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    Hello Everyone, Glad holidays are over. It...

    Hello Everyone,

    Glad holidays are over. It was a hard time for our family.

    A few changes to my mom's condition. She can do facial movements and expressions and seems to have more control...
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    Hello Everyone, My mom is now at a Sub-Acute...

    Hello Everyone,
    My mom is now at a Sub-Acute facility. It is kind of like a nursing home but for people on a ventilator and feeding tube; and most people at this facility appear to be...
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    Oh Yes, an attorney is going to help us as I am...

    Oh Yes, an attorney is going to help us as I am sure there will be more need in the future. I wish I had gotten one earlier, but at least we are on top of it now. It is so sad but I have come to...
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    Thank you all for your support and guidance. It...

    Thank you all for your support and guidance. It was an immense help. After meetings with Ethics and Doctors, they have decided to leave us alone and support our decision. Not sure if we got through...
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    She is at Kaiser in Anaheim. The doctor told me...

    She is at Kaiser in Anaheim. The doctor told me yesterday that they would not do chest compressions and they were going to take her off Dopamin, but this medicine has been helping her with heart...
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    Hello Everyone, I have a new situation in...

    Hello Everyone,

    I have a new situation in which I need some guidance. It appears that the hospital's goal is to take her off life support. They already told us that they will not do chest...
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    Yes, she has that ballon trach type. I feel awful...

    Yes, she has that ballon trach type. I feel awful as she seems to be screaming or wanting to talk but nothing comes out except a squeaking noise.

    Gabriela

    Please join me and donate a dollar a...
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    My heart breaks for you as our family is...

    My heart breaks for you as our family is currently in the same position as yours, except my mom's injury is on C1/C2 and brain injury. Doctors are very insensitive sometimes especially when they are...
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    Not much has happened since yesterday. They told...

    Not much has happened since yesterday. They told us that she would not be able to speak again a few days after her accident. I have heard a snoring sound sometimes when she sleeps and today I heard...
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    My moms condition seem to worsen the past few...

    My moms condition seem to worsen the past few days, her heart rate was in the low 40s and blood pressure was low. She also got an infection that spread to all her organs. They are giving her...
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    If she is in locked-in, can she still benefit...

    If she is in locked-in, can she still benefit from therapy and if so which center type?

    Her Kaiser insurance is from her work so it is her primary insurance right now, but she now has MediCal is...
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    We were a little worried because she hadn't...

    We were a little worried because she hadn't opened her eyes in a few days. She just started opening her eyes again and sometimes blinks at us and tears fall when we talk to her. She wiggles her feet...
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    Oh she also has brain injury. When her C1/C2...

    Oh she also has brain injury. When her C1/C2 dislocated they pushed up to her brain. She had some bleeding as well. She also had seizers for many hours. She also had her abdomen open to repair an...
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    Thank you for the information. It has been a...

    Thank you for the information. It has been a frustrating last 2 days. Kaiser refused to do the PM&R and said bill would be passed on to us if we refused the transfer. They said that it is only when...
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    There was not much change this weekend, except...

    There was not much change this weekend, except her blood pressure improved and the the non-stop moving of her tong is starting to slow down. We also started seeing her feet move sometimes but the...
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    She is currently at LAC/UCI, but when she is more...

    She is currently at LAC/UCI, but when she is more stable Kaiser wants to transfer her to a Kaiser hospital.

    From what I understand the C1/C2 dislocated and got pushed up to her brain which they...
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    Thank you for your thoughts. The doctors told us...

    Thank you for your thoughts. The doctors told us that she may be paralyzed below the eyes down. We have a lot of faith and pray that this will not be the case. We know God has great plans for her. We...
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    We are still waiting which is the hardest part....

    We are still waiting which is the hardest part. We haven't seen any progress yet. They put a feeding tube and the breathing tube in her neck. She opens hers eyes, but not like she did the first...
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    Thank you all for your support. It has been...

    Thank you all for your support.

    It has been an emotional and tiring week. She does have spinal injury also, but they didn't tell us the extent of it. It doesn't seem to be very severe. I will...
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    C1 & C2 Injury

    Hello, I am new here and in need of some information as my family and I are in complete sadness and really scared.

    My mother was in a car accident. Her heart stopped twice. They opened her...
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