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A Detour on the Road Home

February 26, 2014 Written 29 minutes ago by Ken Summers Today was actually a good day. My sister-in-law Sue spent the morning with me, I had visits from Ted Grizzle, Pastor John Engle, flowers from Pastor Mark Orphan and the Timberline Missions Team and even a visit from Kelly Schilling (my at-home physical therapist). I(…)

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Almost Home!

February 25, 2014 by Ken Summers As I write tonight this title has some double meaning. I hope to return home later tomorrow after passing a cardio test on my heart to verify that the irregular heartbeat is infection related and not due any blocked arteries. The other perspective is that I was “almost home” (…)

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Transfer to Regular Room

Monday, February 24, 2014 by Debbie Summers I am working on this in a corner of Ken’s ICU room with a mask on while Ken gets yet another PICC (intravenous line that goes from his upper arm directly into his heart) placed in preparation for him going home to have antibiotics.  He will also ‘get’(…)

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Improvement!

Sunday, February 23, 2014 by Debbie Summers I am so thankful to report Ken has now been deemed a ‘boring patient,’ by both the infectious disease doctor and the pulmonologist (intensivist-doctor over the intensive care).  Boring is good, especially when you are a patient that was critically ill yesterday.  Ken feels very weak, tired and(…)

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I’m Back!

Saturday, February 22, 2014 I’m back……. Wishing I could let Ken do this post but he is a little too sick right now.  He became very sick in the night and vomited 3 times.  He was very resistant to going back to the hospital and said we could go to the minor emergency clinic in(…)

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Looking back…hanging in there!

I have been thinking about the progress that I have made since being at home. At least at home after being home and re-hospitalized with a UTI….  ·        My transfers are made on my own power without transfer board or requiring Debbie’s assistance.  ·        I am able to take steps in the walker and get8-10 feet. I(…)

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