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  1. Thread: I lost Don

    by Dons wife
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    I lost Don

    Don is gone. I can't believe it yet, but the quiet house tells me it's true. He had developed the insidious condition called ITP and the doctors couldn't get it under control. We rushed him to the...
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    Hi pmalloy, my husband is a T4 para. The only...

    Hi pmalloy, my husband is a T4 para. The only times he has swelling is because of fluid buildup. He just recently received 4 days of solumedrol and swelled up because of that. They treated him with...
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    We had United Healthcare when my husband became...

    We had United Healthcare when my husband became paralyzed. Don's doc at the rehab wrote prescriptions for supplies, the insurance paid for disposal diapers, chux, wheelchair. We paid for slide...
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    Hi ginl, I'm mostly a "lurker", but I catch up on...

    Hi ginl, I'm mostly a "lurker", but I catch up on news weekly. Don's doing better. After re-reading my first posting in July, I realize how quickly everything goes. They're treating Don's ITP with...
  5. Hi Funklab, my husband is a para and is on my...

    Hi Funklab, my husband is a para and is on my BCBS policy at work. BCBS is our primary and Medicare is secondary. We fill out paper work each year with BCBS and indicate that we have Medicare. I...
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    I see myself in a lot of you. Yes, I recently...

    I see myself in a lot of you. Yes, I recently became a bitch with the nurses at the hospital and showed my frustration at the doctor too! Don is also so sweet, but I found myself breaking down in...
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    Thanks for your replies. You're right of course,...

    Thanks for your replies. You're right of course, I guess I just needed to see it in writing. This forum is a big help for me right now. Thanks
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    Looking for inspiration

    I come to this forum a lot looking for inspiration. Reading posts from other caregivers gives me comfort, but I think I've hit bottom this time. As I write this, my husband (T4 para due to TM, BK...
  9. Thank you both for responding. The source is...

    Thank you both for responding. The source is from the NHSSB Wound Managaement Manual 2005 which is a UK publication (Page 42)

    Contra-indications

    Patients with known sensitisation to silver...
  10. Dr Wise, Silver wound dressings long term use

    Can anyone tell me if using silver dressings on wounds (Acticoat) for months can cause problems with white blood cells? My husband has been going to a wound doc since mid December and they have...
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    Thanks Sci Nurse for responding. Actually, he...

    Thanks Sci Nurse for responding. Actually, he has been seeing the wound doc since January and the doc has never said anything about it. Don's to see him next week again, and he is going to ask...
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    Rash from sitting in wheelchair

    Hi, not a very pleasant subject, but my husband has developed a skin condition which is spreading across his bottom. At first I thought it might be eczema, but he's now being treated with high dose...
  13. My husband Don was diagnosed in May 2001 with TM....

    My husband Don was diagnosed in May 2001 with TM. The doctors determined it was probably caused by the virus he had a couple of weeks earlier, he never gained anything back and is a T4-5 para. ...
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    Dons stump is healing good. It was his right...

    Dons stump is healing good. It was his right leg. He had a pressure sore on the bottom of his foot, was almost healed, but opened up again suddenly. In March this year, we went to the wound doctor...
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    Lyrica is nasty stuff. Don was on high doses for...

    Lyrica is nasty stuff. Don was on high doses for over 2 years, along with 18 other prescribed and otc drugs. He recently had his right leg amputated, was doing great, then 2 days after was given a...
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    Lynnifer, I don't think you'd have as many...

    Lynnifer, I don't think you'd have as many problems as Don with an amputation as you are a much younger person. Don lost much of his strength because of delerium 2 days after. He spent a little...
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    Need ideas to help with transfers

    My husband is a T4 para since 2001, and now is a recent bk amputee. Before amputation, he was able to transfer independently everywhere, now he can't seem to transfer to his stump side (right leg...
  18. Thread: Beds

    by Dons wife
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    After looking at mattresses for 3 years, I...

    After looking at mattresses for 3 years, I finally made the decision and went with a MountainAir from Denver Mattress. It's similar to Comfort Select but not as expensive, and actually the one we...
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    Tilite 2GX for amputee

    Although I've been lurking for several years, I just joined because, well, I need some advice. My husband has been paralyzed (T4) since 2001 from Transverse Myelitis), and is now a recent below the...
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