Success Stories

Edward

Gaining Independence

Edward was in a motor vehicle accident and was admitted to a local hospital for emergency treatment.

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Michael

Even Though His Prognosis Was Grim, Michael Has Made An Incredible Recovery

Michael suffered acute bilateral strokes that led to respiratory failure and the need for a tracheostomy and ventilator to support his breathing. A feeding tube had to be placed as well to administer nutrition.

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Joe

After Facing Significant Health Challenges, Joe Is Able To Return Home Again

Joe came to Kindred Hospital suffering from severe pulmonary failure, anemia, aspiration pneumonia and a critical wound on a toe on his left foot from diabetes.

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Marion

Marion Hoped To Be Able To Return Home – Her Dream Became Reality.

Marion came to Kindred suffering from chronic respiratory failure, obstructive pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. She required supplemental oxygen to maintain acceptable oxygen levels in her blood and was severely weakened by her condition.

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Barbara

After Suffering From Severe Respiratory Failure – Barbara Is Able To Breathe Freely Again

Barbara came to Kindred Hospital suffering from acute respiratory failure that was brought on by a serious nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. She was also recovering from acute aspiration pneumonia and was on full ventilator support in addition to a large volume of supplemental oxygen.

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Linda S

After Suffering Respiratory Failure, Linda Is Liberated From The Ventilator

Linda developed respiratory failure and was admitted to a general hospital for the placement of a tracheostomy for a ventilator to support her breathing. She has a history of respiratory complications and this time she required urgent intervention as he had also developed aspiration pneumonia. Unable to swallow or take in food or liquid, Linda also needed a feeding tube to receive nutrition.

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David

Breathing On His Own Again, David Continues His Journey To Recovery

David was admitted to Kindred Hospital for respiratory therapy and rehabilitation. The hospital he had been at previously had not been able to successfully wean him from the ventilator, and David was also reliant on supplemental oxygen.

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Don

Don Is On His On The Road To Recovery

Don was admitted to Kindred Hospital suffering from aspiration pneumonia, COPD and respiratory failure. He was dependent upon a tracheostomy and ventilator to support his breathing in addition to supplemental oxygen to maintain his blood oxygen at acceptable levels.

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Laura S

Before She Came To Kindred, Laura Thought She'd Never Walk Again

Laura came to Kindred Hospital for treatment of respiratory failure and to wean from the supplemental oxygen on which she was dependent. She was very weakened by her condition and required full assistance with all her daily needs.

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Margaret

Margaret Is Back Home After A Dangerous Bout With Pulmonary Disease

Margaret came to Kindred Hospital to continue her recovery from acute respiratory failure. Her condition was further complicated by anemia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and she required supplemental oxygen and mechanical assistance for breathing at night.

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Patricia

After A Complicated Recovery, Patricia Is On The Road To Recovery

Patricia was diagnosed with rectal cancer and had to extensive surgery to remove part of her colon. After she was stabilized she was discharged to a nursing home for further rehab but developed a serious infection at the site of her surgery, as well as nausea and other complications.

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Betty

Betty Is Making Great Progress With Her Pulmonary Treatment

Betty was admitted to Kindred Hospital for treatment of ongoing chronic respiratory failure and pulmonary obstruction. She began a series of treatments with bronchodilator nebulizers, but suffered respiratory distress and her CO2 levels rose to critical levels.

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Laurie

Laurie's Journey To Recovery Led Her Back Home

Laurie was admitted to a general hospital suffering from acute respiratory failure along with necrotizing fasciitis on a severe abdominal wound. She received a course of antibiotic treatment and wound care at the hospital and after a two-month stay she transferred to Kindred Hospital for continuation of care and recovery.

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Jeffrey

Making Steady Progress To Recovery

Jeffrey was admitted to Kindred Hospital after a stay at a general hospital where he was treated for a brain injury that was caused by a near fatal overdose and his brain not receiving oxygen for an extended period of time. He was intubated and dependent on a ventilator for breathing, and a feeding tube supported his nutritional needs.

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Frank

Back Home Again

Frank, 82, was admitted to Kindred Hospital Tarrant County - Fort Worth Southwest for post-surgery management from Femoral Popliteal bypass surgery on right leg.

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Angela

Closer To Going Home Again

Angela came to Kindred Hospital suffering from acute respiratory failure. She had a tracheostomy in place and was dependent on a ventilator and a feeding tube. Angela also had an extensive medical history of septic shock, pneumonia, pulmonary disorder, chronic pain and severe protein malnutrition.

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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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