Troy Hall

Before his stroke, Troy Hall lived a very active life. He enjoyed playing softball, fishing, and going to the gym. In addition, he worked as a drywall finisher.

After the stroke, Troy experienced acute respiratory failure and required a ventilator to breathe. That led him to Vibra Hospital of Fargo for his recovery.

Troy arrived at Vibra on the ventilator and unable to communicate. He was dependent for self-care and mobility and couldn’t follow most commands. But, gradually, Troy began to improve and gain strength. During this time, the staff worked extra hard to keep Troy safe as his cognitive processing and safety awareness caught up to his physical recovery.

On his third day at Vibra, Troy weaned completely off the ventilator. However, he continued working hard with physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy to regain his independence. Troy can now complete grooming activities with minimal assistance and walk 15 feet with assistance. He is independent with bed mobility and propelling his wheelchair.

Though Troy hasn’t yet regained his speech, his communication has improved. He communicates with a thumbs up/thumbs down, using picture boards, and writing. Having made significant progress, Troy discharged to a rehabilitation hospital in Kansas to continue advancing his recovery, where he can be closer to his wife.