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Trauma Healing Learning 2: How to Make the Transition of Care Easier from the Hospital to Rehabilitation (with Tara Grimes, MOT, OTR/L, CCM, of the Shepherd Center)

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Before Archer and Louise could get to the Shepherd Center, back at AtlantiCare they had a visitor come from far away bearing gifts of important knowledge and a glimmer of hope. Specialized knowledge can inspire hope and you’ll find out why. Tara Grimes, a former occupational therapist at the Shepherd Center and current Access Case Manager there, assessed Archer’s eligibility for care and helped with the delicate transition from the hospital to specialized SCI rehab. In this Trauma Healing Learning, hear new wisdom about the transitional period that might help you and many SCI families and ways friends and families can help navigate. Listen in to gain some practical tips from Louise on navigating the liminal space of moving towards rehabilitation while still being in the ICU or hospital.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox.

Music in this episode is:

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3900-immersed

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Calm Emotional Corporate by Rafael Krux

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Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a national team of SCI specialized doctors for expert opinions in the first hours of crisis, a Multidisciplinary Family Support & Navigation Team for SCI families lead by SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Resource Library of trauma informed responses for the first hours and days after injury specialized for families, friends and SCI medical staff. I C THAT also offers a Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries.  I C THAT will host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing October 6, 2022.  To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

Another resource shared in this episode is the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to providing resources and funding for research on SCI and paralysis. For more information, visit https://www.christopherreeve.org/.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit the websites blinkofaneyepodcast.com, BaltimoreMediation.com and BeingReltional.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod.

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 3: Episode 1: What Happens Now?

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_11_87204.jpgGet ready for Season 3 with a recap of the highs and lows of Season 2 of Blink of an Eye. Louise was reeling in the aftermath of Archer’s cardiac arrest and other medical failures as well as living in gratitude for the medical triumphs of a complicated injury.  After 30 tumultuous days, she and Archer were flying across the country to Atlanta, Georgia in what felt like the wings of angels. In this recap episode, take in the roller coaster of Blink of an Eye’s second season to remind you of your own capacity in crisis. You’ll hear snippets of Louise’s family and friend’s updates, interview excerpts from the medical team and more  — from every episode of the season! So settle in with a cup of tea or coffee for a comprehensive and riveting lookback.

If you want to revisit individual episodes of Season 2, visit our Apple Podcasts page here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blink-of-an-eye/id1526474466

If you’re interested in taking part in our 10 minute listener survey,you may fill it out here: https://forms.gle/zGd8uXXLTCpm9qCEA

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Sound effects from this episode are from freesound.org.

Music in this episode is:

Poignant Meditative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8752-poignant-meditative-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Ambient Suspenseful Calm by MusicLFiles

Link:https://filmusic.io/song/8563-ambient-suspenseful-calm

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Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

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Reach Out and Touch by Diana Ross

On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas performed by the Sunday 7pm Choir at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3900-immersed

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Time to say Goodbye by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8603-time-to-say-goodbye

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Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

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Cinematic Background Sad by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8181-cinematic-background-sad

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Background Sentimental Piano and Cello by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8034-background-sentimental-piano-and-cello

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Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incomptech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

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Calm Contemplative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8663-calm-contemplative-piano

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Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Lonely Fish by Sascha Ende®

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4655-lonely-fish

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Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at: www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepodcastTo see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com.

Season 2: Episode 20: Southern Exposure

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_27_67nvf.jpgThe hospital said Archer was deteriorating and was not transportable. Louise knew they were up against time. She believed in Archer and what was possible but was facing medical and institutional barriers.  What weighed heavily on their minds was how to get Archer out of AtlantiCare and where he would be going, potentially making a large decision that would uproot Archer from his family and friends, if he could be stabilized.  Join Louise in Season 2: Episode 20: Southern Exposure for an inside look at her decision making with Billy, a blind spot she discovered, and a God wink moment.

In this episode, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

Tara Grimes, MOT, OTR/L, CCM, the MidAtlantic Access Case Manager at the Shepherd Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, who flew in to evaluate Archer for potential admission to their spinal cord injury adolescent program. She and Louise speak about the evaluation process, the importance of being educated about options, the delays from the lack of coordinated care, and why the Shepherd Center felt like the right fit — both medically and energetically — though Tara could not make a final determination without medical records and cooperation from the hospital. 

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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 20: Southern Exposure.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

 

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