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Can Quadriplegics Have Children
Quadraplegia: An injury at C1-2 resulting in quadraplegia is a devastating injury, an injury that Christopher Reeves sustained. It basically means all loss of communication from the brain to structures below the base of skull. This mean a breathing tube, a feeding tube and confined to a wheelchair for transport. ...Read more
See below: Chronic pain after a spinal cord injury can be very challenging. There are many options for chronic pain after a spinal cord injury. I would recommend he see a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. You may also want to take him to a "model system" for sci which are usually at the major teaching hospitals. Visit www.Aapmr.Org for more info. ...Read more
Confusing question: Sounds simple, get diapers.If you had some specific issue in mind you need to start over and submit specific background and ask a question.The site is not a chat room.Questions are not linked. ...Read more
Support sites: There are multiple support sites for quads. I know there are many different ways to adapt instruments for specific weakness patterns. I would search the web for people who have made the adaptations. That being said, I think guitar might be difficult for quadriplegia. You may want to look into other instruments - breath driven - that would be fun to learn and broaden your expertise. ...Read more
I'm a quadriplegic. I had my hfp done and my globulin is 3.8. My a/g ratio is 0.9. Everything else looks good. Cause for concern?
Lab data: These values are fine and have no meaning unless used in the context of some underlying clinical issue. Would not worry about this value or the ratio. You should be fine. ...Read more
Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more
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