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My brother is going to live.  He's still in the ICU, but he's conscious and it appears he has no mental faculty loss.  He still needs to be on a ventilator for a collapsed lung, but they're hoping in a week or so he can come off it.

 

I'm hoping some of the doctors, those in health care, etc on this forum can give me some advice (@LawrenceMD, @Piobaire etc).  He may have permanent physical injuries.  They had to put a plate in at his C5 vertebrae (I think).  At this point they can't tell if his spinal cord was torn or it is just a problem because of fluid.  He has no feeling in his legs and and he can only move his arms in certain directions.  Anyway, they're talking to my dad about which rehab hospital he should go to.  They've recommended a place in Denver, which they claim is the best in the country for what he has, or Northwestern.  Do any of you have recommendations on hospitals?  Are there questions I should have my dad ask the doctors?  Feel free to PM if you prefer.

 

Edit: I guess they made a decision on where to send him already.


Edited by brokencycle - 2/17/16 at 8:30pm
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

I think I've finally grown out of my recklessness

I predict in mid-August of 2016, our beloved Biscotti will post:

So I woke up the other day in a back pew of St. John the Divine. My clothes smelled vaguely like my own vomit and I had no wallet but three Kurgerrands. I don't know where they came from. I called my fiancee and she said a Puerto Rican hooker had bought us all shots for a few hours and then I said "I'm off to ride a spaceship."

I have no idea how this keeps happening to me.
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I predict on February 18th, 2016, edinatlanta will catastrophically fail at something.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

My brother is going to live.  He's still in the ICU, but he's conscious and it appears he has no mental faculty loss.  He still needs to be on a ventilator for a collapsed lung, but they're hoping in a week or so he can come off it.

I'm hoping some of the doctors, those in health care, etc on this forum can give me some advice (@LawrenceMD
, @Piobaire
etc).  He may have permanent physical injuries.  They had to put a plate in at his C5 vertebrae (I think).  At this point they can't tell if his spinal cord was torn or it is just a problem because of fluid.  He has no feeling in his legs and and he can only move his arms in certain directions.  Anyway, they're talking to my dad about which rehab hospital he should go to.  They've recommended a place in Denver, which they claim is the best in the country for what he has, or Northwestern.  Do any of you have recommendations on hospitals?  Are there questions I should have my dad ask the doctors?  Feel free to PM if you prefer.

Edit: I guess they made a decision on where to send him already.
Shit. Best of luck to all concerned.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

My brother is going to live.  He's still in the ICU, but he's conscious and it appears he has no mental faculty loss.  He still needs to be on a ventilator for a collapsed lung, but they're hoping in a week or so he can come off it.

I'm hoping some of the doctors, those in health care, etc on this forum can give me some advice (@LawrenceMD
, @Piobaire
etc).  He may have permanent physical injuries.  They had to put a plate in at his C5 vertebrae (I think).  At this point they can't tell if his spinal cord was torn or it is just a problem because of fluid.  He has no feeling in his legs and and he can only move his arms in certain directions.  Anyway, they're talking to my dad about which rehab hospital he should go to.  They've recommended a place in Denver, which they claim is the best in the country for what he has, or Northwestern.  Do any of you have recommendations on hospitals?  Are there questions I should have my dad ask the doctors?  Feel free to PM if you prefer.

Edit: I guess they made a decision on where to send him already.

I'm glad to hear he's going to live. Best wishes for a full recovery, if possible.
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Shit. Best of luck to all concerned.

All of this x eleventy fucking million.
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Man, BC, all the best to your family. I hope your brother's recovery exceeds all expectations.
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Thanks everyone. :)

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A little good news of my own that I'm not ready to talk about other than semi-anonymously:

We're under contract on a house. We love everything about it, and it has a lot of things that make it a great match for our family. We also got pretty solid cash concessions from the seller. That being the case, we were willing to go somewhat easy on price. The seller came down a bit from asking, but I think everyone involved knew we weren't getting a steal on the purchase price. Our feeling was that it was a little high but reasonable.

Then the appraisal came in, and it didn't appraise for what we were willing to pay. We told the seller we'd keep the deal if they'd come down to the appraisal. I figured they'd come back and want to tweak other parts of the deal, which would probably kill it, but they didn't. They just took it outright, so we're still on track, and now we're at a price that I think is actually pretty solid.
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A little good news of my own that I'm not ready to talk about other than semi-anonymously:

We're under contract on a house. We love everything about it, and it has a lot of things that make it a great match for our family. We also got pretty solid cash concessions from the seller. That being the case, we were willing to go somewhat easy on price. The seller came down a bit from asking, but I think everyone involved knew we weren't getting a steal on the purchase price. Our feeling was that it was a little high but reasonable.

Then the appraisal came in, and it didn't appraise for what we were willing to pay. We told the seller we'd keep the deal if they'd come down to the appraisal. I figured they'd come back and want to tweak other parts of the deal, which would probably kill it, but they didn't. They just took it outright, so we're still on track, and now we're at a price that I think is actually pretty solid.

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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

A little good news of my own that I'm not ready to talk about other than semi-anonymously:

We're under contract on a house. We love everything about it, and it has a lot of things that make it a great match for our family. We also got pretty solid cash concessions from the seller. That being the case, we were willing to go somewhat easy on price. The seller came down a bit from asking, but I think everyone involved knew we weren't getting a steal on the purchase price. Our feeling was that it was a little high but reasonable.

Then the appraisal came in, and it didn't appraise for what we were willing to pay. We told the seller we'd keep the deal if they'd come down to the appraisal. I figured they'd come back and want to tweak other parts of the deal, which would probably kill it, but they didn't. They just took it outright, so we're still on track, and now we're at a price that I think is actually pretty solid.

Cool. I hope all goes well. nod[1].gif
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G, don't you have a house in another city you've been renting out too? If so, accumulated passive loss based on depreciation will put a smile on your face soon. It certainly is for me this tax season. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

G, don't you have a house in another city you've been renting out too? If so, accumulated passive loss based on depreciation will put a smile on your face soon. It certainly is for me this tax season. smile.gif

Curious to see how you take advantage of this. I assume you aren't able to use passive activity losses to offset ordinary income due to the income phaseout. Do you happen to have other passive income that you are able to offset?
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

Curious to see how you take advantage of this. I assume you aren't able to use passive activity losses to offset ordinary income due to the income phaseout. Do you happen to have other passive income that you are able to offset?

I'm not a tax expert and have a CPA handle my stuff. Take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt and seek your own professional advice.

Rental units cannot deduct passive loss during ownership but only upon sale of the asset. The depreciation is of course part of this so I have several years of accumulated depreciation and any other passive loss (rental income did not cover operating expenses + carry). Now, I'll have some capital gains due to the depreciated value of the asset on the books, but I happen to have a pool of capital loss from some prior transactions (the stuff you can only deduct at 3k per year) and will use that to offset any capital gains dollar per dollar. Near as I can figure this year's return will be tasty.
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