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Re: Babalu
« Reply #135 on: September 18, 2010, 03:38:31 PM »
small steps, but it sound like its going in the right direction.

Its always good to hear a similar case progressing well.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #136 on: September 18, 2010, 09:33:14 PM »
It is good to see some progress. I still pray for more.

Frank, a quick note to you. Thanks for all you have done. I am sure it is a struggle. I can relate from a
high school buddy of mine that ended up in ICU for about a month. It is not easy. I know that Jeff and
his family are better off for having such a steady pillar of support as yourself. You the man! I raise a pint
in your honor as well.

Here's to Jeff and Frank.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #137 on: September 19, 2010, 03:46:39 AM »
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #138 on: September 19, 2010, 08:05:17 AM »
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #139 on: September 19, 2010, 09:06:44 AM »
Update: 9/19/2010


Jeff's latest MRI still showed swelling in his brain.  They started him on a fairly heavy dose of steroids on Friday to fight the swelling.  Yesterday Jeff's wife said she felt Jeff squeezing her hand and when moving him he opened his eyes again she got in his face an said "I love you" and he nodded his head.  She then said "you can hear me can't you?" and he nodded his head again.  This time the nurse witnessed this interaction and agreed that he did in fact, nod in reaction to Jeff's wife's questions.  

They were adjusting his anti-seizure meds again and he showed some seizure activity, so they're bringing his anti-seizure med levels back up and the will hook him back up to the EEG to monitor it more closely.   So let's hope the steroids bring the swelling down and allow him to show increasing signs of alertness.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #140 on: September 19, 2010, 09:34:25 AM »
Positive signs...good news!

Thanks for the updates Frank.

Thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #141 on: September 19, 2010, 11:12:52 AM »
This is fantastic! Does it mean he won't go into longterm acute care but into rehab since he is waking up?
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #142 on: September 19, 2010, 02:10:06 PM »
2nd Update 9/19/2010

Jeff opened his eyes and was blinking today completely on his own for 10 minutes. This time he appeared to be tracking objects.  He was also moving his thumb around and appeared to be irritated and was squirming around a bit in bed.  Looks like the steroids might be working their magic.  Let's hope and pray this is true.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #143 on: September 19, 2010, 02:18:44 PM »
2nd Update 9/19/2010

Jeff opened his eyes and was blinking today completely on his own for 10 minutes. This time he appeared to be tracking objects.  He was also moving his thumb around and appeared to be irritated and was squirming around a bit in bed.  Looks like the steroids might be working their magic.  Let's hope and pray this is true.
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Great news... thanks so much for the constant updates!  I don't always know what to say in these cases, but we're all pulling for Jeff.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #144 on: September 19, 2010, 02:18:54 PM »
This is fantastic! Does it mean he won't go into longterm acute care but into rehab since he is waking up?

Don't know yet.


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Re: Babalu
« Reply #145 on: September 19, 2010, 03:05:40 PM »
Thanks for the updates, Frank.  Jeff is lucky to have you in his corner.  My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.  The recovery process may be long and onerous, but we all hope he's back soon with his wit and ornery repartee.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #146 on: September 19, 2010, 05:07:15 PM »
Awesome news,  Keeping up the good thoughts.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #147 on: September 19, 2010, 05:26:29 PM »
Sounds possitve!  I hope Jeff has a full recovery so that I can have a beer with him someday.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #148 on: September 19, 2010, 07:37:12 PM »
Great news, thanks Frank.

After he's fully recovered we'll have to take up a collection to get him to San Diego for the NHC. :)
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #149 on: September 20, 2010, 05:51:44 AM »
Great news, thanks Frank.

After he's fully recovered we'll have to take up a collection to get him to San Diego for the NHC. :)

Great idea! 
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