On September 29th Mike moved back closer to family and friends to a residential home in Minnesota. While he does not have the specialized TBI trained staff and all the therapy/equipment he had in CO, he is set up with home therapy services where speech, OT, and PT will come work with him a few times a week. The transition was a tough 1 1/2 months of setbacks but now he is finally back to the state at which he left Colorado. He is still considered to be in a minimally conscious state, he is awake all day, will follow you with his eyes, follow a simple command, give a thumbs up or wave, he has said an occasional word, and is really good at laughing at funny things. We were able to get him his own very nice therapy bike that he is really good at peddling with his legs and will allow the machine to peddle his arms with the motor - thanks to everyone and a very successful 1st fundraiser!
Jun 30, 2017
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...