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GT'er 23Skidoo Needs Prayers-RIP, Jeff

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Lone_Wolfe, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Lone_Wolfe

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    Rest in Peace, Jeff Abshire​

    1962-2012
    aka 23Skidoo​

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    Heaven needed another angel, so the took the very best. :patriot:

    Rest well, Jeff, you are loved by many, and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know you. Kind, gentle souls like you are a rare find.



    Updates from the last several weeks of Jeff's struggle against a second stroke are still below.



    Jeff, AKA 23 Skidoo is in a hospice in Charleston, WV. He's expected to live less than a week from now, and his family is heartbroken. I hate it too, but hate that he's suffering even more.


    Any posts directed at him will be read to him when I get there, along with most of the posts already in here. If you want to say something to him, now's your last chance. :angel:



    This is the rundown since he had the stroke at the end of July.

    He's had another stroke, his second in 2 years. This one sounds even worse than the first, from what his sister-in-law has said so far. This is what she posted initially,

    "I AM ASKING FOR PRAYERS FOR MY BROTHER-N-LAW. HE HAS HAD ANOTHER STROKE THIS MORNING AND AS OF RIGHT NOW THINGS DON'T LOOK VERY GOOD. SO PLEASE ASK GOD TO HELP HIM RECOVER."



    Please send up prayers, mojo, good thoughts, etc for one of our own who needs it right now. Skidoo is a great guy and a good friend to many.



    ETA: Here's the sad update from his sister as of the next day,

    "To Jeff's friends and family. He had another stroke,on Sunday morning. He has lost his ability to speak and to swallow. He has directives that do not allow a feeding tube, ventilator, etc. Since he can't swallow his saliva is collecting in his lungs and he will get phenumonia. He can still communicate with thumbs up and down and he has chosen to go to Hubbard Hosoice House to die. They say it will be about ten days. Please pray for God to comfort him and make this journey go as painlessly as possible.:

    Update Sept 3;

    Jeff had changed his mind, decided he wanted to try to live, and was taken to a nursing home to recover and get the therapy he needs. Things didn't go well, the nursing home staff apparently didn't do much for him at all, and he was taken back in the emergency room with serious problems. He struggled and recovered enough to be returned to a nursing home, and got lucky and was sent to one that's really trying to help him. He fought hard for a month, really tried to live, but it's not going to happen.

    Jeff's sister just called me to tell me that he's decided to go back to hospice. He's fought hard, but this is just too much for him to overcome, and he's in pain. As bad as it hurts, we both support him 100% in this. I don't know yet which hospice he'll end up in, but please visit him if you can. I want to so badly, but can't skip another dose of chemo. She did put me on the phone with Jeff, I was able to tell him again how I feel and how much of a difference he's made in my life, and how much I'll miss him. He's loved by so many.

    She posted this update a few minutes ago.

    "My baby brother, Jeff, is back in Hubbard House Hospice, in room 18. They give him a week or less. He is just tired of fighting. Please pray for a peaceful passing, as he has been in so much misery for the past couple of weeks. The Hubbard House is across from the Job Corps."
     
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    Prayers for him and his family.

    My grandmother had a stroke at 82, and they gave her Last Rites in the hospital. She had speech and motor defects for two years after she was released, but with therapy and pure stubborn, hard-headed will (and the Grace of God) she recovered enough to speak well, and be reasonably ambulatory until near her death at 91.

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