After Louise returned to Cape May from the rehabilitation visits in Baltimore, it felt as if both she and Archer’s medical team at AtlantiCare were running out of options to stabilize Archer enough that he could be transported. Louise interviews the chief pulmonology surgeon as they look back on this medical dilemma. But while the medical team was low on options, the community was not. Join her to hear about the news of a prayer vigil for Archer at Friends School, the creation of Archer’s Army t-shirts, Archer’s tree, and Louise's special encounter with an attendant at a gas station. In Season 2: Episode 14: Low on Options, Full of Community, Louise reflects on our dual nature during crisis.
In this episode you will hear excerpts of an interview with:
Dr. Edward Hamaty, Chief of Critical Care at AtlantiCare Hospital, Head of Pulmonary, and Archer’s chief lung surgeon, who met with Louise one-on-one in the Trauma ICU and performed Archer’s pleurodesis surgery and other lung surgeries in the 30 days he was at AtlantiCare. He and Louise reflect on the staggering odds that Archer was still alive from all that went wrong from his injury and trying to minimize secondary harm.
Victoria Vox created the theme music. The full news clip of the prayer vigil from WBAL can be found here:
Music in this episode is:
Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles
Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod
Horizon Flare by Alexander Nakarada
Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada
Here are some of the photos Louise mentioned in the episode:
Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning 14: Low on Options, Full of Prayers.
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To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.