This page is designed to share updates with friends and family concerning Kathleen Davey's ongoing struggle to overcome the debilitating effects she suffers from due to a cardiac arrest. Kathleen and her family appreciate your support.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kathleen was well enough this year to go out with the girls for trick or treating and seemed pleased by the experience. The girls were initially determined to scour the entire South Bay in search of candy but decided that it was a bit more work than they thought and settled for the neighborhood.

Your vote for Lt. Governor could make a difference in California's stem cell research.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Kathleen has been sleeping a bit more than normal during the daytime trying to recover from her cold. The family and caregivers started to get her back on schedule this afternoon by keeping her awake. She still has a touch of the cold, but seems much better.

Stem cells save cat's legs.

The Davey family has been attempting to get an EEG for Kathleen but hasn't found much luck in getting a private company to do so since Kaiser will not test her again. Anybody know of a local organization?
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Kathleen is having trouble maintaining her oxygen as her cold has gotten into her lungs. Hopefully a few extra airborne and vitamin C will do the trick. She certainly looks like she feels miserable.
Sunday, October 22, 2006

Kathleen, like much of the family has been experiencing a nasty cold. She didn't sleep all Saturday night and finally started resting comfortably this evening.
Samie's softball team had a successful weekend though. The girls finished in 2nd place in the Twin Creeks 10 and Under Softball Tournament even though most of the girls qualified for a younger bracket.
Little Samie is on the right of the photo (with some girls from Santa Rosa the team made friends with).

Thanks again to everyone from the Y.A. Tittle foundation who helped out with the golf tournament which raised funds for the Global Ischemia Foundation.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
In Kathleen's case, no news isn't good news. Essentially there has been no news to report as of late.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Kathleen has been rather congested the past couple of days but otherwise appears well. The family is trying to find out how to get her an eeg test to see if there has been any improvement in the past 2 years 10 months.

drink up mmmmmm good. No wonder Bean was so smart.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Kathleen had a good week and seemed very healthy. On Sunday, however, no caregiver arrived without warning causing some frantic scrambling by the family to cover for Kathleen and pick up the girls who were on playdates.

Eat Mediterranean to avoid Alzheimer's. Perhaps it helps regenerate brain cells faster and can help Kathleen.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Kathleen is doing well and there are some encouraging signs that she is healthier than she has been in a couple of years.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Kathleen was shaking a tremendous amount this morning (perhaps from an oncoming illness or mild dehydration). The family gave her extra water and took her on a long walk to the farmers market in Campbell. She seemed much better the rest of the day.

Here is a website regarding the neurogenic diet Kathleen is undertaking.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Kathleen has been shaking quite a bit recently which prompted another call to Kaiser for test. Conversations have begun with her doctor regarding putting her on long term medicine which helps prevent bladder infections.

Its amazing that there has been a call by several "top bioethicist" to do testing on PVS patients with or WITHOUT their permission. This is especially surprising considering the fact that recent research suggests that pvs patients not only hear, but their brain's respond to input in the same fashion as a healthy person. See the picture below which shows a pvs brain activating in the same fashion as the 12 control healthy subjects during a functional mri examination.

Heartfelt thank yous go out to the Y.A. Tittle Foundation who held a Golf Tournament fundraiser last Thursday for charity. One quarter fo the funds were designated to the Global Ischemia Foundation.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Returning bleary eyed and exhausted from their wirlwind tour to their Uncle's wedding in Arizona. The girls expressed how much they missed their mother the whole way home and then gave Bean a big hug upon arrival with a promise to tell her more about the trip tomorrow.
The wedding was beautiful and glorious yet heartbreaking. Congratulations to Shrugg and Lori. More on this in upcoming days.

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