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  1. Lynnifer. The soda isn't good and he knows that....

    Lynnifer. The soda isn't good and he knows that. He is drinking a lot more water (thankfully) and he also drinks tea. He usually sleeps 12 hours (feet now elevated as high as we can get them...
  2. My apologies... I was just corrected by my son,...

    My apologies... I was just corrected by my son, what the wound Dr. stated was that we have to get the swelling down as it could result in pulmonary edema. Regardless, we have to reduce the swelling...
  3. @ Craig: No, his heart has not been tested. ...

    @ Craig: No, his heart has not been tested. He's usually very healthy despite the secondary SCI gifts (those gifts that keep on giving, occasional UTI's, Pressure wounds). Salt? Well, he could...
  4. Help please. Pulmonary Edema, pressure wounds with history of DVT

    My son, T-12 complete, injured at 17 yrs., now 21 is suffering from severe edema of both feet. History... injured 11/08, DVT 11/09, filter in groin, prescribed coumadin. He has had multiple...
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    Thank you CurvySAT05. I'd love to get an appt....

    Thank you CurvySAT05. I'd love to get an appt. with a neurosurgeon, I can't get anyone to return phone calls. This is crazy. We did have his hardware checked in Sept., they said everything was in...
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    Nurse, Dr. Young. - Thank you so much for...

    Nurse, Dr. Young. - Thank you so much for replying so quickly. The spot is fairly soft and moves. We saw his GP today and just had xrays. If it's fluid, I'm not sure how much is going to show up. We...
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    Thank you, it's the hump I'm concerned about. ...

    Thank you, it's the hump I'm concerned about. The redness was because he'd been laying on it and has since decreased since he's been laying prone. Most of the other splotchiness is from the wound...
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    Help needed please - Nurse? Dr. Young?

    This is a picture of my son's lower back. He's been developing what we were told "curvature" due to sitting but just the other night, I noticed it was much larger than before and I'm really worried....
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    Hi BobDylanfan. I am so very sorry to hear about...

    Hi BobDylanfan. I am so very sorry to hear about your brother. My son was injured just before his 18th. bday T12 ASIA A. We're now 20 months post. My son said the EXACT same thing your brother...
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    Have you tried contacting PW? Go to their...

    Have you tried contacting PW? Go to their website or click here.
    http://www.projectwalk.org/clients/clients_resouces.htm
    There's a whole list of resources. Hope this helps.
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    Dr. Young. Thank you.

    I will contact them first thing Monday AM. It's just terribly frustrating.
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    Dr. Young... I'm thoroughly disappointed.....

    Dr. Young... as per your suggestion, I contacted Dr. Smith's office back in March and as the blog string reads, I didn't hear anything back from her office.

    Understanding that Dr. Smith's "very...
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    Thanks for the update. I looked for it last...

    Thanks for the update. I looked for it last night to record and couldn't find it.
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    Hi mc740. I'm sure others can be more specific...

    Hi mc740. I'm sure others can be more specific and helpful but I do know you need hip flexors. My son T12 complete and his hip flexors work well allowing him to walk in braces with a walker. He...
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    Dr. Young, Sorry to bother you again, but.....

    As per your suggestion, I contacted Dr. Charlotte Smith's office almost a month ago. I did receive a return call from her assistant within a couple of days. The assistant asked for detailed...
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    Carolyn, Let me know what you find out. Our son...

    Carolyn, Let me know what you find out. Our son is bent as well and he has a large curverature in his lower back. He doesn't take either med. The standing is helping him straighten but the...
  17. Agnes, thank you. We went to Health South for a...

    Agnes, thank you. We went to Health South for a while, but they didn't want him in the pool b/c bowel, bladder. Then, when they finally figured out it would be ok, their pool wasn't operable. We...
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    Dr. Young.... We are near Houston

    However, I am very familiar with Brackenridge. I drove down last March to hear your SCI presentation. As a result, I chose to take our son to the Spine Rehab Center there for his round 2 of Acute...
  19. Thanks everyone. We looked at 2 in our area this...

    Thanks everyone. We looked at 2 in our area this evening. The first, not so good. Little equipment and the young "sales" gal had no idea of anything, she just suggested all the upper body, e.g.,...
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    Thanks Lakboy, but from my readings, incomplete...

    Thanks Lakboy, but from my readings, incomplete would mean he would have voluntary contration of the anus and/or feel the pin prick to the anus. Which he has neither.
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    Dr. Young....

    Thank you so much for your rapid response. We were told immediately after surgery that they weren't able to get all the bone fragment and that a second surgery "might" be needed. He explained that...
  22. Hi Jody, Thank you for your reply. He's 16...

    Hi Jody,
    Thank you for your reply. He's 16 months post and has hip flexor and sometime ab deductors. He goes to physical therapy 2x week, but they are working on balance, walking in his leg...
  23. Does anyone work with a personal trainer at a gym?

    We're considering signing our son up to a gym with a personal trainer and wanted to know any positive/negative opinionns for those of you have done this. Our son is T12 ASIA A and from his injury...
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    Dr. Young... Can you explain?

    I just received my son's surgical records and read the following, would you please translate? And in your opinion, would this hinder his recovery?
    Thank you in advance.

    "A fragment from the...
  25. That's a great site. Thanks for sharing

    That's a great site. Thanks for sharing
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