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Re: Roadkill
« Reply #75 on: Sep 24, 2020, 03:33:39 pm »
OK, I've been following this and it's insane.  My biggest question is WTF happened?  From what I can tell he got hit by a car heading to Maggie Valley? I read the whole thread and most of the FB posts (no account).  Can someone sum up?  Thanks!

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    Re: Roadkill
    « Reply #76 on: Sep 24, 2020, 08:26:43 pm »
    OK, I've been following this and it's insane.  My biggest question is WTF happened?  From what I can tell he got hit by a car heading to Maggie Valley? I read the whole thread and most of the FB posts (no account).  Can someone sum up?  Thanks!

    I might be a little off on this, but here's what I think I know (the short version). There was no car accident. Gary opted out of this year's rally (SERR) because his asthma had been giving him problems. He eventually ended up in the hospital where they determined he had fluid around his heart. He coded twice and was put on life support. There were a few complications with his O2 stats, blood sugar, and a blood clot but he eventually woke up. He had to re-learn how to talk and swallow (muscle and nerve damage from being intubated for so long) but that's better now. Throughout his ordeal, he's lost just over 50 pounds. Today, he posted a video on Facebook where he says he managed to "slide his ass outta bed and into a wheel chair". Gary still has a long journey in front of him, but he is making progress.
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    Re: Roadkill
    « Reply #77 on: Sep 24, 2020, 08:34:31 pm »
    Nice recap Marc, as I remember it. 
    Still praying for RK, would love see him back on that Spyder.

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      Re: Roadkill
      « Reply #78 on: Sep 24, 2020, 09:03:29 pm »
      OK, I've been following this and it's insane.  My biggest question is WTF happened?  From what I can tell he got hit by a car heading to Maggie Valley? I read the whole thread and most of the FB posts (no account).  Can someone sum up?  Thanks!

      I might be a little off on this, but here's what I think I know (the short version). There was no car accident. Gary opted out of this year's rally (SERR) because his asthma had been giving him problems. He eventually ended up in the hospital where they determined he had fluid around his heart. He coded twice and was put on life support. There were a few complications with his O2 stats, blood sugar, and a blood clot but he eventually woke up. He had to re-learn how to talk and swallow (muscle and nerve damage from being intubated for so long) but that's better now. Throughout his ordeal, he's lost just over 50 pounds. Today, he posted a video on Facebook where he says he managed to "slide his ass outta bed and into a wheel chair". Gary still has a long journey in front of him, but he is making progress.
      Correct Marc!

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      Re: Roadkill
      « Reply #79 on: Sep 24, 2020, 09:24:53 pm »
      OK, I've been following this and it's insane.  My biggest question is WTF happened?  From what I can tell he got hit by a car heading to Maggie Valley? I read the whole thread and most of the FB posts (no account).  Can someone sum up?  Thanks!

      I might be a little off on this, but here's what I think I know (the short version). There was no car accident. Gary opted out of this year's rally (SERR) because his asthma had been giving him problems. He eventually ended up in the hospital where they determined he had fluid around his heart. He coded twice and was put on life support. There were a few complications with his O2 stats, blood sugar, and a blood clot but he eventually woke up. He had to re-learn how to talk and swallow (muscle and nerve damage from being intubated for so long) but that's better now. Throughout his ordeal, he's lost just over 50 pounds. Today, he posted a video on Facebook where he says he managed to "slide his ass outta bed and into a wheel chair". Gary still has a long journey in front of him, but he is making progress.
      :agree: Sounds like everything I have read on the Maggie Valley FB page which his family and friends have been keeping us updated well! Still :praying: :praying: :praying: for ya Gary!!!

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      Re: Roadkill
      « Reply #80 on: Sep 24, 2020, 10:50:58 pm »
      That is insane!  He's a hell of a fighter!  Thoughts and prayers.  Glad to see him on the upswing. 

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      Re: Roadkill
      « Reply #81 on: Sep 25, 2020, 08:31:45 am »
      That is insane!  He's a hell of a fighter!  Thoughts and prayers.  Glad to see him on the upswing.

      He is an ornery old fart. I met him at the one rally I've been able to attend so far. Hell of a nice guy. Glad he's on the mend.
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      Re: Roadkill
      « Reply #82 on: Sep 25, 2020, 12:50:50 pm »
      Thanks, much appreciated!!

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      Re: Roadkill
      « Reply #83 on: Sep 25, 2020, 01:17:53 pm »
      Yes. Very appreciated.

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      Re: Roadkill
      « Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 05:22:58 pm »
      How are you doing old fart?
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