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    Thanks Katja. I'll look into them.

    Thanks Katja. I'll look into them.
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    Clothing sizes for chair users

    My son's body doesn't fit standard shirt sizes(16 1/2 inch neck, small body). I wondered if anyone has tried the online shirt makers. If so, did you add inches to any of the measurements to make...
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    Thank you for the information. Audreys

    Thank you for the information.

    Audreys
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    Lateral rotation with LAL mattress

    I have noticed that the lateral rotation component available with some LAL mattresses doesn't seem to get good reviews from writers in this column. Could you please explain why this is so? I...
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    beds to prevent pressure sores

    My 18 year old son (C6/7) 11 years post has a continuing history of pressure sores, some involving surgery and extends time out of his chair. Presently he is facing surgery on a new one. Through...
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    Scoliosis surgery

    My 15 year old (c6/7) son is scheduled to have rods put in his back in July. He has been monitored for years, and the doctors think that it must be done now. I am having trouble finding info on the...
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    thank you

    I assume that the note about personal questions was for me. I tried to contact you nurses privately, but I couldn't figure out how to do it. L. does have a nutritionist, so I will contact her.
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    Nutritional supplements for pressure sores

    My 12 1/2 year old son is a C6/7, post 5 yrs. He has his first pressure sore, and its a bad one (Stage 4). He is under a doctor's care, and is visited daily by a wound care nurse from the VNA. We...
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    Dear Robsdad, Welcome to the SCI world of...

    Dear Robsdad, Welcome to the SCI world of parenting, a place where none of us ever imagined we would end up. (Of course, our children never thought they would end up there either!) Our 7 year...
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    Tuglady Until the sore heals completely, Why...

    Tuglady Until the sore heals completely, Why don't you try some of the clothing lines othat are specially made for chair users? I am not really familiar with them, but I am sure that other members...
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    If you have a powerchair, as well as the cushion,...

    If you have a powerchair, as well as the cushion, we took off the the power control unit right at the gate so that no on one could fool around with it or break it. When you get the chair back,...
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    automatic door openers

    I want him to be able to get in a locked outer door which opens outward, and to get out of the door from the inside. I do know that we can use a looped effect and a levered door knob, but think that...
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    Automatic Door Openers

    We want to install an automatic door opener on our kitchen door so that our eleven year old quad son can get in and out of the house by himself. Does anyone have good recommendations? Of course, we...
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    Dear Dr. Young,

    I just read your article and took note of your comments regarding bisphosphonate alendronate and slowing bone loss. Would this be an appropriate treatment for an eleven...
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    Dear Dr. Wise, Thank you for the...

    Dear Dr. Wise,

    Thank you for the comprehensive summary. And thank you for devoting so much of your life to finding the cure. We who are parents of SCI children feel so helpless because we cannot...
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    The best thing you can do for your daughter is to...

    The best thing you can do for your daughter is to get her to a pediatric spinal cord injury hospital like Kennedy-Kreiger Institute in Baltimore. There is so much that can be done to help you...
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