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huffelpuff

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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:54 am

So the last two months have been really tough even by my standards. As most of you know my 16yo daughter has a kidney transplant. Well it looks like she may be losing it after only 2 years. Then we found out my 13yo son has a heart condition. PSVT. They have him on beta blockers and are talking about surgery to destroy the part of his heart that's allowing it to short circuit. Then the wife ended up in the ER with a fever of 105. Kidney infection. She was put on antibiotics and sent home. She went back the next day feeling worse. The antibiotics had done nothing and she was nearly septic as the infection had spread to her blood. Different antibiotics this time 3 day in hospital. She went home with a you can return to work with no restrictions but you need oxygen. Her boss said nope no way emergency leave. So she was home 2 days this time and started running a fever of 103 and was having trouble breathing. Back to ER, where they told her they thought it was mild heart failure. Sorry but putting mild in front of that doesn't make it better. Her Dr thus morning said no way it's not heart failure. So echo cardiogram and renal ct scan. Yes she has a small hole between the atrea of her heart but they don't see that as an issue. However the ct scan turned up a UPJ obstruction in her kidney. So surgery first thing tomorrow morning. Meanwhile I'm stuck in Denver with the 16yo in the hospital. The car we had hit an elk 6months ago finally died. And my wife hasn't been working long enough to qualify for paid time off yet so two weeks pay just went out the window. Just thought I'd have a little rant and of course keep you fellas that know me up to date. Of course those of you that know me know my take of these things is to keep my head down and plow on. Hopefully you guys are having a better run of luck. Sweet smokesto you all.

Jim


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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:40 am

Stay strong brother, this to shall pass. I'll be remembering you and yours in my prayers.

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:18 am

Keep your head up brother. You have all my thoughts and prayers with you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:41 am

You and your family are in our prayers Jim.
I once heard that it isn't how hard you can hit but,
how hard you can be hit and be left standing. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:43 am

Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:28 am

Prayers for you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:28 am

Prayers and good karma to you and your family!
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:12 am

Yes this to shall pass. You and your family are in my prayers
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:32 am

We're thinking about you guys down here Philly. I assume you guys are in Children's Hospital?
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bentbulldog

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 12:59 pm

I can't image what this must feel like. All I can provide...

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:03 pm

Prayers going out for you and your family. God Bless.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:42 pm

Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers. They are greatly appreciated.

Dave, yes she's at Children's Hospital in Denver. One of the best in the country so she's in good hands.

Wife's surgery went well and hopefully a full recovery is in the works.

Again thank you all for your support!

Jim
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:55 pm

Kinda nice to have a bunch of knuckleheads like us pullin' for ya, ain't it? Smile Hang in there, Huff.

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:48 pm

Damn! When it rains it pours. Sounds like you're flooded. Hang in as best you can and good luck. I'll be praying for you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:46 pm

Best you can do is try and ride all this out. I certainly feel for you and yours. Will put as much positive energy as possible out there for ya !! Smile Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:01 pm

praying Huff, do you have good medical insurance? Missed income has got to be hard

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:53 pm

That's a lot for any one man to take. Brother, I pray that better days are right ahead. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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PostSubject: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:14 pm

Will keep you in my prayers also, Jim.

Keep us informed, bro.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:45 pm

My very best T&P for you and your family Jim. It's about more than a man can bear!

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:28 pm

Really appreciate all the prayers brothers.


Rev. yeah we really lucked out on the insurance. It kicked in on the first and all this stuff with the Mrs. started on the 5th. She's got great insurance the deductible is 800 but they cover 90%. (She works at the hospital she's at). The lost wages really burns but honestly that's the least of my worries at the moment. I've been in tighter spots, just hoped I was done with that kind of stress. As far as Katie goes ESRD is one of the diseases the federal government takes on full force because it so damned expensive that insurance companies wont touch it at all. The hard part is all the extra expenses that comes from having to B in the hospital with her. They don't cover food or travel expenses which add up fast.

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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:26 pm

Prayers for you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:23 am

My family and I will be praying for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:53 am

I've said it elsewhere as you know Jim but my thoughts, well wishes and prayers are always with you my friend but more so now in these terribly trying times.

Wish I could help you out with the financial strains Buddy but it's best I can do to keep myself afloat these days, have you thought about one of those online fund raiser thingies to see if folk can help you out with a few bucks here and there, I'm sure folks would be more than happy to help you through this harrowing time, if nothing else than to help you get a hot meal of a day.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:05 pm

Sorry to hear the bad news. I hope things get better soon. My best wishes are with you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: Things have hit the fan   Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:50 pm

Found out a little while ago that they've scheduled an echo-cardiogram for the morning for Katie. First step to putting her back on dialysis. Really wish the docs would grow a pair and just come out and tell me what they're doing. I only found out because her nurse thought I should know. Will let you guys know what they decide.
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