Troy is doing good at home with my parents. I wish I was there enjoying all of the meals and the pampering. He has been busy playing scrabble, going to work with my dad and taking walks with my mom. They are looking into some therapy possibilities in BC, that hopefully insurance will cover. It's not as extensive as the program in Houston, but something is better than nothing. Brent Centilli is talking about a golf tournament for Troy...Brent, if your out there, I haven't forgotten about calling you...but my boys are keeping me busy and when I sit down and think about calling its too late. I promise to call you soon. I think this sounds like an awesome idea. This would help pay for some of the medical bills that have piled up that insurance is not paying or possibly better therapy. Troy is very excited about the thought of getting back to work. Like I said he is going to the office with my dad on occasion, but it is going to take time and patience...and still lots of prayers to get him in full recovery. We are so proud of him this far, he is a trouper and thankful to be alive! My mom can't believe how clean he is, he goes around the house picking things up...as long as he does this, they should be fine!
My question is....Why do we pay insurance? Today my parents found out that Troy's insurance will only pay for 1 week of the mentia program (brain rehabilitation therapy). The doctors say that he needs 3-4 months worth of therapy. They also say that there is nothing they can do to try and get him help for this. Troy's portion would cost approx. 10K and there is no way that he can afford this with the lawyers already hassling him about his hospital bills. I think this is terrible for Troy and the many others that can't receive the help that they so desperately need. Our visit was good. He is walking all over the place and like I've said so many times he is strong physically. He has a long way to go mentally. Our Easter holiday was like no other. My children got to see how fortunate they are to be healthy...I hope Drew realized this. There were so many adults and children at TIRR that were paralyzed from accidents and such. They had a Easter Egg hunt for all the families put on by an employee who herself was paralyzed from an accident. We had a nice time and the day turned out to be so beautiful. I hope everyone had a great day. And if anyone knows of ways to get Troy the help he needs, we'd appreciate hearing from you.
Okay, plans are off for Easter at home. They have yet again changed their minds. Troy will be staying until Wednesday until further notice. He has an appointment with some brain doctors, they will be getting him into a program for mentia...spelling? working on the brain.
Well, as we expected Troy will be going home for Easter! The doctors said today that he should have never gone to Kindred and that he should have gone directly to TIRR for his therapy. TIRR is mainly for patients that are learning how to walk again...not so much for patients that are suffering from TBI (traumatic brain injury). He was to do some evalutations today and from what it looks like my mom will be driving him 4 times a week for therapy for his brain. So if there is anyone that had planned on going to see him, you should do so tomorrow. I have mixed emotions about all of this...I am ready for him to be out of the hospital and at home, but I am also worried about his recovery at home and what this is going to mean for my parents. He has his days and nights mixed up and I'm not sure how that will go with my parents...but I am sure they will work it all out. I know that all of the prayers have gotten Troy this far. We need more for a full recovery. I can't wait to see him on Saturday. I hope to have a special meal fixed for Sunday and glad that he will be with us on such a special day. For the Buzeck's I pray that you will have Louis home next Easter as we have Troy home this Easter. Tell Bonnie that we can't thank her enough, as I feel, for saving his life...or at least just being there for him. I may never get to see your family again, but I wish you all well and pray that Louis is back on his feet soon. I may not post as often from now on, but hope to post atleast weekly with some updates. Take Care and Happy Easter
Well today was a great day. My mom was so impressed with the doctors at TIRR. They were very much wanting to meet with her whereas at the other hospital she saw the doctor one time during his whole stay there. They are evaluating Troy to see where he is at. The doctors agree that he is doing well physically...though he can't walk without help just yet, he looses his balance. They are very concerned with his memory due to the traumatic brain injury...this is definetely a factor that they will be working very hard to get him back on track. The doctors say it could be 1 year to 15 years before this all works itself out. I didn't speak to Troy today, he really wasn't up for talking, so I plan to call him tomorrow.
Moving to TIRR today. Was suppose to move yesterday and they waited and waited and never moved. Hopefully today is the day. He will be doing some extensive rehab and therapy so that he can go home soon. He should be there 2-3 weeks.
Well, almost. Troy had most of the wires taken out yesterday. They left a few pieces in his mouth for 2 more weeks. He has to exercise his mouth so that it doesn't get locked shut...he's not overly thrilled about this...he says it hurts tremendously. The doctors did say he needed to see an orthopedic doctor...he has a torn rotator cuff in his shoulder and his neck has a fracture or hairline fracture. He is working daily with a physical therapist on walking etc... He's doing great, but has a long way to go. I saw a picture of him today and was so glad to see the feeding tube gone! That had to bother the heck out of him...it would me! It was through his nose...couldn't they find a better place than that! I am very proud of him, he just needs to keep his chin up and thank god every day that he has made it this far. He will be moving over to TIRR soon and should be there approximately 2 weeks. Then on to the Broussard Chateaux! I wish it was me moving in and having them take care of me....I know i'd get fed really good. I may just have to go visit on a regular basis so I can get pampered too! I spoke with Troy last night and he seemed happy to get all the stuff out of his mouth...I can't wait to go see him again! I also want to thank one of his nurses Charlie for being so good to Troy, he is keeping his mind busy with things like boggle, puzzles and of course black jack... Troy when your all better we'll take a family vaca. to Vegas!