Tena Elder

Before contracting COVID-19, Tena Elder was independent. She lived in her own home with her spouse and nine-year-old granddaughter. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially going fishing and camping. Unfortunately, her COVID-19 symptoms changed all of that.

As her condition worsened, Tena went to BSA Hospital. She was admitted to the ICU and intubated. When Tena stabilized, her physician referred her to the ICU at Vibra Hospital of Amarillo. She improved with more rest and recovery and moved from the ICU to a floor bed. From the nurses to her therapists, they were all very attentive and took great care of her.

The next phase of Tena’s recovery started at Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Amarillo. Tena’s care team encouraged her throughout her time at Vibra, and she specifically grew fond of Aiza. When Tena first arrived, she could only take a few steps, and now, after a lot of hard work, she is walking.

Tena hopes to continue improving to the point where she no longer requires oxygen. She looks forward to finally going home to see her family and her granddaughter.