You try to visit dad in rehab, I say go, go, go

Now that David is settled, he is happy to have visitors in his rehab facility in east Murray. He has been happy to have a change of scenery from the hospital and Aspen Ridge is very homey. He requests that any visits be kept to 10-15 minutes. He is very exhausted most of the time from all of the physical therapy, and a few visitors have stayed a little too long for his fragile state.

He is getting better and better at the assisted wheelchair transfers, and all other prescribed physical therapy. He has been so happy to have some of the foods and drinks that he has missed for so long. He’s been in heaven with his mom visiting from Oregon, and was also happy to have his sister Laurie for a few days. Rosie and I are flying out to SLC on Sunday to spend most of the week with him.

Great news!!!

This has been David’s bedside crew this week…Mary, mom, grandma and Laurie. Taylor took the picture a few days ago while in SLC. Today was a wonderful day…a great birthday wish come true! He passed the thin liquid swallowing test, they removed the PICC line, he was able to do an assisted transfer into a wheelchair and……(drumroll please)….he’s out of the hospital! Because he is out of the hospital sooner than expected, Aspen Ridge West on 53rd isn’t open yet. So he is at Aspen Ridge on Winchester and 10th East. It’s a beautiful facility, which my Grandpa Jack was in after his car accident in 2005. There aren’t many beds, so he was lucky to get in. He is still on oxygen, but otherwise his labs are good and he doesn’t need IVs anymore.