April 2nd, 2006

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General idiocy, but otherwise good news

First: Ericka's settled in a room of her own now. Room 231 at St. John's hospital in Maplewood. Visits are welcomed by herself. She can't get the room phone very well, so calls won't work as well.

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The good news on Ericka's health front is that the doctor that saw her Saturday could think of no good reason to keep her in hospital and the two specialists that evaluated her thought she wasn't a good candidate for a long-term stay in a rehab facility. The wound on her side is worrisome and she's still somewhat weakened, so I was nervous about having her home without a better plan and convinced her to stay until Monday when a wound-care nurse can see her and we'll evaluate options then.

The doctor that saw her thought her current troubles were due simply to being worn down from the previous illness and that with some activity to increase her stamina she'd be doing well. To Ericka this meant that getting back to exercising in the warm pool at Courage Center would be ideal. So our plan is to get her there on Saturday mornings twice a month to start and to try find someone that can drive her and her helper there twice a week.

So now it's time for me to get some breakfast and head out to see her.

Michael D. Rocking in the Dail--Saw Doctors--Play it Again Sham
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