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    Ooops, forgot

    He is paralyzed from the neck down, but has some movement in his shoulders and elbows.
    Debby
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    Swimming as Therapy

    We have an above ground pool that I would like for our son to have access to for therapy as well as fun.
    Does anyone know what equipment we would need to make sure he is safe getting in and out of...
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    Thank you

    He'll be going to the rehab institute early this week. Karen Reeve from there is going to see him tomorrow and he should go either Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm really glad he's going there...I...
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    Medicaid in St. Louis

    My son, Troy, will be going to rehab at the Rehab Institute of St. Louis this week. I have been talking to Karen Reeve about his stay there and because he is on medicaid he only gets 30 days at their...
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    Thank you, I did notice the spelling difference,...

    Thank you,
    I did notice the spelling difference, the psychiatrist comment was in answer to her statement about his state of mind due to delaying the rehab. However, I did not know what a...
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    He is not in a nursing home. He is in a wound...

    He is not in a nursing home. He is in a wound care center because of the bedsores. The bedsores are healing quite well, the smaller one is almost gone and the larger one is less than half of its...
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    Rehab Delay

    :thinking: Troy's rehab has been delayed by several months, he was injured June 27 of this year and got bedsores from the first hospital he was in.
    By all accounts he should have gone to rehab...
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    Need Information

    Hey, does anyone know where I'd get free brochures about SCI and other related material for a "Health Fair" type event that we are planning to hold in our town?
    Thanks,
    Debby, Troy's mom :)
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    Actually, I think they may have meant that Wash U...

    Actually, I think they may have meant that Wash U has an affiliation with the Christopher Reeves Foundation. Don't know where Chicago came from.
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    Not sure what I mean either...just something that...

    Not sure what I mean either...just something that was said to me and I should have researched it before repeating it.
    Thanks,
    Debby
  11. I've found my answer here. I just posted a...

    I've found my answer here. I just posted a question about the Rehab Institute of St. Louis (Wash U's rehab facility) and you have more than made me feel as if we've made the best decision for our...
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    Rehab Institute of St. Louis

    Has anyone attended this rehab center? I've been told that this is where Chris Reeves went for his rehab and they are associated with Washington University School of Medicine, where they do a lot of...
  13. Our experience at Barnes Jewish has been very...

    Our experience at Barnes Jewish has been very good so far. The doctors and staff that we have dealt with there have been respectful, explained everything to us--why they want to do certain things...
  14. Sometimes I don't understand

    :confused: I know as my children were growing up many of their friends had parents that just didn't seem to care. I've never been able to understand that.
    These are my children, I love them and I...
  15. Sorry if this ends up on here twice

    Okay, now I'm really confused. My son is having spasms all the time, mostly in his hips and both legs. Is this good or bad?
    He still can't feel anything or move anything--not his hands, not his...
  16. Any recommendations for contractures in the arms?...

    Any recommendations for contractures in the arms? He used to be able to move them, but is having difficulty now.
    Debby
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    Hi, I'm new to this, but I thought I'd give you...

    Hi,
    I'm new to this, but I thought I'd give you my two-cents worth, since my son has two severe bedsores right now.
    Eat healthy, take some very good vitamins and absolutely stay off the bedsore...
  18. Hey everyone, I'm new to this site. AND I am...

    Hey everyone,
    I'm new to this site. AND I am new to the SCI community, because my 20 year old son recently broke his neck. All he can do is bend his elbows and shrug his shoulders.
    I guess I'm...
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    Troy is at St. Anthony's Kindred Center for the pressure sores.
    His doctors are from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis (which is part of Washington University Medical Center).
    We moved him from...
  20. Impending Surgeries need help

    A new SCI friend, another mom, recommended I come here and ask my questions.
    My 20 year old son is scheduled for surgery Oct. 19. He was injured June 27 and now has two severe bedsores, which the...
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