3 days ago
Cherie is getting settled in to Shepherd Center. She has done well her first couple of days although she had been on the vent since she arrived mainly because of some secretions due to the transport and the need for the staff at Shepherd to do their own assessment of her. She was up in her tailor made wheel chair today for a few hours and she said it was very comfortable. They also started her on solid food and drink today!!! She has not had nearly as many food requests as drink requests but this is very exciting! We all shared chocolate cake tonight. Tomorrow they will be moving her out of ICU and she will be able to get in her chair and tour around the halls a bit.
Rich and I are getting acclimated to our new surroundings as well. We did take one of the family care lectures this morning. It was good to get a chance to talk with a couple of the other families here.
The mailing address is the same as I had given in an earlier email:
C/O Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309