matthew is still in the hospital at Piedmont Henry. He is going to be discharged soon and move on to a physical therapy center for more rehab. Please keep our hospital care coordinator in your thoughts as she contacts local therapy centers. So far, the closest place that could accept him is more than 2 hours away! I’m hoping we can find a place that is closer.
Matthew is still in the hospital at Piedmont Henry. He is going to be discharged soon and move on to a physical therapy center for more rehab.
Please keep Matthew in your thoughts. He is back in the hospital today at Piedmont Henry.
Matthew continues to improve doing his physical rehab, meeting all of the goals. Southern Crescent TBI is doing a great job.
Matthew was back in the hospital for awhile for low potassium (hypokalemia). Now he is getting some aggressive physical therapy at Southern Crescent TBI. I’m hopeful that he is able to get some results there.
Matthew’s pneumonia is cleared up. He continues to get breathing treatments, physical and occupational therapy at Signature Healthcare at Tower Road.
Matthew has settled in at Signature for physical rehab. Thank goodness insurance will pay for his treatment 100%. Having no hospital bill and no rehab bill is the best Christmas present.
Matthew will be discharged from the hospital today. He will be going to Signature Healthcare at Tower Road for physical rehab. Thank goodness his pneumonia is gone!
Matthew continues to improve and his lungs are getting stronger.
Matthew will be in the hospital over the Christmas holiday. His pneumonia is clearing up and his wheezing is almost gone.
Matthew is continuing to get treatment for pneumonia at Kennestone Hospital. He is progressing well and his lungs are getting stronger daily.
Matthew is moving from ICU to a regular hospital room in a few hours. His breathing is much improved.
Please send up prayers. Matthew has been admitted to Kennestone hospital and is now in the ICU for a respiratory infection and asthma attack.