Bryan’s Success Story

Bryan grand blanc resident

My name is Bryan Wiederhold. I am a 56-year-old resident who currently resides at MediLodge of Grand Blanc. My story starts a little rough, but I would like to share it with everyone. For several years I was a smoker. While out with my family I suddenly felt ill and had difficulty breathing, so I was transported to the hospital by way of ambulance. At some point in time, I went unconscious and woke up three weeks later in the hospital and on a ventilator. I was unable to move, or talk and very scared. I was then transported to Select Care of McLaren to be weaned off the ventilator; once I was stable, they transferred me to MediLodge of Grand Blanc, still on a ventilator.

The staff at MediLodge started me on therapy, and the respiratory department helped me to wean off the ventilator which I am very grateful for. The therapy team and I worked closely together to help me towards my goal of being off the ventilator and to walk and talk again. I just wanted my life back. This all took about 4-5 months. I was able to go home May 26th, 2018 walking and talking with no ventilator. October 2018 I was admitted back to the hospital with pneumothorax. Four days later I went through lung surgery to treat this condition.

On October 29th, 2018 I came back to MediLodge of Grand Blanc for therapy to help me get out of the wheelchair and walking again. My health is now stable, and I am doing very well, back to walking and talking and participating in daily activities. All of my hard work has been a huge accomplishment. I am a very proud resident at MediLodge of Grand Blanc.

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