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    I don't have the final autopsy report yet, but I...

    I don't have the final autopsy report yet, but I know it wasn't a pulmonary embolism. That was their guess, but they were wrong.
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I just lost my Dad...

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I just lost my Dad on April 20. I was absolutely not prepared for what I'm feeling right now. Your mom may feel the same way. I am so incredibly angry and feeling...
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    Is this a normal standard procedure to monitor...

    Is this a normal standard procedure to monitor the o2 stats for 72 hours?
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    Help for my Dad - C5 Complete

    What is the normal procedure for removing a trach? Is the patient's O2 saturations monitored somehow afterwards until they know for sure that everything is okay? (to make sure mucous doesn't choke...
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    Another question: What is the normal procedure...

    Another question: What is the normal procedure for removing a trach? Is the patient's O2 saturations monitored somehow afterwards until they know for sure that everything is okay? (to make sure...
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    I have more questions and hope someone can shed...

    I have more questions and hope someone can shed some light for me. My poor Dad, if he knew I had to discuss his bowel movements on the internet, I think he'd die! ;)

    Before my dad's injury, he...
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    When I asked one of his doctors, she confirmed...

    When I asked one of his doctors, she confirmed that he is a C5 Complete ASIA A. (Although she said that his left side was C5 and his right side was C7.) I told her about his feeling, but she said...
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    Just got back from a visit with my dad. It was...

    Just got back from a visit with my dad. It was an awesome visit! We talked a lot and laughed a lot. He has movement of his right hand now! And he can feel sensation in his toes when we rub our...
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. But I...

    I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. But I will second that this is the best site to get help. I'm pretty new to all this (my Dad's accident was 11/17/08) but this site and the people who post...
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    Sorry, he has a sacral wound.

    Sorry, he has a sacral wound.
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    I just found out today that my dad has a stage 4...

    I just found out today that my dad has a stage 4 ulcer. I'm so devastated - not just that he has the ulcer, but because all this time I thought it was a stage 2 ulcer and my aunt was apparently in...
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    So my dad's been in his new place for a few days...

    So my dad's been in his new place for a few days now and it's been wonderful. They really seem to know what they're doing! My dad is already talking (I spoke to him over the phone for the first...
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    Just wanted to post an update. My dad will be...

    Just wanted to post an update. My dad will be transferred Wednesday morning to the SCI Center at the Cleveland VA! Thank you so much for everyone's help and advice. I definitely couldn't have done...
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    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for...

    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the help. I did get in touch with SCI_OTR and he helped me get in touch with the right people. Hopefully soon my dad will be receiving the kind of...
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    Welcome, Jessica! I'm new here, too. My dad was...

    Welcome, Jessica! I'm new here, too. My dad was just recently in an accident that left him a C5 quad as well. I have found this place to be invaluable so far!
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    I'm actually running into problems getting in...

    I'm actually running into problems getting in touch with anyone there. I spoke with a receptionist who told me to fill out the application (form 10-10EZ) and bring it with his DD-214 to the urgent...
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    Just got his surgery cancelled for tomorrow. We...

    Just got his surgery cancelled for tomorrow. We can do it later if we need/want to. Thank you so much for everyone's advice. I'm working with his case managers and the VA to see if we can get him...
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    Also wanted to mention that my Dad is having a...

    Also wanted to mention that my Dad is having a suprapubic catheter and diversion colostomy on Friday. Are these ok to be having at this time?
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    Does anyone have any experience with the VA SCI...

    Does anyone have any experience with the VA SCI center in Cleveland?

    I did ask his nurse yesterday about the DVT and he has been tested and is on medications to control/prevent.
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    Just talked to my Dad's nurse. They are using...

    Just talked to my Dad's nurse. They are using Kaltostat and duaderm (sp?) to treat his wound.
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    I forgot to add this his spirits are up and down....

    I forgot to add this his spirits are up and down. I know they give him Lexapro once a day and then Ativan when he asks for it. He takes Ambian at night if he asks for it, too. He's also on a pain...
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    Thank you so much for your responses. I'll try...

    Thank you so much for your responses. I'll try to answer all the questions:

    * My Dad just turned 60 on 12/16, one month after his accident. Prior to the accident, he was a very healthy, active...
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    Help for my Dad - C5 complete

    Hello everyone. I'm glad I found this site - everyone seems to be so helpful.

    On 11/17/08, my dad was in a car accident that left him with a C5 complete injury. He is currently in OH (near...
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