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Old 21-10-2010, 21:36   #31
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Old 21-10-2010, 21:38   #32
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Prayers for you, your grandson, your brother-in-law and your whole family, including your family here on CF.
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Old 21-10-2010, 22:00   #33
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Good luck Gord. I hope everything turns out the best for all. Hang in there pal (as I am sure you will) and looking forward to seeing you back here again on a regular basis.

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Old 22-10-2010, 00:46   #34
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Hmmm.... does the medical establishment know what it's taking on here? I suspect that the whole of medical literature and knowledge is about to get the "Gord Treatment" - that'll cause shock waves.

Good luck with everything Gord. I hope it all goes OK.
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Old 22-10-2010, 07:57   #35
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If Gord's on the job I'd hate to be the disease...

Good luck with all of it Gord - Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones.
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Old 22-10-2010, 08:17   #36
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Take care of business. You'll be missed, but you have more important work to do.

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Old 22-10-2010, 08:33   #37
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Good luck, our prayers are with you...
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Old 22-10-2010, 08:41   #38
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All my best wishes and look forward to having you back hale and hearty!
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Wishing you the best and hope you'll be back at 200% soon. Will miss your posts.
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A thought about your grandson.

Keep a firm hand on the tiller. I am sure that you will. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Let me comment on one third of your concerns: your grandson.
How old is he now?
The good news is that your grandson’s has been identified. So many teens and young adults come to an abrupt end without ever suspecting a cardiac problem or after “working through it.”
We were lucky. My son, at twelve, had an incident of hypothermia in our condo pool in the tropics during school March break. On returning to Canada, his doctor started medical tests. The initial diagnosis was left ventricular restrictive cardiomyopathy. He was followed carefully for the next three years until the cardiologist recommended and asked him if he wanted a transplant.
He was put on the waiting list. Fifteen months later; he had now been hospitalized for two months, a suitable heart, - he is A- which reduces the pool – was found. His operation was a little over seven hours. He was released in nine days.
BTW: In relative terms; a heart transplant is not a big deal. “Really just a plumbing exercise”, from a good friend who had retired and ten years earlier could well have been the surgeon doing my son’s transplant.
The big deal is the anti-rejection medications. That is plural because my son’s cocktail – twice a day – is seven in a combination which varies slightly from day to day.
At almost nineteen and thirty months post-op he is an absolute picture of health. You would never know this kid had a sick day in his life.
I hope this gives you some solace about your grandson’s situation.
Sorry that I cannot help with the other two situations but hope that they turn out as well.
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