Randy Tindall

Randy Tindall has enjoyed retired life, doing things around the house and building things for his kids. Randy and his wife lived independently, often retreating to their cabin in the mountains.

Visiting his daughter in Oklahoma one day, Randy began feeling weak. A few days passed, and Randy only felt worse, so his wife took him to the emergency room in Amarillo. He tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the ICU. Before long, Randy required a ventilator and spent 11 days breathing with its assistance.

During his ICU stay, Randy met another patient whose wife had been to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo and loved it. Randy’s wife, meanwhile, was hearing similar things.

“My wife spoke with other people who had really good things to say about [Vibra],” Randy shared.

Once he stabilized, Randy decided to transfer to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo. And he’s thrilled with that decision.

Physical therapy gave me the strength to get better,” Randy said. “The nurses and physicians were all outstanding. The food was excellent, as well. Heather in occupational therapy was great. Mary Taylor Ibarra was excellent, and so were Dr. Khaznadar and Kristy Young, FNP, who helped with my wound.”

Randy’s goal was to get back to the same level he was before the virus to get back to the cabin and spend time with his family. “I’m going to continue to improve and exercise,” he added.