Skin Health: Eighteen Years Quadriplegic & Zero Bedsores

Ask Cows for Skin Health Tips? Eighteen years ago my first caregiver gave me the best product for skin health. Have you ever heard of bag balm? It is for cow teats to treat chapped teats, but it does wonders for humans. Whenever I have a red spot I slather #BagBalm on that area and …

Part 2: Lack of Temperature Sensation for People After Stroke & SCI

Cause of SCI & Lack of Temperature Sensation    The cause of the lack of temperature sensation and SCI (spinal cord injury) and was a brain stem stroke, infarct and herniation. My brain had swelled and slammed into my spinal cord. (I have a SCI [spinal cord injury and brain injury or stroke]). Then I fell into a coma. When I woke up …

Part 1: Touch Sensation- Put Yourself in Her Chair and Roll Around a While

Touch Sensation for Jessica Kennedy DAWS My touch sensation of differs due to the #stroke and #quadriplegia.  I have  a limited #sensation of touch in my face, left arm and hand.  When I hold a school visit I use exercises like those described below to help children understand  how my sensation of touch is. Touch Sensation …

Part 2: Resistant Bacteria

Resistant Bacteria: PICC Line  On 10-8-2016 due to the highly resistant bacteria the oral antibiotics didn’t work. Therefore my doctor decided to use IV antibiotics and he ordered a PICC line. I had to get it at the hospital, because for placement of the line they use live X-ray. The PICC line (central line) is …

Prayer Chain

McKinney Courier Gazelle Photo of the Prayer Chain in 1998

For the readers of The Quad Spot and were waiting on the second post that follows Part 1: Urinary Tract Infection. The post Part 2: Pseudomonas Lung Infection I apologize for its delay. Others need something and I will show them how to get it in short prayer.  Since the season to give is Christmas,  my …

Part 3 Finding Assistance Resources for the Disabled, Elderly & Ill

In Part 3 you will find more assistance resources and look at Part 1 for the initial steps to prepare and Part 2 for organizations that have a strong focus on community service and ideas for fundraisers.  Additionally contact the newspaper, radio stations, television stations and social media when assistance resources are given. After all …

Part 2 Finding Assistance Resources for the Disabled, Elderly & Ill

Part 2: #Assistance Resource Ideas  First of all in many instances the chronically ill, disabled, elderly, infirm and others in need of financial and other assistance resources lack the help of family and friends. Organizations are listed that focus on service to their communities and will have assistance resource ideas.  Since many of these people …

Part 1 Finding Assistance Resources for the Disabled, Elderly & Ill

Part 1: Preparing for Getting Assistance Resources  One of the biggest challenges disabled people face is finding assistance resources- financial and other. Consequently disabled people suffer, because they don’t know where to turn. First of all knowing where to go and who to ask for assistance can be as challenging as a disability, chronic illness or being …

Welcome to The Quad Spot

Welcome to The Quad Spot. Please take your time and look around. Discover everything you can about being a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. In the eighteen years since Jessica Kennedy The Differently-Abled Writer and Speaker endured a brain stem stroke, infarct and herniation she has gained a wealth of information. The Quad Spot Blog Description/Information Provided  caregivers selection, …