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    Yesterday, 01:46 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Guidance on progress in Care
    How old is your brother? Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) is the most common form of incomplete spinal cord injury, and those affected who are older...
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    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Guidance on progress in Care
    Has he not had previous OT? Can he go to a clinic for OT rather than have in-home therapy? Many home care OTs are not very experienced SCI needs,...
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    Yesterday, 03:12 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Guidance on progress in Care
    I am assuming from your description that your brother has a Central Cord Syndrome (CCS) incomplete SCI. In this type of injury, there is...
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    Yesterday, 03:05 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread urine odor in Care
    Change in urine odor is not diagnostic for a UTI in people with SCI/D. Unless you have signs/symptoms of a true UTI (chills, fever, severe malaise,...
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    Yesterday, 02:54 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Sweating Bad in Care
    Do you have other signs/symptoms of AD when this occurs?? This may include headache, flushing of your face, neck, and upper chest, vision changes,...
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    Yesterday, 02:49 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Severe shortness of breath in Care
    Difficulty breathing is a reason to see a physician IMMEDIATELY! Don't wait. If a physician cannot see you at the facility where you live, ask to be...
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    03-24-2019, 12:53 PM
    Chaz19, see your PMs. (KLD)
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    03-24-2019, 12:51 PM
    You should complete your profile. Members may be reluctant to do business with people who join our forums only to sell equipment. (KLD)
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    03-24-2019, 11:32 AM
    Do you have a SCI/D? Are you a healthcare professional working with people with SCI/D? Your lack of a profile would make me very suspicious of your...
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    03-24-2019, 12:07 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread 32 years. in Life
    Thanks for sharing your story with us. You can be very proud of all you have accomplished since your injury. (KLD)
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    03-23-2019, 11:57 PM
    Is that arrow pointing to your ankle, or your heel (as labeled)? To me, it looks like it could be a venous ulcer, which can occur in edematous lower...
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    03-23-2019, 11:53 PM
    I would concur with this. You would probably do better to purchase a shower/commode chair that packs up for travel. Not cheap, but it would meet your...
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    03-23-2019, 11:51 PM
    I have a colleague who is a private nurse case manager. I have sent her an e-mail to ask about how you might go about finding a private case manager...
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    03-23-2019, 03:40 PM
    At one time, the University of Alabama, Birmingham (home of Spain Rehab Center) was a major HO management center. You might want to check with them. ...
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    03-23-2019, 03:35 PM
    So are you currently getting your PCAs through a Medicaid waiver program? Or are you on Workers' Comp or other state funded program or private health...
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    03-23-2019, 03:23 PM
    Doesn't look like a pressure injury to me. Does it feel hot? Are you running a temperature? Did he do any lab work (like a WBC)? It looks much more...
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    03-19-2019, 03:17 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread AD in ER in Care
    You need to have a few different options in place to help you deal with this in the future. ER's are not equipped to just change catheters - 1....
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    03-19-2019, 03:05 PM
    I don't think that statistically there is any correlation. Given the time post injury or your son, I would guess that any sensation and motor...
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    03-19-2019, 03:02 PM
    Thank you for sharing your experience in such a detailed manner. I am sure that it will be helpful to many. So glad to hear you are doing well. ...
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    03-19-2019, 02:57 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Gas crisis in Care
    There should not be an odor problem if you manage your colostomy correctly. Change the bag as you need to and make sure that you manage your diet. ...
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    03-19-2019, 02:49 PM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Shoulder recovery... in Care
    it really depends on the type of shoulder surgery. It can be anywhere from a month or two to a year. ckf
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    03-19-2019, 11:50 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread florida living...... in Life
    If you find a house you like, ask about renting for 6 months or so with option to buy. (KLD)
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    03-19-2019, 11:46 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread PCA's and Iphones in Caregiving
    We didn't allow cell phone use of any kind by PCAs while on duty except for emergencies. At work, the nurses had work issued Android phones...
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    03-19-2019, 03:57 AM
    Download and print (and carry with you) this publication from the United Spinal Association on your rights and tips about air travel for wheelchair...
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    03-18-2019, 02:50 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread walk ride rodeo in Movies & Music
    (KLD)
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    03-17-2019, 11:16 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread UTI with no symptoms in Care
    Urodynamics testing is what is needed to determine if holding 12 hours is ok. It is an individualized test. for some it is okay to hold for 12 hours...
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    03-17-2019, 11:13 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread AD in ER in Care
    If no SCI specialist, then the next best would be a neurologist. Plus, you should establish yourself with a doctor who knows this who has hospital...
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    03-17-2019, 11:09 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Gas crisis in Care
    Do you do your bowel program daily? CWO
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