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Ms. Chavous came to Levindale following an extended stay at Northwest Hospital due to COVID-19 exposure. She arrived at Levindale on April 10th vent dependent and needing total care. With the help of our excellent respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurses Ms. Chavous was able to wean completely from the ventilator. Not only was she able to be weaned off the ventilator but she was able to regain her independence by working with our physical, occupational, and speech therapists in Levindale’s Acute Rehab program. The team at Levindale is so thrilled that Ms. Chavous was able to walk out of Levindale on June 5th into the loving arms of her family!

Edna came to Levindale following a stay at Northwest Hospital due to COVID-19 exposure. She suffered severe shortness of breath, was found to have an acute pulmonary embolism, bilateral DVT’s, and congestive heart failure. She arrived at Levindale on May 21st to our subacute unit very deconditioned. With the help of our excellent rehab team, physicians, and nurses Edna was able to return home with the help of home healthcare on June 23th. The team at Levindale is excited that Edna was able to return home after an extensive recovery!

Mr. Green was admitted to Levindale’s High Intensity Care Unit on May 6 on full ventilator support due to COVID-19 following an extensive stay at Mercy Medical Center. Levindale’s dedicated team of nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists helped wean Mr. Green from the ventilator where he was eventually decannulated. During his recovery at Levindale Mr. Green participated in our acute rehab program that consists of physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Due to Levindale’s comprehensive team of physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, and social workers Mr. Green was able to walk out of Levindale to return home with his family on June 29!


Robin's Story

"I contracted COVID under uncertain circumstances but suspect it might have been riding the light rail downtown to work daily.

Over a week at the end of March, I developed a sore throat and felt a cold coming on. By the end of the week I complained to my partner (who was out of the country) that I was having trouble breathing. My partner contacted my doctor; my doctor called me and called my partner back to say she was ordering an ambulance to take me to hospital.

I have no memory of the next 3 weeks, during which I was in the ICU at Sinai. I was in a coma, intubated, experiencing worsening renal function and encephalopathy. It was unclear if I could recover and guided with the help of a palliative care nurse practitioner at Sinai, my partner faced some difficult decisions.

A turnaround began in late April and with some additional setbacks, I was finally discharged to Levindale [in May], where I began therapy with Whitney and Chris. At first it was difficult, I was completely deconditioned and was weak, couldn’t walk or even transfer from bed to wheelchair.

Now, 5 weeks later, I am stable and steady with a rolling walker and feeling almost ‘like myself.’ I never considered myself a hard worker, especially with respect to exercise, but Whitney and Chris have been so encouraging and patient (and knowledgeable about what works to move someone forward) that I could not do anything except try my best to improve daily.

“Friday [June 26] I leave Levindale and I am grateful for the expert care I received here from them and the other therapists who were so supportive”