Oh, this isn’t good…

Back feeding horses again this afternoon. D’s been hospitalized: Maybe a TIA, maybe a stroke. He was reported better, then he wasn’t.

And it was such a nice week…

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17 Responses to Oh, this isn’t good…

  1. Ben says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this! Give him our best…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Prayers for both D and L.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can we send a care package for them? If so, what. (For psychological uplift – Joel’s army has their back, sort of thing.)

  4. Joel says:

    Just got off the phone with L. “Interior carotid artery” 90% blocked, they’re flying him to the hospital in the big city and will put in a shunt tonight. Hopefully no full stroke and this might fix it.

    He’s been complaining about being tired all the time for a week and his local doctor has been fiddling with his thyroid meds. Maybe this was the cause of that as well.

    More news tomorrow. Good news, I sincerely hope…

  5. Joel says:

    Care package is a nice thought but I can’t think what, to be honest.

  6. Tell them that the commentariat is sending good thoughts, positive energy and prayers!

  7. Judy says:

    Saying prayers.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Riding gloves? Special coffee? Sees candy (once the heat is gone:-)

  9. Mike says:

    That’s not exactly the news I was looking forward to seeing on your blog Joel. I’m hoping that the damage isn’t too severe and considering the advances in medicine, I’m optimistic that he will pull through.

  10. doubletrouble says:

    A prayer from here as well.

  11. free.and.true says:

    Wishing D good health and speedy recovery.

  12. Mark Matis says:

    Steel toe shoes for time spent around the horses…

  13. LibertyNews says:

    Hope he recovers quickly and fully.

  14. Malatrope says:

    My wife had exactly the same problem some years back. They performed an endarterectomy (to cut open and clean out the artery) and it solved the problem. From what I know, it’s a pretty common procedure. Good luck to your friend. The key is to fix it before it closes off completely, which is fatal and can happen at any time.

  15. Zelda says:

    You wrote shunt – did they put in a shunt or a stent? Best wishes to D and L, hoping he is home soon.

  16. Joel says:

    Maybe it was a stent. Dammit Jim, I’m a hermit, not a doctor.

To the stake with the heretic!