know one knows anything because this is virgin territory. One would expect that to be the case and of course this patient being more medically unstable at first is at higher risk for other medical complications going forward which also can delay data retrieval and what might otherwise be a positive result. This could be the most important patient two in medical procedure history. If there is anything close to Jordan's recovery it will be miraculous for the patient and NVIV could become priceless a lot sooner than anyone imagines.
Jack's yacht? Ball girl's jet so she doesn't have to fly commercial? VVUS? Lamborghini's for the BOD? So many potential purchases.
Perhaps but given his history with this company and elsewhere he is offensive. i no longer think him incompetent. He's greedy and sinister. What is the cash position now? Burn rate? Why now and not when the price is supported by some "execution?" This whole board needs to be replaced. they're screwing everyone but themselves. watch the use of funds for 'other administrative expenses. Very sad.
much better today. wife registered on line for the new initiative without a hitch. Now tp see if the pharmacies are up to snuff on what's happening
No. Unless someone is working with him directly, or in the same circle as those who are it is more likely that anyone who owns or follows the stock is more aware and engaged in discussion than the profession as a whole. Once something gets published, even a case study, then the aware and investigate mode will set in. Of all my colleagues not a one was aware until i brought it forward to discuss and my awareness is due strictly from owning and following the stock.
Aquatic therapy is a staple of rehab for cord injuries primarily because the buoyancy in the water makes movement easier and visibly more dramatic particularly to those who have no basis to compare. I've posted before and the thing to remember is what Jordan is doing and what he is feeling IS possible with a T11 cord lesion that is incomplete and has sparing. Many such patients exist. The admission criteria that has been posted here by others was for a complete cord lesion. Given the time frames and what I see him doing I have to believe he is much better than the patient I referenced, mindful that that one is 1 year post injury and is functioning beyond a complete lesion. I am particularly impressed by his reported bowel and bladder recovery and control. It is also prudent to remember that functional recovery can stop at any time and while better he and others may not progress beyond where he/they are. This is a new frontier and until he shows a truly unexpected ability or others duplicate his progress we are only speculating. Only time will tell but I am impressed and perhaps overly cautiously optimistic that we are on the verge of medical history that can transform the traumatic cord paralysis landscape. Time can be both an ally and an enemy but it is an important element in being able to define success.
Thought I'd share this brief note from a friend and colleague with whom I've been discussing Jordan. Be very mindful that all are different, we have paras here who also share, but.....
" I have a T11 at the moment. He has some hip flexion and if I lock his knees he can stand in 3'6 in parallel bars. He can shift weight but not take steps. Haven't seen much progress in the 2 months I've had him although he reports increased sensation. I think he is 1 year post injury."
I know we agree and are likely in the minority. I do think though having your people up to date on what and when is the sign of a good organization. Not seeing that from Eisai though the move to listen to their customers was rather bold amd smart. This just posted on the Belviq Support Group site " My rep brought the new cards today. There was a glitch in their system. The discount will go in effect Monday." We will see. With the better pricing this should now be a runaway script leader.
Is what they're calling the Eisai initiative to make Belviq more affordable. No one who works at the help line knows what's going on and the latest is it's put off till next week. You'd think a big company would have a simple launch like this down pat but I guess a strategic pause is necessary. ouch
gusthegator, herein lies the key that I mentioned in other threads. Jordan is obviously an incomplete BUT as someone posted here the admission criteria was COMPLETE. That coupled with the surgeon's quote that these are unforgiving injuries suggests that what we are seeing is quick transition from a compete cord assault to an incomplete one. That is what is impressive to me, rather stunning really. but I am not able to confirm if both the criteria was met (but it seems if that is the criteria it had to be) and it is an accurate quote. Until we hear from the surgeion and an official update we are left to be cautiously optimistic and hopeful for jordan and those that follow. Patience.
lived there in the Desert Ridge area from 1999 to 2006. now in Humble, just outside of Houston.
Dr. Udge4 PT, MD, PhD. Perhaps smuf1's personal experience and that of others who work with these injuries in rehab are nonsense but surely some of their personal and professional experiences and observations are not so. And that pure knee reflex you cite, really isn't a reflex at all. There's is much hope but also much healthy doubt. You are correct in one thought though, the kid has movement below the injury but this happens in T11 paras.
I see no video nor reference to crawling. He is able to prop on hands and knees aka as quadruped positioning . no small feat but also not surprising at his level. keep it level folks, the info credible and confirmed info will come soon enough.