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Billy – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

Billy – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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That’s a difficult question because he actually got a bedsore when he was in Memphis. And so, they kept on trying to get him into the rehab program and he couldn’t participate up to the level that he needed it to. So, he had to have the flap surg... Show More

That’s a difficult question because he actually got a bedsore when he was in Memphis. And so, they kept on trying to get him into the rehab program and he couldn’t participate up to the level that he needed it to. So, he had to have the flap surgery. And so, after that the biggest milestone was—he couldn’t talk either. His vocal cords were paralyzed, so he couldn’t speak. We don’t know what his thoughts were even. And so, one of the doctors here that does a lot of the surgeries on the vocal cords and clearing scar tissue out said he thought that he could get him to speak again. And to hear his voice, it was probably over two months, you know that was major, that he was able to speak again. And then he got into the rehab program and started gaining some strength back and stuff like that.

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Billy – What were the important milestones in rehabilitation?

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Son injured in 2004 at age 18, quadriplegic
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That’s a difficult question because he actually got a bedsore when he was in Memphis. And so, they kept on trying to get him into the rehab program and he couldn’t participate up to the level that he needed it to. So, he had to have the flap surgery. And so, after that the biggest milestone was—he couldn’t talk either. His vocal cords were paralyzed, so he couldn’t speak. We don’t know what his thoughts were even. And so, one of the doctors here that does a lot of the surgeries on the vocal cords and clearing scar tissue out said he thought that he could get him to speak again. And to hear his voice, it was probably over two months, you know that was major, that he was able to speak again. And then he got into the rehab program and started gaining some strength back and stuff like that.

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