Success Stories

Mrs. Robertson

Try, Try Again

Mrs. Robertson was placed on mechanical ventilation due to acute respiratory failure from chronic hypercapnia. After failing multiple weaning attempts, she transferred to Kindred Hospital Dallas Central. Once at Kindred, Mrs. Robertson’s therapy included using intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPBB) treatments for lung expansion and physical therapy while she was weaning from the ventilator.

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Amy

On A Journey to Recovery

Amy was admitted to Methodist Hospital Houston on September 10, 2015, and placed on mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure with tracheostomy as the result of a traumatic brain injury. Amy was then transferred to Nexus LTACH on October 4, but did not progress with treatment. She was moved to Kindred Dallas Central on October 12 in a vegetative state and with minimal neurological response.

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Mrs. Talley

Getting Her Life Back

Mrs. Talley was placed on mechanical ventilation in December 2015 as a result of acute respiratory failure from exacerbation of COPD. Weaning attempts at Medical City Dallas Hospital were unsuccessful and she was transferred to Kindred Dallas Central in January 2016 on a ventilator. Therapy for Mrs. Talley included IPPB treatments for lung expansion, and physical therapy while weaning from the ventilator.

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John

Everyone Worked Together

John was working on his farm. He hopped off his tractor to shut a gate and his tractor kept moving. “I tried to jump on it, like a dummy, and fell,” John said. “The tractor ran over me.” 

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