Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Amy Sue Root's Story

April 20, 2010

Amy Sue is currently in brain rehab in Jacksonville, Florida.  At this time, her diagnosis is that she is not a candidate for rehab and they are planning to discharge her home on April 26, 2010. 

Amy will require tons of medical equipment as she still has a trachostomy and PEG tube and of course a permanent shunt placed in her head.  My family will also require a van handicap wheel chair accessible to transport her to outpatient rehab and doctors appointments.  Unfortunately, I am not getting an extension on my family medical leave and am having to pay COBRA insurance, that I cannot afford. 

It seems as through the future of my family is dependent on the kindness of family, friends, and strangers at this time.  I think our health care system is a joke ..... what happens to the middle class, working people in this country??? 

God Bless
Sue Root (amy's mom)

Friday, April 9, 2010

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Please check http://www.act4amy.com/ and http://www.caringbridge.org/ for further information.

Amy Sue in Rehab Hospital

Amy Sue transferred to Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital 3599 University Blvd. South Jacksonville, FL 32216 c/o Amy Root room 2220 .... she is now allowed to have gifts and flowers sent to her!  We will be here for at least 2 weeks for intense rehab.  Thank you for all of your prayes and love! Sue Root