Monthly Archives: May 2011


Just a quick update:  my dad is still at RIOSA, different hallway from Chris.  He’s making slow but steady progress.  His hands still curl a bit when relaxed, but he can get them completely flat with a little effort now.  … Continue reading

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One Year – Part II

A quick update on my father’s surgery (cervical discectomy and fusion) this evening.  They started around 19:00 CDT, finished two hours or so later, and he’s in anesthesia recovery now waiting to transfer to the ICU (no free rooms in … Continue reading

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One Year

It’s been a year since I spent that last normal weekend with my little brother. A year ago this Sunday, we went running on the scenic Leon Creek Greenway, followed by the usual breakfast at the Jim’s restaurant on I-410.  … Continue reading

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Back in the gym!

I spoke too soon:  Chris was cleared for A. baumanii yesterday, so he’s able to go outside the room to use the therapy gym! E. Coli showed up in the results a few tests back, so he needs to clear … Continue reading

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Another weekend… stuck in the room

The latest round of tests (four or five now?) are still coming back negative for Acinetobacter baumannii.  But wait!  There’s now talk of a new bug cropping up in the results, though:  Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Gah, you can’t make this stuff … Continue reading

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Return to RIOSA

Chris was able to return to RIOSA yesterday afternoon.  He also has a new PEG tube – the folks at Methodist replaced the original one on Monday afternoon. He was really alert while he was at Methodist, probably because they … Continue reading

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