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    Thanks for insight. Been having flashbacks of him...

    Thanks for insight. Been having flashbacks of him on his death bed. But I do remember him being very adamant about 'letting him go'.
    First 3-4 years post paralysis were days from Hell. He was very...
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    Thanks, Chris. It was the hardest thing I ever...

    Thanks, Chris. It was the hardest thing I ever did in my life, watching him take his last few breaths before my very eyes. HOspice nurse changing out supra pubic cath, stuck him in urethra. Had to...
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    Power chair for sale

    THIS POWER CHAIR HAS AN INVOICE OF $23,536.41. REALIZING THE MARKUP IN A SELL TO MEDICARE FOR IT'S PATIENTS, I AM WILLING TO SELL MUCH CHEAPER. THIS CHAIR HAS LESS THAN 10 HOURS USE TIME.
    IT WAS...
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    My brother, C4 quad has has SP catheter for 3.5...

    My brother, C4 quad has has SP catheter for 3.5 yrs now. No clamp. But, I think he'd benefit greatly if he'd done this before his bladder shrunk. When he gets low of fluids (dehydrated), he has...
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    My brother's night sitter is trained by myself to...

    My brother's night sitter is trained by myself to do what is called a 'bed bowel program' wherein the suppository is placed and then he uses bathroom in bed in a diaper, wherein she rolls him over...
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    Thanks Obieone

    Got that website in my "favorites" now. Will go there often.

    You all have been so helpful. I appreciate it.

    Vickie
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    Thanks SoFla

    I'd already thought of that one. She may very well be protecting herself from what I'm going through right now. There is much more to the "rest of the story" on her, though. Too enormous to go...
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    Thanks Swampy

    I Will Go To Al-anon As Soon As I Can Muster Up The Time And Energy To Do So.

    My Brother Is 48 Years Old, His Only Daughter Is Pushing 30 And Already Has A 4 Year Old Child (his Grandchild). She...
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    Thanks For Input Everyone

    I thank you all for the much needed input. I knew I could depend on ya'll to help me out here.

    1. I have already tried to get him to go to a detox unit, NOPE.
    2. I have already scheduled him...
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    Is He Unthankful Or Just Depressed?

    I haven't been here for a while (since I brought my brother to his home out of nursing home - 8-2-07) He'd been in nursing home for 3 years post injury. I vowed to get him out of that hell hole and...
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    Once Again thank you all for your advice and...

    Once Again thank you all for your advice and support.

    My brother's situation seems to be getting better at his home. He had his sitter and one of his old friends at his house all day yesterday,...
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    Thanks for input....made me feel better about...

    Thanks for input....made me feel better about this move as a whole. My family is starting to second guess me on this one, but as far as I'm concerned, they haven't been there much in this whole...
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    Chris Thanks for input. I'd actually been...

    Chris

    Thanks for input. I'd actually been thinking that he was probably "out of his element" at home. I had been bringing him out of the nursing home during the day to our mothers home. He'd...
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    Do you guys have a parish (county) governing...

    Do you guys have a parish (county) governing body? State of Louisiana has a "police jury". This parish funded body put a handicap ramp on my brother's house immediately upon my asking. They will...
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    Have I Made A Grave Mistake?

    My brother, Peety, has been in a nursing home for the first 3 years post injury. I have just received my letter telling me the state of Louisiana is ready to furnish sitters in his home for 15 hours...
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    thanks for input

    Thank you both for your input.

    To SCI Nurse KLD,

    My brother had not had much of ANY kind of rehab. He had exhausted his Medicare days while in hospital for initial injury and was so weak,...
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    Is A Physiatrist What I Need?

    Dear SCI Nurse,

    My brother is about to come home out of a nursing home he's been in for almost 3 years - in two weeks. Our state has finally approved sitters in his home and I'm seizing the...
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    Your mom is just in "burn out", my friend. ...

    Your mom is just in "burn out", my friend. Correct, she's got a little much on her plate and doesn't see what all YOU have on yours (like your husbands drug usage). She is not gone forever, just...
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    Mary, I, too, have a brother who sustained a...

    Mary,

    I, too, have a brother who sustained a SCI when he was age 45. My whole family was in a state of shock and nobody knew (or tried) to get ANY balls rolling for my brother's benefit. I took...
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    This Is For Quadvet

    I'd LOVE for you to become an omsbudsman! If you get your omsbudsman's license (or whatever), please come to the state of Louisiana to work! I'd love to see the house when you got through cleaning...
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    Andre, Let me tell you a few things about...

    Andre,

    Let me tell you a few things about nursing homes. My brother has been living in one for 2 1/2 years post SCI Quad C5-6. Presently, I have finally made my way to the top of the Medicaid...
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    In Louisiana the State Waiver Program for...

    In Louisiana the State Waiver Program for Disabled & Elderly will allow agencies (sitter agencies) to come sit and YES, they prefer relatives and friends to do the sitting versus them sending a total...
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    Norm, You are having a bad day. Very...

    Norm,
    You are having a bad day. Very understandable. Maybe even a bad week or month. But.....you must keep on keeping on. I've seen it too many times (maybe not w/paralysis as such) that people...
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    Very well put, Jonathan! His brain will have to...

    Very well put, Jonathan! His brain will have to be fixed before he can do anything with his body......Now that's a thought. Well put. Got me to thinking, for sure.

    Ashly, I too think that it...
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    Broknwing ----- If you can believe this, he was...

    Broknwing ----- If you can believe this, he was in jail and thinks the guards had everything to do with it - if they didn't actually do it themselves. After the local sheriff saw that he was going...
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