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Old 02-18-2007, 03:44 AM
Kim_Dean\'sWife Kim_Dean\'sWife is offline
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Dean's surgery is Thurs. and we got terrible news today. Dean's sister's husband, who lives on our street, contracted a virus that may take his life within the next 24-48 hours. His name is Gary and he's in his mid-30's. I'm not only in shock, but terrified for my family's health as well, as the hospital has yet to determine just what is attacking his system. He's on life support now at Yale New Haven Hospital, the same hospital where Dean is having his ADR in four days. I can't help but to wonder if we've been exposed to this virus. My two year old and I had vomiting and diarrhea Friday night but seem better now. Our 9 month old did not get sick. I don't know much about this, but Yale did not do the nose swab for MRSA. So far, Dean is not sick with anything (probably because he's been confined to the bedroom in pain for two days.) We thought we had a lot on our plate going into this surgery before, but suddendly things are 100 times more stressful. Any thoughts and prayers for our brother-in-law, his wife and 2 little ones would be so appreciated. We'll keep you posted on how things transpire.
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Prodisc Surgery on 2/22/07 Dr. Yue
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:40 AM
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Our prayers are with you now more than ever. Hang in there and God Bless you and your entire family.

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Old 02-18-2007, 06:52 AM
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Kim -- we are praying for your family, Gary and the entire medical team that is involved in his care.

Justin
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:54 AM
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Update: I was told this morning that they don't know if it's a virus now or an infection. They're filtering his blood and that seems to be helping a little. He's still on life support though.

As for Dean, not only is he having to face the stress of his upcoming surgery, he lost a lifelong friend a few weeks ago and now may lose his brother-in-law. We just need to get him to his surgery, healthy, because he says laying around in pain with all of this going on is the worst way to deal with things, for him.

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Herniated Discs & DDD at
L4/5 & L5/S1.
-Chiropractic treatment
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-Orthopedic Massage
Prodisc Surgery on 2/22/07 Dr. Yue
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:19 AM
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Dave and Justin, thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. It really does help and we appreciate it. -Kim
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Herniated Discs & DDD at
L4/5 & L5/S1.
-Chiropractic treatment
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-Orthopedic Massage
Prodisc Surgery on 2/22/07 Dr. Yue
Yale New Haven Hospital, CT
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:44 AM
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kim dean
my prays are with you and your family. the force will be with you on dean's up coming surgery.
and prays and thoughts are with gary and his family
that he make a full recovery.
chuck
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:26 AM
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I have bad news. They've determined what our brother-in-law has, and it's the rare flesh eating disease. They have to move him to surgery to remove a mass in his chest, but moving him down to surgery may kill him.

Send Dean lots of love at this tough time...
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Injured 12/05- snow shoveling.
Herniated Discs & DDD at
L4/5 & L5/S1.
-Chiropractic treatment
-3 Failed injections
-Orthopedic Massage
Prodisc Surgery on 2/22/07 Dr. Yue
Yale New Haven Hospital, CT
L4/L5 & L5/S1
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:10 AM
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May God be with all of you through the trials of the upcoming days; through Gary's illness and Dean's surgery, and you Kim, as the caregiver, to have the strength to hold it together, to be there for the best and the worst. Take Care.

Terry Newton
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:30 AM
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Kim & Dean
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:24 AM
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My prayers are with all family members, Dean God is with you...
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