Monday, May 3, 2010

Settling in at Craig

We are getting settled in at Craig. It is very different than the acute care at the hospital, all in a good way. It is quiet and does not feel like a hospital. I almost feel like we're getting settled at some sort of a school! The doctors and nurses all wear street clothes and know their patients very well. The attention to the patients and families is overwhelming, and it is all focused on brain injury.

They are very "safety first" here, which helps me relax and know I can leave and not worry about him. While we were at Swedish, I felt like me being there was important to help keep on top of his pain meds and know he was getting everything he needs. Now he is in a room with an attendant watching him at all times, so he can't get out of bed by himself and risk a fall.

I'm sure tomorrow will be a flurry of things going on, but it feels good to be getting to a place where we can settle in a little bit.


  1. I am so glad Fred is getting better by the day. I've been hoping and praying for him and your family. Just wanted you to know I am there for you even though we've never met! Any sister of Emily's is a sister to me! :)


  2. Jenna,

    On behalf of 160 fire fighters and medics we send you all our thoughts, prayers and love. Everyone is ready to help, just let us know what needs to be done.

    We are sooo... happy Fred is doing well!!

    Chief Noonan

  3. I waiting to hear that Fred has set up "The Craig house band"...Be well and heal fast!!
    (Jenna, if you have the Craig address and room number, blog/post it, if you think cards etc. are appreciated and appropriate)