|Jennifer Struckmeyer moved to rehab hospital in Johnstown|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
After nine weeks in the North Colorado Medical Center Burn Unit, Jennifer Struckmeyer was moved to North Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital near Johnstown Saturday, May 19.
A member of the Wages Volunteer Fire Department, Struckmeyer was injured in the Heartstrong Fire in Yuma County Sunday afternoon, March 18.
Her husband Del said Monday Jennifer was admitted to the rehab hospital on the long-term side, but they hope within several days she’ll be moved to the regular rehab side of the hospital.
Struckmeyer was severely burned in the fire when the WVFD fast attack truck was stuck and wind shifted directions to sweep the fire over the truck. She was outside the truck and tripped, losing one boot.
Struckmeyer has undergone multiple surgeries for skin grafting on her right foot, right hip, both arms and fingers of both hands.
Del said she will have future surgeries with a hand surgeon to work on the tendons. But first, she’ll get through rehab.
Del has stayed with his wife in Greeley and now in the rehab hospital near the Loveland outlet stores, just off Highway 34. He expressed continued appreciation for the support they’ve received.
Del said progress was slow during the last 60 days in the burn unit, but the move to the rehab hospital clarified Jennifer is definitely making progress. He admitted it was hard to give up the nurses they’d become comfortable with, but they look forward to continued improvement in rehab.
Jennifer’s new address is:
North Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital, Room 111
Holyoke Enterprise May 24, 2012