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Our Mom Beverly has had quite a difficult few months. She has endured tremendous pain, two spinal surgeries--the last one being an emergency surgery-- and long stays at both Regions and Sholom St Paul TCU. She is now back at Cherrywood with a new room on the lower level, memory care unit. Our hope is to move her to a care suite unit on the second floor when one becomes available.
Mom does not need memory care, but she does need 24/7 care currently offered in memory unit. She is confined to her wheelchair and unable to move much. She needs a special machine to help her get in and out of bed. While her spine has healed well, all the confinement and lack of mobility has caused her to have a stage 4 pressure ulcer on her lower back. This is a very serious wound that is extremely difficult to heal.
She is not in any pain, a bit of discomfort here and there, and we are very grateful for that. The pressure ulcer is stable, yet not healing. Beverly Ann has surprised us many times with her ability to persevere, so we are hopeful and want to keep her happy and comfortable. The good news is Mom is as gracious, generous, grateful and most of the time as happy as ever. Her big smile and happy disposition is always shining through, and the staff love her!
We are pretty much done with hospitals until the wound heals. Our main goal is to keep her comfortable and encourage her to continue to move as much as she can. She loves visitors and you are welcome to visit. She loves going outside if its nice. There is a lovely patio on the unit. Here is what you need to know if you visit:
1. First push the call numbers button as you enter the main door. You will be granted entrance. 2. Check in at the front desk; You must wear a mask and have a temp check. The thermometer is mounted on the wall on the left side of the desk. You answer a few covid questions. 3. You will need to ask for directions to the lower level, and you will need a "fob" to enter the door into the unit, which the front desk attendant will give you. They will often times escort you. Mom's room is #20.
If you want to let one of us know you are visiting, and what time, we can make sure she is in her wheelchair and give you an update. Dan, 651-274-2809; Pady: 612-804-6094; or Terri 612-227-2434. Love to all!