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The Negatives

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There are going to be negatives at some spots during this kind of journey. Insensitive or pessimistic people. Infection or some other complication. This blog does not focus on those things. On the early advice of someone with wisdom, I have made it a strict rule to keep the focus positive and on my loved one. If I get off track, I bring myself back to the right focus as soon as possible. Plus, I don't feel any obligation to include friends or family or even medical professionals who don't have a tendency to be supportive or helpful.   

Reborn (from Ambien!) - Inspirational Stories, Medical Studies

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  by Steve Boggan We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state - doctors can only make a sufferer's last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking ... a sleeping pill. And no one is more baffled than the GP who made the breakthrough. Steve Boggan witnesses these 'strange and wonderful' rebirths. For three years, Riaan Bolton has lain motionless, his eyes open but unseeing. After a devastating car crash doctors said he would never again see or speak or hear. Now his mother, Johanna, dissolves a pill in a little water on a teaspoon and forces it gently into his mouth. Within half an hour, as if a switch has been flicked in his brain, Riaan looks around his home in the South African town of Kimberley and says, "Hello." Shortly after his accident, Johanna had turned down the option of letting him die. Guardian Today: the headl

Do patients with unresponsive wakefulness recognize loved ones? - Medical Studies

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  Date: December 16, 2013 Source: American Friends of Tel Aviv University Summary: Patients in a vegetative state do not respond to what is happening around them and exhibit no signs of conscious awareness. Now research has shown that the brains of patients in a vegetative state emotionally react to photographs of people they know personally as though they recognize them. Read the article:  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216155010.htm

Prayer, support, techniques, attitudes and items. The list of 22 things that help.

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1. Love. Deep and unconditional. 2. Unwavering faith..  belief. Conviction. 3. Acceptance. Today is day one. 4. The close, personal, healing support of a scholarly member of the spiritual community of my personal beliefs. He has prayed for my husband every day. He has sent me a personal video of encouragement every single week. I recommend asking for the help of someone like this. Some people in the religious and spiritual communities are dedicated and willing to help others heal from an event like this. 5. The encouragement and momentum of positive thoughts and prayers from everyone who cares. I have felt that their prayers and messages on Facebook have gotten both my husband  and  I through this. 6. Visualization. 7. Consistent & positive  personal  thoughts and prayers about and for my loved one. 8. Reliable supportive medical care. 9. Good healing environment and cleanliness for my loved one. It may be necessary to politely  insist  on cleanliness and good oral care for the pat

Tips and Helpful Links

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If you maintain a general air of enthusiasm, this helps the whole field  ( loved ones, institution, and community) which will help the loved one who is in a coma. -Dr. Mindell Thoughts and prayer have the power to change physics. Statistics are only listed to be helpful to gauge the work that needs to be done.  http://researchandhope.com Links: http://www.newsweek.com/2016/05/06/vegetative-state-consciousness-brain-imaging-452747.html https://www.livescience.com/58749-circadian-rhythms-linked-to-consciousness-states.html http://www.nmbreakthroughs.org/medical-advances/family-voices-coma-care Massive Stroke Recovery - From Flint Rehab website  ( Source:  https://www.flintrehab.com/2017/massive-stroke-recovery/ )  : Doctors often underestimate how much you can recover after a massive stroke If you are persistent, you can start walking (with the help of a walker or cane) within 6 months Sometimes it takes longer, and sometimes it’s even sooner! The amount of recovery that you experience i

The Hippocratic Oath

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I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery. I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this

Some love for the heroes..

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This blog is dedicated to Martin, Andy, Terry, Renee, Jake & Jesse for their extraordinary acts of support kindness. Special thanks to  the nurses, techs, RT's, EMT's and the doctors; and to all of our incredible friends who have met my husband throughout his life and have now become his prayer warriors in an incredible and uplifting outreach on social media. Thanks also to the Rosalind and Kenetra. We are thankful to God for the power of faith, prayer, positive thoughts and meditation.  Everyone who is going through something like this needs help and emotional support. Any show of support is cherished and makes a difference. I know this from first-hand experience. The people above are the reason we made it past day one. Sometimes is was people we knew and sometimes it was people who were complete strangers. 

There Is No Unbelief By Elizabeth York Case

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By Elizabeth York Case There is no unbelief; Whoever plants a seed beneath the sod And waits to see it push away the clod – He trusts in God. There is no unbelief; Whoever says when clouds are in the sky, “Be patient, heart; light breaketh by and by,” Trusts the Most High. There is no unbelief; Whoever sees ’neath winter’s fields of snow, The silent harvest of the future grow – God’s power must know. There is no unbelief; Whoever lies down on his couch to sleep, Content to lock each sense in slumber deep, Knows God will keep. There is no unbelief; Whoever says “tomorrow,” “the unknown,” “The future,” trusts the power alone He dares disown. There is no unbelief; The heart that looks on when the eye-lids close, And dares to live when life has only woes, God’s comfort knows. There is no unbelief; For thus by day and night unconsciously The heart lives by that faith the lips deny. God knoweth why!