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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Thursday, November 30, 2006
Mike spoke with Dr. Steindler, head of the Mcknight Brain Institute in Florida who is doing some exciting research regarding regenerative medicine. Dr. Steindler was on the west coach helping CIRM decide on research grants for embryonic stem cells. The committee parceled out over 150 million in grants to dozens of groups.

There has been several encouraging updates on stem cells in politics recently such as the news that the Democrats plan to revive embryonic stem cell bill that Bush vetoed.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Kathleen had a test scheduled today to test her responsiveness to the neurogenic diet. Unfortunately, she was unable to keep the extract down and vomited repeatedly. For much of the rest of the day she was very tired and dozed off repeatedly.

For those who have loved ones of their own who are in situations similar to Kathleen, please visit the new Global Ischemia anoxic registry. There is strength in numbers.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Scam or Treatment?

Kathleen was able to go on a walk and have dinner with much of the family for Thanksgiving yesterday. The food and company was excellent. The frustration about 'being thankful' continues.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
New neurons rebuild correctly into the adult brain. See intriguing article.
Kathleen is now featured on the Glial Cell Regenerative Web Page here.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
New protein encourages new brain cell growth in adult rats.

The girls were excited to 'sleep with mommy tonight' after returning home from Papa's game (a nice victory over Utah).
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Kaiser's treatment of the homeless to help them thrive.

**First stem cell transplant for the brain.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Kathleen has experienced several close calls with emesis episodes, but so far has been able to keep her meals down.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Kathleen had a tough weekend. Due to supply changes at Apria, her food, Jevity, is no longer covered. She tried her new food for the first time on Friday night and promptly threw up. Throughout the weekend she has experienced several other close calls but has kept her food down. Hopefully time will clear up both the food issue and the endless issues with supplies.
Friday, November 10, 2006
More reports about the success of an alzheimer's drug on those with brain injuries.

RIP Deron Thorp. You were a great man and will be long remembered.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Kathleen has been doing well. Nothing significant to report.

The GIF management team is working with fundraising and slogan ideas. Feel free to post ideas here.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Kathleen tested and intense dose of the neurogenic diet over the course of three hours today to see if it had an effect on her alertness. It was hard to measure, but she did take the dosage without the predicted nauseous and showed a bit more alertness. Unfortunately, there was no 'Awakening" like the movies though. :(
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Kathleen had a tough night. She threw up several times after her feeding was complete and spent much of the rest of the evening trying to cough out what she had aspirated.

Mike's night was more emotionally difficult rather than physically difficult after having to dig through old pictures of the family to find an picture of Samie as an infant for school. It was especially bittersweet to find an old love note from Kathleen amongst the pictures.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Great article regarding the 'stem cell debate' with an especially poignant quote from a Republican congressman.

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