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    Update on items: 2 weeks ago we donated all...

    Update on items:
    2 weeks ago we donated all Will's equipment to a police officer in out area that was shot in the line of duty in Sept. 04. Workman's compensation is paying his medical expenses and...
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    Please don't do anything to hurt yourself. ...

    Please don't do anything to hurt yourself. You've probably seen my posts in the past week about my 23 yr old son's death. He was C7 and had gotten pretty independent. He could drive me crazy at...
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    Last night I emailed all of you that requested...

    Last night I emailed all of you that requested information on the numerous items. If you did not receive my email, please let me know. Thanks.
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    Thanks. We have a lot of small items we could...

    Thanks. We have a lot of small items we could send. I will check this website. Thanks for your prayers.
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    Numerous items available

    My son passed away last week and I am sitting here looking at all his equipment. If there is anyone that could use any of the following, please let me know. My son had good insurance and was able...
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    How long before a drug overdose will kill you? ...

    How long before a drug overdose will kill you? Also, he said he used acid and cocaine (and the blood tests confirmed that) - not herion. Isn't LSD called acid?
    And they did do a CAT scan soon...
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    Carl R: If you were given Ativan while on the...

    Carl R: If you were given Ativan while on the ventilator, you were not having to breathe for yourself, anyway. I could understand that. I even think that many times patients are given drugs to...
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    How long does it take for a "speedball" to kill...

    How long does it take for a "speedball" to kill you? He said he used the drugs at 1:30 AM, called me at 3:26 AM to meet him at ER. I did and he was not stable at that time, but after nitropaste all...
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    Yes, an autopsy was done, but we have not gotten...

    Yes, an autopsy was done, but we have not gotten the results yet. The coroner said he thought Will "had several small strokes". I replied, "If you will look at the chart, his vital signs were all...
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    No cure needed - son died - need feedback!

    My 23 yr old son, C7 incomplete 2 1/2 yrs ago died 12-23 at our local hospital. Please read this and help me determine his EXACT cause of death.
    He called me at about 3:15 AM and asked me to meet...
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    I am from Columbus, MS. My son (C7 injury...

    I am from Columbus, MS. My son (C7 injury 8/02)went to Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. They are great. He initially went to Methodist Rehab in Jackson, MS, but came home basically the same as he...
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    What did the guy die of in October (9 days after...

    What did the guy die of in October (9 days after Huangs surgery)?
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    Thank you Dr. Young for your very informative...

    Thank you Dr. Young for your very informative reply. I gathered from your response that overall the procedure has been very sucessful in giving SCI patients "some" recovery. "Some" is definitely...
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    Dr. Young:I have a 23 yr old son who suffered C7...

    Dr. Young:I have a 23 yr old son who suffered C7 SCI on 8-13-02. He has recovered back to about T-1. Currently he is independent: does all self care including bowel and bladder, drives, transfers,...
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    Poll: Superstar: You said insurance is a possibility...

    Superstar: You said insurance is a possibility for the Portugal procedure. Please give me details. Thanks.
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    So, Dr. Young, are you saying that spasms are a...

    So, Dr. Young, are you saying that spasms are a good thing (since the neurons are intact and firing) and exactly how is that helpful to my son? He has to take a lot of meds for spasms and thinks...
  17. Poll: Dr. Huang - I emailed 2 weeks ago about coming to...

    Dr. Huang - I emailed 2 weeks ago about coming to China. C7 incomplete injury on 8-13-2002. 21 yrs old- healthy. Are you responding to all emails? (I understand that you must be terribly busy, but...
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    Tammy, my son went to Shepherd Center 1/23/03 for...

    Tammy, my son went to Shepherd Center 1/23/03 for 4 weeks and he came home much more independent than when he left. I cannot say enough good things about Shepherd. He was in the "Day Program" where...
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    After my 21 year old son's accident he started...

    After my 21 year old son's accident he started trying to take his frustrations out on me. (I am a nurse and have dealt with many frustrated patients.) I told him that I was there to help him and...
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    I have not been on this site for a while. Would...

    I have not been on this site for a while. Would someone please update me on exaxtly what Dr. Haung is doing, how much this costs,and how long do you have to stay in China? Also, I saw many, many...
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    Funding/Loans for home modifications

    Does anyone know of funding or special loans, etc. to assist in home modifications? Thanks.
  22. Poll: I am a 22 year old male, 16 months post injury -...

    I am a 22 year old male, 16 months post injury - C-7 incomplete. I have gotten pretty independent over the past few months - started driving 7 months post, can do all self-care. Fortunately,I have...
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    Misa1 - what agency in Chicago do you go through...

    Misa1 - what agency in Chicago do you go through to get that salary and food and housing? That sounds great.
  24. Thread: Throbbing Pain

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    Throbbing Pain

    My son is 9 months post injury - C7 incomplete. Recently he has started having what he calls "throbbing" pain in his butt, penis and testicles. I ask if it is burning or tingling and he says, "NO,...
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    I failed to mention that my son has recovered...

    I failed to mention that my son has recovered motor function back to T1. He has good hand, tricep and bicep function. He also is continuing to recover sensation on the sides of his chest and...
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