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    Hi everyone, You were all so wonderful during...

    Hi everyone,

    You were all so wonderful during our time of distress last fall and winter.... I wanted to give you an update with wonderful news!!!!

    My dad was discharged home on March 13, 6...
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    Update: My dad has graduated out of ICU!

    Hi everyone!

    I haven't posted an update for awhile, because I've been pretty busy trying to keep life going as well as spending time with my dad..... The good news is, he was transferred today to...
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    Update on SCVMC

    I met the SCVMC nurse this evening...had a meeting with her and my mom, the social worker from the hospital, and the discharge planner RN. Bottom line, the wound is too deep for SCVMC to take him...
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    Lungs vs pressure wounds

    I just got to the hospital and they are sitting him up again today. I asked them not to because of his pressure ulcer and they replied again that "lungs are more important than skin" . I agree, but...
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    You guys are the best!

    I appreciate your support SO MUCH! I've printed out a bunch of the guidelines from PVA, and I'm going through them with a finetooth comb, esp the pressure ulcer guideline. I'm a nurse (with NO SCI...
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    Help! Now they want to transfer my dad to a long-term medicare hospital

    Based on a family conference last Wednesday, I thought we had a plan in place that this hospital would keep my dad until his decub was healed, and then he would be transferred to Santa Clara. Now,...
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    Update on my dad with 3 spinal injuries

    Thanks to all of you, I had the courage to stand up to the pessimistic trauma surgeon, and insist that we wanted to prepare my dad for transfer to Santa Clara's rehab unit. They were actually pretty...
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    Thanks, everyone... Thomas, you really...

    Thanks, everyone...

    Thomas, you really articulated what I'm thinking when you said "You'd really have to actually go through the rehab first to have any idea of what your choices were in fact."
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    Update....We're in touch with Santa Clara and...

    Update....We're in touch with Santa Clara and they sound wonderful! I have a meeting with the doctors where he is now, tomorrow, so I'm hoping to get the process going then. Santa Clara people said...
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    Thank you So much!

    Wow....I am so appreciative for all of your prompt, thoughtful and encouraging responses. There is so much to think about...when I read your responses, it was so comforting to realize that there...
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    My dad is in ICU with 3 spinal injuries!

    We don't know what to do. My dad is 72 years old--VERY healthy, but fell from a ladder 10 days ago and has many broken ribs, still on ventilator, moderate head injury (he's starting to wake up and...
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