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  1. Thread: Spastic or UTI?

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    Probably Macrodantin, which, along with the...

    Probably Macrodantin, which, along with the Cipro, are the usual shotgun antibiotics for a UTI. Chances are, he has something sensitive to those, but I know we went in circles for a long time with a...
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    When my guy had a stage 3 and flap surg (no vac...

    When my guy had a stage 3 and flap surg (no vac tho) he was taking zinc and vitamin C. Is the pad under him so the hired help can use it to move him? When I worked at a SNF, we used the pads to...
  3. Thread: Spastic or UTI?

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    Number 1 sign of a UTI in my guy is leaking...

    Number 1 sign of a UTI in my guy is leaking around his SP catheter. If you think that's it, make'em culture it before giving him antibiotics. Do you know the diff yet between colonized and...
  4. Thread: Laying on Stomach

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    You can bridge everything (like his colostomy...

    You can bridge everything (like his colostomy stuff) with pillows. It takes a lot of pillows, but you basically make a pillow bed, then take out pillows where you don't want pressure, like his...
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    Maybe try one of those teardrop shaped backpacks...

    Maybe try one of those teardrop shaped backpacks to carry stuff, the ones with only one strap. You can wear it in front, kind of like a kangaroo pouch, low like you're covering your beer belly. The...
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    Poll: Exercise isn't going to regenerate nerves, even...

    Exercise isn't going to regenerate nerves, even if you're exercising every waking hour. It is going to maximize what he can do with what he has. My SO is a C4 inc quad, Asia B I believe (he has the...
  7. Thread: Pasta Sauce.

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    You're almost there- here's how I do it, but I'm...

    You're almost there- here's how I do it, but I'm not Italian
    chop an onion and a bell pepper, then cook over medium heat for a few minutes, until they get soft, but not browned. Add your garlic and...
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    Play your third quarter in Vegas with me in mind....

    Play your third quarter in Vegas with me in mind. I'll send my luck your way and you can win big :D My family is lucky- I've won a VCR/DVD player, 700.00 worth of educational toys, a turkey, a set...
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    Get a length of tubing from the aquarium fish...

    Get a length of tubing from the aquarium fish store, sanitize it the usual way (soak in a 10% bleach solution for 20 minutes) and use it as a one time extension, then toss. It's about .28/ft here.
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    UCD hospital in Sac??? I worked in the ER there...

    UCD hospital in Sac??? I worked in the ER there a while back. Saw it on 'Trauma- Life in The ER' last year and hardly recognized it. I remember babysitting some old fart who'd broken his nack and...
  11. Thread: Yeast infection?

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    Ahh, the old yogurt up the hoohoo trick. I have...

    Ahh, the old yogurt up the hoohoo trick. I have a friend who tried a garlic douche for yeast. I don't remember how much garlic she used, but her whole body smelled like garlic for daaaaaays. Don't...
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    Las Palmas on the Alameda in San Jose has the...

    Las Palmas on the Alameda in San Jose has the best chile verde burritos in the world. I remember eating there before my youngest brother was born (Mom had the best cravings LOL) and I was 5. We've...
  13. Thread: How Many Pills

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    12 methadone tabs 3 oxybutinin 4.5...

    12 methadone tabs

    3 oxybutinin

    4.5 baclofen

    3 neurontin

    1 wellbutrin
  14. Thread: dh very sick

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    Prolly MRSA....methycillin resistant staph...

    Prolly MRSA....methycillin resistant staph aureous. It's an antibiotic resistant staph germ lots of people carry around. The problems start when it enters your system, usually via a skin break. It...
  15. Thread: angry at mom

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    Is your son showing his anger at you because...

    Is your son showing his anger at you because you're the only 'safe' person he can unload on and know you'll still love him?

    '...he says things to me that he would never have said before his...
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    Poll: From an AB perspective, at first glance it may...

    From an AB perspective, at first glance it may seem controlling. I think what it is really is having things done as you would if you were able. What I take for granted, how my hair looks for...
  17. Thread: leaking SP cath

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    He's not sure of the Ditropan dosage, maybe 50mg,...

    He's not sure of the Ditropan dosage, maybe 50mg, TID. His cath size is 18. I did mention the latex thing to him tonight, so maybe we'll get it changed. Not sure if he needs a doc's ok, but prolly...
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    Your first name of Lisa has given you energy,...

    Your first name of Lisa has given you energy, drive, and ambition, but also an almost excessively strong-willed and independent nature. While you are creative, inventive, and ingenious in practical...
  19. Thread: leaking SP cath

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    He's had the SP for almost 5 years. It is latex,...

    He's had the SP for almost 5 years. It is latex, the size hasn't changed (and his uro says no larger, otherwise ya just end up using a firehose down the line- gotta love a urologist with a sense of...
  20. Thread: We got a house :)

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    We got a house :)

    It's a rental, but will be the first time we've lived together. It's tiny, but has hardwood floors throughout except for about a 4' hallway. The bathroom door is wide, the sink is on the wall, it...
  21. Thread: leaking SP cath

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    leaking SP cath

    The problem- the bf's been leaking around his cath at the stoma. Sometimes just a bit, other times he wakes in a lake. It also leaks during the day, tho not as much.

    Solutions that haven't...
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    Heck, I've owned cars worth less than those fish...

    Heck, I've owned cars worth less than those fish and they had names (not very nice names.... http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif ) The fish are gorgeous but I'm lousy at pet names. ...
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    Wow Marm, that's great on Matt's part- can he sit...

    Wow Marm, that's great on Matt's part- can he sit without bracing himself with his arms? The bf can for a lil bit, but isn't confident in his balance at all. Alan, he has just moderate lateral...
  24. Thread: Need some prayers

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    Oh Martha, I am so sorry. I have no words, just...

    Oh Martha, I am so sorry. I have no words, just arms that would hug you and an aching heart.
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    Unfortunately you will have to learn to handle...

    Unfortunately you will have to learn to handle it. It's part of the territory. We've been going around on the 'find the right pain meds combo' ride for way too long. I can't let it consume me, tho...
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