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Season 2: Episode 19: The (New) North Star

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_23_6nrnq.jpgPart 3 of a trilogy. As Louise was culling through her archive of text messages in 2015, she had her own epiphany: with so many different things happening all at the same time, she wanted to provide a window into this intense period of time by bringing the voices to life. 

In today’s third part of this text trilogy, you’ll hear about the fast paced orchestration by Louise and the Shepherd Center with assistance from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Louise’s friends to get a Spinal Cord Injury expert nurse practitioner to fly in to assess Archer and what it meant to have that expertise for Louise, Archer and their family. Settle in to hear some raw and some tender unedited texts from Aug 29th and 30th — including clips and messages and even a cameo performance by a family dog which family and friends sent to Archer and Louise. You’ll hear the joy, the sorrow and everything in between as Louise and her family members were in a waiting game as they found their new North Star: not just getting Archer out of the ICU at AtlantiCare, but the potential to transport Archer to Atlanta.

In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of:

Billy Senft

Paula Senft Easton

Pete Senft

Dewey Senft

Anne Hamman

In addition, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

Bernadette Mauro, the Director of Information and Resources at the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, who was in contact with Louise over rehab options. She and Louise reflect on the conversations Bernadatte had with Billy and Louise about the Shepherd Center and their teen unit and how hard it was to convince Billy that Archer shouldn’t return to Baltimore right away.

Jackson Morrill, a childhood and highschool lacrosse friend of Archer’s, who attended the Prayer Vigil at The Friend’s School, Baltimore. He shares with Louise the heaviness and fear of Archer’s unknown future that weighed on Archer’s friends.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning 19: The (New) North Star,

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 16: Radical Forgiveness

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As Archer’s temperature rose dangerously in his ICU room, Louise was rushing to get ice to pack around him. At the sink next to the ice machine, she ran into someone she didn’t expect to see: the nurse responsible for the medical error that contributed to a cascading sequence of what seemed to be irreversible events. Listen in on what transpired in Season 2: Episode 16: Radical Forgiveness, where Louise ponders this moment and the nuances of medical care for spinal cord injury in an ICU environment full of trauma and pressure.  We all mess up. Is forgiving part of healing? 

In this episode you will hear interview excerpts from:

Bernadette Mauro, the Director of Information and Resources at the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, who called Louise with a warning to move her son out of AtlantiCare immediately. Louise and Bernadette reflect 5 years later on the nuances of caring for spinal cord injury patients and the medical errors that can happen due to lack of knowledge among staff about complications of SCI.

Dr. Ray Talucci, former Chief of Trauma at Atlanticare, and one of Archer’s main doctors during his time in the Trauma ICU. Louise and Dr. Talucci speak about the specific medical error that caused Archer’s blood pressure to spike and the nuances of medical errors and forgiveness in environments like the ICU.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Meditate With Nature  by chilledmusic

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7638-meditate-with-nature-

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning 16: Radical Forgiveness.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 15: Moving Towards the Pain

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On Day 24 of Archer’s stay in the AtlantiCare ICU, Louise received a phone call from an unknown number. The voice on the other line said: Get your son the hell out of AtlantiCare now. Louise listened carefully to learn and discern a new course. While Archer felt crushed with excruciating physical pain from procedures to water board his system and then sear the lining of his chest walls, Louise felt the weight of unbearable emotional pain. In Season 2: Episode 15: Moving Towards the Pain, Louise reflects on various approaches to help Archer deal with a bout of intense, searing pain and the sudden, earth shattering phone call.

In this episode you will hear excerpts of an interview with:

Bernadette Mauro, the Director of Information and Resources at the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, who called Louise with a warning to move her son out of AtlantiCare immediately. She called off the record initially in response to multiple inquiries made by others on Louise’s behalf from her college days. But she was a wise font of information about Spinal Cord Injury and rehab choices to help Louise discern the next step just when there seemed no other options for Archer to be transported out.  Louise and Bernadette reflect on that call 6 years later and how it changed Archer’s course — for the better.

Victoria Vox created the theme music. Sound effects in this episode are from freesound.org

Music in this episode is: 

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning 15: Moving Towards the Pain.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast. Our Twitter is @blinkofaneyepod. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

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