“COVID Did Not Win!” -~ Therapy Services at Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) would like to congratulate Mark Bilicki on his successful recovery from COVID-19! On December 3rd, 2020 Mark was admitted to Marlette Regional Hospital with COVID-19. Mark’s condition worsened after only two days, and he was transferred to a facility with an ICU, where he was placed in a medically induced coma for four weeks for mechanical ventilation.
After overcoming enormous hurdles, Mark’s condition improved enough to allow him to return to MRH for Swing Bed therapy. When first starting therapy, Mark was unable to walk or complete tasks he once considered simple. Mark was determined to not only complete 2-3 daily therapy sessions, but he also pushed himself to do more than the previous day. Mark’s hard work and dedication paid off and on February 11, 2021, Mark was officially discharged and able to go home. Physical Therapist, Dr. Jennifer Dral said “We looked forward to seeing Mark’s progress each day. Watching him walk out of the hospital to return home with family was a powerful moment that we were privileged to be a part of!” Here is what Mark had to say: “Everybody took good care of me. I am very thankful to go home. COVID DID NOT WIN!”
Pictured: Mark Bilick grins before heading home, making his final walk through MRH as a Swing Bed patient.