Bella Tucker with Family and Friends

October 2, 2010 Bella Update

Bella Tucker with Therapist

Great news everyone! Bella has been so working hard on her rehab she should be coming home soon!  With her physical therapist Lauren and occupational therapist Ann, Bella has overcome many challenges over the past several weeks. She has been learning to brush her teeth, feed herself as well as transferring in and out of her wheelchair.

Bella Tucker out with Peter Roarty

September 11, 2010 Bella Update

Since our last update, Bella has been doing awesome!   She was transferred to Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Boston, and is adjusting well to her new room and staff.  She received her new electric wheelchair and is already an expert driver as she navigates throughout the hospital grounds.  Every morning after getting dressed, she gets in her chair and we head downstairs to Dunkin' Donuts where she gets her usual hot chocolate while Mom or Pete grab a coffee (which is necessary just to keep up with her!).

Bella Tucker getting gifts from Selena Gomez

August 18, 2010 Bella Update

Bella has been recovering nicely from her most recent surgery two weeks ago.  Her spirits are high and her smile is bright.  She just got her new electric wheelchair and is enjoying being able to move by herself, which is making it hard for us to keep up with her now!  She enjoys going on rounds helping out her team of nurses, following them around and hanging out in the nurses’ station.  She even has her very own ID badge and stethoscope.  Thanks to her hard work and determination in her daily PT (physical therapy) and OT (occupational therapy), she will soon be healthy enough to be transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Bella Tucker Getting Bandages

July 15, 2010 Bella Update

At the time of our last entry, Bella had just been re-admitted to Children's Hospital with a bad case of pneumonia. She is still recovering from this bout, but thanks to her strong will combined with the love and support of her family and friends, she has finally been discharged from the ICU and is currently recuperating in the hospital's CCS (Coordinated Care Services).  


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