Life before COVID-19 was a full one for Mr. Carlson. He worked full-time on a ranch and enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He liked going to church and participating in activities with his church family.
When he began to experience symptoms, Mr. Carlson visited his primary care physician who confirmed the diagnosis. His doctor prescribed medication and sent him home to recover. Unfortunately, he only got sicker and admitted to the hospital in his hometown of Hereford, TX. Eventually, Mr. Carlson transferred to BSA in Amarillo for a higher level-of-care.
Doctors determined that Mr. Carlson required continued medical care and he transferred to Vibra Hospital of Amarillo, a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). While at the LTACH, Mr. Carlson began to heal.
Once he became medically stable, he transferred to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo. There, Mr. Carlson would receive the continued therapy his physicians recommended.
Mr. Carlson considers the rehabilitation hospital a blessing. He is especially pleased with the therapy staff and commends Kevin Nicholson, Vibra’s director of therapy services, for believing in him and his ability to get better. “All of the employees have been thoughtful, caring, and helpful,” he said. “They all knew exactly what I needed to get better. Chris, Nedi, and Kinsey have been wonderful!”
When he arrived at Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital, Mr. Carlson faced a significant challenge. “I couldn’t do anything for myself,” he stated. But motivated by the family he loves and the life he longed to get back to, Mr. Carlson made great progress. “The staff worked very hard with me to help me recover.”
Mr. Carlson plans to continue working towards a full recovery. His goals include a return to working full-time, enjoying his family and friends, and helping others in need.