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Burn Victims, Caregivers Reunite For Annual UPMC Mercy Burn Center Event

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Nearly 100 burn victims and caregivers reunited Sunday to celebrate the victims’ recovery.

The UPMC Mercy Burn Center has been hosting the annual get-together for the last 23 years. 270 more words


The Recovery of Ausome: The Latest

It’s been a while since the last update, and there is a reason for the delay – progress has slowed to a crawl. We have gone from a series of rapid succession surgeries to not being able to advance from one graft to the next for 4-6 weeks between surgeries. 194 more words

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The Recovery of Ausome: What Does It Mean?

Austin has been extubated again today! We arrived to see him getting a breathing treatment, and the staff encouraging him to swallow some of his salivae. 262 more words

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The Recovery of Ausome: Visitors

All in Due Time

Okay, Brigadier General Buzzkill here, it’s time to convey some guidance regarding visitation of Ausome now that he had been extubated once, and they are periodically lowering his sedation level. 407 more words

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The Recovery of Ausome: Woot!

Relentless Procession

The clock ticks incessantly; forever marching forward. There are few times in life when this becomes as apparent as when you are watching the clock ticking away as a loved one lies on an operating table. 259 more words

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The Recovery of Awesome: You Said What!??

The Arrival

Arrived at the hospital earlier this evening, we have a  different staff than last weekend, so we expected some minor differences. Differences are what we expected. 317 more words

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The Recovery of Ausome: Possible Prankery and Pleasant Surprises

Austin has continued to use his strong will to push through a rough post-surgical day (Tuesday) and another surgery today.

I cannot explain how relieved we are that he is still with us. 336 more words

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