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    That's what I thought. Even the head Dr. at the...

    That's what I thought. Even the head Dr. at the VA (and the case manager) said the mattress is "doing the job" and seemed very irritated that we were second guessing her judgement on this. What...
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    I've only asked the staff nurses. Honestly,...

    I've only asked the staff nurses. Honestly, after I read about the specialized pressure ulcer program on PAVAHSC's website, I figured they knew what they were doing. You would think in a SCI unit,...
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    Hi again- Just wanted to ask opinion of an SCI...

    Hi again- Just wanted to ask opinion of an SCI nurse. My Dad has a stage II pressure ulcer and shearing on his sacrum. Right now at the VA they are turning him approximately every 4 hours and much...
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    Boy, what a rollercoaster of a ride it's been...

    Boy, what a rollercoaster of a ride it's been with my Dad's SCI. One day things are good, the next they can be so low. It seems your emotions seem to follow suit.
    I was FINALLY successful...
  5. My 78 y.o. Dad has a C-5 injury from Jan 15....

    My 78 y.o. Dad has a C-5 injury from Jan 15. 2006. He is suffering from extreme lethargy during the day and generally seems REALLY out of it a lot of the time. I was starting to suspect sleep apnea...
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    Thanks, Mrapunzel- I will try the oil. I've...

    Thanks, Mrapunzel- I will try the oil. I've been using a lotion from the nurses in his room but I think oil might be better.

    My Dad had a nurse today from Santa Clara Valley Med Center's SCI...
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    More good news...my Dad's trach is out and he is...

    More good news...my Dad's trach is out and he is eating regular food again slowly. He's coughing well and the pneumonia continues to improve. We personally checked his skin thoroughly today and...
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    Wow- I can't believe I'm writing this, but my...

    Wow- I can't believe I'm writing this, but my Dad is officially off the vent (I watched them wheel it out of his room today!) And he is using the Passy Muir beautifully! He has dramatically...
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    Wow- I can't believe I'm writing this, but since...

    Wow- I can't believe I'm writing this, but since my last post (2 days ago)my Dad is officially off the vent (I watched them wheel it out of his room today!) And he is using the Passy Muir...
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    MRSA Pneumonia, How Long Recovery?

    I have another question on my Dad for a nurse or anyone else with experience. He was diagnosed with pneumonia brought about by MRSA about a week and 1/2 ago. They've had him on Vancomycin all along...
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    Thanks, Dan. He needs a lot of prayers right...

    Thanks, Dan. He needs a lot of prayers right now! We did talk to a Dr. today about the antidepressants and they said they don't want to start anything until they get his heart rate stabilized and...
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    Hi all I wish I could be writing some...

    Hi all
    I wish I could be writing some encouraging news about my Dad's recovery but it seems like he has one problem after another! Two days ago he was to be transferred to Kindred Hospital...
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    One more thing...I'm just wondering about the...

    One more thing...I'm just wondering about the progression of weaning off the ventilator. My dad was on the vent with tubes through his mouth for 10 days before they attempted a trach. Within this...
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    So, what can anyone tell me about MRSA? Drs told...

    So, what can anyone tell me about MRSA? Drs told us today that my Dad has Methicillin-Resistant Staph Aureus of his chest sputum. They tried Cipro for treatment but moved on to Vancomycin, I...
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    A little update on my dad: He had a successful...

    A little update on my dad: He had a successful tracheostemy tonight and a PEG placed. And today as I held his right arm, he began to flex his bicep and pull it toward himself! (Up to this point,...
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    LFC- It's nice to hear from someone who has been...

    LFC- It's nice to hear from someone who has been to SCVMC. It seemed nice when I visited there today. Can I ask how long your son stayed there?
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    So, they tried to do a trach on my Dad today and...

    So, they tried to do a trach on my Dad today and found that his secretions were so think that it was not possible. Then, during the procedure, a lung collapsed and they had to do a chest tube to...
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    I will definitely call them. But now I'm also...

    I will definitely call them. But now I'm also confused about which of the two centers I should be looking at. I guess my first step would be to contact my parents' private insurance carrier and...
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    Hi again- It is Santa Clara Valley Med., the...

    Hi again- It is Santa Clara Valley Med., the model center. I started reading up on it right away. Sounds like a great center but I was also worried about the insurance. He is a veteran but Palo...
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    My Father's New Injury-Have ?s

    Hi there-
    My Dad, a very athletic, healthy 77 y.o., fell off a ladder just over a week ago which resulted in a C4-C5 fracture. Nuerosurgeon refers to it more as a C5. They performed surgery that...
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    I'm sure the guy I knew only ended up walking...

    I'm sure the guy I knew only ended up walking because of his motivation to chase nurses!!! Mind you, being in a chair didn't stop him. :mega:[/quote]

    Ha Ha! My Dad can raise his arm from his...
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    Hi Ian(and everyone else)- I read your messages...

    Hi Ian(and everyone else)- I read your messages first when I joined this forum today. It's really interesting to read about your daughter's progress. My dad had a SCI of C4-C5 last week and is...
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