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    Thank you, Kenf. Jake didn't tolerate Ativan...

    Thank you, Kenf. Jake didn't tolerate Ativan when he took it a couple of years ago, so we don't want to risk reaction to another med. Glad to hear that it helps you, though.

    I guess we'll wait...
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    No more Zyprexa...

    Jake is finally off Zyprexa. He went from 15mg. last summer, down in 2 1/2mg increments every few weeks, until he finally had the last of it a week or so ago. Now he is having a pretty rough time...
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    Betheny--I've been chuckling at Leif's posts here...

    Betheny--I've been chuckling at Leif's posts here and just now reached the present end of the forum...no one has brought up the need for solving our rather obvious problem with gas-guzzling cars yet....
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    To you optimistic drivers-- Jake (C5-6) wants...

    To you optimistic drivers--

    Jake (C5-6) wants a 1990 Mustang 5.0, black with tan leather interior, and he wants it NOW! I haven't asked him, but I'm betting manual.

    Why not? All he needs is...
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    Thank you, Jen! Maybe there's more 'hot'...

    Thank you, Jen!

    Maybe there's more 'hot' reaction in the environment from immune response that 'cools' as the body adapts...???

    Keep this stuff coming! It's so refreshing!

    Tana
  6. This really is uplifting, Leif--thank you. I...

    This really is uplifting, Leif--thank you. I hope Roshni reads it, after her comments a couple of weeks ago about feeling down because of all the recent news. There is good stuff going on, and it...
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    Marcia, Yes--don't argue with him about it! ...

    Marcia,

    Yes--don't argue with him about it! Just provide the basics for him and go! And don't be available for frequent phone calls--prearrange a time for touching bases, but don't let him ruin...
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    Jake did something like that with his right foot...

    Jake did something like that with his right foot yesterday, and I can totally relate to the high. Like Chris Reeve said, "It's a good parlor trick." Keep up the visualizing!!

    Tana
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    Hey--it worked! Not spyware, but anti-virus...

    Hey--it worked! Not spyware, but anti-virus program, which didn't find any viruses (virusi? viri? Um...) but still, the link to the x-box control opened, no cold shoulder this time. Guess this...
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    broknwing...thanks, yes. It's links I can't...

    broknwing...thanks, yes. It's links I can't open, and I think Patonb is onto it, too--I'm probably just paranoid (heh!) but think spyware needs a visit from me! ('Just' cut and paste? ...
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    Jake had a gram neg. rods show up in his urine a...

    Jake had a gram neg. rods show up in his urine a year or so ago and has had 50mg tobramyecin flushes twice a day ever since. It seems to have reduced his UTIs noticeably, tho they aren't usually...
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    OK, guys--I see part of my problem. I lack...

    OK, guys--I see part of my problem. I lack language for this. Above: 'Trend Micro' or 'Panda ActiveScan'...if I send my cursor there and punch the mouse, my computer freezes. Maybe the pop-up...
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    Help! I can't open any pop-ups!

    I know so little about using my computer, but I do know how to turn off the Pop-up blocker. Except now when I try to look at someone's cool stuff and I punch my mouse to open it, the whole computer...
  14. Good wishes for America, but dreams of someday...

    Good wishes for America, but dreams of someday taking Jake to China...it just seems real. But then, 'real' is huge and often surprising, so, wherever, whenever, however, we will go.
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    My son, Jake, 32--C5/C6, 3 years post--uses an...

    My son, Jake, 32--C5/C6, 3 years post--uses an Emerson cough assist. He started it at rehab at the UW, and we went there to be trained. His particular settings were determined at rehab, and have...
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    Thank you, KLD. His physiatrist at UW has been...

    Thank you, KLD. His physiatrist at UW has been concerned about the large number of meds Jake has taken ever since he was in a specialty vent-weaning hospital and was slowly coming out of anoxic...
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    Jake "has to pee" SO BAD!

    Around the beginning of the month, Jake's doctor decided to begin lowering his Zyprexa. (He's been on 15mg daily for about two years; the new dose is 12.5 mg. taken 5 mg. in the morning, 7.5 mg. in...
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    (Thank you, web dweller, for moving this...

    (Thank you, web dweller, for moving this thread--I'm never quite sure about choosing a category!)

    The landlord has changed his mind! We're staying...the shock is receding, but in some ways is...
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    lynnifer--thank you SO MUCH! YES--the line...

    lynnifer--thank you SO MUCH! YES--the line stating that "When a tenant is being evicted because...of conversion to condominiums, 90 days' notice is required" could buy us some time. While this...
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    ADA and landlord selling house...?

    Is there any provision in the ADA for renters being given a reasonable period of time in which to find another house and get moved?

    Our landlord called last night...bombshell...and while he's...
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    I'm so sorry for Will. May God fill in the...

    I'm so sorry for Will. May God fill in the spaces left in his young heart and mind with love beyond words--love he has already known. Love isn't lost...just seems to be hiding sometimes. God bless...
  22. Wow! We'll follow this! Thanks, everyone--Faye,...

    Wow! We'll follow this! Thanks, everyone--Faye, you're cookin' down there!

    Tana
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    More positive direction--good to hear it! ...

    More positive direction--good to hear it!

    Tana
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    Moe--Google Emerson Cough Assist. Our son,...

    Moe--Google Emerson Cough Assist.

    Our son, Jake, started using one last year at rehab and it stopped his chronic pneumonias--his infection is also a drug-resistant bug that has apparently...
  25. Steven, do you think our present administration...

    Steven, do you think our present administration interferes with FDA decisions? Is there a danger of things being procrastinated due to pol pressure? (Disguised, perhaps, as a 'safety' issue?) Or...
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