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07-24-2008, 01:15 AM
I wanted to let everyone know that Jimmy is in the hospital. I took him to emergency room at Houston Northwest Medical Center around 7 this morning, where he promptly passed out and has been getting intensive treatment ever since. He is in the Medical ICU now and until he is in the clear, has no phone calls to the room. He had an episode of bleeding varices, which is quite serious but the banding procedure done seems to be working. They were going to do a transfusion when they sent me home at 10:00. More tests (always more tests) in the morning and I will certainly know more in 24 hours. Please, keep this very dear man close in your hearts and prayers. If you need to call, please call me on my cell at 713-417-6008.
Thank you - Gail

07-24-2008, 03:45 AM


This was shocking to read. Our prayers are with you and your family for his safe recovery. Please keep us posted on Jimmy's status. We are all here for you, please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to help.


07-24-2008, 09:00 AM

You and Jimmy are in our prayers. Let us know if we can do anything to help out.

Larry & Eloisa

07-24-2008, 02:18 PM
Our prayers are with you and the family.

RF Cobra
07-24-2008, 02:43 PM
We will be praying for Jimmy, your family, and the medical staff.

07-24-2008, 03:14 PM
Oh no, please keep us updated on Jimmy's condition. Our thoughts and well-wishes to out to both you and Jimmy!

07-24-2008, 03:25 PM
Please know that my heart & prayers go out to Jimmy and his family. From a personal stand point I know exactly what you all are going through. I went through this with my father 2 times and I he had the same banding procedure done and it was successful for him...so please keep strong and keep faith...

07-24-2008, 04:04 PM

Please tell Jimmy we are all praying for him.

Keep us posted with any updates if you can.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

07-24-2008, 04:12 PM
Gail, if you check this please give Jimmy our regards. I am praying for him and your family and keeping all of you in my thoughts. Please post up any progress or any info if we can make a visit. This is very sad news indeed....:(

07-24-2008, 06:28 PM
Do we need to come over to give blood? What's his blood type?

07-24-2008, 06:32 PM
I am very sorry to hear about Jimmy. I am also ready to give blood or take any other actions that would help.

In the meantime I will think of you all, and wait for further news.

07-24-2008, 07:05 PM
Responded to PM. You have my number.

07-24-2008, 07:16 PM
Gail was kind enough to take a moment and provide an update...

Jimmy is out of ICU and into his own room and seems to be stabilizing. Apparently the ruptured vein thingy in his neck is now holding and the transfusion was successful!

07-24-2008, 07:39 PM
We will keep you and your family in our prays, and hope for a speedy and full recovery. It sounds like you are already on that road.

Best of wishes Gary.

07-24-2008, 07:55 PM
Prayers to Jimmy for sure. Good luck on the recovery, Jimmy is a strong one.

07-24-2008, 08:16 PM
I will be praying for Jimmy and your family. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help.

Carl G
07-24-2008, 08:20 PM
Gail if jimmy needs us to give blood or anthing at all please let us know. We hope and pray for a speedy recovery. if you need anything just post up and we can help.

07-25-2008, 01:41 AM
Jimmy had a MUCH better day today. The transfusion turned him around and he came out of the ICU around 5:00 this evening. Yeah! He is hurtin' but they are keeping him highly medicated and he is getting a LOT of rest! He is not up to visits or calls yet, but when I told him so many were concerned, he was quite humbled and said will respond to you as soon as he can. He may be able to come home Saturday, if he continues to progress positively. The doctors said he is doing good and feel very positive he can be put back on track (and .. I dont think they meant asphalt). Thank you all for the kindness and prayers. God heard and answered.

07-25-2008, 09:53 AM
Gail, thanks for calling me last night and thanks for the update...it's amazing you can still have a sense of humor after all this!

RF Cobra
07-25-2008, 10:25 AM
That's wonderful news! Hopefully he can continue to get some rest so that he can continue to get better and will be able to go home Saturday.

07-25-2008, 10:59 AM
Hang in there buddy and get well soon. I'm prayin for ya.

07-25-2008, 11:59 AM
Jocelyn and I will add Jimmy and family to our prayer list. Great news that he is out of the ICU.

03 cobra toy
07-25-2008, 12:03 PM
Wow.. I need to read the boards more often.

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys !!

Get better Jim :thumbsup:

07-25-2008, 02:51 PM
In our prayers...

John and family

07-25-2008, 07:53 PM
get well soon .we are praying for you .

07-25-2008, 09:25 PM
This is such a shock to hear this about one of our close friends and is never easy to deal with. We will continuously keep ya'll in our prayers..

Carl G
07-25-2008, 10:02 PM
Gail that is great news that Jimmy is doing better. We sure hope he gets to come home Saturday. We will be thinking of you two and glad that Jimmy is bouncing back. :thumbsup:

07-25-2008, 11:00 PM
Glad to hear things are looking better.

Get well soon Jimmy.

07-25-2008, 11:31 PM
Take care, Jimmy. Prayers for a quick recovery.

07-26-2008, 01:54 AM
Jimmy, I just got on the internet after a few days of none and am shocked to hear :( I am glad to read that you are on the upside. Take care and continue to get well. Prayers for you, Gail and your family.

07-28-2008, 08:37 PM
Thanks everyone!

I see the doctor on Tuesday afternoon. He will determine when I go back to work, if I need more ligation (banding), if I am a liver transplant candidate, and if and when I can return to my track hobby, and probably some other stuff I don't know about yet.

So even though I feel pretty good right now, I guess I am still pretty much at risk of another portal hypertension induced, ruptured gastroesophageal varices bleeding event. BTW anyone with a type A positive liver they aren't using give me a call. LOL! :D You only get one liver silly! :rolleyes:

The upside is that with proper treatment it is a fairly survivable health issue.
They feel that I am in pretty good shape for a 56 year old, and indicated that would be very helpful in my recovery efforts.

I already miss the "action" at the parts counter at work.

So I have been posting a lot, reading, and watching track videos. :rolleyes:

"Nurse Gail" has been terrific, as usual, I am so blessed to have her by my side! She's working "remotely" today and tomorrow so she can keep a vigilant eye on her stubborn semi-broken man. :p

07-28-2008, 09:38 PM
Dangit Jimmy, you tell that Doc you got an appointment with an asphalt apex soon and he needs to get you fixed up pronto. Sounds like the nurse has done her part, Doc needs to do his lol.

Hope to see you at a track soon, or at least once the 105 degree TX weather fades away and old guys like us can come out to play all weekend. :thumbsup:

07-29-2008, 12:24 AM
Get well soon Jimmy! :thumbsup:

07-29-2008, 09:59 AM
Hey you are in our prayers for a full recovery.