I know all of you readers are just clamoring for an update to this story, where the young man's mother refused to wear her seatbelt. Fortunately after a few days, we were able to remove his breathing tube and he woke up. He was eventually able to eat and walk, and I discharged him to a rehabilitation hospital late last week. His brain is mostly functioning normally, though he does have violent outbursts frequently. He should make a full recovery.
Update #2: His mother is still an idiot.
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Wednesday, 6 June 2012
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It's cases like these where one of the sad parts happens to be that she contributed to the future gene pool :/ReplyDelete
I agree! Luckily that ended up being one if the sadder parts of this story.Delete
OK, Doc - not relevant to this post really, but I suppose it could be an "update" - what's with the hip X-ray (on FML)?ReplyDelete
To my untutored eye it looks like a replacement femoral head that has come out of what I take to be an artificial "cup" in the hip joint. There must be a story behind it...
I'm glad to hear that kid made it through. Too bad his mother didn't learn from what should have been a valuable lesson.ReplyDelete