Jerry Davis and his wife were living a wonderful life consisting of traveling and spending quality time together. They especially liked to travel to Florida to visit their two grown daughters. Jerry worked full-time and was an active member of his community. He maintained his health by working out at least five to six days a week.
In 2020, Jerry contracted COVID-19. He then developed pneumonia and consequently suffered respiratory failure. After arriving at his local hospital, he entered the ICU. There he suffered a stroke and other COVID-19 related complications. He eventually moved to Vibra Hospital of Amarillo for continued care.
Once Jerry was medically stable, he transferred to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo. Upon arrival, he required maximum assistance for all activities of daily living. He was unable to walk or eat and required a feeding tube with a trach. After hard work and dedication to his recovery, Jerry saw tremendous progress! He can now walk, is eating a regular diet, and no longer requires a trach.
Jerry is grateful to all the nursing and therapy staff that cared for him. He said, “They have all been wonderful.” He explained that his wife gave him the will to recover and that he can’t wait to return home to be with her again. They plan on traveling to Orange Beach, Alabama to visit family and Florida to see their daughters.