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Offline Cesare Rinato

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2017, 10:44:19 PM »
Hi everybody

I haven't posted any recent information about Shebar because the initial prognosis seemed pretty bleak, and for a while it wasn't even clear which hospital or home she could remain in. However, there does seem to be some improvement in both her condition and situation. She has been moved to a Casa di Cura and the doctors there have assured us that she will stay there as long as they believe they are able to help her.  She is still gravely ill but no longer appears to be in a deep coma, When awake she is definitely able to focus her eyes on whoever is talking to her and she appears to respond to what is being said ( especially at the mention of her dog, Leika.) She also appears to be trying to respond both verbally and by squeezing the hands of visitors. This is a considerable improvement from her condition when first admitted to hospital. 

Leika also appears to have happily settled down with a neighbour and her dogs.
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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2017, 08:09:26 AM »
nice to hear some good news..

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2017, 08:09:44 AM »
Good news. Thank you. If she seems to understand, please give her our love and say we're missing her.

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2017, 08:16:11 AM »
I've only just picked up on this story now; what an utterly desperate situation, although there does appear to be some improvement.

Best wishes to all involved; let's hope the improvements continue.

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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2017, 08:43:33 AM »
All sounds positive thank God.
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Re: Shebar
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2017, 10:17:22 AM »
Thank you so much for the update.

I was frightened to open this thread this morning because I knew the original prognosis wasn't good. I'm so pleased she's making a recovery and hope she continues to improve. As someone else said please tell her we're rooting for her. I'm sure that knowing her dog is cared for will be a major relief to her.

All very best wishes.

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2017, 06:37:26 PM »
Thanks very much for keeping everyone on the forum up to date - it is appreciated. 

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« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2017, 10:31:51 AM »
Given time, the brain does have the ability to reshuffle to different areas. Its a long process, but enough case studies to show it is normal and not just a miracle. Perhaps, with time, she will 'shush' the chatty crowd again.

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #38 on: July 22, 2017, 12:11:45 PM »
Thank you, Cesare, for the update.

Maybe it will be possible, at some point, to take Leika into the care home to 'visit' Shebar? This is something which hospitals/care homes understand can be useful, and they can be quite accommodating. Fingers crossed for her continuing improvement.

Offline Cesare Rinato

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2017, 06:49:54 PM »
Iíve been asked to provide an update on Shebarís condition. Unfortunately, there is little change to report. The last few times I have visited she has been asleep. We chose not to wake her so I canít really comment on her reactions to conversations, music or touch. However, iím not sure that anyone  who has visited has identified any major improvements. However, the good news is that there now seems to be no question of Shelagh having to leave the hospital in Chieti which is a great relief to everybody.
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Offline levissima

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2017, 07:18:01 PM »
Thank you for the update. I suppose that the best one can say is where thereís life thereís hope.

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« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2017, 07:25:26 PM »
C'mon Shebar I've missed you and I am sure you are missing me  ;)

Lots of love and prayers to her and her family.
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Re: Shebar
« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2018, 12:30:28 AM »
HI everybody.

This is another update on Shebar, although in truth nothing much has changed. She remains in hospital near Chieti. I have visited recently and it seems to me she remains in much the same condition that she has been in since last April.  Her eyes focus and she responds to her name and the nurses tell me that she lets them know when she is uncomfortable, but that is about it. Her brother have had some success in getting some response to familiar objects and sounds ( family photos and favourite pieces of music.)  She appears to be very well cared for although she has lost some weight because despite regular physiotherapy, her muscles are reducing because of lack of use.

Her borther's have been here for the last week or so and are tidying up her house etc. They mentioned that she has a large number of books there which are unlikely to be used in the future. If anybody wants any of her books which are generally in pretty good condition please let me know and we can arrange for you to look at her library next time one of the brothers are here.
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Re: Shebar
« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2018, 08:36:16 AM »
Thanks for the update. I often wonder how she is doing.  :(

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Re: Shebar
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2018, 11:33:26 AM »
Thanks Cesar, poor Shebar, I often think of her but hadnít realised itís been so long since she was first unwell. Iím glad sheís so well cared for.