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Re: Palinka?...

Post by One for the Frog » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:55 am

Bur wrote:Not to sound like an utter downer but damage to frontal lobe means that it's unlikely even if he did wake up that we'd have the P we knew and loved back. While I do not have extensive experience in these cases I unfortunately do have some.
Well he cannot possibly be more of a pain in the ass than he used to be some time, so I think I could happily deal with it!
But I know what you mean. On the other hand we don't know about how serious the damage is. (I know I'm clutching at a straw here).

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Post by Casual Binger » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:10 am

See ya mate, you were always kind to me.

This is not sad. People are born, they grow, they grow old n they die. People are born.

Right now, I have nothing stronger than beer to drink, but I WILL DRINK TO PALINKA!

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Post by mistah willies » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:35 am

Hell yes. That's the spirit.

Here's a message from Alex a bit ago:

Proper update coming later today. He's finally making progress and opening his eyes but his life still hangs in the balance. They still may turn life support off but he's been given an extension while they see what happens.

Cheers Alex

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Post by Resident Asshole » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:48 am

Sad news indeed. Although I certainly had my issues with him we worked through all of them and moved into friendship territory. Do we know who sent the emails?
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Post by GSG » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:44 am

Resident Asshole wrote:Sad news indeed. Although I certainly had my issues with him we worked through all of them and moved into friendship territory. Do we know who sent the emails?

I believe Alex is a friend of Palinka's of long standing, and he's really close to the family.

The update is positive, let's all send our toasts and positive vibes people!
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Post by Bur » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:08 am

GinSoakedGirl wrote:
Resident Asshole wrote:Sad news indeed. Although I certainly had my issues with him we worked through all of them and moved into friendship territory. Do we know who sent the emails?

I believe Alex is a friend of Palinka's of long standing, and he's really close to the family.

The update is positive, let's all send our toasts and positive vibes people!
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Post by oldsmartskunk » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:17 am

Well,what can one say in an event like this. Let's hope he'll pull through. And a bit of frontal lobe damage have never hurt anyone. It may add a few extra colours to his already coulourfull personality!

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Post by brandonman » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:29 am

Thanks Willies. I think that Alex must have replied directly to your email and forgot to reply all. Very good news, let's hope for the best. Maybe those good wishes and prayers (and toasts) are working.
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Post by Judge » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:09 pm

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Post by Judge » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:13 pm

And they say he isn't good with kids. Here's Dr. P and my granddaughter...she's 13 now.
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Post by Bur » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:31 pm

Thanks Judge. Appreciate it.

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Post by GSG » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:38 pm

Lovely pics Judge, thanks.

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Post by mistah willies » Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:42 pm

Bur wrote:Thanks Judge. Appreciate it.
Indeed. Thanks to The Judge.

Yup.


Nudged Alex a bit ago, sharing P's plan for me and my Lady to visit him this late summer. Ya know, to give him some info. Not just some creepoid, waiting like a vulture. He doesn't know me from Adam...


Waiting for The Update...



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Re: Palinka?...

Post by mistah willies » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:52 pm

Alex just wrote back. Here's his update







It's certainly a roller coaster...

But he does seem to be improving.

The prayers go on


Looks like I accidentally sent you an email meant for his mother!

He is making improvements though. He's opening his eyes most of the time now and turning his head to look at people talking. Still in a coma though.

Anyway will write more to everyone tomorrow.

Alex






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Re: Palinka?...

Post by One for the Frog » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:42 am

Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for all your emails about Patrick this week. As you can imagine this has been a week from hell for his parents and your kind words have kept them going through the darkest times.

And there have been a lot of them this week! For much of it he was completely unresponsive and in the lowest level of coma that there is, and the doctors were preparing to make THE decision about whether it was time to take him off life support. To prepare for this they took him off sedation to see how distressed he'd be, and fortunately he was very settled. Apparently it gave them some idea of how possible it would be to bring him out of the coma.

Patrick must have heard all the talk going on around him about switching the machine off because with great effort he started to open his eyes when asked to by his nurse and doctor. He had a completely vacant stare but at least it all indicated that there was something going on inside.

Fortunately this bought him some time as the doctors postponed their dreaded decision for a couple of days to see what happened next.

The latest news is that he is opening his eyes and turning his head slightly towards whoever is talking to him and most recently his night nurse says that he has been holding her gaze which implies that he can focus his eyes.

The doctors are still going to convene after the weekend to assess whether to turn his life support off but surely he's making enough progress now for them to keep it switched on? We have to hope so!

Assuming that they don't flip the switch this is still looking like being a very long road, and who even knows how much of a recovery he can even make but at least he's alive eh?

He's been through a lot in his life and he's a tough old boot so if anyone can pull through it'll be Patrick. And imagine the tales he will tell us all of what it's like being in a coma!

I will keep the updates coming regularly. Again email me if you want to be taken off the list.

Thanks for all your concern. I look forward to when Patrick is well enough for us to tell him how loved he really is!

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