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