On Tuesday 6/27, they attempted to do a spinal tap to see if there was an issue with too much CSF/pressure. He was poked 3 times in the spine and they were unsuccessful. (They will do an MRI of the spine next week to see if there's any blockage etc that they couldn't get any CSF)
Later on Tuesday Mike started having dark red urine. He also threw up some multiple times. In the evening when he had dark red urine again, he was poked multiple times for an IV and labs. He was very aggitated, moaning, and had a heart rate high around 130. He ended up going to the ER at the hospital next door that night. All labs came back good. They did another head CT that looked ok. Could not find anything wrong and sent him back.
Wednesday morning he threw up some more and had dark red urine again. We could tell that he was not feeling well, his heart rate was around 135. He finally started feeling better in the afternoon.
He was feeling better Thursday. Urology did a scope and found nothing wrong.
This morning (6/30), he went for a CT of his kidneys. Unfortunately his IV went bad and his hand/arm are all puffy and got poked multiple times for a new IV. Mike was tired today. This afternoon he was moaning in pain and got some more pain meds. They finally found something wrong with him, kidney stones! We feel bad Mike has been in pain dealing with kidney stones ontop of everything else going on but at least we finally know why and the Drs are working on a treatment plan.
Jun 08, 2017
-12 days after the accident, a tracheostomy and PEG feeding tube were placed -He spent 15 days in the ICU -After 17 days, he opened his eyes for the first time since the accident -After 2 1/2 weeks he was stable enough to transfer to a hospital in St. Paul, MN to be closer to where his family lives -He was able to come off the breathing machine 1 month after his accident -He started tracking people with his eyes about 5 weeks after his accident -At 2 months, he started following simple commands -3 1/2 months after his accident he was transferred to a hospital in Colorado that specializes only in brain and spinal cord injuries (the only facility that would accept Mike around Minneapolis was a nursing home) -15 weeks after his accident he had his first sip of water and taste of food -Just after 4 months post-accident on 6/14, Mike got his trach out! He is doing well breathing on his own in & out his nose/mouth -On 6/30, 4 1/2 months after his accident, Mike started laughing (appropriately) -On 8/9 , 6 months after his accident, Mike had surgery to place a VP shunt to help get rid of a little excess CSF in his brain causing increased pressure On 8/17 they changed Mike's feeding tube to a G-J tube. He has had issues on and off since the accident with throwing up. Now they give feedings in the jejunum (small intestine) and meds with water go in his stomach -At about 7 months Mike is petting therapy dogs on his own