Dirk’s Story

Site created on May 15, 2018

Dirk was admitted to Banner Thunderbird Medical Center on Thursday May 10. He had MRSA pneumonia in both lungs, was septic, and had endocarditis of the tricuspid valve. On Sunday night, May 13, his lungs started giving out, so they intubated him. 

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Journal entry by Laura Harrington

So Dirk is settled in the rehab facility. He's frustrated being there, but understands how vitally important it is. There is another guy there that left a rehab facility a week earlier than he should have because he got frustrated being there. He was telling us last night that three days later he ended up back in the hospital with the sepsis back stronger than before. I think that scared Dirk. 
I did go get him a memory foam mattress topper and a nice soft blanket, so that helps make the bed a little more comfortable. And I can take Teal up to visit. Every body loves the dog when I take him up. He has to be there for 4 weeks, so please continue to pray for healing and patience!
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