Kerrie continues to make small improvements and we are currently planning for her transfer to the Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation at the Kessler Institute in West Orange, NJ. Depending on her condition she may be transferred this coming week.
Kerrie has been getting great care at Valley Hospital and we are looking forward to getting her into this special program at Kessler. Kessler is a one of the leading brain injury programs in the country and has significant experience with helping patients emerge from comas. We visited Kessler recently and have spoken with the directors of the brain injury program and are confident that Kessler is the right fit for Kerrie. They have been following her case closely and are eager to work with her to help her heal. At this time we do not know how long she may be at Kessler. Each brain injury case is unique and Kerrie will be evaluated upon arrival and a treatment plan developed.
The program consists of various types of treatment designed to stimulate patients and help them emerge to a greater state of consciousness and participation. Kerrie will be getting three hours of physical therapy per day in addition to specialized drug treatments designed to help stimulate her brain.
She has continued to demonstrate small but important improvements over the last two weeks and we are optimistic and hopeful that she will benefit more from the intensive theraputic treatment at Kessler. She has been moving more and will make eye contact at times and continues to look better each week. Her vital signs remain good.
Thank you again for all your wonderful support over the past months. We are entering a new phase in Kerrie’s recovery and are very pleased that she will be transferring to Kessler. This is a positive step and we are excited for her to begin this specialized treatment program.
We will post more regular updates every few days to report on Kerrie’s progress at Kessler.
Thanks again for all your continued support. Please continue to keep Kerrie and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
The Prettitore, Moore and Matteo Families