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Re: Babalu
« Reply #240 on: October 22, 2010, 06:00:17 AM »
Great news!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #241 on: October 23, 2010, 09:12:00 AM »
Great news.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #242 on: October 23, 2010, 05:52:27 PM »
A quick Jeff update. Apparently when the nurse said good morning to him today he mouthed back the words good morning to her!   She also asked him how he slept and he mouthed OK.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #243 on: October 23, 2010, 06:25:25 PM »
This is very good news. 
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #244 on: October 23, 2010, 10:44:43 PM »
Great progress, Jeff. Keep it up.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #245 on: October 23, 2010, 10:48:53 PM »
Awesome!  ;D

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #246 on: October 24, 2010, 04:49:44 PM »
I haven't been on the forum in a while.  What a good way to come back!  Good morning Babalu!  You are OK!  Cheers my friend. 
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #247 on: October 24, 2010, 05:05:08 PM »
Very nice!

Cheers to babalu!  8)
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #248 on: October 24, 2010, 11:13:51 PM »
Drinking a pint for Jeff right now. Cheers.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #249 on: October 25, 2010, 07:48:55 AM »
Awesome! ;D
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #250 on: October 25, 2010, 08:54:58 AM »
Awesome stuff!  Hang in there Jeff, you're doing great!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #251 on: October 26, 2010, 06:02:48 AM »
Did they ever put him on the full dose? I don't know if I missed that or what.

Hang in there Jeff. Stay strong.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #252 on: October 28, 2010, 04:24:41 PM »
Update: 10/28/2010

Jeff's making steady progress.  He's able to move his left hand, wrist and arm.  They had him sitting on the side of his bed today and had him swinging his left leg.  He also can move his left foot.  And he can now move his right hand.  Jeff still isn't talking and he won't really be able to until they can give him a smaller tracheotomy tube.  When they do that, they will cap the tube and he should be able to speak.

He's able to answer questions by mouthing the words.  He'll answer yes/no type questions as well as open ended questions, like "how are you feeling" or "how'd did you sleep last night" or they'll show him a toy and ask who's toy is this and he'll correctly answer which of his kids it belongs to.  

He still isn't opening his eyes as much as they were expecting, but he's much more alert.  They'll continue to slowly wean him off his phenobarbital, which is one of his anti-seizure meds.  And they'll continue to give him the central nervous system stimulant.

It appears to me, that his improvements are coming at a quicker pace.  So keep up the prayers and positive thoughts for even quicker progress.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #253 on: October 28, 2010, 04:35:03 PM »
I am glad the progress continues.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #254 on: October 28, 2010, 05:53:50 PM »
Cool, man! Continued prayers and pint raising! Just from a layman's point of view, getting off the phenobarbital would be excellent. They kick your d$%^ in the dirt! The fish are waitin' Jeff. See you out on the water! Cheers!
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