“It just made everything easier for us. And so we’re very, very blessed to be able to have that in our home and be able to stay in our home. His condition changes, and this is something that we can keep stable for him,” said Niemann-Priest.
“If you look at the literature, the patients that are going to be at the highest risk of developing, you know, severe COVID infection are going to be the patients that are older than 65 and patients with the chronic medical illnesses,” said Paa.
Avera is hosting the fund drive online this year, including a silent auction. The final day is Friday, September 11th. Visit Avera.org to donate or place a bid for The Big Grape, Reimagined: Fund drive for the Avera Children’s Hospital.
“It is a calling you know it’s something because a lot of people say I can’t help with kids at the hospital must be so sad. But indeed it is not always sad. So it’s a great place to be,” said Perkinson. “I’d say, it probably fills my cup that the kids are able to be successful.”
For those participating in the study, a lab-created antibody cocktail can be administered by a one time IV infusion. IV therapy could be used for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 who are currently hospitalized or at home.
“We intervene on people having heart attacks. And so that made a huge difference in the amount of muscle we can salvage when people have heart attacks, reduce the death rate significantly,” said Carpenter.
I'm always a promoter of food first, because you're going to get more things than just protein and carbohydrates, you're going to also be getting some great things like calcium zinc, iron, which are really important to our teenagers actually right now because they're growing so much.
Avera Child Life Specialist Twila Perkinson offers insight on the transition back to school, processing the concerns and questions during the pandemic, and simple ideas to make the adjustment to having a schedule again.
As we all learn more about back to school plans for our kids and prepare them to return to class, largely in-person, COVID-19 may be front and center. But there are a few other medical concerns you may still need to address. Carleen Wild spoke with Dr. Shari Eich, an Avera Family Medicine Physician about immunizations.
“And we try to give them another lease on life so that they’re, they’re healthy they’re happy. Their quality of life is high, and they can see their family and do the things like what she’s doing, which is taking care of her great-grandchildren,” said McCaul.
"And you're feeling alone and isolated. And now that they're able to see their families, there's a smile on their face. They seem much more peaceful there. They see a reason to just keep going," said Ronk.
"We continue the screening. We try to continue as much as possible, the six feet distancing... in all of this there's handwashing you know there's good hygiene, to try to make sure that we don't have spread during the summer," said Kueter.