Sunday was Kevin’s third day at Magee. Friday was filled with a decent amount of paperwork and getting settled. Saturday and Sunday were mainly his first few hours of rehab and fighting off a pretty high fever. The doctors and nurses will do a few blood tests on Monday to make sure the fever he had is not some sort of infection.
Once Kevin starts his first full week we should have a better sense of his daily therapy schedule. As the details of his daily routine become available we will certainly share them with you all. For the moment anytime after 5:00 should be clear to visit as most of the PT and OT sessions are complete by that time. Magee is set up a bit differently for visitors. They require each visitor to sign in and carry a room number badge at all times. They currently allow 5 visitors per patient, so if you get to the hospital and all the passes are taken there are a few seats in the lobby where you can wait for another visitor to leave. If you find you are waiting for a while please call my dad or I and one of us will come down.
We are assuming Kevin will be at Magee for the next 8 weeks. His progress will be evaluated on Thursdays by his whole team of doctors, nurses, therapists and case managers and as time goes on we will have a better sense of his next steps.
Thank you all for your support!
Bill Burland said:
Got to see Kevin on Sunday. He looked good. Keep fighting Kevin.
Excuse me, 5 visitors per patient? Did they not hear about “Occupy Jefferson?” At any rate, glad to hear that Kevin is settled in. Good luck this week. We’re thinking of you.
Barb Molineux said:
Can you tell me Kevin’s room number so I can send some cards? Thanks.
Tom and Donna Guiltinan said:
Hey Kevin — That is wonderful to hear you are at Magee Rehabilitation!! Good luck with your therapies — we still keep you in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!
Jackie anastasia said:
Good to hear you are at Magee they do great things for people. Keep your spirits up even though you might think the therapist are trying to beat you up they are just helping. We are keeping you in our prayers.
Thanks for the new update: I am so happy Kevin is finally at Magee, and he is starting his therapy. I’m hopeful that this will boost Kevin’s spirits so much more. I think about Kevin and the Neary clan every day……
Keep Fighting the Fight, BUDDY!!!!!!
Wait! Kevin has a huge family and a mountain of friends, 5 passes will never do. Maybe one of his techie friends will have to set up video visiting!
Meanwhile, Bobby and I are sending all our love.
Leah Melchior said:
My thoughts and prayers have been with you ever since I heard what happened. I can’t imagine what you are going through but from what I remember you were always a strong person with an amazing positive side and I am sure if anyone can pull through this tragedy, it will be you. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to ask. I can be reached at my email address.