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???
Sue Root (amy's mom)