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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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Good article on the development of new brain cells in adults. I wish it was a bit quicker. Make sure you get your sleep.

Kathleen and Mike's first cat passed away Monday. We love you Merlin.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Bob Woodruff is going to report on recovering from Brain injuries and America's lack of funding for its veterans who are suffering in significant numbers from this injury. See link.

Congratulations to Dick Davey West Coast Conference Coach of the Year.

Kathleen is continuing to recover from her urinary tract infection and struggling with some significant shaking.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Kathleen is again on anti-biotics for her infection and taking extra cranberry extract too. She felt good enough to get in her wheelchair today and have her "hair done" by Trish.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Kathleen went to eeg biofeedback therapy yesterday. Her mind seemed more "alive" than in previous sessions leading to the hope that it might be helping. Time will tell.

Kathleen seems to again be plagued by another bladder infection. The nurses were called on Monday (and finally came today) to test her. It should take 48-72 hours to know for sure, but until then lots of extra water and cranberry extract.

Kathleen was mentioned both on the radio and in USA Today on 2/22 in reference to Dick Davey's being forced out as SCU coach despite currently residing in first place.
See the USA Today article

or listen to a discussion about my dad and our family,
or read a very nice article written by Mark Purdy also had a in the Mercury News.

A new study on stem cells shows the particular value of embryonic stem cells.
Monday, February 19, 2007
Nothing new to report on Kathleen. She will go to another eeg biofeedback appointment on Wednesday and will have her eeg tests reviewed by an independent neurologist next week.

Drink your cocoa. :)
Thursday, February 15, 2007

More information about new brain cells in adults
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Kathleen went to the doctor for brain eeg therapy today. She will have regular sessions on Wednesday and Friday for the next few weeks.

Kathleen received some special gifts from family members for Valentines Day the most appreciated of course were cards from her daughters. Unfortunately, Kathleen threw up this evening for the first time in quite awhile. She had quite a bit of phlegm afterwards and seemed uncomfortable for some time before finally falling to sleep.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Preliminary reports from the eeg on Kathleen are good. It shows
a 5 to 6 Hz wave activity while the previous one has 2 to 5 Hz.
This is a significant improvement. PVS patient do not show this kind of improvement with time. While normal is 6-10Hz and Kathleen still isn't normal, the eeg can still be called encouraging.
Friday, February 09, 2007
No wonder I haven't been able to think since Kathleen's accident. We had better get her plenty of sleep.
Monday, February 05, 2007
The girls were sick today after hours of vomiting last night and Kathleen also seemed to have a touch of the flu though she fought off two waves of nauseous without throwing up. For many in the South Bay this has been a particularly tough bout with the flu. Hopefully the girls will bounce back soon.

Still no eeg results.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
What a sad last 24 hours it has been. I guess the family and I are used to dealing with hardship nowadays. Samie cried for hours nonetheless. I am so frustrated how Santa Clara University handled this situation with my father. I could complain for pages, but that wouldn't do any good. I know though, if Bean were here, she would have her hackles up in anger trying to protect my dad and that she would be just as proud of him as I am over how he has handled this.
Listen to today's Gary Radnich show where he failed to criticize Santa Clara and handled the situation with class. I have lost a lot of faith in the school which Bean and I graduated from today. I wish they had as much class as my father.

U.S. leadership in stem cell research, which is both an ethical and economic issue, could be in jeapordy.

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