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Tricia – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

Tricia – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

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He was in Loyola, which is, you know, I’m sure they handle these critical situations all the time, that’s why he was airlifted there.  But, they know how to handle the emergency, the crises.  You know, when, the fluid on his bra... Show More

He was in Loyola, which is, you know, I’m sure they handle these critical situations all the time, that’s why he was airlifted there.  But, they know how to handle the emergency, the crises.  You know, when, the fluid on his brain built up, they were on top of that immediately, but the overall handling of a person in his situation being a paraplegic, it’s just not what you would expect.  You know, even the physical therapist at those type of hospitals aren’t what they are when you come to a rehab center.  They don’t have the background with people in his situation, and, you know, basically he laid in bed for a month is how I see it.  He didn’t do a lot of therapy—don’t get me wrong he had a lot of other issues going on, you know he broke a wrist when he fell, not only his back, so that was healing so he couldn’t do a lot of physical therapy—but when he came to rehab obviously, they worked around the wrist issue.  So, you know, it’s very surprising to me about how hospitals, how much they don’t know how to handle people in this situation.  

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Tricia – What was the hardest part of rehabilitation?

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Partner or spouse injured in 2007 at age 42, paraplegic
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He was in Loyola, which is, you know, I’m sure they handle these critical situations all the time, that’s why he was airlifted there.  But, they know how to handle the emergency, the crises.  You know, when, the fluid on his brain built up, they were on top of that immediately, but the overall handling of a person in his situation being a paraplegic, it’s just not what you would expect.  You know, even the physical therapist at those type of hospitals aren’t what they are when you come to a rehab center.  They don’t have the background with people in his situation, and, you know, basically he laid in bed for a month is how I see it.  He didn’t do a lot of therapy—don’t get me wrong he had a lot of other issues going on, you know he broke a wrist when he fell, not only his back, so that was healing so he couldn’t do a lot of physical therapy—but when he came to rehab obviously, they worked around the wrist issue.  So, you know, it’s very surprising to me about how hospitals, how much they don’t know how to handle people in this situation.  

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