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3 minutes ago, Zonker said:

In BC we pay $80 for an ambulance (ground or air). If visiting other parts of Canada expect a bill for a few hundred to several hundred dollars. 

I had ass cancer which was finally diagnosed in early 2019. Did oral chemo/radiation, followed by removal of rectum surgery in fall 2019. Lots of CAT scans, colonscopies, dr. visits. More fingers up my ass than an inexpensive sex worker. More IV chemo Dec 2019/Jan 2020. "Reversal" surgery in July 2020 during the pandemic lull (got rid of the colostomy bag yay). IV port in shoulder so they could put in IV's easier. Minor day surgery to remove IV port. Lots of follow-up blood tests every 3 months and annual CAT scan.

Cost: about $24 for 2 enema kits before 2 of the colonscopies. $8 for some dry shampoo when I was in the hospital for 11 days and couldn't shower. Maybe $60 for the first batch of oral chemo drugs. The IV drugs were covered since it was in-patient. A few bucks for parking for my wife when she visited most days. 

 

 

I'm told the average health care professionals hand size is inversely proportional to the patients out of pocket expenses.

 

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I have a lot of work ahead of me still. I am and isolation for 2 weeks still at the new facility. I have so much to say to all of you that and so much for Hope and I, My heart has been touched an

Hobot was kept on a drug that put a protective layer over the ulcer yesterday and last night. The bleeding has been stemmed. He was taken off the respirator this morning. However his blood pressure ke

It appears as if Hobot is on the road to recovery. He's propped in his hospital bed up and alert, cutting it up with his nurses. He's also being combative with one of his doctors a tall blonde Doctor

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56 minutes ago, Ukuri said:

No, you should agitate to get Dan Andrews to implement the same or a similar system in your state, which was the implied suggestion in my previous missive.

I tell you what.

I'll do that if you agitate Anna to introduce daylight savings to Queensland. It really doesn't fade the curtains or upset the cows. :D

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28 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

I tell you what.

I'll do that if you agitate Anna to introduce daylight savings to Queensland. It really doesn't fade the curtains or upset the cows. :D

Here we go again!

A stupid suggestion from another Mexican who is obviously completely ignorant of why "day-light" saving, although great in Hobart, very good in Melbourne, good in Sydney and even OK in Byron Bay, is totally inappropriate for the state of Queensland.

Educate yourself. Slip down to your local library, you've probably even got your own key, and find a nice map of Queensland. 

Draw a vertical line through Cairns and see how much of Queensland lies to the West of said line. Whilst doing so note the longitude of Cairns, Brisbane, Byron Bay and anywhere else that is of interest. Using a pencil and paper work out how many minutes (of time not longitude) difference between the aforementioned cities.

Go to the Microfiche reader and get copies of the Hobart Mercury, The Age, SMH, Courier Mail and whatever is the Cairns daily. 

Look up the Sunrise and Sunset times in each. Notice a pattern? If the pattern is eluding you try looking up the times for Nauru and Anchorage. 

You're welcome.

P.S. I'm from Sydney and appreciate the benefits of daylight saving, but only where appropriate.

P.P.S I will leave it at that as I really don't want to take away from the intent of this thread.

 

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31 minutes ago, Snore said:

@boomer have you heard any updates from Hope? 
 

thanks

Was just thinking to post something to get back to the subject! Thread drift is all nice and good, but we need to keep an eye on our esteemed Hobot...

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3 hours ago, alphafb552 said:

Was just thinking to post something to get back to the subject! Thread drift is all nice and good, but we need to keep an eye on our esteemed Hobot...

This thread is not at all unlike sitting for days in a hospital waiting room, waiting for news about a loved one.

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44 minutes ago, IStream said:

This thread is not at all unlike sitting for days in a hospital waiting room, waiting for news about a loved one.

But it's less boring.

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41 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:
1 hour ago, IStream said:

This thread is not at all unlike sitting for days in a hospital waiting room, waiting for news about a loved one.

But it's less boring.

And I can read it. Very patchy - or no - internet access in our hospitals.

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6 minutes ago, Ishmael said:

And I can read it. Very patchy - or no - internet access in our hospitals.

WOT!? In 'Merica we gots access in everywhere that's not flyover country. 

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On 4/1/2021 at 11:09 PM, Randro said:

America is full of greedy fucking leeches.

Free ambulance here in AUS.  And it works.

Have a family member with no medical insurance carted off in the early hours of the morning, taken to hospital, life saved, total cost ... $ZERO.  Had to stay for a week with COVID-like symptoms, tests etc.

America is so fucked up.  No one cares for their fellow citizens, they just want to make money from them.

you get ALL THAT here if you are homeless (drug addict/mentally ill)  or illegal or incarcerated ... just No Help on Chronic Problems

Home-Owning Working Stiff  ... Pay or DIE !!!

 

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1 hour ago, SloopJonB said:

But it's less boring.

Dancing girls even!:D

 

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7 hours ago, Snore said:

@boomer have you heard any updates from Hope? 
 

thanks

My wife keeps asking me the same thing. No I haven't heard a word from her since relaying the link for starting the funding several days ago. I know she started doing full time at work this past week, so I'm giving her time and space right now.

I would like to get the funding going sooner then later.

In the meantime while we wait....

 

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40 minutes ago, Mrleft8 said:

Dancing girls even!:D

 

Uff Da!!!! I hadda watch that twice!  The blonde, second from the left at the start got my attention. She gots moves!

 

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10 minutes ago, Willin' said:

Uff Da!!!! I hadda watch that twice!  The blonde, second from the left at the start got my attention. She gots moves!

 

Ok - I just had to watch twice as well, to watch that blonde as well as the blonde who caught my attention.

I thought the blonde on the right in the opening with the pony-tail put more into her moves, was more expressive, and her butt is Oh là là ! - in a pleasurable way...

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3 hours ago, El Mariachi said:

Gawd, to be 24 again.....for about 3 hours & 52 minutes....

If you experience being 24 again for over four hours, call your doctor immediately

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3 hours ago, El Mariachi said:

Gawd, to be 24 again.....for about 3 hours & 52 minutes....

Or just five minutes. I'm not greedy.

 

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Just now, Willin' said:
3 hours ago, El Mariachi said:

Gawd, to be 24 again.....for about 3 hours & 52 minutes....

Or just five minutes. I'm not greedy.

Yeah uddestoode, butte theire cane be travelle time invollved hearre.......          :)         

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To be clear... I'm only watching this in support of Hobot. I'm pumping for ya, Bro!

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nothing like a little Swedish fish to perk a man right back up!

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9 hours ago, El Mariachi said:

I can multi-task quite well, thank you. Just ask the callouses on my right hand....

TMI señor Booth.

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My girlfriend kept yammering about how women were so much better at multitasking.

I told her to shut up and sit down.

She couldn't do either let alone both at the same time.

-From Jimmy Carr although I'm sure he told it better

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42 minutes ago, billy backstay said:

Any update on Hobot's Covid-19 battle?  We are all pulling for you M8!!

Gave you a like, just to spread good vibes and get you to 1000 likes.

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Just now, Windward said:

Gave you a like, just to spread good vibes and get you to 1000 likes.

 

Back at ya, M8! :D

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1 minute ago, Cal20sailor said:

Actually, not enough information.  Was he alone?

I think in a case like this, the best policy is to let sleeping dogs lie as it were.  Wiener dogs or whatever.

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3 minutes ago, El Mariachi said:
2 hours ago, Ed Lada said:

I think in a case like this, the best policy is to let sleeping dogs lie as it were.  Wiener dogs or whatever.

Nope.....still gots some gas left in this 64 y/old fuel tank......:P

I thicke Ed appressiattes that, he juste wointe wacke you up when you fall asleepe at the wheelle.......            :)

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3 hours ago, Windward said:

Gave you a like, just to spread good vibes and get you to 1000 likes.

yeah that

 

any news?

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Still no word - the last we heard several days ago was that he was off the ventilator, and they removed the intubater, and that he was slowly improving. 

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16 minutes ago, boomer said:

Still no word

we'll go with no news is good news :)

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1 hour ago, boomer said:

Still no word - the last we heard several days ago was that he was off the ventilator, and they removed the intubater, and that he was slowly improving. 

I think I speak for many here when I hope and pray for a good outcome.  

 

But if he has been off the ventilator and not no longer intubated for several days- it is officially time for him to get his ass back work on the random pic thread.  We have been denied our pic fix for some time.   We may have to take disciplinary action!!!   Although he may be into that.

 

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1 minute ago, Snore said:

I think I speak for many here when I hope and pray for a good outcome.  

 

But if he has been off the ventilator and not no longer intubated for several days- it is officially time for him to get his ass back work on the random pic thread.  We have been denied our pic fix for some time.   We may have to take disciplinary action!!!   Although he may be into that.

 

#meto.....                      :)

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1 hour ago, Snore said:

I think I speak for many here when I hope and pray for a good outcome.  

 

But if he has been off the ventilator and not no longer intubated for several days- it is officially time for him to get his ass back work on the random pic thread.  We have been denied our pic fix for some time.   We may have to take disciplinary action!!!   Although he may be into that.

 

And all this time I thought we wanted him to be healthy and safe because we appreciate all he's done for us and, those that know him directly, appreciate him for the great person I'm 99.99% sure he is.

I'll gladly support a full recovery without any more pics and I'll gladly contribute to supporting his care.

I know you all are are trying to support him and encourage his return, but your words sound like those of a prior boss: I don't care that you billed 2,800 hours last year, I pay bonuses based on potential for this year and I don't see you billing more than 2040 this year.

 

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umm, we started with "git off yer ass"  early on pg1

mine's on pg2, and others sprinkled about, here & there.

 

It's what we do for our friends,

 

, when we aren't throwing bricks.

 

Go the H&H !

 

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1 hour ago, PurpleOnion said:

 

I'll gladly support a full recovery without any more pics and I'll gladly contribute to supporting his care.

 

 

If he wants to ease back in here I offer my services and will post lots o  pics to take the load off him till he fully recovers and is back up to speed.

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1 hour ago, PurpleOnion said:

And all this time I thought we wanted him to be healthy and safe because we appreciate all he's done for us and, those that know him directly, appreciate him for the great person I'm 99.99% sure he is.

I'll gladly support a full recovery without any more pics and I'll gladly contribute to supporting his care.

I know you all are are trying to support him and encourage his return, but your words sound like those of a prior boss: I don't care that you billed 2,800 hours last year, I pay bonuses based on potential for this year and I don't see you billing more than 2040 this year.

 

I suspect Snore was being funny. 

Maybe there should be a pink. "just kidding" font

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9 hours ago, PurpleOnion said:

And all this time I thought we wanted him to be healthy and safe because we appreciate all he's done for us and, those that know him directly, appreciate him for the great person I'm 99.99% sure he is.

I'll gladly support a full recovery without any more pics and I'll gladly contribute to supporting his care.

I know you all are are trying to support him and encourage his return, but your words sound like those of a prior boss: I don't care that you billed 2,800 hours last year, I pay bonuses based on potential for this year and I don't see you billing more than 2040 this year.

 

Fucking WOW!

 

For any of those I may have offended- especially the ONE guy in NYC who is !@#$ sensitive.  I apologize from the depths of my Bronx born and raised heart.   I am sure you can envision my body language...

 

To those who saw it as the banter that is common on SA-- thank you.

 

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Snore said:

Fucking WOW!

For any of those I may have offended- especially the ONE guy in NYC who is !@#$ sensitive.  I apologize from the depths of my Bronx born and raised heart.   I am sure you can envision my body language...

To those who saw it as the banter that is common on SA-- thank you.

Which was all of us save one. 

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I do all I can Mike, and can only wait for Hope to call, after I text her.

Hope finally called a few minutes ago. Hobot's blood pressure fell last night, and they had to find out why and what was causing the blood pressure to fall. They gave him two units of blood to bring the blood pressure up. They found two stress ulcers that we're causing the blood loss, but didn't say where, but possibly his stomach. They've got him hooked up to a third unit of blood right now.

When this came down last night, they brought in all the specialist doctors, doing what they could do to determine the blood loss. They scoped him to find the ulcers - my wife says they can and probably scoped him from either end. Hobot has been on oxygen since off the ventilator and intubation, and had him down to 10% oxygen last night, but that has been brought up to 30 and then 40% since. He's constantly being monitored by nurses, and doctors are on standby in case he goes into distress again.

They also just put him on the ventilator again. My wife says putting him on a ventilator actually puts him into more stress, and can stress the ulcers, and may continue to need more units of blood till he can handle breathing on his own.

Hobot was weened off the sedatives and was finally communicating yesterday afternoon, and asked about my wife and I, and right after that in the same breath , the sailors on Sailing Anarchy. The next thing Mark asked Hope about, what they were going to use for money. She told him not to worry about it now.

I also discussed with Hope about getting the ball rolling on the 'Gofundme'. She has to set up another account or take the monies in through her account. She can't use his only account, his business account, because they're gonna shut it down as soon as customers pay off and close their accounts with him. I told Hope we need to set this up sooner, rather then later - today if possible.

Doing all I can to keep you all informed sailors - when I find out, I tell you as soon as I can type a message.

I find out anything and I let you all know immediately, even if I have to pull over and text while driving. 

Believe me his caregivers want Hobot to get better, and are doing any and everything to accomplish that.

Please stay positive for Hobot. He's under as good of care as possible.

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If he's asking about us, he's got his priorities completely bum-fuzzled.  Himself, his daughters, Hope, Boomer and Ms. Boom, friends and family matter most; fergetzboutuz.  

Except for knowing we're all pulling for him, HARD.  Go The Hobot!  Kick its adze!

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I'm in for a donation. I can't think of a better place for some of my COVID stimulus fund.

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16 minutes ago, boomer said:

I do all I can Mike, and can only wait for Hope to call, after I text her.

All good, Booms, 

, umm didn't mean to sound like I was growling at your esteemed self.

:),  started a growling thd in PA,

 

GO the H&H 

 

 

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Quite alright Mike - I understand that you and everyone else here is concerned.

Hobot's life is intertwined with his daughters, Hope, sailing and Sailing Anarchy and all the sailors on SA, since shortly after it's inception. Hobot really does care about SA and the sailors of SA.

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5 hours ago, Snore said:

I apologize from the depths of my Bronx born and raised heart.

No need top apologize, the quote above explains it all.

Ya woulda thunk a fellow New Yorker would have realized the same.

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2 minutes ago, Ed Lada said:
5 hours ago, Snore said:

I apologize from the depths of my Bronx born and raised heart.

No need top apologize, the quote above explains it all.

Ya woulda thunk a fellow New Yorker would have realized the same.

Adgreede, butte alls o thick the appologies in purpelle fonte ist funney to..............                  :)

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Hope just called again for another quick update.

Hobot's condition has been stabilized. They gave him drugs to stem the bleeding and to protect the ulcers from further - and the bleeding stopped. They put four units of blood in him now, and have a fifth unit hanging and ready just in case. They hope to get him back off the ventilator by tonight or tomorrow morning. They expressed confidence that he will get through this. Stay positive sailors.

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On 3/28/2021 at 11:12 PM, El Mariachi said:

Bottled? Or boxed?....

Might have to be boxed for a volume supply, some dopey pricks decided to fuck up the supply chain from Europe.

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On 3/29/2021 at 12:22 AM, Ishmael said:

Whatever you had for breakfast, assuming you didn't finish the bottle.

Rum???? :unsure:

It was a heavy night. :P

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6 hours ago, Snore said:

Fucking WOW!

 

For any of those I may have offended- especially the ONE guy in NYC who is !@#$ sensitive.  I apologize from the depths of my Bronx born and raised heart.   I am sure you can envision my body language...

 

To those who saw it as the banter that is common on SA-- thank you.

 

 

 

 

and I'll apologize for being a douche.  I shouldn't have written that.  I'm sorry.

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Purple, we are all really tense about Hobot and Hope.

At the same time, we are a  really "Strange" group of personalities, and it can take a while to understand.

 

I'm thinking that "git up off yer ass" will mean as much to them

as the other "normal" well wishes.

 

, or I could be completely fulla shitte

 

 

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16 hours ago, VWAP said:

If he wants to ease back in here I offer my services and will post lots o  pics to take the load off him till he fully recovers and is back up to speed.

Nooooooooooooooooo

Mr. Bill Bendable Figure - The Clay Character

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1 hour ago, boomer said:

Hope just called again for another quick update.

Hobot's condition has been stabilized. They gave him drugs to stem the bleeding and to protect the ulcers from further - and the bleeding stopped. They put four units of blood in him now, and have a fifth unit hanging and ready just in case. They hope to get him back off the ventilator by tonight or tomorrow morning. They expressed confidence that he will get through this. Stay positive sailors.

good and thanks to everyone involved

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16 minutes ago, DA-WOODY said:
16 hours ago, VWAP said:

If he wants to ease back in here I offer my services and will post lots o  pics to take the load off him till he fully recovers and is back up to speed.

Nooooooooooooooooo

Mr. Bill Bendable Figure - The Clay Character

Howe funney ist thet????                        :)

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1 hour ago, PurpleOnion said:

and I'll apologize for being a douche.  I shouldn't have written that.  I'm sorry.

It’s all good. Having a double in your honor.  

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On 4/3/2021 at 4:28 PM, Zonker said:

In BC we pay $80 for an ambulance (ground or air). If visiting other parts of Canada expect a bill for a few hundred to several hundred dollars. 

I had ass cancer which was finally diagnosed in early 2019. Did oral chemo/radiation, followed by removal of rectum surgery in fall 2019. Lots of CAT scans, colonscopies, dr. visits. More fingers up my ass than an inexpensive sex worker. More IV chemo Dec 2019/Jan 2020. "Reversal" surgery in July 2020 during the pandemic lull (got rid of the colostomy bag yay). IV port in shoulder so they could put in IV's easier. Minor day surgery to remove IV port. Lots of follow-up blood tests every 3 months and annual CAT scan.

Cost: about $24 for 2 enema kits before 2 of the colonscopies. $8 for some dry shampoo when I was in the hospital for 11 days and couldn't shower. Maybe $60 for the first batch of oral chemo drugs. The IV drugs were covered since it was in-patient. A few bucks for parking for my wife when she visited most days. 

 

 

Thanks for posting that Z.

On many occasions when people post stories about physical ailments and health problems, I have thought that there are no doubt plenty of others with most likely worse conditions who have said nothing, there always are.  Your post shows an example of the more serious conditions.  I think it helps others deal with their issues in good spirit, as is possible anyway.

Thanks for sharing.  Stay well!

 

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5 hours ago, PurpleOnion said:

and I'll apologize for being a douche.  I shouldn't have written that.  I'm sorry.

As our now Guide Star once said; "This ain't Sailing Nicey-Nice."  

Raise a glass to your newfound wisdom.  ;)   I'll join you, but I'm at least a half-case behind.  

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8 hours ago, boomer said:

 

Hope finally called a few minutes ago. .......

Please stay positive for Hobot. He's under as good of care as possible.

As others have said, thanks for the update!!!

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6 hours ago, boomer said:

Hope just called again for another quick update.

Hobot's condition has been stabilized. They gave him drugs to stem the bleeding and to protect the ulcers from further - and the bleeding stopped. They put four units of blood in him now, and have a fifth unit hanging and ready just in case. They hope to get him back off the ventilator by tonight or tomorrow morning. They expressed confidence that he will get through this. Stay positive sailors.

Farrrrk ! 

What an ordeal. Hang in there Hobbs, we're all rootin' for ya.

 

Regarding Rootin

 You people from the Empire that the Sun never sets on need to curb your filthy minds until this whole thing blows over. Okay ?

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2 minutes ago, Dorado said:

 You people from the Empire that the Sun never sets on need to curb your filthy minds until this whole thing blows over. 

Do you meane China?  Bettere saide thisse waye...........                               :)

滚开中国
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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

Do you meane China?  Bettere saide thisse waye...........                               :)

滚开中国

Close but no cigar Snags...

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23 hours ago, boomer said:

Hope just called again for another quick update.

Hobot's condition has been stabilized. They gave him drugs to stem the bleeding and to protect the ulcers from further - and the bleeding stopped. They put four units of blood in him now, and have a fifth unit hanging and ready just in case. They hope to get him back off the ventilator by tonight or tomorrow morning. They expressed confidence that he will get through this. Stay positive sailors.

Glad to hear this. Hope the trend continues positive, and that any bumps in the road don't bring him down. A positive attitude can be hugely beneficial. Though I also know that's a hell of a lot easier to see/say from the outside.

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23 hours ago, Dorado said:

Empire that the Sun never sets on

Ancient History

the Sun set July 1, 1997 .

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Hobot was kept on a drug that put a protective layer over the ulcer yesterday and last night. The bleeding has been stemmed. He was taken off the respirator this morning. However his blood pressure keeps going up and down, and his doctor said this is because of Hobot's worry and stress for Hope, his daughters and any and everything else. The doctor asked Hope to come in and see him, to hold his hand and help relieve this stress. Hope will be gowned and masked like the nurses to do this. They will allow his daughters masked and gowned in succeeding days to visit him as well. Hobot is now putting whole sentences together when speaking with Hope. The doctors are confident that Hobot will continue to improve, and these temporary setbacks are just part of the march progressing out of this virus.

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15 minutes ago, boomer said:

Hobot was kept on a drug that put a protective layer over the ulcer yesterday and last night. The bleeding has been stemmed. He was taken off the respirator this morning. However his blood pressure keeps going up and down, and his doctor said this is because of Hobot's worry and stress for Hope, his daughters and any and everything else. The doctor asked Hope to come in and see him, to hold his hand and help relieve this stress. Hope will be gowned and masked like the nurses to do this. They will allow his daughters masked and gowned in succeeding days to visit him as well. Hobot is now putting whole sentences together when speaking with Hope. The doctors are confident that Hobot will continue to improve, and these temporary setbacks are just part of the march progressing out of this virus.

Very encouraging news.  Wishes for continued improvement.

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1 hour ago, Bus Driver said:

Very encouraging news.  Wishes for continued improvement.

 

SAME HERE!  NEED HOBOT BACK WITH THE GROUP HERE.

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On 4/7/2021 at 10:20 PM, Navig8tor said:

This seems appropriate for here.....

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What self respecting doctor wears crocs?

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I check this thread several times a day hoping to hear news; always hoping for good news.  I look forward to the day Hobot is discharged.  I will use that as an excuse to celebrate in true Irish fashion.  

In the meantime, I continue to offer the best thoughts I can muster for him and Hope as well as Boomer who we all appreciate for keeping us in the loop.    

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