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Re: Babalu
« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2010, 04:39:28 PM »
Dampfbier would be quite appropriate.  Cheers

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2010, 05:06:06 PM »
Thanks, Frank.  I'm glad to hear that things are slowly improving.  Sounds like Jeff's still got a way to go and my thoughts will be with him.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2010, 06:53:01 PM »
Thanks alot Frank. 

Hoping for the best for Jeff.

He is really missed here on the forum.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2010, 08:53:05 PM »
I don't usually post in these threads, because I never really know what to say. But Jeff is a good guy. I always enjoy talking to him. I hope to hell he pulls through.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2010, 04:02:02 PM »
Update:  8/26/2010

Jeff had an OK day.  CT Scan showed the brain swelling is the same as the previous test.  They've got his shivering under control and his temperature is normal, but they kept the cooling vest on.  They also discontinued one of his sedatives. 

Every 6 hours or so, they back off on his sedatives and test is body's reaction.  Essentially they bring him somewhat out of it and pinch him to see if he reacts.  Usually he'll move his arm or something similar.   Today, he didn't focus on anything, but he opened his eyes.  It seems a bit dangerous for the nurse, if you ask me.  I don't think I'd want to be the one to pinch Jeff to try and get a reaction out of him.   

That's all I know at this time.
 

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #50 on: August 26, 2010, 04:55:38 PM »
Get well soon Jeff, thoughts and prayers are with you...
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2010, 05:52:11 AM »
More progress - good to hear.  I'm going to assume its all the dunkelweizen I've been drinking in his name (he supplied the recipe after all) and keep on drinking it.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2010, 07:38:54 AM »
Frank,

Thank you so much for the updates; most times medical situations like this turn into a black hole of information.  In Jeff's condition, each day is a mountain of medical possibilities, so the updates help us all keep it in perspective. 

I continue to keep Jeff and his family in my thoughts and hope for the best possible outcome. 

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #53 on: August 27, 2010, 11:26:53 AM »
Update: 8/27/2010
 
The EEE test came back positive.   They haven't done a CT scan today, so no report on his brain swelling.  His temperature remains normal.  The doctors did comment that he's over the more dangerous stage, meaning that the infection is unlikely to kill him at this point.  What remains to be seen is what damage, if any, the infection has caused to his brain.  Keep the prayers and positive thoughts coming his way.



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Re: Babalu
« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2010, 11:28:50 AM »
Thanks for the update Frank!

Will keep him in our thoughts and prayers for sure.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2010, 11:38:26 AM »
Update: 8/27/2010
 
The EEE test came back positive.
Ugh, that sucks, I was really hoping for a negative test result.  It's still reasonably good news though, all things considered.   :-\

Thanks again Frank.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #56 on: August 27, 2010, 11:41:01 AM »
The advantage here is now there is knowledge of what the issue is.  
Will definitely keep Jeff in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #57 on: August 27, 2010, 11:42:09 AM »
Thanks for keeping us informed, Frank. We are all pulling for him.
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Re: Babalu
« Reply #58 on: August 27, 2010, 12:48:34 PM »
I been ignoring this thread all week.   :'(

Add my thoughts and and prayers to the list as well as the group that had to look up what EEE is.

We'll be thinking of him.

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Re: Babalu
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2010, 12:52:38 PM »
Keeping Jeff in our thoughts and prayers.   :(  I'll be raising pints to him tonight.  We must remain positive. :)
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