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    Quote Originally Posted by muratd View Post
    Axecent, can you get me some EEG's or anything you can get your hands on. Do you have a place in mind where he is going to be taken care of in TX?
    I cannot promise too much but will do my best to help out.
    your a good man muratd, i think your expertise could mean alot when he comes back to tx

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    I'm still trying to run down the information as some things may have changed.

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    any one seen the shirt graphics yet?

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    During the grand rounds today we discussed these kind of cases and here is some of it: Since he seems to be in coma (GCS unknown) and severely traumatized have you all considered that he might not be ready for transport? What is the specific medical reason that makes any of you think he can be transferred to TX, do you have an OK from a Neurosurgeon AND Neurointensivist and Intensive care specialist? If he was my relative I would not even consider moving his bed to another room. I understand your great support and enthusiasm to bring him home but it might not be possible. Just something to think about.
    Second, does he have any sort of insurance, since without insurance no hospital will touch him (receive him), particularly if his family cannot provide proof of funds to cover his treatment. Of course, should I be involved I would not charge anything, however the hospital WILL charge, even at the reduced rate it will get very expensive.
    Keep the Zac benefit funds accumulating, but do not dedicate them solely to his transport but also consider his treatment where he is right now, which is a decent hospital.

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    Hey Axecent, please PM me.
    I had a friend that took a 60+ day nap as a result of a motorcycle injury. He had/has diffuse Axonal injuries, and other stuff

    I put his parents in touch with the parents of a friend that had come through a similar situation. Now Mason's parents have the opportunity to pay it forward after a year and half of his recovery and help Zac's parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muratd View Post
    During the grand rounds today we discussed these kind of cases and here is some of it: Since he seems to be in coma (GCS unknown) and severely traumatized have you all considered that he might not be ready for transport? What is the specific medical reason that makes any of you think he can be transferred to TX, do you have an OK from a Neurosurgeon AND Neurointensivist and Intensive care specialist? If he was my relative I would not even consider moving his bed to another room. I understand your great support and enthusiasm to bring him home but it might not be possible. Just something to think about.
    Second, does he have any sort of insurance, since without insurance no hospital will touch him (receive him), particularly if his family cannot provide proof of funds to cover his treatment. Of course, should I be involved I would not charge anything, however the hospital WILL charge, even at the reduced rate it will get very expensive.
    Keep the Zac benefit funds accumulating, but do not dedicate them solely to his transport but also consider his treatment where he is right now, which is a decent hospital.
    None of the funds I have contributed were specific to usage. I will let his parents figure out what they need to spend $$$'s on. I am about to PM you contact info for the parents.
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    PM / Email returned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrflanne View Post
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    Jed, Murat...you have PM's.

    Thanks for the help....in advance.
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    Update from Yuliya

    Updates from Zac's mom from Thu. night Sep. 10:

    Just got off the phone with the night nurse and Zac's surgery has been bumped up to the first surgery at 7:15 a.m. Virginia time. That is 6:15 a.m. Texas time. I would ask that everyone pray for the surgery to go well. This is the surgery to put in the shunt.

    There is also a serious need for prayer regarding where Zac will be transferred to when he is ready. His ins. is not wanting to pay for him to go to Sheperd in Atlanta, but we are in the beginning stages of getting approval. The LTAC in Ft. Worth has now stated that they will not accept him as a patient.

    I am believing this is happening for a reason and trusting that the Lord knows what is best for Zac and is directing us down the right path. I would rather Zac be in another state and being well taken care of then have to be sent to a nursing home here close to us. Please help us in our earnest prayers for Zac and his complete recovery!!!
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    Most recent update from Yuliya

    From Zac's Mom:
    Updates from Monday night Sep. 14:

    Spoke to Fred this morning and when he got to the hospital they had moved Zac out of the ICU into another area that is called PICU. (progressive ICU) He is still on the vent and has not had a significant change in his overall condition. I will call again and give another update tonight. Keep the prayers coming for our Zac!!!!

    Zac's transition into the PCU (just progressive care unit) was a little bumpy, but hopefully things will only get better from here. The ratio of patients to a nurse is higher here, 5:1, whereas in the ICU it was 2:1. It was difficult to talk to his nurse as she was very busy.

    Zac got a better fitting neck brace today. Fred said they are to deliver his helmet tomorrow which is to protect the area where his skull was removed. They felt it was better not to get him up in a chair today until his helmet arrives. They will do a CT scan in a couple of days to make sure the shunt is working as it should.

    They have held his tube feeding since yesterday afternoon. For some reason his body is not digesting it well; we will see what decision is made about that. There has been no progress in weaning off the vent. As you can see, Zac is still in need of prayer. Please continue to pray for Zac. Father, we ask that you would continue to heal Zac's body. Please help him to receive good care in the PCU, and may the nursing staff come to love and care for him as all of us do. Your word says "Ask, and it shall be given you..." I ask for you to fully restore Zac so that he may continue to be a witness for you here on earth. Help him wean off the vent and continue to get better with each passing day. Amen
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    Latest update from Yuliya

    Updates from Jenny from Saturday, Sep. 19:

    I'm sorry I did not give an update last night. Here's one for this morning. Poor Zac, his left arm started swelling so they had to remove the I.V. They tried to poke around on him and find another spot, but were not able to. (the nurse did tell me he reacted to the poking around by trying to withdraw his arm!!!) So, they have an I.V. in his left foot.

    They could not use his right arm because of the blood clots being found recently. They have switched feeding "formulas", but Zac threw up again early this morning. We will wait and see what will be done about this. Again, I was told it is not uncommon for patients to not tolerate this in the beginning.

    When I spoke to Fred this morning, Zac was breathing over the vent!! The setting is still set on 12 breaths per minute and Zac was breathing above that. This is encouraging and something we all have been praying for. Please continue in prayer for Zac to be weaned off the vent, to start tolerating his tube feedings well, and that the Lord would guide us to the LTAC that is best for Zac!!!
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    Mason's mom said that they will contact Zac's parents.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JedB View Post
    Mason's mom said that they will contact Zac's parents.


    Thanks!
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    Another update from Yuliya

    From Zac's Mom:

    Sunday Sep. 20

    Well, one piece of good news, Zac has been breathing above the vent for most of the day. The bad news is he spiked a temp of 102.4 last night and he is still not tolerating the tube feedings well. He has not vomited, but they are finding high residuals in his stomach. That means he is not digesting the liquid nourishment that is going into his stomach through the tube. Again, we will wait and see what the Dr's decide to do. Zac was already thin, but his dad sent a picture of him sitting up today and he is thinner. This is hard to see, your baby struggling so... Please continue to pray for Zac, that the Lord will continue to be with him and help him get better. Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope;patient in tribulation;continuing instant in prayer...

    Monday Sep. 21

    Not much change in Zac today. He is not breathing over the vent today. Fred said they did a test to see if there were any blood clots present in his arms and other areas(?). We do not know the results of that yet. Zac was transferred into a chair today for a couple of hours. We are narrowing our choices down for LTAC's. Fred is going to call and speak to the nurse that gave us the tour at Kindred and voice his concerns. If he is comfortable with how the conversation goes, we may have our winner!! We are ready for Zac to come home, and we are ready for him to go into an area of the LTAC where he will get a little more attention throughout the day than he is getting currently.

    We still ask for prayers for Zac and also that the Lord will guide us in the direction we should go regarding LTAC's. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    Tuesday, Sep. 22

    Well, good news about Zac coming home. It COULD possibly happen by this weekend!! It's still in the works, so we will keep our fingers crossed. Fred said the Dr. came in today and turned the vent down to 10 breaths per minute and Zac is breathing above the vent. Really no change other than that in his condition.

    We are going to ask that Zac not have any visitors at first for a while so that he can get settled in his new environment. We want this to be as stress free as possible for him, and when the time is right we will contact you when a visit can occur. We know that many of you care about Zac and want to come see him, but we need to do what is best for him. Please continue in prayer for Zac. May he have safe travel when the time comes, and may he continue to heal and not develop any more complications. May the staff in Virginia treat him well while he is still there, and may the staff in Texas come to love him and treat him well also!!

    Today, Wednesday Sep. 23

    O.K. I think I can post this with confidence... Zac will be coming home next Tuesday!! Had to get the air ambulance lined up. I spoke with a person who's daughter had been to Kindred and then on to Baylor, and he had good things to say about both places. God was really directing our paths!! Thank you Lord ) They lowered the vent setting to 8 today and Zac is breathing around 14; so that is good!! Gee, he must be getting psyched for the trip home!! He seems to be tolerating the tube feedings a little better also. Thank you all so much for your prayers for Zac and for the family. We love you all so much, yes, even the ones we haven't even met!! Please continue in prayer for Zac. You have all been doing a wonderful job so far!! "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" Matt 18:20.
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    When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hugo

    So, the fear of death might be described as the fear of not being able to become whom one had planned to be. Pascal Mercier

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    From Zac's Mom:

    Updates from Yuliya: Thursday September 24th

    Called and spoke with Zac's nurse earlier today who told me that Zac's blood pressure went up a little today. He is tolerating the tube feedings better. The vent is still set on 8 and he continues to breath over the vent. Tuesday seems so far away!!! I can't wait!! I have had several people ask me if we know a time that Zac will arrive on Tuesday. We have not been given any sort of time frame yet. But again, we ask that there be no surprise visitors. Please be patient and wait for the immediate family to contact you. We are thinking of Zac and want this to be as stress free as possible. "And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up..."

    For those of you in the racing community, I just talked to Alannah and the new shipment of Zac Attack T-shirts has arrived!!! They will be at the Oak Hill race this weekend. They really are awesome...
    Last edited by Axecent; 12-28-2009 at 06:33 AM.
    A mind is like a parachute: It doesn't work if it isn't open. FZ

    When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hugo

    So, the fear of death might be described as the fear of not being able to become whom one had planned to be. Pascal Mercier

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