Another update from Dad

We’re at Methodist Hospital a couple of blocks from TIRR where Chris underwent surgery this morning to implant a Baclofen pump, which basically meters (pumps) Baclofen directly into the spine to help with spasticity (tone). It is expected to help considerably with range of motion and improvement in therapy outcome. We hope to stay at TIRR through the end of the month and then return home for a period and then come back to TIRR again.

TIRR has been great and we’re very happy we got the chance to spend some time here and look forward to coming back.  Chris’s doctor is working hard on the neuro medical component to wake Chris up a bit as the goal and we’re seeing an alertness that wasn’t there before!

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. They mean the world to us. More to follow as the Baclofen starts working.

(Robert:  I figured I’d also add a link explaining what Baclofen is:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baclofen)

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5 Responses to Another update from Dad

  1. Veronica says:

    So glad to hear about that new alertness! Incredible news!

    Come on, Chris!

  2. Justin says:

    This is good news. You guys are amazing.

  3. Lisa says:

    This is awesome news! I’m really so happy that TIRR is so dedicated and that Chris is finally getting that medical attention he needs.

  4. Ann says:

    Love, devotion, perseverance – look up these words in a Dictionary and you should find a photo of the Giles family. I am very happy to hear that TIRR has a plan for treatment and that Chris is having a positive response to this new step. My continued thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Rita Rodriguez says:

    Such good news! Thoughts and prayers always.

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