Friday, June 10, 2011

Fran Carder, June 10

Sorry about the lack of blogs, but news has been somewhat slow.  Slow but good.  The therapists who have been coming to the house agree that Fran should graduate to outpatient status and Dr. Kocharian has written an order to send her to Scripps Encinitas Rehab.  The therapists have also recommended a leg brace to assist Fran's walking, and Dr. Kocharian will arrange that as well.

On Monday of this week, Fran had a major outing.  We had an appointment with Dr. Savage at Scripps Encinitas.  Afterword we went to Target on Leucadia Blvd and Fran had a major shopping experience, buying sheets.

The upshot of the Dr. Savage appointment is that we no longer have to inject Lovenox.  Fran is now on coumadin, an oral medication. The one drawback is that she has to have blood drawn once a week to measure clotting time, to make sure she is in the right range. It appears that Fran will continue on this for a very long time.

Fran is exercising every day.  She is getting stronger and her balance is improving.  I think we can look forward to her being mobile within the next few months.


No comments:

Post a Comment