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Hello everyone. This is Loraine (Pehl) Vinson. I wanted to set this page up so that everyone can keep up with Grandpa's progress. As you all know he was mediflighted to West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, Arizona on May 31st. He has still not had a clear diagnosis.
Saturday, 6/11/16, he had a really good morning. He was very alert and aware of what was going. He was even talking to us quite a bit! His memory is good. He couldn't remember things from the time he was admitted until then, but everything else was there! After about 30 minutes or so the nurse asked us to leave so that he could take a nap. He was going to be getting a full body MRI later and needed to rest before he went to get it done. When we returned to the hospital they had already taken him back. They told us to wait about 3 hours and come back. When we returned he was having a little difficulty because they had given him Ativan for sedation and some pain killer. (His body doesn't seem to be tolerating these well). The MRI did not take because he had moved too much. We were asked to leave for the night. The nurses didn't want him to have any stimulation.
I had to leave Sunday morning to fly back to Oklahoma but my mom, Leanna, and my Aunt Cindy are still in Goodyear with him. They said Sunday evening he was taken to have a CT scan and they gave him a different type of sedation medication. He was moved to the 4th floor on Sunday night. As of today, 6/13/16, he is still "groggy". The physical therapist has been in to try to sit him up. He can't sit up by him yet. This is all of the information I have today. I will try to keep this updated as often as I can. My mom and Aunt Cindy will be in Goodyear with him this week to keep us all posted.