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    I thought today was going to be a good day. I'm...

    I thought today was going to be a good day. I'm currently in Saipan, but I got an email from my sister about my little brother today. Insurance approved Pacer surgery and that was to happen today....
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    Thanks. Several things are going to happen...

    Thanks.

    Several things are going to happen next week. Shepherd offered to my brother to be the first pacer surgery patient, post trial. We have to wait for blue cross to approve the surgery, but...
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    Still a challenge

    Why is it this hard? The Shepherd Center has apologized to my brother for getting his prognosis wrong. They have been trying to vent wean him, and got real aggressive over the last several weeks....
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    The latest

    My sisters update, because I'm at sea. My brother is now classified as a C-3.



    I want to share a bit of disconcerting news that Wade received from his physicians this past Monday. As you will...
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    As I was writing, my mother wrote me this email....

    As I was writing, my mother wrote me this email. What is going on?????? Dammit!!!

    Thad – They ran a test on Wade’s diaphragm this morning since his O2 Sats drop every time they take him off the...
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    Thanks

    Thanks everybody for the responses and putting things in perspective.
    Well, my brother had a "I told you so" moment last week. He kept tell the nurses that his panic attacks are in response to not...
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    He's taking Lexapro, Adavan, and a few others....

    He's taking Lexapro, Adavan, and a few others. Like I said earlier, the people at Shepherd have said that they have never experienced anxiety to this level and are actually learning from him. I think...
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    I know. They put him on the portable vent and he...

    I know. They put him on the portable vent and he tried, tears were coming down his face, and he said he could not breath. He goes into a panic attack and passes out, even with good oxygen levels, and...
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    Thank You.

    Thank You.
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    Not getting any better

    Well, my brother is still on the vent, but he is on CPAP breathing and refuses to use the portable vent. The doctors at Shepherd have said that they have never experienced anxiety to this level in...
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    That is good.

    Something strange that happened last night was the fact that my brother said he felt pressure....like in his stomach. He said he felt it....and right after he said that he had a bowel movement. Not...
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    Thanks

    My brother did have a bad day monday. That was the first time that a doctor showed him his x-rays and explained what was done.....and what wasn't done. When my brother arrived at Shepherd, there was...
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    I think the sores (because there were two), was...

    I think the sores (because there were two), was from him pooping his pants and not being cleaned soon enough. His bowel issues were from diarrhea, that they were attributing to a stomach virus. My...
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    Thanks for the responses

    Thanks everybody. My brother has been in Shepherd for 2 weeks now and he is still on the vent, but at a rate of 4. They said he should get off the vent, but it will be more challenging than they...
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    New C-4 Compete (Brother)

    My brother had a recent tragedy that seems to be all too common as I try to find answers. I'm a captain of a vessel in the gulf of mexico. On the evening of the 4th of July, I had the worst wake-up...
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