Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday June 9th, 2009: Spasms

Today was not the easiest day. Will had an entire morning of neuropsych testing and they were unable to complete all the tests due to time constraints. Last night, Will had a bit of a fall in the bathroom. He has been experiencing very strong muscular spasms and his hamstring was very spastic while he was on the toilet seat, trying to get his pants up. The spasms made him lose his balance. Since the spasms are now possibly compromising his safety, he is going to start on a medication called Baclofen, which is a muscle relaxer/antispastic agent. There are some side effects that we hope don't occur, but for now he needs to at least give it a try.

This evening I was perusing Tabor's alumni website (my high school alma mater), when I was astonished to read about a former alum from the class of 2004 who suffered from a SCI and was also at Shepherd. Some of you may know, that I went to Tabor with Travis Roy. Travis suffered a SCI many years ago while playing hockey for BU. Here are the 2 links to these men's stories.



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