https://www.gofundme.com/steve-louttit-spook-head-trauma My husband Steve, also known as Spook or Tappet, has been a truck driver his whole life. I have been a truckies wife for nearly 35 years. Our family desperately needs help at the moment. Thank you in advance. #gofundme #devastated #misshisvoice #inducedcoma #skullfracture #pulmonaryembolism #familyman #dialysis #pleaseshare #thanksinadvance
#inducedcoma #2015 #cancersucks I couldn’t breathe and left work. I was admitted for unknown reasons, but in ICu given I had finished chemo. I had pneumonia from radiation and bleomycin. I went into heart and respiratory failure on my 34th birthday My family was called in, Drs did not know if I would survive. I woke myself up 3 days later. I got a second chance. Don’t ever give up. #lymphomaawareness #heavenisforreal
Today is exactly a year since I was first admitted to hospital. My body has been torn apart, I have bled to death 4 times and my heart has stopped 3 times. Intensive care and High dependency units and long stays on specialist care wards. I'd never be here today if it weren't for the people I had supporting me at the time, and I can't believe just how lucky I truly am. Mental and physical scars will fade in time. But for now. I'm just happy to be here!!! #sepsissurvivor #sepsisawareness #ivcfilterremoval #ivcfilter #brokenivcfilter #lobeectomy #laperotomy #chestdrains #intensivecare #inducedcoma
Our oldest son and my husband of 51 years was by my bedside for a week while i was in an induced coma. Hubby even slept there in my room in ICU in a chair. Look how swollen my fingers are and the swelling was a lot less then. I am so loved. #inducedcoma #neardeathexperience #icu #Godisgood 3 days I was at deaths door. I was in the hospital for 34 days. Only God and prayers is why I'm still here. I'd had surgery all was fine, then i stopped breathing. Couldn't eat or talk for 30 days. Praise God who is an awesome God! Do you know Him and His Jesus. #Godlovesyou
I was in an induced coma for a week, after I stopped breathing due to a severe reaction and a bleed blocked my airways after surgery January 25th. I nearly died. Only God, praying Christians only reason I'm still here. I'm still in hospital and will be for another week possibly and then off to a rehab facility that specializes in my condition of a trach. PRAYERS WELCOME. #neardeath #inducedcoma #hospital #almostdied #Godisgood #ventelator
Its been 6 years since I was rushed into hospital with toxic shock syndrome and put into an induced coma! So many women are unaware of the danger that tampons can cause. I am very lucky to still be alive, everyone thought I was going to die after my organs were shutting down. I suffered so much afterwards. . Weakened immune system, weak body, hair loss , bad skin, nightmares, memory loss, couldn't walk or wash/feed myself. I have been fighting strong since this happened and it certainly made me just go for things because you never know whats around the corner. Treat everyday like its your last and just love the people around you. Thank you to my family and friends that have supported me ♡♥♡ ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆♡♥♡ #tss #toxicshocksyndrome #luckytobealive #tssawareness #tssaware #tampons #tampon #nearlydied #womenshealth #inducedcoma #coma #raiseawareness #tss #toxicshock #showsupport
This is my grandma last week before she was put on a ventilator in the ICU, when she was doing so much better and not in a coma. I talked to her today and she didn't know me, she was struggling and choking on tubes. She couldn't talk or open her eyes. She was so swollen in the face I barely recognized her. Listen people, do NOT take your loved ones for granted. Give them hugs and hold onto them, hold their hand when they need you, kiss them on the cheek, have conversations with them every day, take pictures with them, make home videos, tell them you love them frequently. You never know when something bad will happen and you regret not doing all of the above and you cry and pray and beg that you could do all these things with them again. My grandma is a strong woman, a fighter, I still have faith she will pull through this and I will make sure to never take her for granted again. I love you, grandma. I can't wait to see you better. #Grandma #stroke #inducedcoma #icu #pleasegetbetter #wakeup
Grandma, we are all waiting for you to wake up ❤ We love you! . . . . #weloveyou #werewaiting #wearehere #keepwigglingthosetoes #grandma #slowlywakingup #inducedcoma #needyoutocomehome #wemissyou #weneedyou #weloveyou #momlife #familyiswhatmatters #wearestrong #matriarchofthefamily #mommylife #momlifeisthebestlife
#sincityseeds #sincitystyle #inducedcoma #homeofdank #teamoilers #highlanderfarms #primordialsolutions #rootsorganic #greengro #naturespride #microbelifehydro #greatwhitemyco #be_1organics #michigangrowers #migrows #organicmechanics #organic With the royal lineage of Nightmare Cookies and Powernap I'm looking for gold
"Oh yea I been still on my mission with the 365 cardio stepup challenge #day282 just didn't want it to get redundant but have all the videos and pics of every workout last one to be doing this I started this challenge and I'm going to finish it!" #nutritionfacts #mryouwontoutworkme #halfmanhalfamzing #disabilitysports #strokesurviorsneverquit #coma #nevergiveupever #igotus #ipromise #specialolympicsathlete #survivor2018 #videoedits #bestvideooftheday #cardioexercises #ﬁtness #inducedcoma #inspirationalquotes @thestrokes #strokesurivor
#sincityseeds #sincitystyle #inducedcoma #homeofdank #teamoilers #highlanderfarms #primordialsolutions #rootsorganic #greengro #naturespride #microbelifehydro #nectarforthegods #greatwhitemyco #be_1organics #michigangrowers #migrows #organicmechanics #organic mad scientist type stuff....new life
*Swipe Along * - World Sepsis Day Thank you NHS .. you bought me back to my children and I am forever grateful ❤️
#EPILEPSYLIVESMATTER💜 • My dear friends at @angels_of_epilepsy are having a campaign to set the focus on epilepsy and our stories! And I promised I would share some of my story. This picture show you how serious it can get. It’s life or death. I had my first tonic-clonic seizure at age 21. I was put on a ventilator for a few hours. From there on this disease would become hell. December 2013 and all the beginning of 2014 was filled with seizures and hospital stays. It was a never ending story. We upped my dosage of the meds again and again, and I became seizure free for a few months. Then it got more serious. Status epilepticus. A life threatening condition in epilepsy were a seizure doesn’t stop or it stops, begins, stops, begins again and again without ending. You need immediate medical attention. I’ve been in status more times than I can count now. Been in it three times since June; every time on a ventilator and in a medical induced coma to let the brain rest. This photo is from this August. I laid like this for three days. Woke up, had new seizures when they were to move me from the ICU to the neuro ward, but they managed to stop them. This is from Denmark. I was on holiday and had the time of my life as you’ve seen; but on the way home I started seizing. And then I woke up three days later all alone, in pain and scared. It’s hell. I can’t put into words how horrible it is and how painful it is. I’m scared. Because this keeps happening. “Life threatening epilepsy”. You don’t want those words hanging over you. But I do. And I fight for my life every single day! I try to live despite it all, and keep on waking up in different hospitals. My brain and body survive every time. Only my memory, vision and speech gets affected now. It’s heartbreaking. Because I don’t want to live like this. But this is the face of someone with a severe case of epilepsy. This is the face of a fighter, a survivor. This is why we need a cure! I’m amazed by how much my body can handle. But I’m still here, still smiling. Through all of this. This is my reality. This is life with epilepsy. #fuckepilepsy #ICU #fighter #anitasfight #anitaelisabethsfight #epilepsywarrior #warrior
Please read this latest blog post about my friend Tana being healed from Lyme. God is sooooo real and sooooo good! . . . Chronic illness is no joke, but God can do ANYTHING. . . Faith is so key because when you KNOW that God is with you every moment of your illness, you have unexplainable peace and hope. Stories like Tana's makes me so thankful that I have a miracle working, all-powerful Savior by my side. This story will give you goosebumps! . . #godheals #miracleshappen #healedmiraculously #godisincontrol #lymedisease #lupus #ourgodisgreater #ifgodisformewhocanbeagainstme #gjtube #intubated #inducedcoma #miraculouspregnancy #seizures #failuretothrive #jesussaves
That time on @zundayzesh when we got sooooooo high I almost had to spend the night on set !! Realz Talk Yo !!! @theganjfather_official @WKinfuzed_Official @kilos_of_kief @phil_ondeez @billiondollarbeard 📸 @thc_foto • • • • #sooooohigh #inducedcoma #highaskidschinesetestscores #zundayzesh #zeshbians #cannabisheals #cbdheals #fuckpharmaceuticals #naturalpainrelief #synergy #allnaturalhealing #ganja #green #sensamelia #treez #thehealingofanation #whenithitsyoufeelnopain #ganjapreneurs #cannabisactivist #cheeba #maryjane #distillate #isolate #fadedtothemax #comastatus
I know...so boring here! But alas, CorRoborate is not dead. Merely in a productivity induced coma. Just wrapped late, LATE night filming for a short called "Runner" with @lefteyevision , @elloryyu and the rest of the @patchworkvisions crew! Check them out on social and web for BTS stuff and updates. Also stayed tuned for updates on the new(ish) series Kaffeehaus. #imbackbitches #filmmaking #shortfilm #sandiego #productivity #inducedcoma
#Fbf sometimes you have to remember you’ve been though worse things then the current situation....just gotta learn from what happened, accept what is, work towards what will be! #teamjose #pizzaislove #universityofutahhospital #inducedcoma #katwilliams #forgiveness #friendsbecomefamily #foe #memoryproblems
Last day of intensive rehab today. It’s been a wild ride. A HUGE vielen Dank to the Kreischa Kinderklinik medical and therapy team! New post is up looking back at where we started and what Jack has accomplished since we first arrived. (link in bio). And totally by accident I just noticed that Jack wore his tie dye for both his first and last full day of rehab. #tiedyebaby #youcantaketheboyoutofthecreek
When we arrived at intensive rehab almost 8 weeks ago, Jack couldn’t hold his head up, he was barely vocalizing let alone babbling, he couldn’t reach and grasp, he only looked over his left shoulder, he was tube fed and had very little voluntary movement. We’ve come so far with this little fighter. Today we saw him spin himself 180 degrees in tummy time, eat noodles (and eggplant... what a palate.... 🍆👼🏼) feed himself a melting cracker (or 5) try to hold up his own sippy cup (crush his water goal for the first time... 370ml!), heard him make the snake sound and work very hard to try and make it a few centimeters closer to the bookshelf. To call him determined is an understatement. 💪🏻 how’s that for a #transformationtuesday Goals: sitting up unsupported, crawling, more solids, being able to handle finger foods, using both hands and working on that pincer grasp.
Someone’s figured out the ultimate lounge... when he’s not dishing out the blue steel- see second pic —>. Had a great day today and have started to notice how much better his right hand is getting... Jack is trying to feed himself more food and is grasping things with an inward flexion more often (vs. an outward hand). In tummy time he is pushing himself up further and is kicking his legs more. C’mon crawling c’mon! (Chances are he’ll be on the move just in time for our flight home 🤞🏻🤦🏼♀️)
OH SWEET CHILD OF MINE | This kid put me through the wringer today. Every week is new with him. This week he is 100% against napping in his crib- “the carrier will do nicely thank you very much.” And true to his Old Jack nature decided today that he was also not so interested in sleeping through his latest EP (a specialized musculoskeletal, electrophysiological EEG) test this afternoon. Despite the TWO sedatives they ended up giving him. The nurses claimed he’d be sleeping all afternoon. Not so, nurses. Not so. He didn’t sleep at all through his test. In fact it took 2.5 hours for us to get him to sleep. And while Matt & I were busy biting our nails over how doped up and “floppy” his body seemed, Jack was busy “dadada”-ing to the technician. I would love to say that I handled my whiny morning with Jack with grace and then quietly tried to get him to sleep while he was on sedatives and hooked up once again to a vitals machine. But I didn’t and I wasn’t. I stressed. And I huffed and puffed. Matt did much better with the stress today than I did. We seem to balance each other out that way. | After Jack finally napped Matt and I, as usual, were able to hash it out and decompress and laugh at this crazy little kid who is ours.
This is the way you do it right? | This kid was the ultimate goof today. Jack’s found many ways to “ride” his stroller including in tummy time and a side lounge apparently. | On a more serious note, one of the difficult things about this process has been to mourn the loss of one version of your child while getting to know this new version (while also seeing snippets of his old self shining through). Old Jack would never stick with one activity for more than a few minutes. If we were lucky. Once he was done a task it was on to the next thing. And quickly. Jack now will happily sit on someone’s lap and busy himself practicing his fine motor skills taking something out of a container and putting it back in. Over and over again. Old Jack loved soothers. Jack now has zero interest in them. (Probably due to dysphagia from the neurological changes he’s experienced). Old Jack loved making the dog, whale and monkey animal sounds. Jack’s now been into the clip-clop horse and snake sounds and fish face. 🤷🏼♀️ Regardless, Jack could always be a goof and maybe it was the heat, but this little man was hamming it up wherever he went today. Maybe all of his old personality traits will edge their way back in or maybe some will be forever a memory of his first year of life. Kids change so quickly as it is- maybe half of it can be blamed on natural development. But either way Jack’s smile (swipe left for a shot of that grin) and goofy antics will win my heart over again and again. ♥️
Peek-a-boo! Turning every play session into therapy over here. We’re working hard to get Jack to play with both hands. He’s predominately been using his right, and today his left arm seemed less active to me than yesterday. But, when you remind him, he will activate that left side. Go, go, gadget arm. 💪🏻
Weekends off from rehab mean lots of time to play and hang in town with Oma. But just because we’re not in rehab doesn’t mean there’s no therapy. We kept this boy busy rolling, working on drawing his legs up, doing tummy time, fine motor practice and eating. (a.k.a. Oma feeding him lots of ice cream) 🍦
And this is after “cleaning” him up. Nothing like a good finger painting session to get those neuro sensory pathways fired up! Jack is in great spirits and I see small improvements in so many areas today: core strength, leg movement, facial expression and cognition. Maybe it’s after getting such a good report from the doctor yesterday. #pollock #vangogh #jackotto
It may not seem like a lot, but to see both Jack’s legs bent in tummy time is big. He mostly only brings up his right leg because that’s his stronger side. Looking good little lion! 💪🏻
This is the only photo we have of Jack on the ventilator. It’s not easy to share but it’s important for us to do so because it’s such a powerful visual of how far we’ve come. This journey is far from easy and far from over, but Jack overcomes so much and shows us his grit every day. We didn’t teach him that, it’s just who he is. He’s our hero.
When dad helps you fly suddenly nothing seems as bad. What a long way we’ve come since Jack first woke up nearly two months ago now. We could barely hold or move him he was so tense, spastic and agitated. And now he would be very content to be airplaned around all day. You got this, right dad?