Case Study 6 - SS
SS was admitted to Jacobs and Gardens Neurological Centre in June 2017 after spending a year in the hospital.
SS was previously independent , working and driving to work. She was an outgoing person who enjoys sports such as cycling and tennis and enjoys taking care of her family.
SS had a collapse due to a lesion identified to be a cerebral abscess secondary to previous dental extraction. While in the hospital, SS had to undergo numerous surgical intervention s and shunt revisions, developed a progressive bilateral facial nerve palsy causing an eye movement disorder, cognitive and memory impairments with physical difficulties leading to bilateral hip and knee contractures . SS lost the motivation and initiation thinking she won’t be able to walk again.
SS underwent 6 months of intensive rehabilitation and the team was able to get her trust and full cooperation on her treatment program. She eventually managed to do all her self-directed exercises program daily and managed full flight of stairs with 1 stick with minimal supervision and independent in all personal care and medications. SS managed to mobilise independently with a frame and minimal supervision with 1 stick to no aid at all. SS managed to go back on her two story house as she always wish for with basic equipment needed, no adaptation!
She was keen on progressing even better at home environment with the help of enablement team and community and is looking forward on being able to play tennis again, at least for for fun. SS always says….there’s no place like home!!!! It all proves that dedication, hard work and motivation and of course team work do wonders!