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Zac – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Zac – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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First it was coming off the ventilator. So with me, I had pneumonia and I was on the ventilator for about, god knows, like two-and-a-half, maybe three months. So, just coming off the ventilator, working on speech therapy, working on eating and swallo... Show More

First it was coming off the ventilator. So with me, I had pneumonia and I was on the ventilator for about, god knows, like two-and-a-half, maybe three months. So, just coming off the ventilator, working on speech therapy, working on eating and swallowing all over again, that was difficult. For me inpatient wasn’t as great because I was super sick with all kind of other secondary complications, so we can fast forward to day program—it was making it into a manual chair, and being able to transfer, getting in and out of my chair without a Hoyer. And for me, it wasn’t using a sliding board because I did have a skin flap, so it was working on depression transfers.

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Zac – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Zac

Injured in 2011 at age 19, quadriplegic
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First it was coming off the ventilator. So with me, I had pneumonia and I was on the ventilator for about, god knows, like two-and-a-half, maybe three months. So, just coming off the ventilator, working on speech therapy, working on eating and swallowing all over again, that was difficult. For me inpatient wasn’t as great because I was super sick with all kind of other secondary complications, so we can fast forward to day program—it was making it into a manual chair, and being able to transfer, getting in and out of my chair without a Hoyer. And for me, it wasn’t using a sliding board because I did have a skin flap, so it was working on depression transfers.

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