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    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    I am not sure I would have recommended you wait til Monday. Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Please go to the ER if...
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    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Extreme lethargy SCI C4/5 in Care
    It makes sense. Good luck to both of you. Keep us posted and let us know what information you need. ckf
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    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Ostomy in Care
    BT W- look at the thread titled "Colostomy" ckf
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy in Care
    You will continue to learn for awhile. You are doing great with all of tis in so short a time. Just keep asking and trying and you will be fine!...
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread New Blisters - My Fault in Care
    Not every area uses specialists the same way. I am just happy he is going to see someone. And hopefully will get these on the way to healing. ckf
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    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Pressure Sore on Ankle in Care
    Are you a complete or incomplete injury? ckf
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    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Dry skin on my backside in Care
    Lots of options here. ckf
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Ostomy in Care
    There has been a lot f posting on this lately. There is one post that is not as positive as others. Look through this past week's posts and you...
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Red irritated skin in Care
    Sounds like you re on the right rack if it I sealing. The Vetricyn could be the last step. Once you start sitting, I encourage you to start slowly...
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    Yesterday, 06:39 PM
    Your local ILC/CIL should also have people who are expert at managing Medicaid waivers for attendant care and helping to keep people out of nursing...
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    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    In addition, with bulkhead seats you have no place to store anything under the seat in front of you, and they require that all your carry-ons go into...
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    Yesterday, 04:02 PM
    You can request a bulkhead seat, but the airlines are not REQUIRED to provide one to you unless you are unable to bend your knees. On Southwest, you...
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    04-17-2014, 06:57 PM
    Have you talked to one of the larger catheter vendors to see if they will work directly with the insurance company? Many provide this service, and...
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    04-17-2014, 03:48 PM
    Correct. In those hospitals that use the hospitalist model, you would rarely if ever see your PCP while in the hospital. Your care would be managed...
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    04-17-2014, 10:41 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread New Blisters - My Fault in Care
    Good idea, Sue! CKF
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    04-17-2014, 10:40 AM
    I haven't heard of anything like this, but you might want to try a place that carries orthopedic shoes. If anyone would have it, they would. CKF
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    04-17-2014, 10:39 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Dry skin on my backside in Care
    I would recomend Eucerin ointment that is made for diabetics. It comes in a tube and costs about $5/tube (at Target). It should help to soften the...
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    04-17-2014, 10:38 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy in Care
    YOu guys seem to have this under control. Thanks for all your input! CKF
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    04-17-2014, 10:33 AM
    You do need to be seen by another physician, if for no other reason than a second opinion never hurts. I concur with GJ in that an infectious...
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    04-17-2014, 10:28 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Pressure Sore on Ankle in Care
    It means that you have bruising there and possibly dead tissue. If you do not see any improvement after the weekend, I would encourage you to see a...
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    04-17-2014, 10:26 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Red irritated skin in Care
    I would agree with GJ in that it takes time for a wound to heal, no matter the treatment. I still would encourage you to get seen by a wound care...
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    04-17-2014, 08:50 AM
    It was moved from Cure. This is not a cure technology. It is equipment. (KLD)
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    04-16-2014, 03:29 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Pressure Sore on Ankle in Care
    You can be up if you can keep pressure off the ankle and the foot elevated, at least periodically during the day. Do NOT wear TED hose on that foot...
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    04-16-2014, 03:27 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Blisters on foot! in Care
    Let us know what is going on. CKF
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    04-16-2014, 03:26 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread dysphagia in c4 transection in Care
    I am not sure what you mean by a spinal zap. Given his level of injury and ASIA classification (A), as KLD said, the best hope is for recovery by...
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    04-16-2014, 03:19 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Extreme lethargy SCI C4/5 in Care
    Any antibiotic that she takes should be connected to her urine culture and sensistivity. Macrobid is a good general antibiotic, and may just be fine...
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    04-16-2014, 03:15 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Colostomy in Care
    Keep us posted on how things are going. You are taking control over your life and that is a good thing. Hopefully your post-op course and...
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