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Originally posted by Stella777
Wow! As I read this, I feel like crying! I will certainly be praying for your cousin. I would like to know his name so I can pray for him by name, if you please.
His name is Stephen Royer. Thanks so much.
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Prayers and hugs from me too.
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Steve is doing good today. Brought him up out of sedation for awhile this afternoon and he was kicking like a chicken. Didn't open eyes though or follow direct commands.
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Pat

Thanks for the update on Egon. I am so glad he is recovering and he is keeping in touch.

So sorry to hear of the terrible accident your cousin had. He is in my thoughts and prayers.

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Originally posted by yellowbird23
I would love to have a prayer chain for my cousin who was involved in a serious biking accident in Florida on Wednesday. He was training for an upcoming triathalon. He is in a medical-induced coma, has serious cracks of the spine, a collapsed lung, laceration to the neck, fractured ribs and is in critical condition. A dump truck pulled out in front of him and he collided head-on into the truck. He is 32 years old. Thank you all.
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What an awful thing to happen to Stephen. I hope that the truck was cited for negligence so that he can have the truck's insurance company pay for the care he is going to need. It sounds like he will need a lot of rehab when he gets healthy enough to leave the hospital, which I will pray will happen.
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Originally posted by 3dogsrule
How's Steve doing today, Pat?

Karen
This is the latest update from his brother Jesse:
No change again today. No medical BS tonight, just this.........."If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person." -Fred Rogers. Till tomorrow. -Jesse.

Thanks so much for caring Karen. Much appreciated.

Steve has the following: FX orbit left top and bottom, FX facial bone, FX intracranial, chip FX in thoracid spine not interfering with spinal column, 3 FX ribs, puntured lung, in medically induced coma, intubated, feed tube, drains in brain. Has not opened eyes since last Wednesday morning. Keep praying as hard as you can.
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Holy cow Pat, when you put it all down on paper like that, it really sounds awful, what all he's battling!! But...remember he's very young, and as a triathalon athlete must have been very fit and healthy, the odds are so very much on his side. I mean, look at what all Egon has done/fought and he's well more than twice Steve's age...the human body and spirit are amazing. We'll all keep praying for him, but I hope your family keeps the faith. When my cousin had been in a horrible car accident and had severe brain trauma, we all talked to her constantly, played her favorite music, told her jokes, everything, and to this day I'm convinced she 'heard' us and knew we were there, and that it made a difference. We'll keep pumpin' out them prayers for both Steve and all of your family!

Karen
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Thank you all so much for the caring.

On the other hand, Egon is still sending me lots and lots of e-mails and funny, pretty and interesting stuff. I sure hope he mends enough to be able to continue to do what he has set out to do in the first place. Only time will tell and I am quite sure he hasn't given up.
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Finally! I am taking a short cruise Oct 1. It's to the Bahamas, but what the heck...it's a cruise!! I love Coco Cay. Hopefully, the weather will be good. If not, I'm still on a ship!
don mills, ontario
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Pat,

Good to hear you will be getting away on a cruise Oct. 1. Short cruise is better than no cruise. Have a wonderful time

Gail
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Originally posted by cnd crsr
Pat,

Good to hear you will be getting away on a cruise Oct. 1. Short cruise is better than no cruise. Have a wonderful time

Gail
Thanks Gail!
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Originally posted by yellowbird23
Finally! I am taking a short cruise Oct 1. It's to the Bahamas, but what the heck...it's a cruise!! I love Coco Cay. Hopefully, the weather will be good. If not, I'm still on a ship!
Yea Pat! You certainly deserve to get away after the year you've had. Going solo? Any update today on Steve?

Karen
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Good for you, Pat, a short cruise is great after all you've been through lately!
And I agree, I don't care where I go as long as I'm on a ship! Have a wonderful cruise.

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Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by 3dogsrule
Yea Pat! You certainly deserve to get away after the year you've had. Going solo? Any update today on Steve?

Karen
Prayers are working!!!
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Well, well, well guess who had a huge step forward today? Ventilator tube was removed this afternoon and totally removed from sedation. Big surprise for everyone! Steve is now following some very basic commands, albeit very slowly. Not able to speak yet and still some left side deficit. Very confused at this point, but he's "in there way down deep" and "gets it" you can see it in his eye. The journey is still not complete and we have a LONG way to go. Be prepared for setbacks, but each day is a new milestone. Still no visitors outside of the current "core" group, you know who you are. We will let everyone know when he is moved out of critical care. "That's the power of love..."_Huey Lewis.
OUT. -Jesse