Category Archives: Updates

A Little Hospital Stay

A quick update. Chris had to go into hospital for about four days two weeks ago, unnecessarily, as it turns out. What a palava! We took Chris to see his family Doctor for a very low grade temp. Something was … Continue reading

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Smiles!

The morning routine around the Giles’ house is a bit different than most. If it’s a weekend, I try to give Mom a little break by taking care of Chris in the morning around seven-ish, at least getting him turned … Continue reading

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Update from Dad

Hi to all. It’s been awhile since we’ve posted anything and I feel like we’ve let everyone down a bit in that regard. Of course, Chris is back in Alabama with Mom and Dad and our next step is Hyperbaric … Continue reading

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Proximity Switches

So this is awesome:  Chris’s speech therapist at TIRR worked with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and a local device vendor in Austin to put together an assortment of really cool proximity switches and control devices to start … Continue reading

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Discharge Update

TIRR decided that Chris was doing so well, they’d extend his stay another week, discharging him on Sunday, February 17th.  Unfortunately, he came down with a urinary tract infection which really slowed him down, and probably also lead to several … Continue reading

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Discharge

Well that went by quickly!  Chris is being discharged from this second round at TIRR on Sunday, February 10th. My parents say Chris has made a considerable amount of progress this time.  The therapists continue to add new activities and … Continue reading

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TIRR – Round Two!

Great news – Chris is back at TIRR!  My parents drove out to Houston again just after the holidays, and Chris was readmitted last week. The therapists say they’ve even noticed improvement since October, which is kinda cool, because Chris … Continue reading

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Dad Update

The TIRR experience was truly wonderful as Robert has said and we’re looking forward to making a return trip in January 2013. From the cleaning crew to the techs to the therapists to the Doctors, we were truly impressed with … Continue reading

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End ~ Chapter 7

Chapter 7 came to a close on Wednesday, October 31st, as Chris left TIRR Memorial Hermann for home. I’m amazed with the progress Chris made in roughly six short weeks at TIRR.  He’s able to more readily track objects, movement … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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