Monday, October 10, 2011

It's a Sad Time Here

We lost my brother-in-law, Skip, on Sunday. We went over to Seattle on Friday morning. He'd been there for about 10 days after falling and breaking his back. This accident brought on some other major problems and we lost him. We still feel kind of numb.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

It's been a bad week Folks

We started the week off with hearing that friends of mine were in a propane fire at their cabin. 3 of them have 2nd degree burns and they were all taken to a Seattle hospital. As of today (Sunday) 2 of them have been released and 1 will remain there for 3-4 weeks. This family and I have been friends almost forever. The mom and I were best friends in high school. She is the one that has to stay there for awhile.

Then, Tuesday night, we got a call from Mike's family. His older brother fell from his semi-truck and broke his back. He was flown to the same hospital in Seattle that my other friends are at. He had surgery on Wednesday. He went through it pretty well. It was a long one though. Now, he has something going on with his heart. They can't seem to get his blood pressure to stay normal. They are talking about surgery on him for that now, but not sure he would make it through it. They are not sure he will make it without it either. They think he has pnuemonia also which really complicates things. They are still not sure if he will be able to walk again.

Please keep him in your thoughts. He's in ICU and not doing very well at all. We will probably be going over there on the weekend, unless we have to go sooner. Mike and Tyke went over this weekend and he's in bad shape.