TBI Voices

Catastrophic Brain Injury: Pedestrian Suffers Catastrophic TBI

Posted on November 9th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Rita Catastrophic Brain Injury: Rita Part One As we start Rita’s story we hear about the horrible accident that caused her catastrophic brain injury and how the system failed when she needed it the most. Sometimes there is no audible voice..
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Horror of Catastrophic Brain Injury and What They Don’t Tell Parents

Posted on November 10th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Rita Horror of Catastrophic Brain Injury: Rita Part Two I asked her mother about the horror of catastrophic brain injury and whether or not they had any idea what they were about to embark on with Rita’s injuries: So let’s start..
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Before Catastrophic Brain Injury:The Family Before Coma

Posted on November 11th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Rita Before Catastrophic Brain Injury: Rita Part Three In part three we talked about who Rita was before catastrophic brain injury.  She had moved to Florida to be with her parents and working as a waitress with no insurance. Your daughter is..
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Emergence from Coma an Ambiguous State

Posted on November 14th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Rita Emergence from Coma an Ambiguous State: Rita Part Four Sometimes the signs of emergence from coma are so subtle that it is hard for even the family to keep the sequence clear. In Part Four we talk about Rita’s emergence from..
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Waiting for Care After Catastrophic Brain Injury

Posted on November 15th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Rita Waiting for Care After Catastrophic Brain Injury: Rita Part Five Blame it on bean counters who want to cut costs – blame it on bureaucrats who want care to fit care into pigeon holes –  blame it on neurosurgeons who..
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Transition to Rehab after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on November 15th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Rita Transition to Rehab after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Rita Part Six After all of the time she was parked on the trauma floor, a floor away from meaningful rehab, she still didn’t get moved to the 6th floor directly from..
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Severe Brain Injury Under Medicaid Limited Therapies for TBI

Posted on November 17th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 7 of 17 in the series Rita Severe Brain Injury Under Medicaid: Rita Part Seven Severe brain injury under Medicaid is limited to how much therapy they will cover and in Rita’s case it was very little considering how severe her brain injury was. At some point, every..
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Return Home after Catastrophic Brain Injury

Posted on November 18th, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 8 of 17 in the series Rita Return Home after Catastrophic Brain Injury : Rita Part Eight In part eight I talked with Rita’s mom about her return home after catastrophic brain injury and the events leading up to her going home. Almost as if the medical community..
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Recovery from Catastrophic Brain Injury Continues at Home

Posted on November 21st, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Rita Recovery from Catastrophic Brain Injury: Rita Part Nine In part nine we continued our talk about Rita’s set back and having to be sent back to a hospital and also her  recovery from catastrophic brain injury. The question remains whether Rita’s..
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Parents of Catastrophic Brain Injury Survivor Searching for Path

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 · Posted in TBI Voices

This entry is part 10 of 17 in the series Rita Parents of Catastrophic Brain Injury Survivor: Rita Part Ten At the end of Part Nine, Rita’s mom explained, as one of Rita’s parents of catastrophic brain injury survivor, that they were left to themselves to find ways to help Rita when..
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