Keith Stelting

First post: Nov 2, 2021 Latest post: Nov 6, 2021
Today, Keith had a swallowing test and his diet was upgraded to a semi pureed  diet which is a big improvement from a thickened liquid diet.   He is really hungry for meatloaf and mashed potatoes.  The occupational therapist worked with his left arm which is very weak.  She gave him a soft ball to keep and squeeze.   The physical therapist walked him using a walker in the room and let him sit in the chair for a while.  It is a miracle that he can walk.  Keith will need some speech therapy.  He sleeps a lot but I am told that this is normal after having such a trauma to his brain.  He desperately wants to go home.  It is hard to leave him.  We are waiting for insurance authorization to go to inpatient rehab at Mercy.

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