Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Always Something but Getting Better

Just a quick update...Mom was discharged from MMC today after 22 days in the hospital, 5 of them in intensive care. She looks and feels much better but now has to regain her strength. To that end, this afternoon she was transferred to New England Rehabilitation Hospital, Rm. 112, 335 Brighton Ave. Portland, ME 04102. After the move, she is tired but comfortable and ready to begin the rehab. that will prepare her to go home. The CDC has identified the ground beef that made her sick as part of the September Fairbank Farm recall throughout New England and New York. She purchased it at Shaw's and froze it until just before she became ill. Mom has been a real fighter through this thing and we are all really proud of her. We put up her little Christmas tree at the condo and can't wait for her to get home to enjoy it.

p.s. Kristen is still recovering from her broken ankle and being very patient with not being able to walk at all. She sees the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow and we should know more about the prognosis at that time. In the meantime, she LOVES to get mail (hint!). If you would like to send her a card, her address is: Kristen Underwood, 29 Wall St., Portland, ME 04103.

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