Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Day-57 Kindred Hospital

As the sun rises on Day-57, Daniel finds himself stable and resting in room 213 on the second floor at Kindred Hospital in the heart of University Heights.

The right side of his face is still swollen from his bone flap surgery, but his heart rate and breathing is excellent. There are no reports of any storming in his brain, and the respiratory therapist is going to start allowing Daniel to breathe on his own for a couple of hours and increase the time as the days go by. The goal is to have him breathing on his own as soon as possible. Don't worry, he explained all the monitoring systems that are in place to ensure Daniel will be okay in case there are any issues with his breathing.

There is some unexpected swelling in his right cheek, Cathy will have the Doctor look at it today to make sure all is good (fyi: Doctors make daily patient rounds at Kindred). Kindred came highly recommended as a top facility and so far so good, if you would like further information on this facility and directions you can visit

Their visiting hours are from 9:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. and no visitors under the age of 15 are allowed. They are flexible with the visiting hours as long as were quiet, but not with the age rule.

After a conversation with Cathy and Margarita, they were very much open to possibly trying to set up some sort of schedule to make sure there is someone keeping Daniel company on a daily basis. This would definitely help relieve some of the load on them, so they can be okay knowing someone will be there. We have devised a plan to try to do it by a.m. and p.m. shifts, it is not necessary for someone to be there all the time, but if we can keep a consitant eye on him that would be cool. So if any of you are interested in this please let us know.



Victor Sr.


  1. Great idea. I think I am now catching the bug my girls had the last couple of days, so I'm going to ride this out--the sickness. I can take some shifts Monday and Tuesday of next week. I will call and confirm w/ Cathy.


  2. I will be there Friday afternoon/evening around 5pm to for a few hours.

  3. I'll be doing the Friday morning shift till about 1p.m.


  4. Jessica and I will be there on Sundays from 12 - 3.

    Raquel Vega

  5. Im going to be there most weekdays from around 12:30 to 3:00for the rest of this month.