Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Moving to Huntington Hospital 7am Thursday

I found out tonight that Denise is scheduled to transfer from USC University Hospital to Huntington Hospital at 7 am Thursday morning. I can ride in the transport with her. She's looking forward to the ride, as she says she doesn't remember the last one at all. When Gracie heard about the ambulance ride, she got excited & said she wanted to go, too. I spent a long day with Denise today, anticipating a possible move that didn't happen. We talked about everything under the sun, and it was both wonderful and difficult. One of the respiratory therapists came by to say goodbye, and that was a tear-jerker moment.
Somewhere along the way in our journey, I think I remember someone saying that every day in the hospital adds three or four days to the stay in rehab. With that in mind, Denise is eager to leave this hospital and get into the rehab program at the next hospital. She said she's good with going to Huntington, feels more comfortable that they have the "acute care safety net," and she wouldn't be disappointed if she never goes to the resort-like atmosphere of Casa Colina. Her goal is to get home, not get to Casa Colina. That pretty much puts it in perspective, and tells you what's important to Denise. Besides, she said that if she's going to go to a place that looks like a spa, she'd rather take a trip to Palm Springs when she's healthy. Her doctor again today said that he'd like to get her home for Christmas. This is the next milestone in pushing for that target.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm praying now for the move! And will be praying for the home by Christmas target! God bless you.

November 10, 2005 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Denise, on another big improvement in your health!!! It is amazing to see how far you have come in the past months, it's even better knowing that it has all been pushed along with prayer from thousands of people!! God bless you as you move to Huntington, and may your next trip be home.

November 10, 2005 8:26 AM  

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