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Re: Babalu
« Reply #120 on: September 12, 2010, 09:32:55 PM »
Go Jeff!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #121 on: September 13, 2010, 06:25:30 AM »
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If it is EEE and if Jeff makes it, he's in for months of recovery. So please keep Jeff, his wife and his kids in your thoughts and prayers.

Time to cross fingers and say some fervent prayers everybody. Thirty-two days have passed and just only a few more could make a real difference in how Jeff turns out.









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Re: Babalu
« Reply #122 on: September 13, 2010, 02:29:55 PM »
Thanks again Frank!!!  Positive thoughts & prayers continue to flow from central Nebraska!!!  GET WELL JEFF!!!!!!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #123 on: September 13, 2010, 02:53:00 PM »
Stay strong Jeff, you can beat this thing.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #124 on: September 13, 2010, 03:39:58 PM »
I'm not a praying kind of person, but all my positive thoughts and energy are going to Jeff! 
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #125 on: September 13, 2010, 04:36:54 PM »
My thoughts and prayers are with you Jeff. Keep on fighting!!!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #126 on: September 15, 2010, 12:18:40 PM »
Update: 9/15/2010



Not a whole lot to report, just more small positive things.  The neurologist have noticed an increase in his reflexes, he's still opening his eyes with and without stimulation, but he's still not tracking yet.  His temperature is good, they haven't seen any seizure activity and his overall condition is fairly stable.  



Please keep the prayers and positive thoughts coming.  We need to wake him up.



The family has set up a fundraiser for Jeff and his family, here is local news story on that: http://wbztv.com/local/jeffery.fuller.eee.2.1912121.html


If you'd like to make donations:

Checks should be made payable to:
Michelle Fitzgerald FBO Jeffrey Fuller

and they should be sent to:

Eastern Bank
226 Main St.
Wareham, MA 02571


Or donations can be made via PayPal

I will personally match all PayPal donations.

« Last Edit: September 16, 2010, 02:13:15 AM by frankw »

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #127 on: September 15, 2010, 12:50:45 PM »
It is really hard to believe that a mosquito bit could cause this to happen.  I am praying for Jeff and his family.  I will also make a donation.  Thanks for the update Frank.  Please keep us informed on any further progress.  Thanks again.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 02:47:34 PM by bluesman »
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #128 on: September 15, 2010, 02:33:11 PM »
Wake up, Jeff!

I'm not a praying man either, but I have a stack of holy books here that I'm willing to use if that's what it takes. C'mon, buddy. You can do it.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #129 on: September 15, 2010, 03:41:37 PM »
Pulling for you, Jeff!  I wanna talk Dampfbier with you again soon!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #130 on: September 16, 2010, 01:44:29 AM »
As I stated on the Northernbrewer forum in reference to the Paypal option... "Done & done! Only from Nebraska. "Git-R-Done Jeff!!!" The forums & friends are patiently waiting! Cheers!!!!"

Thanks for making the paypal option available to us & matching the donations Frank!  Jeff has a great friend watching over him!!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #131 on: September 16, 2010, 02:39:44 PM »

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #132 on: September 18, 2010, 01:20:36 AM »
update 9/17/2010

Made it in to visit Jeff this afternoon.  A lot of the same things that have been going on. His eyes were moving around most of the time. He was also coughing and yawning and he opened his eyes off and on for about 10 seconds or so when his wife moved his head. We got in his face and yelled at him a bit. He'd open his eyes for a second or two then close them and we'd tell him to wake up, he'd open them again for a second or two. I know they're really looking for him to track objects, etc. But I don't see how he could even focus. Hell, I had to wake up for a conference call this morning at 3:45AM. I'm pretty sure that's what I looked like for a couple minutes.

His temperature is good, he's not receiving any extra oxygen at all and there hasn't been any seizure activity. They've got his anti-seizure meds down to therapeutic levels so they shouldn't be holding him back too much at this point. Aside from him not being awake his health is pretty stable now.

Unless he wakes up over the weekend, they're talking about transferring him to the Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) facility. The goal there will be to wake him up. Once awake, he'll be transferred to Rehab for more aggressive treatment. Insurance only allows for so many days of rehab. You don't want to waste them by sending him there before he's ready.

The family has been in contact with the family of the guy from Rhode Island who has EEE. His mother told Jeff's wife that the way Jeff is right now, opening his eyes, etc., is pretty much the same way her son gradually woke up. The RI guys is doing well in rehab, he's walking, talking, and feeding himself. His short term memory isn't great but he's improving. This of course, doesn't mean this is how it will happen for Jeff, but the news is encouraging. Jeff got sick about two weeks after the RI guy did.

After the visit we went around the corner for a beer and a bite to eat. As we sat there I got a text from a friend saying Jeff was going to be on channel 7 in a few minutes. We look across the street and there's the channel 7 news crew doing the piece on Jeff. It was pretty strange.

Here's that news piece: http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12002241716034/report-middleboro-man-in-coma-due-to-eee/

As always, please keep up the positive thoughts and prayers.

Frank


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« Last Edit: September 18, 2010, 01:29:13 AM by frankw »

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #133 on: September 18, 2010, 01:24:28 AM »
Sometimes you have to be thankful for news that isn't bad.

Thanks for the update, Frank. We're still here pulling for ya, Jeff.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #134 on: September 18, 2010, 09:43:46 PM »
Baby steps...that's what it's all about at this point.

I am very hopeful that everything will all work out for Jeff.

Thanks for the update Frank.
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