Cheryl Newton

First post: May 10, 2022 Latest post: Sep 24, 2022
Welcome to Cheryl's Caring Bridge page!  Cheryl is so blessed to have so many people who love and care for her - that we thought this would be the best way for everyone to stay up to date on Cheryl's recovery and share your love, prayers, stories and inspiration with her!

In March of 2021, Cheryl suffered from a MRSA infection that caused her to fall and break a couple of ribs, pneumonia, sepsis and some other terrible things.  She was hospitalized and then released to a skilled nursing facility, with a PICC line for antibiotic treatment.  She worked hard with PT and OT for weeks to regain the ability to walk.  After the IV antibiotics were complete, she suffered a relapse of the MRSA, which settle in her spine.  She was again hospitalized and then released to a skilled nursing facility, with a PICC line for antibiotic treatment.  She continued to work through PT and OT and tremendous amounts of pain - to suffer another medical emergency, caused by a GI bleed.  She was admitted to the ICU at Landsdowne hospital and was on a respirator as her body fought to heal.  After a few weeks, she was again released to skilled nursing for IV antibiotics, PT and OT.  In late October she was released from skilled nursing because of her amazing progress and went for a respite stay to heal and participate in continued PT and OT therapy.  After one super long and traumatic year, she came home to her house March 6, 2022.  Unfortunately, two weeks after being home the MRSA returned to her spinal column and she re-admitted to the hospital.  The MRI showed an abscess on her spine.  She was put back on IV antibiotics through a PICC line and released to a skilled nursing facility, which brings us to the present. 

This is an abbreviated version of Cheryl's journey, as she is still a super private person, as we all know.  Cheryl has fought for over a year, through the pain to regain the ability to care for herself, walk again, walk up steps, etc.  We are in awe of her perseverance, although we all know she is one tough nugget.  As we embark in the next part of her recovery journey, we ask for love, prayers, notes of encouragement, cards - anything that will help her remain positive and fight through to the other side of good health!

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