LETTER: St. Francis helps in healingTo the Telegram: A few months ago, my husband and I had to find a place for my father-in-law after the lower half of his leg was amputated. It was a difficult decision because we wanted to keep him at home with us, but couldn’t because of his needs.
To the Telegram:
A few months ago, my husband and I had to find a place for my father-in-law after the lower half of his leg was amputated. It was a difficult decision because we wanted to keep him at home with us, but couldn’t because of his needs.
After a lot of consideration, we transferred him from a Duluth hospital to a rehabilitation facility in Northwestern Wisconsin so he would be close to our family. We had a bad experience at that facility and when he was discharged back home to us. We had to bring him back to the hospital where we made the decision to transfer him to St. Francis in the Park Health and Rehabilitation in Superior. We made this decision because we have family in the area, and we heard great things about the care they provide.
My father-in-law initially had his leg amputated at the end of December, and despite the trial and tribulation, with the help of the rehabilitation and nursing care he received at St. Francis in the Park, he was able to return home in March. He even went on a snowmobile with his grandsons.
Unfortunately, not long after he went to St. Francis in the Park, we had to find rehabilitation for my mother after she had a stroke. Our obvious decision was to bring her to St. Francis, where she continues to improve.
I am happy to say my father-in-law is doing very well at home, and has adjusted to his prosthetic. We can’t begin to express our gratitude to the wonderful staff of St. Francis in the Park for the care they have and continue to provide our loved ones. We wish to thank the staff for all they have done for our family.
Tandy Otto and family,