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Visitors in mom's hospital room
  1. Contact
  2. About
  3. Summary
  4. Next Appointments
  5. Doctors
  6. Facilities
  7. Terms of Use
  8. Privacy
  9. Thank You

1. Contact

2. About

Mom, Aunt Sheila, Sister, Friend, or whatever name you know her by, missed a step coming off the altar at St. Thomas Aquinas church in Monterey Park, CA on Sunday January 24, 2016. She fell and fractured her hip & shoulder. This website features updates on her recovery and other information. It is mostly authored by her son, Glenn Zucman.

3. Summary

  • Sun 24 Jan – Fall at St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Mon 25 Jan – Hip Surgery @ PIH Downey
  • Thu 28 Jan – Shoulder Surgery
  • Sat 30 Jan – Move 2 Park Regency
  • Mon 1 Feb – Atrial Fibrillation, move to PIH Whittier
  • Thu 4 Feb – Return 2 Park Regency
  • Wed 17 Feb – CareMore / Dr Keisner order termination of therapy & removal facility. Ryan files appeal. Appeal granted. But we’re warned that she could be dismissed again in 48 hours.

The hip surgery was the smaller surgery. 3 screws. About 20 minutes. The ball of mom’s right shoulder fractured into many small pieces and had to be replaced with a metal ball. 90 minute surgery. She kept her normal socket.

As far as I know mom has no history of atrial fibrillation. On Monday after shoulder replacement surgery Ryan was visiting and mom was receiving therapy and her heart rate went up to about 180. They moved her to PIH Whittier. With medication her pulse eventually returned to a normal, below 100 BPM, rate. But the irregular beating never ceased. Dr. Trinh said it might stay permanently irregular. He says that research has shown the techniques to force it to regular, electricity or drugs, carry more risk than benefit. And it can go irregular again. The irregular pulse carries an increased chance of blood clots and stroke, so Dr. Trinh also has mom on blood thinners.

• On Thursday Feb 11 Gwendy, Licha & Mom visited orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shamlou. On Friday Feb 12 Gwendy, Mom & I met with Park Regency case manager Kat, and Rebecca from the Park Regency business office. There’s lots of info on Pain, Recovery, Rehab, # Days @Skilled Nursing Facility, etc here: Day 20 – Confusion

• Updates on Drop Foot (neurology), Mobility, Tiki, Occupational Therapy, Medical Costs, etc: Day 50

4. Next Appointments

• Physical Therapy @Park Regency – 2x M-F, 1x Sat, 0x Sun
• Dr Shamlou (orthopedic surgeon) – Friday, April 22, not sure of the hour
• Dr Trinh (cardiologist) – none scheduled
• Dr Keisner (CareMore) – none
• Dr Kim (neurologist) – none scheduled

5. Doctors

Kourosh Kevin Shamlou, M.D., Q.M.E.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Office:
11411 Brookshire Avenue, Suite 200
Downey, CA 90241
562-869-4421
8-4:30
Physician’s Assistant: Grace

About Dr. Shamlou: US News / Health

bio photo of Dr. Shamlou

Kourosh Kevin Shamlou, M.D., Q.M.E.

Dr. Trinh
Cardiologist

Dr. Susan Keisner
CareMore Doctor
888-878-0009
Physician’s Assistant: Candace

About Dr. Keisner: Doximity.com

Susan Keisner, MD

Susan Keisner, MD

Dr. Chan Kim
Neurologist
14350 E. Whittier Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90605
562-696-2622

6. Facilities

CareMore

Mom’s Case Manager: Nicki Lomeda(sp?)
714-729-1721

Park Regency Care Center

1770 W. La Habra Blvd.
La Habra CA 90631
562-691-8810
Case Manager: Kat
Business Office: Rebecca

Visiting Hours: 24/7

Current Room: 118A
2nd Room: 202B
1st Room: 115A

PIH Hospital Whittier

12401 Washington Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90602
562-698-0811
Room 3134
Visiting Hours: 11:30 am to 8:30 pm / 7 days a week

PIH Hospital Downey

11500 Brookshire Ave.
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-5000
Room 4039
Visiting Hours: 10-8 / 7 days

7. Terms of Use

Oops is mostly written by Sheila’s son, Glenn Zucman. The words and images by Glenn, “me”, are licensed:

Creative Commons License
Oops by Glenn Zucman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://sheila.zucman.com.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://zucman.com.

However…
None of the family, friends, nurses, staff, patients or other individuals depicted in the photographs here have signed model releases. When dealing with the likenesses of others, these images should be treated:

Creative Commons License
Oops by Glenn Zucman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://sheila.zucman.com.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://zucman.com.

8. Privacy

If you leave a comment, I won’t publish your email address. If you subscribe your email will never be sold, traded, or used for marketing in any way, it will only be used to send you occasional updates. Like all WordPress sites, Oops uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. Full details are available in the WordPress codex.

9. Thank You

Mom and I are enormously grateful to all the family & friends who have been so incredibly supportive and helpful during this challenging experience. This “Thank You” section however is a thank you for the tools that make this Oops website possible:

Thank you to the myriad WordPress contributors who’ve created a free & open platform that empowers authors and respects freedom.

Theme

The Oops theme is Social Magazine by ThemesMatic

Plugins

  1. Admin Toolbar Menus by Ben Bodhi
  2. Featured Image Column by Austin Passy, Mike Schroder, Marty Thornley & Chris Jean
  3. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by Alin Marcu
  4. Jetpack by Automattic, featuring Markdown by John Gruber, Aaron Swartz, et al
2 people moving a bed through a hospital corridor

PIH Whittier staff moving mom from Emergency Room 26 to Main Hospital Room 3134

February 2nd, 2016 by Glenn Zucman