Tiffany was a happy
18-year-old who had just graduated from high school and was looking forward to
starting her life. She lived with her parents, three brothers and two sisters
and she loved music and dancing.
May 31, Tiffany was involved in a serious accident. She was driving with a
friend when the car struck a guardrail and she was ejected from the car.
Tiffany was rushed to a nearby short-term acute care hospital emergency room with
life threatening injuries including rib fractures and possible head trauma.
Soon after her arrival in the emergency room, she required intubation and
ventilator support. A CAT scan showed possible brain hemorrhage.
11 days in the short-term acute care hospital, Tiffany was transferred to
Kindred Hospital Los Angeles for specialized continued care. Prior to being
admitted to Kindred Hospital Los Angeles, she was taken off the ventilator and
was admitted to Kindred Hospital Los Angeles on June 11 for physical therapy,
treatment of a post-accident seizure disorder and observation for
encephalopathy secondary to intracranial hemorrhage.
spent several months at Kindred Hospital Los Angeles working with the
rehabilitation staff, improving her mobility and cognitive abilities. Tiffany progressed
from being wheelchair bound and non-verbal on admission to conversing
appropriately and ambulating around the hospital and the surrounding grounds
with minimal assistance from staff. Tiffany was finally transferred to an
assisted living environment for young adults where she can continue to improve
and eventually live an independent life.
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