Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday June 2nd, 2009

Will's neuro-opthamology appointment went well and Dr.Weiner was amazed at how awesome Will is doing considering his accident was a little over 3 weeks ago. He has no loss of peripheral vision, which is awesome (that will help him out when he gets evaluated for driving.) His vision in his left eye is a little off which is due to the brain injury and not the scratched,infected cornea. She said in about 90-95% of people their vision returns to normal; it just may take a few months. After we returned from his eye appointment, his new roommate had arrived. He is 21 years old and his parents said they are still not sure what is wrong with him.He either has Guillain Barre Syndrome (like Will's other roommate) or he has had a spinal cord stroke. He is still on the ventilator and pretty much has complete paralysis. I really felt for his parents because you could just read the amount of distress on their faces. This afternoon I went with Will to PT so I could get some pictures of him "standing up." He did ok for about 6 minutes, but then had an onset of orthostatic hypotension. He got very pale, sweaty, and nauseous and almost passed out. He didn't listen to his PT and had jacked himself up quicker in the machine than he should have. Blair is really great with him, and said, "Live & learn!"

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