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Friend just had SCI in Nicaragua 30hrs ago

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  • #16
    Awesome - I'm so glad to hear it!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by dylankrapf View Post
      Hey everyone-
      I just wanted to give you all an update on my friend. Just hours before her scheduled surgery, SOS convinced her to fly home to have the procedure done. She had the surgery, but exactly what the doctor in Nicaragua was going to do. She is up walking again and just had a little loss of sensation in her hands.

      Thanks for all the info and kind thoughts.
      Great. Wise.

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      • #18
        His name is Alvaro, and he is a legit neurosurgeon and has practiced both in the US and in Nicaragua. I was injured in the area as well. Our decision was to get on an ambulance plane ASAP and go to the states for treatment. The decision, which was instructed by another local MD who also practices in the states, was the right one and it ended up saving my life. Long story. Go to the US as soon as you can.

        Though Doctors there are very competent, the issue is with the numbers. US trauma centers see more patients in a week than most local doctors see in a year, and I don´t believe they are 100% familiar with accute SCI protocol. Go to the states.

        I am very familiar with the area. If you have any questions, I would be glad to try to answer them.
        T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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        • #19
          Sorry, I missed the post where you advised that she flew home. I think she did the right thing. Let´s hope for the best. If you don´t mind, where was your friend injured exactly?
          T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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