Scott is his given name but family and friends call
Scott, a mechanic all his life, loves deer hunting,
motor cross, golfing and hockey and has always been somewhat of a daredevil.
But one day, while working at the garage where he
has been employed for 13 years, the husband and father of two was nearly
crushed to death when a 20,000 pound trailer slipped off the jacks, landing on
Scott and a co-worker.
The two men were rushed to a local short-term acute
care hospital where, according to family Scott nearly died 3 times. He was put
on a ventilator, went into kidney failure and was treated for a massive
Once his condition stabilized, Scott's family
transferred him to Kindred
Hospital where his ailing
kidneys could be treated by the in-house dialysis unit.
Upon admission to Kindred on August 27, Scott had a
sacral wound Stage II. He was on dialysis for his kidneys and needed extensive
The Kindred team of nurses, specialists and therapists
worked diligently to meet their recovery goals: to get his kidney's
functioning, to improve his abdominal wound and to rebuild his strength through
rehab. With the scope of Scott's injuries, his doctors expected his
hospitalization to continue through Christmas.
"Cowboy" had other plans.
On September 16, after less than a month at
Kindred, Scott was discharged home to his wife and two young children with the
expectation of continued rehabilitation.
Upon discharge, Scott was off dialysis, his sacral
wound was resolved and the abdominal wound had made a marked improvement. After
a month at Kindred
Hospital, Scott was able
to walk out with a walker to attend his son's soccer game.
Along with the hard work of Kindred's
multidisciplinary team and his families support, Scott's motivated, positive
attitude was paramount to his incredibly quick recovery; something his wife
April calls "a miracle."
"The staff at Kindred worked me hard, but I enjoyed
everyone. They were positive and very encouraging," Scott says.
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