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So Ambulance called at 3 Am this morning, 16yo son had severe chest pains, spent 13hrs in emergency today, Has MioCardia which is an inflamed heart muscle, most likely caused from the Influenza b virus he had back in august still hanging around in the body. dont know to much more at preset, He has to be monitored 24/7 as if it worsens can cause a heart attack, so xmas in ICU for him it looks like. probably 10 days to 2 weeks of treatment etc to be considered out of the woods. so not the xmas i was hoping for.... and i have shutdown work scheduled for between xmas and new year to add insult to injury

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Hope it all goes well for you all. Not the greatest place to be this time of year.

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Best wishes for your son and hope he gets well very soon. Scary stuff for all...

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Andrew

Hey mate
Just got it my wife to read this
She just said that there an out break of it up this way as well, a couple of the nursing homes are in lockdown
As my wife is a nurse, she said that he is young and fit which is in his favour and will make a strong recovery.
We both hope all goes well for your son and your family stays strong
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Regards Dazza and Annette

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As I always say
Stay safe all

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Sorry to here mate. Not much of a Christmas for yous. Thoughts and prayers for your young fella, like DDD said he’s got youth on his side so he’ll fight the fight better.
All the best for Chrissy regardless, maybe you can take Christmas to him.

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Bryan

Thank everyone for the good wishes, He is in the best place to fight this, Has been a couple of years from hell the last couple, and just as ya think things are getting better, whammo... still theres a lot of people a lot worse off than we are, and theres many many good things to be thankful for... So thank again and I hope everyone has a fantastic Chrissy and New year and drives the wheels of the old holdens that has bought us all to this place.

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Hey mate, hope he has a speedy road to recovery. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you and Helen. All the best for Christmas and hopefully 2019 will be a great one for you guys.

Adrian and Cath.

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Thanks Adrian, i just spoke to him this morning and he seems to be a lot better already, Anti Inflammatory must be starting to work as pain manageable this morning with panadol, not the Fentanyl and Endone he needed yesterday. already asking about the best way he can get internet for his laptop so he can play games with his mates whilst tied to a hospital bed, so definately an improvement LOL

You guys have a great chrissy to, and hurry up and finish that ute will ya, so you can go cruising in it... LOL

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Yeah 2019 is the year for the Ute to get the bugs out of it. I am pretty sure I didn’t say that this time last year. Heat shielding the starter motor appears to have me stumped at the moment.

The sister in law dropped over a Chrissy present for me today. Apparently it came as packing paper in some equipment. Saw the paper and thought you would like it too.

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to you and your family mate. We've got a couple of family members doing it tough in Hospital at the moment and its rough on one and all. Thanks to all the nurses etc for looking after our loved ones.
Take care mate
Al

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Les not good news mate,sometimes this world can be so friggin cruel mate.I hope he responds to treatment in the coming weeks and gets well soon and he gets back home with ya's!...

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Cheers Al....
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It's not good when you're sick, worse when it's one of your kids. All the best to him Lesbo..

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Thank Al x2 and Tim
And all the best wishes to your family as well bigfella, I spent a fair bit of time in hospital as a kid, and now know what my parents went through. and your right its not easy.

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not good to hear, great that he is asking for net connection, so he on the mend quickly by the sounds of it, all the best for Christmas, (that you can make it be) as you mentioned sometimes best laid out plans can go hay wire can't they? All the best to you and Helen and family mate, got my number use it if need anything, feed dog, drive FX etc cheers Lindsay and Sue. PS I really meant it about drive the FX lol

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Cheers, Lindsay.

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Thanks Linds, Whilst we still dont know what caused it, and the ECG and blood tests results havent changed, he is as fit as a fiddle, wouldnt know there was anything around except for a heart monitor strapped to his chest. Hes lapping it up at the moment, think about it, 16 confined to a hospital ward, team of nurses at your beck and call, hes got a smile from ear to ear... Lady comes around yesterday with a tea trolley, and as she walked through the sliding doors she said anyone want tea or coffee or....to be interupted by I'll have a Milo....then with a Bond like pause, Hot milo..... yea hes doin Fine LOL

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That's terrible for you. I hope your son recovers quickly and you all have a good new year.

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Regards Blue

It's Ok for us old blokes to have out crook hips, knees and prostates, that just comes with age.
But a young bloke in his prime getting crook, that's not fair.
I hope he is doing as good as he possibly can and is back on his feet soon.
David

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Old is good.

I have a mate who lost his first wife to dementia a few years back and he remarried a few months ago. He is in his 70's now and retired from driving trucks about 3 years ago. He along with his new wife bought a full size bus and rebuilt it as their camper to go off on their honeymoon and do the grey nomad thing. They got as far as Ballarat from Qld and on the second or third day he had a stroke caused by a blood clot in his head. He was moved back to Toowoomba which is still 150k's from home and recently he was allowed to come home on the weekends. We have been looking after his dog after someone drove their bus back to Toowoomba. Today we moved his engine gantry onto the deck outside their bedroom and then made a seat base using an old outdoor chair with the legs cut off and attached some tie down straps to make a sling to lift him up with his block and tackle and put him into his spa!!!!! He was like a kid in a candy shop! He has no movement down his left side so now he can get a bit more 'therapy' in his own spa.

CHRISTMAS 2018

Christmas time is here again when presents start to flow.
We’re hit with saturation ads for everything I know.

The Present that you all should give is time to sit and listen.
Do it while you can before they’re the one you’re missin’.

Give someone your Presence to create a memory.
For what you give you also get within that territory.

The most expensive gift is time, believe me, I can tell.
So give your time for that’s the reason Karma works so well.

Do you remember when a friend spent precious time with you?
Remember how that made you feel and what you need to do.

To ‘Pay It Forward’ all you need to do is share your time.
With those who matter most to you for this is Karma’s rhyme!

Merry Christmas everyone, you now know what to do.
Please ‘Pay It Forward’ when you can is what I wish for you!

©Ron Williams Christmas 2018
nineteenfortyeight@h...

Stay safe and keep on Holden on!

Ron

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Thanks guys, Untill we find out whats caused it theres nothing to report, hes comfortable with no pain, treating it like a holiday LOL
hes off for an ultrasound of the heart this morning, and they took like 300 litres of blood yesterday to run more tests with, Its even been suggested he has a sensitivity to the Troponin protein that they use as a marker for heart muscle damage, as his readings are over 12000 when they should be less than 100, this would normally mean he has had a heart attack, but he hasnt, theres no other signs of one nor is he in any risk catagory of having one. so its shrug the shoulders and we dont really know whats causing it yet. but now that the pain has gone im a lot more confident he will recover fine with no long term damage

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Does he drink those energy drink,s ?
I’ve heard that to meany of them is no good for you

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
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This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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No he dosent drink them, not even soft drink, we didnt let them drink it when they were young, and now they are teens, they still dont drink it regularly, maybe the odd one here or there but thats it, so very lucky in that regard, juice milk or water 99% of the time

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I call it
Lunatic soup, I’ve seen guys at work drinking it in the hot sun in Alice Springs and go stupid, one guy had a heart atack and he was only in his late 30s.
Another guy used to say that he didn’t drink tea or coffee so he drank them at 4am to start his day.
When I was in the ADF, the Americans Navy did a study on all types of energy drinks,
The one that shocked me was Mother’s, it was linked to colen cancer

As I always say
Stay safe all

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
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I used to work with a couple of blokes who would knock off two or three cans of Mothers or Red Bull every morning at work. (6am start). By 8am they would be full on agro a*reshole d!ckheads. It wasn't pleasant being there, but they got through a lot of work before it wore off, so the boss put up with it.
A woman at work had a good friend who drank energy drinks like water. He died at 35 from a bad heart and other complications brought on by the rubbish.
David

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Old is good.

thanks for letting us know Les,sounds like a bit of a tricky situation but hopefully soon ya's will get a result and be on your way home!..

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Cheers Al....
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so this morning his levels have dropped a tiny bit, which is good, had ultrasound, which didnt show anything, so had CT scan which we dont know results of yet. because its ICU theres strict visiting hours which dont match up with Dr's visits, but hoping we can see Dr this arvo,

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Ok so far all tests clear, going for an AngioGram on thursday, But Being allowed home for a few hours today

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at least he can come home for chrissy,bet it will make him and you'se feel better,Take it easy mate!...:)

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Cheers Al....
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thanks Al
Yea made a big difference to the day, Other kids waited to open pressies etc as well, so apart from being a few hours later than noral, was just like a normal xmas morning, will suck having to drop him back this arvo though

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At least ya got today with him mate!..;)

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Cheers Al....
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the final outcome is this, went with him this morning by Ambulance to the PA hospital here in Brisbane to the cardio unit, originally for an Angiogram, however they decided due to age and the fact he had already had a dose of radiation from the earlier CT scan that an Angiogram wasnt the best option, so instead did a special kind of MRI that is linked to the heart so it only scans at the same part of the heart cycle everytime, this has th eeffect of a scan that looks like the heart is stopped and gives a much clearer picture. Official dignosis is Myopericarditis, he is on meds and cant exercises or play sport for 12 weeks after which he will get another check up. He is able to come home now, which is awesome. most likely caused by the Infuenza B he had back in August. should have no long term effects on him, should recover fully, and only has a 5% change of it reoccuring. So all in all pretty good news...

I would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes over what has been a trying 5 or 6 days. As one of you said earlier, its expected for us old blokes to get things go wrong, but its a kick in the guts if its your kid. I cant imagine anyone dealing with a major illness in there children.
So im very thankful that all is on the mend now, I hope you and your families all have a fantastic new year, and thanks again for all the support

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Thanks for keeping us up to date mate I could imagine it's been a bit of a frantic 5-6 days for ya's.That's good news he might have a rough trot for 12 weeks but at least ya's know what you're dealing with now and hopefully he will heal in time.All the best to ya's for the new year mate,Come on 2019 gotta be better,haha!...

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Cheers Al....
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That's great news.
But, he has my sympathy, two weeks doing nothing was too many for me, and he's got 12 to get through!
David

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Old is good.

Good news Lesbo, hopefully he has another 80-odd years of good health..

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I’m sure everyone was thinking of you all and was in there prayers,
YES, it’s not the best feeling knowing you’re family members are not well and yes you do feel useless that you carnt fix it, like you do everything else you know how to.
There are members here that know this only to well, and they know who they are,
SO I’m saying “your not alone”
As I have been there earlier this year myself
I wish you and your family a safe and happy new year, and hope this is the end of this for your family

As I always say
Stay safe all

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"were going to need a bigger shed"
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Thanks for updating us. Good to hear he’ll be okay. Like you and others have said you kind of expect it of ourselves as we age but as a father of youngins myself it’s in fathomable. I probably take for granted my kids good health but I reckon I’d be a mess if they fell I’ll.

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