Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009 2:38 PM

Friday, August 28, 2009 2:38 PM, EDT

Today was a very good day! Kyle was transferred back to the KCRC (Kluge Childrens Rehabilitat
ion Center) and is doing well! His pneumonia is still in his lungs, but 3 days at the UVA Med Center PICU seemed to do the trick. They took great care of him and got him to healthy enought (and fast) to be transferred back to KCRC.

He will stay in an acute care setting at KCRC and then transferred (still within the building) to a rehab setting in about 2 weeks. That's how long they think it will take for the pneumonia to clear up. Then, they have a 2-week plan to wean him off the ventilator. His rehab program will last about 2 months.

While he's in the acute "phase", they will still continue to do physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy and speech therapy but not at intensive as in a rehab setting.

Kyle would love to hear from all his friends and you can certainly send him cards and letters to the KCRC at:

Kyle Preston
2955 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

He doesn't have a phone in his room yet so cards and letters are the best way to reach him. He's glad to be out of ICU and back at KCRC and they are glad to have him back. We can't say enough about the wonderful staff and medical team there. He's in great hands!

More soon!

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