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    A solid or other non-springed pan/deck bed gives...

    A solid or other non-springed pan/deck bed gives much more support to a low air loss mattress, but you do still need to have an emergency plan for loss of power to the mattress. Sadly, the only...
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    You may need to adjust your diet for high gas...

    You may need to adjust your diet for high gas forming foods if you have a problem with this. Also, get ostomy bags with a vent that includes a charcoal filter. Sometimes you may need to go into the...
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    The Permobil chairs assembled near Nashville, TN...

    The Permobil chairs assembled near Nashville, TN have chassis made in China. Some other Permobil components are also made in China, such as control boxes, batteries, etc. Saw this when I toured the...
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    Note above I recommended that she meet with a...

    Note above I recommended that she meet with a CWOCN for a pre-operative evaluation. I have worked with SCI patients with colostomies for over 40 years...so I do know something about it!!

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    Have you also explored mouth controlled mouse...

    Have you also explored mouth controlled mouse options such as the QuadJoy or Jouse??

    http://www.ergoguys.com/jouse-2-joystick-operated-usb-mous.html

    https://quadjoy.com/

    (KLD)
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    There are still people who had their colostomies...

    There are still people who had their colostomies done years ago who still irrigate, but it is rarely done with new ostomies.

    You should also keep in mind that a so-called "temporary" colostomy is...
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    It sure would be easier to respond to your...

    It sure would be easier to respond to your questions if you completed your profile! Your profile indicates that you do not have a spinal cord injury or disease, and no clue about where in the world...
  8. Generally not. (KLD)

    Generally not.

    (KLD)
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    Did you also sustain a TBI during your accident?...

    Did you also sustain a TBI during your accident? 60% of those with a traumatic SCI also have a traumatic brain injury, but it is often poorly diagnosed, so not treated. Some of the meds you may be...
  10. So sorry. Please do follow through with contacts...

    So sorry. Please do follow through with contacts with the Through the Looking Glass Foundation, and I would also recommend making contact with your local ILC as well.

    (KLD)
  11. Bingo! Pain from the gall bladder can also refer...

    Bingo! Pain from the gall bladder can also refer to the right shoulder.

    (KLD)
  12. I can find no studies indicating that high levels...

    I can find no studies indicating that high levels of insulin (which would result in hypoglycemia) can cause constipation, or be caused by constipation.

    In people with diabetes (not enough...
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    Are you on anticoagulants of any type? It sounds...

    Are you on anticoagulants of any type? It sounds like you created a bleed at the site of the injury by too much massage. You may have had a small muscle tear initially, which usually does bleed....
  14. Thread: Citrobacter

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    How do you manage your bladder? Are you...

    How do you manage your bladder? Are you continent? Have an indwelling catheter? Do intermittent catheterization?

    Do you have a fever or chills or flank pain or other symptoms of a UTI, or just...
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    Rarely is it recommended to irrigate for...

    Rarely is it recommended to irrigate for colostomy management now days. In order to do this and not also wear an appliance, you need to have a very distal colostomy (like a descending or sigmoid...
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    Things that you should have done in an ANNUAL...

    Things that you should have done in an ANNUAL check-up:



    Abdominal ultrasound to include the kidneys, ureters, and bladder (and gall bladder for those who still have one).
    CBC (complete...
  17. I think you mean Larry FLYNT.

    I think you mean Larry FLYNT.
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    Photos?? How much railing do you have? It is...

    Photos?? How much railing do you have? It is pretty easy to remove from the ceiling with simple tools.

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    Brand and model? Photos? (KLD)

    Brand and model? Photos?

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    Stand and come up onto your toes/ball of your...

    Stand and come up onto your toes/ball of your foot with one foot at a time, standing only on that foot. Get your heel well off the ground. Up, down, up, down, etc. Hold onto something so you don't...
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    Acetic acid is vinegar. Rarely used anymore for...

    Acetic acid is vinegar. Rarely used anymore for bladder irrigation. No indication that it helps with either decreased stone or encrustation formation, nor irrigation. Routine irrigation is associated...
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    Ooops...you are right. It is Tilite, not Sunrise....

    Ooops...you are right. It is Tilite, not Sunrise.

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    So who will be paying for your chair? Medicare? ...

    So who will be paying for your chair? Medicare? Private insurance? Medicaid?

    If Medicare, you will have to have a wheelchair evaluation and prescription/letter of medical necessity from a PT or...
  24. Suggest you get an attorney now. Anyone can...

    Suggest you get an attorney now. Anyone can report something to APS, and they are obligated to do an investigation, but that does not mean that they will find against this caregiver. Who is the HHA...
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    A quick Google search showed these resources: ...

    A quick Google search showed these resources:

    http://actionlimousines.com/Atlanta-Wheelchair-Accessible-Limo-Services.html
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