Sunday, October 17, 2010
Karson will be able to go to the U of U rehab as soon as the doctors feel that they can do the most good for him. Karson's insurance only pays for a one time stay at the U of U and they have to give reports on how he is improving each day or he can't stay there. What we are doing is all the procedures that we can do before he goes there so that when he does get there, he will have the best chances to improve and therefore stay longer and get the assistance to get him back where he deserves to be. That is why we have placed the baclofen pump and are raising the levels each week so that his muscles will be ready to handle the 4 to 6 hours of physical therapy. His muscles are not so tight but still we have to get them to loosen up a little more. We have another appointment with the Doctor this Thursday to elevate his levels once again. They have to do it slowly so it doesn't effect his stats. He had his levels moved up on Friday and we had to put him on a low does of oxygen yesterday because his stats were dropping and that is what we had to do after his dosage was elevated last week. His oxygen levels come up after a few days so we can give him more baclofen. The Doctor also ordered the continuous EEG to see about seizures that Karson passed with no seizure activity. We went to dinner with some friends last night and they didn't get from the blog if he was even going to get to go to the U of U and yes, he is. The minute the doctors think that they can do the most good for him, he will be up there. I don't explain the situation very well on the blog so if you have questions about Karson, please feel free to call. Then I can explain things better on the blog. Love to you all.