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  1. Bama_Gator

    Bama_Gator Four Star Poster
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    I’d love to engage in my usual troll fest with my friends here.... but I have another family health crisis to deal with.... so my offerings of wisdom will be more limited for a while .

    In short- my brother had a perforated ulcer and practically bled out.... it was A miracle that he was even able to be resuscitated at all.... maybe he shouldn’t have been. ...Because now he is probably brain dead or at best has minimal cognitive ability...and we are left with the dilemma of what to do.

    it’s not a choice that I want to face again - since being the designated authority figure.. I have made the decision to pull the plug on virtually my entire immediate family in the last four years. It’s like a biblical curse.

    there is no good outcome to this- so just say a little prayer tonight that nature runs it’s course eventually.
     
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  2. billywayneluck

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    Ugh. Sorry bud. I wouldn’t wish that situation on anyone.
     
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  3. dhetiger

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    So very sorry, bud.
     
  4. Sanctions Stand

    Sanctions Stand Three Star Poster
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    prayers sent up
     
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    Hoping and praying for best man or at least the best outcome for him and you. Sucks to be the one to have to make that call.
     
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  6. BamaFan1137

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    So sorry BG. One day, not on this rock however, we will understand the purposes of trials like these. It's maddening but I've come to the conclusion that the dumbest question I ever ask is "why." Even if my why is answered there's no way that I could understand the answer.

    Your brother and his family are fortunate to have your guidance. Maybe that's part of the why???
     
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    So sorry to hear of the pain and misery you must be going through
    Gator. It is hard for anyone understand the difficulty we are thrown into at times in our lives. Praying for your strength and durability while making the forthcoming decisions my friend.
     
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    Prayers for you to make the right decision. Maybe a small miracle will keep you from having to make that decision.

    I have been through it before with my Dad and FIL. I think my wife was on the verge of having to make that call on me after my last heart surgery. Luckily, my old a$$ started breathing on my own after seven days of induced coma.

    Stay strong my friend.
     
  9. xl883lo

    xl883lo One Star Poster
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    Sorry to hear this K. Your family is in my prayers.
     
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  10. BKHusky

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    Very sorry to hear this BG.
     
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    Prayers. Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way.
     
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  12. HONKifUvCOACHED4BAMA

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    Prayers sent!
     
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    Prayers sent
     
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  14. Konigstiger

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    Really sorry to hear this BG.
    I'm also sorry that you have to be in that position again.

    I'll be thinking of you and your family and lifting prayers for you all.
     
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  15. Bama_Gator

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    Glad you made it bro... it’s always been one of my fears that someone might have awareness .... you hear the stories of people waking up from comas and can remember what they heard or saw even though they were apparently comatose. I don’t think that could possibly be the case here though.
    Thanks to all for the encouragement.... I’ll keep you posted periodically
     
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  16. Bama_Gator

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    So the latest news is ..my brother is now physically stable and off the ventilator for going on 3 days. He has shown signs of increased brain activity and awareness... he was transported to the VA last night in Birmingham for neurological evaluation. Ironic since we were discussing the currently state of VA care. Ill keep you posted on progress ITT.

    Meanwhile I really need a distraction, so for now I will be returning to my responsibilities as board representative for The Lincoln Project.
     
  17. Bill_D

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    Sorry. Prayers.
     
  18. Orange_N_White

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    Sorry gator. I like to poke at ya but real life is different

    I understand the authority figure with healthcare

    I’ve also had to do that too many times. It wears on you
     
  19. Bama_Gator

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    yep this like playing golf to me... need a little recreation. BTW I’m very good friends with some of the guys who fvck with me the most... and when we are together we just laugh at the Shit show

    . I’ll get to Knoxvegas soon on the way to Kingsport. We’ll try to connect.
     
  20. dhetiger

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    Truth
     
  21. xl883lo

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    Let me know when you are ready for some Mexican or Wings nd such.
     
  22. billywayneluck

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    This week should give you plenty of material to distract you from that situation. Praying for the best for you. Family shit hits close to home like nothing else.
     
  23. Orange_N_White

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    I’d like that
     

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