I need to pick your collective brain. My bf (33 yo) was involved in a motorcycle accident nearly a year ago and suffered a "complete" T6 spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis from the nipple line down. I took care of him in the ICU/trauma unit immediately after the accident and for the several weeks following his surgery (posterior cord decompression, stabilization w/ rod placement from T2 to T12).
It's been an education to say the least. After 8 years of nursing (mostly in critical care) I've come to realize how very little I know about spinal cord injury. This last year has been a nightmare for him, and I'm doing my best to educate myself and share information w/ him.
I did a search here for spinal cord injury and found very little information. I also checked out the rehab nursing section but found very little relevant information there either.
Does anyone out there know of any good sites r/t SCI? Anyone work in rehab nursing w/ SCI? I've tried "googling" for SCI but was overwhelmed w/ the amount of information. Specifically I am looking for post-acute SCI information (obviously), nursing, medical, social issues, etc.
If anyone has even the tiniest lead, I would much appreciate your input.
It's hard to watch him suffer through this hell called SCI and feel helpless and powerless.
Jul 18, '03
I have sent you a PM
Last edit by disher on Jul 18, '03