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DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jan 31, 7:11 p.m.
Praise and thank God, and those who continually work hard to help others.
waddellmccoy Jan 24, 11:13 a.m.
Desiderata-please read the article again, its clear the young man is able to speak: “Somehow, I lost my balance and fell out of the truck, and that's how I got the brain injury,” Jones said. Maybe I'm wrong but that clearly reads as if the patient is making the statement here. It's obvious you were a little too focused on the negative to even realize the positive
Desiderata Jan 22, 11:48 a.m.
As I said, lets wait and see how the trials go. In the photo the kid is in a cervical collar and has 02 to his trach, where he breaths out of. No mention how much skill/mental capacity ,range of motion he has maintained...can he walk, talk, remember things..function in society...what is the cost of the rehab for Traumatic Brain Injuries....Prevention is important ....AND this may work for a limited number..but it is progress in the right direction. Good luck to all TBI and their families. It is a hard road no one should ever have to follow.
jgw701 Jan 21, 7:14 p.m.
How can you tell this f amily not to get excited yet. Speaking as the parent of a child who has suffered a TBI, I got excited with any positive news or potential treatment, especially in the early stages just after his accident. Some things can not be prevented no matter how hard you try. Yes, this type of injury can cause devestating consequences but telling families to not have be excited is totally the wrong message to send. In my sons case, all we had was hope, because due to the nature of these type injuries, very little can be explained beyond the present. Hopefully, through these studies and continued research this will not always be the case. I hope things continue to go well for this family.
Desiderata Jan 21, 4:25 p.m.
Lets not get too excited yet. The family does NOT know if he recieved the placebo or the hormone , so they are not in a position to promote this instead. Promote PREVENTION of TBI instead! Or it can kill or cause devastating consequences.
Scubagirl Jan 18, 5:58 p.m.
Great possibility for a devastating injury. IF this works I predict it will be on all battlefields as well
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2013-09-05 17:25:12