Daily Archives: November 7, 2009

Home Sweet Home…..Almost

It is good to have Aaron closer to home. ūüôā I believe that it is a blessing that Aaron’s move was on a Friday. He was suffering from ambulance lag today. Very tired. Unfortunately the way that Penn State played did nothing to¬†help keep him awake. Aaron’s room faces the river and his one wall is nothing but windows. He did wake up long enough for us to witness a beautiful sunset together. With a light schedule on the weekend it gives him a chance to get used to his new surroundings and the folks that will be caring for him. The staff here is very attentive. Aaron got his first chest therapy a mere 3 hours after his arrival and¬†will be getting it several times¬† daily. Jaime, as she has done at every stop along the way, spent the first night with Aaron in his room. That is better than any medicine that any doctor could prescribe.

Below is the information you will need to send cards or visit Aaron during his stay in Harrisburg.

Aaron Wood
Room #400
Select Specialty Hospital-Harrisburg
2501 North 3rd Street
Landis Building, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Once again thank you all for your kindness, generosity, & prayers.

Smooth Move

I’ll first start by telling you that the move was pretty much seamless for Aaron.¬† In fact, the ambulance made it to Harrisburg before¬†we did!¬† And it left after us! You know us older women (Aunt Den and I), we can only go about 30-40 miles before mother nature calls.¬† We had to stop along the way and they didn’t.¬† And when we got to Select and made it to Aaron’s room,¬† he was already in his bed!¬† You can’t tell me they didn’t use the siren and lights to get there that quickly.¬† Aaron and Jaime say not, but I’m not buying it.¬† Ask anybody who has driven with me, I really don’t drive slowly!¬† I don’t get it!¬† Anyway, the ride went very well, Jaime rode with Aaron in the back of the ambulance.¬† That really isn’t supposed to happen (it’s not allowed) but as Aaron can only speak Spanish and Jaime is his interpreter, what¬†choice did they have but to let her ride with him?¬†¬†

When Aaron finally got settled in, which didn’t take long at all, we unpacked his belongings and took inventory, things like that.¬† Aunt Den and I handled that sort of thing, while Jaime fed Aaron his supper.¬†¬† Aaron’s room is huge;¬†it’s meant for two people, so there is another bed, but they only intend to use¬†the room¬†just for Aaron.¬† They will only give him a room-mate¬†if they have no other choice, but the plan is to let him have a private “suite”.¬† He is so spoiled!¬†¬† (I always blame that on his Dad!)¬† Aaron actually looked better after that long trip than he did when we left Magee.¬† He had color in his cheeks and he was in a good frame of mind.¬† When I left Harrisburg last evening, there was an issue with the TV remote¬†not working Aaron’s TV (and you know a man has GOT to have a working¬† remote)¬†, so I’m anxious to see if that was resolved.¬† Aaron’s Dad, Gina and Jaime were still there, so we’ll see if they got that worked out.¬†

I do want to tell you about Aaron’s outing.¬† It was pretty much nondescript.¬† We didn’t get to go to Starbucks or Love Park because we got started late.¬† We walked down the block into the Sheraton and just walked through the lobby.¬† Aaron did practice getting through some different style doorways in his power wheelchair and that went well.¬†¬† He maneuvered the sidewalk cutouts very well.¬† The most stressful part¬†was crossing the streets in all of that Philadelphia traffic.¬† Luckily, where we crossed, there were police and they assisted us.¬† So, sorry, not much to tell about the outing, which I guess, is a good thing!¬†¬†

I wanted to get the address of Select and put it out here for everybody, along with Aaron’s room number, etc., but I left the information in Aaron’s room.¬† I will do my best to get that today and either I will put an update out here or Aaron’s dad will.¬† He is planning on visiting Aaron this afternoon to watch football.¬†

Well, as always, I ask that you pray for Aaron’s continued recovery and specifically for progress getting off that ventilator!¬†¬†¬†¬† Thank you!