Barb Farrell update

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Barb Farrell update

Postby Cece » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:14 pm

Barb has moved to a new facility where she will be getting physio and long-term care. This would seem to be a step in the right direction because she is now capable of physio-therapy.

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Postby MS_HOPE » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:29 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this information, Cece! This sounds very promising, indeed! (From a Do Not Resuscitate order to PT - yes!!)
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Postby blossom » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:41 pm

thanks for postng this. i was wondering. this is great news.
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Postby garyak » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:35 pm

Any new updates?
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Postby mangio » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:31 pm

She says she feels alittle better in the mornings and her spirits are high.
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Postby MaggieMae » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:47 am

Is Barb's voice still more audible as noted in the first post after her procedure. I remember her husband conveying that she could only whisper before the procedure. (Hope I got that right).
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Postby pklittle » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:52 am

Is Barb still confined to bed? Or is she in a wheelchair now?
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Postby Cece » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:44 am

"News on Barb-Patrick Farrell Barb is better again today, her voice is 100% better than yesterday. Had a great visit today and her speech language patholigist is thrilled with her progress. Said it was amazing! Physio continues and Barb's attitude keeps on getting more positive! Go Barbie GO!34 minutes ago · Comment from Patrick"

It is also mentioned in the Facebook comments that her feeding tube is gone but not sure about the morphine.
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Postby PCakes » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:17 am

woot!!!!!! thanks cece!! absolutely 'smilin' news!!..
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Postby elyse_peace » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:01 am

CeCe -
Thank you for this info. Helps keep me hopeful.
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Postby Blaze » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:35 am

Fabulous! You Go Barb!
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Postby Cece » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:37 am

Here is a woman who was on a bed in a hospital, unable to speak, with a feeding tube and a Do Not Rescusitate order. Now she is speaking, doing physio, no feeding tube, and hopeful again!

edited to add: Pcakes, yes, this had me smilin' again too! :)
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Postby PCakes » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:42 pm

how can they deny this? HOW?
so so soooooo happy for Barb and her family..!
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Postby Gordon » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:01 pm

THIS SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED IN GREAT DETAIL and the powers that be in Ontario charged with attempted murder.
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Postby MaggieMae » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:37 pm

Didn't I read that a news crew was documenting her struggle and her trip to the U.S. for treatment?
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