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PostSubject: STR8 In ICU   Tue Mar 08 2011, 09:51

Hey guys... it's 1OAK... forgot my password but needed to let you all know that STR8 is in the hospital in cardiac ICU. I woke up to him gasping for air, called 911 and help was here within 3 minutes, but his heart stopped by the time they made it here. He was shocked twice and CPR was done. All this happened around 1:30pm. I just got home to get cleaned up, rest a little, grab anything they may need, try to get my head set straight and am going back in a few hours. QoH and myself are doing pretty good (all things considered). I will keep you all informed here on the forum as best as I can. Currently they have him in a cool down phase and in a chemically induced coma for the time being until about 9:00pm tonight, then they will start warming him back up. They said after he gets warmed up they will bring him out of the coma slowly. He should be alert sometime Thursday or Friday. We will be spending a lot of time there with him. Today was a VERY stressful day. One I hope I never have to repeat, but the best thing is that it seems to be looking up for him. Ok, gonna go get some rest and stop writing this book lol. I will check the site and post updates as soon as I get home to the computer. Talk to you all later. Sleep G'nite (day) all.
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Tue Mar 08 2011, 10:01

Oh wow. My thoughts are with you all! I pray for nothing but the best possable outcome from this. The whole of the RIP organization is behind you all.

Wishing for the speediest of recoverys, str8!

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Tue Mar 08 2011, 10:03

Just do the best you can 1Oak. This must be very difficult for you. I'm glad to hear Str8 made it to the hospital. This was a heart attack? Or something else? Feel free to call anytime 'k?

In the meantime it goes without saying that I'll be keeping Str8 in my prayers. You and QoH as well. Be strong, and remain calm, I'm there to listen, 'k?

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Tue Mar 08 2011, 11:20

Oh my... I hope he pulls through okay. He's certainly in my prayers.

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Tue Mar 08 2011, 12:22

Our thoughts are with you and Str8. Please keep us updated 1Oak. It sounds like he's in good hands.

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Tue Mar 08 2011, 13:44

Thanks guys, I WILL keep you all posted. Yes, he is in good hands right now. His RN in ICU has to be there constantly through out the shift. It is a one on one thing where he is due to how bad off he was when he got to the hospital. QoH might jump online a little later. Still haven't been able to sleep yet but am really tired. QoH is knocked out, has been for a couple of hours. I know he can still hear me so when I get back there today, I will let him know that I informed everyone here and what you said. Thanks again. Gonna go try that sleep thing again... lol
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 01:35

It's a very sad news to hear one of the member in ICU. Hope to hear from him soon. Str8 is in my thought and prayers.

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 02:32

ill pray for you brother
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 03:15

My thoughts are with you all at this time, Str8, 1OAK and QoH. He's a fighter and we all look forward to having him back to his normal 'speedy' self soon.

Look after each other,
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 08:47

Hey guys... I am sitting here at the hospital. They have been warming him back up over night and they are just about ready to take him off the meds that have him in the coma. We should start to learn something soon about any brain damage he may have from this. Everytime they moved him even the slightest bit last night, he gave a really ticked off look... LOL QoH and I got a kick out of it and just had to laugh. Gonna tell him about it and try to imitate it later if all goes well. Will check back in with you all in a bit. Oh, by the way... you guys are the greatest... I really mean that. I thank you all for the support you have given us through this tough time. We really don't have much in the way of family here, most are out of state. As I have said before, ya couldn't ask for a nicer extended family like we have found with all of you. twothumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 09:44

Holy smokes, I hope all works out well. I didn't even realise he was in the hospital. OMG. My family sends its prayers, our hearts are with you!
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 09:56

Very good to hear he's still being onrey even in his condition!

But one question remains...





Will the hospital allow a PS3 in his room? lol

Thanks for the update 1oak. It was good to see our little queen at the track last night!

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 10:08

Hope the risk of any serious brain damage was just a thing they had to tell you about. Due to lack of oxygen right? I'll keep praying 1Oak. Keep talking to him, and I'll talk to you soon.

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 11:16

Ok... this is goinga little strange for me, but I guess with all things considered... it's to be expected. They just had to sedate him again, but while he was awake I did get the chance to talk to him and actually get some sort of response. He did look at me when I asked him to but was getting too worked up because of the breathing tube still in his throat. His wrists have been secured to the bed to try to keep him from fighting with everyone that is trying to help him... He sorta freaked out and we were trying to get him to calm down. I did tell him that I understand that it's hard for him to try to relax right now but he really needed to stay laying back (he was trying to get up in the sitting position). UGH!!! this week just got started and it seems like its already been a week. No sleep today, just trying to make sure I'm here and awake when these docs come in today. There has been lots of testing going on but still no answer as to what caused this to happen. As far as I can tell from the 30 minutes I was trying to comfort him, once they get that thing out of his throat and wake him back up, I 'm pretty darn sure that it will not be as rough for him as it just was. I'm not so sure if QoH and myself are going home tonight or not yet, we will see how things go. Anyway, I'm rattling on right now, gonna go get some coffee and have a smoke. More updates later guys.
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 13:27

The way he's responding is a great sign.

The scene you described is very common. The fact the he's trying to sit up and he's fighting the tube means synapes are firing up in the old noggin. It may be a long road, but I've also seen some amazing recoveries.

Keep your head up 1Oak. He's lucky you were there. You saved his life.

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 15:42

Thank you for the update. Keep us posted.

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 19:01

As BJack said, you saved his life One of A Kind.

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 20:02

Ready for another update yet? LOL. Ok... they are planning on getting him off the breathing tube in the morning... he has started eating through a feeding tube and yes, they did sedate him, they even raised the dose a little but somehow he keeps trying to sit up... gets tired really quick but tries anyway. He is responding to commands given by the nurses and drs. Youu know, wiggle your toes, squeeze hand or fingers, nodding his head to answer a question and LET GO... I was told that for a little while I might feel like I'm talking to a 2 year old because he won't remember. They are saying its starting to look good for him but looking at his face, I had to let them know that something looked a little off. To me, it looks like his right eye is drooping a little and when his eyes are open, the right one don't is not opening all the way. Maybe its just me being a worry wart (I hope). Thanks again for all the encouragement and prayers guys, it has been helping a lot. I just thought of something too... When this is all over, HE can read this and see what all was going on. Oh, and guys... no ps3 in the room but when he is able, I will leave this computer here with him. I know he will be thrilled to at least be able to talk with you all if he can't run a race. Don't be suprised if he sits on the site all day since he can't race at least till he gets well enough to come back home. I think I will try to catch a short nap now that the drs are done for now. Will be back later with more updates.
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Wed Mar 09 2011, 20:24

Thank you so much for the update 1oak! I'm starting to feel better for you guys. I hope you are taking care of yourself as well through all of this. I can't begin to say I know exactly what you are going through, but I hope you can find the small things to keep your sprits up.

And when str8 does read this...


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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Thu Mar 10 2011, 08:55

Thanks 1oak, sounds like he's a tough one! I'm still shocked...
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Thu Mar 10 2011, 09:50

So good to hear some alertness from him. Still thinking of you in my prayers. Stay strong 1Oak!

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Thu Mar 10 2011, 18:53

Hey guys.... Todays first update is running late cuz I was called up to the room @ 9:30 this morning and didn't think to grab the computer on the way up here. They called me to the room because they wanted to get a central line put in for meds since his blood pressure is out of wack, same thing with his temp. Today that is at 100.6. First his bp is too hogh, now too low... sheesh talk about a roller coaster. The pastor of our church came in to see him today as well. I was suprised to see that when str8 turned his head to his voice, looking straight at him, str8 gave him a smile. I thought that was awesome. He recognized the pastor and smiled at him. Don't worry guys, he's resting well because they had to sedate him some more... I found out that when we went to get something to eat, while we were gone, he got ahold of the tube and I'm not too sure if they are still going to try to remove the breathing tube today like thet were talking about or if they are planning for tomorrow now.tarted pulling it out. Now his arms are better secured too. Wow, I'm getting tired again so I guess this is gonna be an earlier night for me than usual. Not really much new stuff going on today other than more lab work. The color in his face is looking MUCH better. I will try to get another update in before I call it a night, way too early to go to sleep right this minute, but might doze off for a little bit. Talk to you all later guys.
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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Thu Mar 10 2011, 20:23

Keep the updates coming 1Oak! And don't forget you're always welcome to call to talk. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Fri Mar 11 2011, 00:12

Great news. Can finally take a breath. Hope to here from him soon. twothumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: STR8 In ICU   Fri Mar 11 2011, 01:02

Thank you 1Oak.

Sounds like they should get rid of the tube soon if he's fighting. Good news!

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