Rejected From Rehab: Chesapeake woman who suffered thyroid attack can’t find care

Rejected From Rehab: Chesapeake woman who suffered thyroid attack can’t find care


SHE’S STUCK IN BED AND IN NEED OF PHYSICAL REHABILITATION. (ANITA) IT ALL STARTED WITH A THYROID PROBLEM THAT ESSENTIALLY MADE HER IMMOBILE. AND HER INSURANCE COMPANY IS GIVING HER A LOT OF PUSHBACK ON WHAT SHE NEEDS. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S ANDY FOX HAS A LOOK AT THE PROBLEM– AND A POSSIBLE SOLUTION. (ANDY FOX REPORTING) REJECTED FROM REHAB WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS REALITY: A CHESAPEAKE FAMILY AND HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA. TIME TICKS BY, 29 YEAR OLD CHAREA ARMSTRONG STARES AT THE CEILING.. AT TV TRAPPED IN HER BODY AS TIME TICKS SHE’S IN THERE. SHE’S THINKING. HOPEFUL ((I HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE AND I WANT TO BE POSITIVE ABOUT MY SITUATION AND HOPE FOR THE BEST)) (TIME CLOCK SOUND) CHAREA-GOOD JOB AUTO CLAIMS ADJUSTER FOR PROGRESSIVE ON VACATION NEW ORLEANS WHEN TRAGEDY STRUCK MARCH 20, 2018. ((I HAD CALLED AN UBER TO GO TO THE AIRPORT TO TAKE A FLIGHT HOME)) ((I COLLAPSED AND DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING AFTER THAT)) ((I COLLAPSED AND DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING AFTER THAT)) WHEN CHAREA WOKE UP SHE WAS IN HOSPITAL ON A VENTILATOR, EXPECTED TO DIE, IT WAS DISCONNECTED, BUT SHE LIVED. (( I ASKED IF I COUDL WALK AND THEY SAID NO YOU CAN’T I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN I WOKE UP AND I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED) CHAREA SUFFEREED AN ATTACK FROM AN UNTREATED OVERACTIVE THYROYD, WENT MINUTES. BRAIN DAMAGE CAUSING MOBILITY ISSUES SHE CAN’T WALK AND HAS LIMITED ARM MOVEMENT, BUT SHE IS NOT PARALYZED (( CRYING..I’M SORRY.)) SILENCE. TONNICA WIPES EYES ) HER AUNT TONNICA ARMSTRONG-AN ANGEL REALLY. PAID $6,000 TO FLY CHAREA BACK TO TONNICA’S CHESAPEAKE HOME ((SHE HAD A GREAT ZEST FOR LIFE AND SHE IS CRYING BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN SO DIFFICULT FOR HER TO GET ASSISTANCE AND TO HAVE A PLACE)) CHAREA HAS LIVED IN TONNICA’S LIVING ROOM SINCE AUGUST BECAUSE NO SKILLED REHABILITATION OR NURSING CENTER WILL TAKE HER EVENTHOUGH THEY PAY $800 A MONTH FOR COBRA INSURANCE AND SHE’S ON MEDICAID. ((WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANIES HOW IS SHE SUPPOSE TO GET BETTER IF NO ONE IS WILLING TO HELP HER. )) TONNICA’S FIGHTING A SYSTEM THAT IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST HER. THERE’S A BUMP ((THAT IS A LIST OF ALL ALL SAID NO YES SHE GETS THE RUN AROUND, DEAD ENDS, TRANSFERRED CALLS, FRUSTRATION. ((THEY SAY SHE DOESNT QUALIFY FOR SKILLED REHABILIATION BECAUSE HER ORIGINIALLY)) SO TONNICA CALLED 10 ON YOUR SIDE AND WE STARTED WORKING THE PHONE. ((SKILLED REHAB, MORE PHYSICAL THERAPY MORE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY)) WE CALLED LAKE TAYLOR TRANSITONAL CARE HOSPITAL, AND TWO CASE WORKERS ARE NOW EVALUATING CHAREA. (NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE ANY ANSWERS SO NOW WE ARE STARTING TO GET ANSWERS THANKS TO 10 ON YOUR SIDE) RUNS: 05 FUCNTIONING COMIGN IN SHE CAN STRAIGHTEN AND BEND HER ARMS AND LIFT HER ARM MOVE HER GINERS ) WHILE WE WERE THERE ON MONDAY, AN EVMS DOCTOR AND STUDENT CAME BY. THEY LOOKED AT HER ARMS, HER HANDS, HER LEGS ((AND GET PHSYICAL THERAPY AND GET THE THERPAY I NEED. THE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY. AND THE HELP THAT I NEED.” REHABILITATION TEAM AT EVMS HOPING SHE WILL BE ACCEPTED IN THEIR SKILLED REHABILITATION FACILITY)) (TAG) SO HOPEFUL NEWS THAT CHAREA WILL GET THE REHAB SHE NEEDS. AFTER ALL SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO DIE, BUT LIVES. TOLD SHE WOULD NEVER TALK, BUT TALKS INDEED, AND HOPEFULLY ONE DAY SHE WALKS AGAIN- I’M ANDY FOX 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

3 comments

  1. if i could trade my life for you I would . My life is not good and i'm old but no one should have to live like this My heart is aimed at you

  2. God is Good and I pray that she will get the help needs and so desperately deserves.🙏🏾🤞

  3. I too had a thyroid attack called thyroid storm. My prayers and thoughts are w this young woman, and I am counting my blessings right now. I did suffer some brain damage from my attack too, by the grace of God, I'm close to feeling better

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