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    Warfarin (coumadin) and smoking

    Anybody (SCI Nurse?) know if smoking can affect coumadin efficacy?

    Background: My wife started coumadin 5mg/day in October after catherter removal of blood clots ranging from behind the knees to...
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    Kiran, We had a similar problem a while back. ...

    Kiran,

    We had a similar problem a while back. Our solution, and it not be applicable to you, was to simply check the network connections. Unbeknownest to us, the wireless card was seeing two...
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    I know at Craig, swimming was encouraged by...

    I know at Craig, swimming was encouraged by anyone well enough to participate in physical therapy. This included everyone with foley catheters. There was real concern about open wounds, but nobody...
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    Good lord, man, aren't we all? :D

    Good lord, man, aren't we all? :D
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    Even though the docs and nurses will tell you...

    Even though the docs and nurses will tell you that this is an unreliable diagnostic, my experience has been that the smell of the fecal matter (as well as serious diaheria) is a very good indicator. ...
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    SCI Nurses can probably give you details, but if...

    SCI Nurses can probably give you details, but if you're talking about a PEG feeding tube, the procedure is really simple. Small incision in the the skin, then just push the peg through the stomach...
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    Thanks CRF, for your patience and care. ...

    Thanks CRF, for your patience and care.



    Ms. espousal did 5 months of rehab at Craig, roughly 2 years ago. She goes back annually for a re-eval, and was just there for a week in early June. ...
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    Started her on Livonox (q12 blood thinner) last...

    Started her on Livonox (q12 blood thinner) last night after meeting with the interventional radiologists and doing the vascular ultra-sound of her legs. Looks like both legs are clotted from about...
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    Got it, everyone. Thank you all very much. ...

    Got it, everyone. Thank you all very much.

    MRI showed an occluded (blocked) inferior vena cava at the umblella filter site. From the looks of the clot itself (it was a high power 3T MRI machine,...
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    Sorry if I didn't make myself clear or am...

    Sorry if I didn't make myself clear or am misinterpreting your reply. She does not have a baclofen pump placed. It was just a one time intrathecal trial injection.

    Ultrasound confirmed the clot...
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    CWO and Lyninifer, I appreciate the responses,...

    CWO and Lyninifer,

    I appreciate the responses, but my original post stated that elevation was not helpful.

    Ultrasound today indicated that a peripheral vein in her abdomen was indeed clotted...
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    SCI-Nurse: Causes of Edema

    Asking for advice here. My wife (C6/C7, right/left; incomplete ASIA C) has for the past 3 weeks experienced severe edema in her legs. I realize that this is very common with wheelchair users. ...
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    Not that I know firsthand, but I'm guessing they...

    Not that I know firsthand, but I'm guessing they were referring to propyfol (sp?). I've heard ICU nurses numerous times jokingly refer to it as "milk of amnesia due to it's whiteish, thick...
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    Fuente responds: I just can't figure out to...

    Fuente responds:


    I just can't figure out to whom you are speaking, Fuente. You quoted my response. However, I do not know to which story you refer. It certainly isn't my story. I am not the...
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    Good for you, Fuente. Not everyone is as strong...

    Good for you, Fuente. Not everyone is as strong and mighty as you.

    While I agree that minimizing any drug usage is a good idea in theory, sometimes treating a problem instead of ignoring is the...
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    Thanks to RAB and McDuff. That info (and...

    Thanks to RAB and McDuff. That info (and McDuff's thread link) helps a bunch to ease my fears.

    I had assumed that the dosage could not be tweaked post implantation; therefore, it was very...
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    Baclofen pump trial

    I'm looking for any info I can get about the protocol and procedure of a baclofen pump trial. Indira Lanig (who knows her stuff), from Craig Hospital has recommended a combo baclofen/dilaudad pump...
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    I remember my horror when first talking to the...

    I remember my horror when first talking to the folks at Craig when they referred to my wife as a "quad." I tried to explain that she was incomplete, had some movement in her hands and such. They...
  19. Thread: Cymbalta?

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    My wife got the same recommendation to switch...

    My wife got the same recommendation to switch from Effexor to Cymbalta to also combat some pretty intense neuropathic pain. While she did not experience any of the undesirable side effects that have...
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    Nothing firsthand, but my wife's occupational...

    Nothing firsthand, but my wife's occupational therapist was involved in a custody case wherein the biological father (C6 quad or so) fought for custody of his daughter. The bottom line in that case...
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    KLD, Fantastic! Exactly what I was looking...

    KLD,

    Fantastic! Exactly what I was looking for. If I can't get any response from these articles, I will pursue other research. Thanks again.

    K
  22. Just a story: Good friend of mine has a family...

    Just a story:

    Good friend of mine has a family member (her brother) who is C5 complete. He's a really active, go get 'em, kind of guy both pre- and post- injury. Drinka a lot of coffee and not...
  23. Despite KLD's far superior knowledge and vast...

    Despite KLD's far superior knowledge and vast experience in this area, I'd like to add 2 cents. Take it for what it's worth.

    My wife has defecated what appeared to be pristine Ditropan XL...
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    Need UTI antibiotic course journal articles

    My wife is getting over a pretty serious UTI (indwelling foley, temp rising 2 degrees per hour, hard spasms, all the classic symptoms). Since the symptoms came on so suddenly and so severely, we...
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    Oh,and on the DMB theme, the song Grey Street got...

    Oh,and on the DMB theme, the song Grey Street got me through 5 months of sleeping on a couch while my wife was in sub-acute rehab in Denver.
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