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    That doesn't work for me, nor does putting the...

    That doesn't work for me, nor does putting the phone number alone in the "to" section for Mail on my Mac.

    (KLD)
  2. Thread: Benadryl

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    Suggest you see a dermatologist, not just your...

    Suggest you see a dermatologist, not just your GP.

    Diphenhydramine (generic of Benadryl) is an antihistamine best used for short term management of allergic reactions such as hives, and is...
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    I have moved this discussion to the Care forum,...

    I have moved this discussion to the Care forum, as it really was off-topic on the thread on which it was originally posted.

    (KLD)
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    When in doubt, best to go with the smaller than...

    When in doubt, best to go with the smaller than the larger size, especially if you have significant muscle atrophy in your buttocks and thighs. As with most things, the weight capacity of slings is...
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    Look at these: Liko Hygiene Polyester Sling:...

    Look at these:

    Liko Hygiene Polyester Sling: https://www.accessibleenvironments.net/Liko_Patient_lifts_and_accessories.htm

    Prism Hygiene Sling with Commode Opening:...
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    Are you talking about in-exsuffalators? If so, I...

    Are you talking about in-exsuffalators? If so, I only know of two on the market.



    Respironics Cough-Assist
    Hill-Rom Vital Cough


    These are different than vibratory chest vests, which...
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    Hope you don't live where there are...

    Hope you don't live where there are earthquakes!!!

    (KLD)
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    This post is over 2 years old, and the OP has not...

    This post is over 2 years old, and the OP has not been to our forums since June 2017, so unlikely to see your response. Please check dates before pulling up old posts and responding.

    (KLD)
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    Ask your physician if it should be kept in a...

    Ask your physician if it should be kept in a sling when you are up in your chair. If you depend on the arm resting on the armrest for balance, you may need to use a chest strap temporarily until you...
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    The hospital will not pay for any needed after...

    The hospital will not pay for any needed after discharge special care due to this as their attorney would counsel them that doing so would be admitting it was their fault. They should though arrange...
  11. I would be concerned about using a compression...

    I would be concerned about using a compression stocking on the fractured leg, as application can put a good deal of torque on your lower femur. A correctly applied ACE wrap might be better. I would...
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    It may be a little more difficult to do your...

    It may be a little more difficult to do your bowel care on your right side, but it can still be done. We used to do it that way all the time for those not allowed to lay on their left side due to...
  13. You can have a low grade temp with a fracture,...

    You can have a low grade temp with a fracture, but I would also want to rule out you having a DVT which could also cause you to run a low grade temp, and is a risk after a fracture.

    Very likely...
  14. A brace or splint that can be removed at least...

    A brace or splint that can be removed at least daily for skin inspection is ideal, and it should be well padded. Don't let them put you in a cast for sure! Your ortho doctor should consult with a...
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    Since you posted essentially the same question...

    Since you posted essentially the same question again, I have moved it to the original thread. Suggest you review the comments above to your original post. Thanks.

    (KLD)
  16. Yes, medication side effects should be...

    Yes, medication side effects should be considered. Anticholenergics such as Ditropan, Detrol, Vesicare, etc. and anti-seizure drugs used for neuropathic pain such as gabapentin, pregabalin, Tegretol,...
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    You should not be charged for your second set of...

    You should not be charged for your second set of wheels. You and the airlines should consider this as medical equipment and the same as taking a second chair, which you can gate check or check at the...
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    Set-back hinges may work to avoid having to...

    Set-back hinges may work to avoid having to remove the door, depending on how the door is configured, but the won't widen the door jamb.

    (KLD)
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    Yes, for most wheelchairs you can do this....

    Yes, for most wheelchairs you can do this. Although widening the doorway may not be possible, you can often get nearly another inch or so clearance by removing the lower part of the molding that the...
  20. So I assume you are using a cascade (filled with...

    So I assume you are using a cascade (filled with water)? Have you tried using an "artificial nose" (HME) instead, at least for when you are up in your chair?

    (KLD)
  21. Nasal-tracheal suctioning is not a pleasant...

    Nasal-tracheal suctioning is not a pleasant experience, and difficult to do well also. Do you use humidification for your vent? This helps to keep the secretions thinner and easier to get out with...
  22. I have seen no good evidence the ERT (estrogen...

    I have seen no good evidence the ERT (estrogen replacement therapy) or HRT (hormone replacement therapy) are helpful for cognitive problems related to aging, in either women with or without SCI....
  23. Pneumonia vaccinations (which should be the...

    Pneumonia vaccinations (which should be the Pneumovax 23 for people with SCI, not the Prevnar 13) only protect from bacterial pneumonia caused by 23 (therefore the name) types of bacteria which...
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    I still use a flip phone, not a smart phone, and...

    I still use a flip phone, not a smart phone, and texting on it is real tedious. I will try to above since I have a Mac. No desire for a smart phone at this time.

    (KLD)
  25. With a lot of secretions, there are really two...

    With a lot of secretions, there are really two separate techniques.

    One is a procedure for breaking up secretions so they can be coughed out more easily.

    This can be done by chest...
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