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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:13 PM
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Thoughts, prayers, good karma, and good wishes needed
Edited on Sun Oct-16-05 09:15 PM by Maestro
My 8 year old nephew was hit in the head with a golf club and suffered some severe head injuries. He has been air-lifted to Cooke Medical in Ft. Worth, Texas. They live out in the country near the Oklahoma border. Anyhow, I am making phone calls now.
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xmas74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:14 PM
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1. My thoughts are with you.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:14 PM
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2. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
:hug:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:17 PM
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3. Thoughts and care for your nephew, your family and you.
Keep us posted.
:hug:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:23 PM
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4. Sending this back to top of page
:grouphug:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:23 PM
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5. More news
My wife spoke to my sister-in-law. He was hit in the forehead with a golf club by a friend who was practice singing. The hit fractured his skull. He's going to Cooke Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth to be evaluated for possible surgery and to check for swelling. One good sign is he's conscious and except for headache doing relatively well and liking all the attention and the helo ride.
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:25 PM
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6. Thanks for the update
What a scary day for all of you
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:31 PM
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8. Sounds like he might
come out of this okay. Sending hopes and prayers that he does.
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cssmall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:26 PM
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7. My prayers are with you, Maestro. I'm happy to see the news.
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:36 PM
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9. Tough break. I'll send light.
Edited on Sun Oct-16-05 09:36 PM by Metta
and blessings asking that this trauma be removed and that the result of this be that he comes away with as little damage as possible to learn the best life lessons for his future. That's the most and cleanest I can ask for.
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usedtobesick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:38 PM
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10. Prayers and my best wishes for your nephew, his family and you!
:hugs:
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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 09:57 PM
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11. Sending prayers and good wishes
for you, your nephew, and the whole family.

:grouphug:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:05 PM
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14. Thanks to all for the good wishes.
:grouphug:
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:04 PM
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12. Good thoughts coming your way, Maestro.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:04 PM
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13. Update II
Okay, it looks like the skull fracture can heal on its own without surgery. There is no swelling except for the point of impact which left an indention in the skull. Surgery is still possible to correct that but no surgery for swelling. He is answering questions just fine and says he wants to be a heliocopter pilot now. He is staying in ICU though for observations. I will update if I hear anything else.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:06 PM
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16. What a lucky kid.
Relatively speaking, of course. Kids are remarkable resilient.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:00 PM
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37. Update III
No worse for the wear. He was sent home today with a headache, a cracked skull, stictches, but no swelling, damage to the brain, etc... He'll be fine. Thanks for all your concern.

Here is a picture of him while in flight to the hospital.

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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:41 PM
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42. Ground Control to Major Tom
Looks like he got to fulfill his ambition to be an astronaut at a young age!
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 12:25 AM
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44. WhooooHOOOO! Glad to hear he's going to be OK!! Fabulous news.
And cool pic, too! Bet that will be a real keepsake for him...as long as things turned out well, he can look back on the experience with some good feelings!
And thank God for ERT personnel...every time I hear sirens or one of the medevac helis coming in at the local hospital, part of me is in pain with/for whomever is hurt, and the other part of me is so grateful for the folks who are so giving of their talents in the healing of others.
So glad for him, and you, and all who care about him!
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 06:19 AM
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48. Great news Maestro!
:-)
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 03:43 AM
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21. This is all a very good sign, his condition as you've described it.
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imperialismispasse Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 12:11 PM
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35. Tough kid
Good for him. Happy to hear it all worked out.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:06 PM
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15. My thoughts are with your family, Maesto.
Sending good thoughts your way. :hug:
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:11 PM
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17. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your nephew and family.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:16 PM
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18. Blessings of Light, Protection and Healing to your nephew...
My daughter is 8 and I can only imagine what your family must be going through. Please keep us posted on the developments.

In the meantime, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Peace,

Shine

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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-16-05 10:18 PM
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19. Good thoughts for healing coming to you and your family, Maestro.
:hug:

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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 12:37 AM
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20. How terrible.
My thoughts are with your nephew and your family. I hope he gets better. :hug: :hi:
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 03:49 AM
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22. Sending all three your way.
:hug:
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 04:12 AM
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23. My thoughts, prayers and best wishes to your nephew
All my positive vibes are extended to him for a speedy and comprehensive recovery. And my thoughts, prayers and best wishes to all your family as well :hug:
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 04:17 AM
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24. you've got it all from me...
:hug:

Head injuries are very difficult, for all involved. Contact the closest Brain Injury Association for support and guidance. I had a close friend in high school whose brother was injured, and groups like this were a lifesaver for everyone.

http://www.biatx.org/
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:02 PM
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38. Thanks so much for the link
Fleabert. I think though that we were all incredibly lucky. He suffered a skull fracture but so far as the doctors can tell no injury to the brain.
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fleabert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 02:54 AM
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47. that is FANTASTIC news.
thank goodness.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 07:14 AM
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25. I am sending positive vibes and prayers to him.
I hope everything turns out ok.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 09:37 AM
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26. Oh my goodness! I will keep him and you in my prayers!!
Good wished sent your way too! :hug:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 10:05 AM
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27. I'm sending my very best wishes your way.
:hug:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 10:06 AM
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28. Best wishes for a good outcome. Sorry to hear this.
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 10:10 AM
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29. How's This?
:) ;) O8) :toast: :party: :bounce: :kick: :loveya: :hug: :grouphug: :pals: :headbang: :yourock:

Anyway, he's young--I believe he will make it! ;)
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 10:26 AM
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30. My thoughts are with him.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:50 AM
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31. Sent message to Great Spirit
Good luck.
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:52 AM
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32. oh god
Best wishes definitely, Maestro
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:53 AM
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33. I am so sorry...will keep you and your nephew and your family close in
thought and prayer...please let us know how things progress...
Love and support are here for you in the DU family.
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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:57 AM
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34. So sorry --
I'll be thinking of him. Good luck.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 12:12 PM
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36. thank you for keeping us updated
My thoughts are w/ you and your family as the lad heals from this unfortunate accident. I hope he is well soon.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:03 PM
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39. Update to Update III
:) Please see post #37. I meant to post it here.
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:31 PM
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40. Oh no!
May he make a full recovery!
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:32 PM
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41. Thank you.
And please check post #37. :)
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-17-05 11:47 PM
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43. I was praying like nobody's business after the first post ..
yahoo - just read the rest!

Still sending healing and comforting energy you and your family's way!

Take care!

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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 12:29 AM
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45. Oh that's terrible Maestro...
I'm sending many good wishes and thoughts your way - I'm praying he'll pull through just fine. It sounds like he's in a good hospital and will be getting excellent care. Hang in there - we're all thinking of you!

:hug:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 12:30 AM
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46. He's a lucky boy! Good thoughts for a speedy recovery.
He has a cool story for his friends! :-)

:hug:
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