Medical Expenses Cameron Thompson

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Raised by 51 people in 12 months
Created October 26, 2017

Cameron Shayne Thompson, a senior at Orange High School, had a horrific longboarding accident in Churton Grove neighborhood on September 14th. He had five skull fractures, severe concussion, brain contusions, several seizures, bleeding from the nose and ears and a ruptured brain artery where the artery feeding blood to the lining of his brain was severed. 
Renowned Neurosurgeon Dr. Carrie Muh performed an emergency epidural and subdural hematoma evacuation surgery to repair the bone and the bleed, installing plates and screws.With prayers and excellent medical care Cameron made improvements and was removed off the ventilator on Sunday, September 17th after several days of being in a medically induced coma.

Cameron was discharged from Duke Hospital on Monday, September 25, and transferred to Wake Medical Rehab facility for rehabilitation. After 48 hrs of intense physical, speech, and occupational therapy he was cleared to go home.

One month after leaving rehab Cam continues to amaze everyone with his perseverance. God has blessed Cam with remarkable healing and miracles. He still has mountains to climb to reach his full recovery. Like Moses, we are so thankful for what God has done however we still pray as Moses did in Exodus "God please show us Your glory". At this time Cam continues to battle mild seizures, post concussion syndrome, separated shoulder, daily back pain, short term memory loss, depression, anxiety, impulsiveness, fatigue, difficulty processing information and PTSD.

He has an amazing medical team with frequent appointments to receive treatment from a neuropsychologist, neurosurgeon, pediatric neurologist, concussion specialist, physical therapist, speech therapist, orthopedic surgeon, pediatrician, and ophthalmologist.

It truly takes a village.

Thankful for all the angels God has sent to help Cam and his whole family ❤️ Every hug, phone call, text, email, visit, meal, card, gift, donation, parking pass, yard work, eating at Jays Chicken Shack, shirt ordered, pet care, laundry, help with JJ and prayer has meant so much to them. They couldn't do it with out y'all ❤️ They are truly blessed to have such great friends and family. Please continue to lift Cam up in your prayers. He has made great progress but still has a ways to go before complete healing. God is good

Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
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At ENG dr today
Electronystagmography (ENG) is a test that shows the movement of your eyes in order to determine how well two cranial nerves within your brain are functioning. The two nerves are the acoustic (or vestibulocochlear) nerve and the oculomotor nerve. The acoustic nerve connects the brain and the inner ear and controls hearing and balance. The oculomotor nerve connects the brain to the muscles of your eyes.

Purpose of an ENG
The ENG detects disorders in the parts of your inner ear that are responsible for orientation, position sense, and balance, as well as in the nerves that connect your brain to your eyes and ears.
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This is a heartbreaking setback but we are so thankful he doesn’t have a brain bleed from his accident bumping his head. Cam will start post concussion treatment on Thursday and follow up with his neurologist for evaluation, but for now we will follow Doctors orders: Ice cream and puppy therapy
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Update from Cam’s parents:
Let’s start with praising God for the good stuff.
Recently Cameron has made tremendous progress:
- No seizures in 46 days
- Hoping to be cleared from physical therapy this week for his shoulder (separated shoulder in accident)
- Pretty good test results from neuropsych evaluation
- His goal is to graduate with his class. He only needs two classes to graduate and plans to start school on 1/24 with doctor recommended accommodations.
- The stanford lacrosse coach has invited him to be a volunteer assistant coach starting in February and he is really looking forward to it.
- His recent brain MRI showed improvement.
- Started exercising twice a week
- He is finding something good in every day

Some of the areas Cam is struggling and needs prayer:
- Vertigo type symptoms. Nauseous, dizzy, headache, fatigue, ear discomfort
- Difficulty sleeping
- Depression
- Memory decay
- Patience
- Balance
- Muscle strength
- Tremors
- Vision (double vision)
- Attention deficit disorder
- Returning to school

We thank God everyday that he is alive. We appreciate continued love and prayers from our family, friends and community. We are truly blessed.
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Thank you for your continued prayers and support
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