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  1. Hi Faithful1990, I seem to be in the same boat as...

    Hi Faithful1990, I seem to be in the same boat as you. It is very hard to get my son motivated. He is 20 and his accident was July 14, 2008. His injury is C5 incomplete, Asia A. We are constantly...
  2. Thread: new here

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    Hey, I'm Justin's mom. I'm so sorry this has...

    Hey, I'm Justin's mom. I'm so sorry this has happened to you. I look forward to meething you. I think it has really helped him having someone talk to. I wish you the best of luck.
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    Hi Casper, my son is 21 and he is a C5...

    Hi Casper, my son is 21 and he is a C5 incomplete, post 7 mos. He has been home since Oct 24. His therapist says he is doing a good job. Since he has been home he has learned to transition from the...
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    Exercise

    I appreciate all of the advice. He does 1 hr of therapy on Tuesday and Thursdays. He has come a long way since his accident. For the 1st month after leaving rehab he did work for maybe an hour a...
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    Hi, actually this is mom. He likes going to...

    Hi, actually this is mom. He likes going to therapy. He is currently taking a depression medicine. We have tried to get him to talk to a counselor, but he refuses. He will tell you he is going to...
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    Time spent exercising

    My son is 20 and is a C5 incomplete, Asia B. He has gained movement back in his left hand, he can pick up items with it but can't squeeze real tight. His right hand doesn't close much. He can lift...
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    Thanks for the information, it is really helpful....

    Thanks for the information, it is really helpful. I have one other question. When he was in Spain he was pretty regular about going to the bathroom every other day at night. When he came home I...
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    I don't think we have been putting enough...

    I don't think we have been putting enough lubricant on the cath because we have only been putting it on about 2inches. I have been doing it most of the time. Usually I might have 2 spots that it...
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    Catherization

    My son came home from Spain on 10/24 and we have to cath every 6 hours. When he came home we started using the Red Robin 14FR and it has started to hurt and bleed a little. We have switched back to...
  10. Thread: New SCI

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    His PT is working on getting a wheel chair...

    His PT is working on getting a wheel chair donated and a bed. His social worker from the hospital is going to help with the medicines he needs for about 2 weeks to a month. He is supped to get 3...
  11. Thread: New SCI

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    Need answers. My son has been at Spain Rehab for...

    Need answers. My son has been at Spain Rehab for 4 weeks. They gave him a discharge date of 10/24 which means he will have been in there for 5 weeks. He has no insurance and has been give the status...
  12. Thread: New SCI

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    Justin has been in Spain Rehab for 2 weeks now....

    Justin has been in Spain Rehab for 2 weeks now. They have taken his treach out and are supposed to take his peg tube out today. His therapist say his range movement in his arms are getting much...
  13. Thread: New SCI

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    Justin has been at Spain Rehab for 3 days now. I...

    Justin has been at Spain Rehab for 3 days now. I asked one of his therapist what classification he is. He has a C5 injury and on the ASIA scale he is a B. The are beginning to work on the range of...
  14. Thread: New SCI

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    Hopefully we are going back to Spain Rehab today...

    Hopefully we are going back to Spain Rehab today and they are taking out his treach..yeah....As I have stated before we do not have insurance, I have filed for the charitable organization help and...
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    I know how you feel. My son had a C5 injury July...

    I know how you feel. My son had a C5 injury July 14. He has had feeling all along. We went through the pneumonia and fever as you did. We went to rehab yesterday and they said he had a fever then...
  16. Thread: New SCI

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    I have not gotten to tour Spain yet. Someone...

    I have not gotten to tour Spain yet. Someone came over today and did a test with the needles. The doctor that will be over him is supposed to be by this afternoon. I have heard you talk about an...
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    Hi Watchthisbaby. My son is a C5, water slide...

    Hi Watchthisbaby. My son is a C5, water slide accident. Can you tell me how far you have come and what motivates you. Trying to find ways to encourage and motivate him.
  18. Thread: New SCI

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    They have have moved my son to step down. He was...

    They have have moved my son to step down. He was so happy, you should have seen the smile on his face. His room has a big view, he hadn't seen outside for 8 weeks. I have a question. He has always...
  19. Thread: New SCI

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    Moving to step down

    I believe my son is getting out of the ICU today. We are going to the step down room now. I guess where we get ready for rehab. What are the questions we should be asking now? What should we as...
  20. Thread: New SCI

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    Thanks for all the responses. He has had one bed...

    Thanks for all the responses. He has had one bed sore on his bottom but that has healed now. He is supposed to go over to Spain Rehab when he gets off the ventilator. I have not heard of the Roho,...
  21. Thread: New SCI

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    New SCI

    My 19 year old son was in a water accident on July 14. He had a C-5 injury. They put rods in his neck from the C-3 to C-7. The say it is an incomplete injury. No bone fragments in the spinal cord...
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