Later that night, Life star was called and he would be flown to Hartford Hospital for further advanced care. For those who know him, he has never flown before and was extremely scared to. As his son Josh said, "your about to take your first flight and your not even awake for it."
Once D.J. arrived at Hartford Hospital, he was immediately given the care he needed to survive. Over time his vitals and oxygen levels slowly improved but he still had a long road of recovery to go. He remained on the respirator in ICU for two weeks. After rigorous around the clock care, he finally was able to be ventilator free and was able to improve enough where he was able to breath on his own.
After nearly two weeks on the ventilator in ICU, D.J was able to make the improvements needed to be transferred to another floor. He began to walk with assistance, eat meals again and start to do the things that were limited while he was ill.
After a few days in the hospital on the regular floor he was then able to go to Rehab where they monitored him and helped him with his muscles and movement. After two days he was sent home to recuperate.
As many of you know D.J. is well on the road to recovery, but not quite ready to return to work as of yet. As his medical bills are now coming in he just found out today that CT does not have a PAID Family Medical Leave nor does he have short term disability coverage. He now has no income at this time. All donations received will be used to cover incoming and ongoing medical expenses until he can get back to work.
The Sanford family thanks you for all your continued prayers & support.
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