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Re: Babalu
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2010, 08:01:50 AM »
Get well Babs. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2010, 08:12:06 AM »
This is too bad.  Hope he makes it out okay.  I read that most who do survive have significant brain damage.  Let's hope Jeff is one of those who turns out okay.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2010, 08:12:29 AM »
Thanks for letting us know!

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff and his family.  This is an awful turn of events, and I hope he is able to recover soon!

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2010, 08:19:21 AM »
Sending positive energy from the keystone state!  Get well soon!

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2010, 08:55:15 AM »
Get well Jeff
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2010, 09:21:13 AM »
Positive thoughts and prayers to Jeff and his family.  Hoping for the best big guy!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2010, 09:35:13 AM »
lots of prayers for you.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2010, 09:49:03 AM »
Thoughts & prayers to Jeff and his family.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2010, 09:54:18 AM »
He has been recently recovering from some broken ribs and now this.  Poor guy.  :(


Quote from: denny on August 11, 2010, 02:36:13 PM
Quote from: babalu87 on August 11, 2010, 02:34:37 PM
Ribs seem to be OK, we'll see how it goes


Good to hear, man....take care of yourself.


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Re: Babalu
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2010, 09:57:28 AM »
Prayers & positive thoughts coming from out this way! Looking forward to babalu's posts down the road! Get well ASAP Jeff!!!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2010, 10:11:37 AM »
Get better Jeff, we're thinking about you!
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2010, 10:25:58 AM »
Get well soon!  Keeping you in mind
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2010, 08:18:27 PM »
Update:

I brought his wife her laptop and some music for Jeff to listen to, the doctors think it'll be good for him.  I actually got a chance to go in and see Jeff.  They've got him pretty heavily sedated, so he was not awake.  He was fighting a fever and they were cooling him so he was shivering a bit.  His color looked good and he looked strong.  For some reason I was expecting something much worse. 

I hung around and heard the update from the Doctor.  They're fairly certain that Jeff has EEE, but they won't know for sure until the test results come back, which will be another couple of days.    Until that point they will continue to treat him with a variety of antibiotics for a variety of possible infections.  If the tests come back that it is EEE or another viral infection they will discontinue most of the antibiotics and Jeff's body will fight the infection.  They will assist him in any way they can, but there is no treatment for EEE.  They will work to keep his temperature normal and keep the brain swelling to minimum.  And generally try and prevent any secondary damage to his brain.  Jeff's a strong guy and in otherwise good health.  If anyone can fight this thing, Jeff can.  If it somehow turns out to be something they can treat with antibiotics, they will focus on that specific infection and treat it appropriately.

Today we had some positive bits of news.  The swelling in Jeff's brain is less than expected.  He has not had a seizure in well over 24 hours and because of this they removed the brain scan wires from his head and didn't need to insert a plug in his skull to monitor his brain swelling.    His white blood cell count is improving and his temperature is currently back to normal. And while they are assisting his breathing, he is initiating each breath, they're just making it easier for him.

Is this time to run out and celebrate?  Definitely not.   But we had some forward progress today.  Today there is room for hope.

I will try and keep everyone updated.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2010, 09:41:58 PM »
Crap.  Thanks for the update Frank, please keep us in the loop as much as it is possible.


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Re: Babalu
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2010, 10:03:23 PM »
Finally read the thread. This is terrible. Hopefully he'll pull through. Prayers help a great deal so I'll be saying several.

God bless you Jeff.
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