William is a nursing school
student who was admitted to Kindred
County – Fort Worth
Southwest for ventilator weaning and rehabilitation. He had previously
undergone surgery at a short-term acute care hospital and required extended
William was admitted to Kindred Hospital in early June. The Kindred
interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists and specialists designed
a treatment plan specially tailored to William’s medical needs.
With respiratory therapy,
William weaned very quickly from the ventilator. William was initially on
8L/min of oxygen and was only able to stand at the edge of his bed take a few
steps. Physical therapy worked diligently with the respiratory and rehabilitation
team to improve his strength. Soon after starting therapy, William’s mood along
with his strength quickly improved. Of course, that may have been due in part
to the purple shirt the therapy team brought him to wear the Friday before
Texas Christian University’s first world series game. William, a diehard TCU
fan, was thrilled to celebrate TCU Day with the rest of Fort Worth that day in therapy. Within a week
of striating therapy he was already walking.
William discharged from
Kindred at the end of June, able to get out of bed by himself and walk 480 feet
on his own. He was also able to bathe and dress himself again, climb two
flights of stairs, and no longer required oxygen. Having made a quick and
successful recovery, William plans to return to nursing school.
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