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Update 8/28 on Doc Hawk - Doc added update 8/30

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Our friend did get to the hospital this morning and was admitted. Blood tests and CT scan show that along with the mets in the right lung he has pneumonia in both, and blood clots in the upper lobes of both lungs.

He has his laptop with him and said he will keep us updated.

Prayers for good meds and good care to help aid him in his recovery.

Marie who loves kitties

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Thanks Marie for the update. Praying for a speedy recovery for Doc. We're all here for you. Jeff

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gald you are getting the medical care you need. hoping for a speedy recovery. i bet that good hospital food will help! ha ha!
prayers for you!
judy

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Sorry to hear that you are having such a rough time kicking this stuff. Hope to see you feeling much better soon.

Luv,

Wolfen

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Doc,
Sorry to hear that you are having to fight these combined attacks on your health. Glad that you are in the hospital were there is help with the fight.
Prayers of wisdom for the doctors and healing for you Doc.
Art

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Doc, I'm so sorry to hear that you're in the hospital, I hope that you're up and back to feeling better soon.

Take care, and rest up.

Cyn

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Sorry that he is going through all this. Hope he feels well soon. Geez Doc your name is Doc get better hear me :) Kidding aside, your going through heck, want you back on the board back and in good health.

Kims

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I sent him a message on Facebook but haven't heard back as of yet. I think of him often and send prayers too. Get Better Doc!
GOD bless you!

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Sending out our thoughts and Prayers to you Doc!

Best Always, mike

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Thanks Marie. Adding my prayers for a swift recovery Doc.
Judy

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Sorry to hear that you are in hospital but it is clearly the right place to be for now. I hope the meds clear the pneumonia quickly and you are feel better. Worrying to hear of the blood clots and wonder whether is related to any recent chemo or whether is simply due to being unwell (cancer makes us all a bit more prone to clots in the legs and lungs). I also hope things sre okay with your family as I know you have also been providing care there too. What a bloody mess we find our lives in at times!

My thoughts are with you and hope you get the right treatment to get back up and running as soon as possible.

steve

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Doc . . . You seem too ornery to let a damn bug keep you down for long. Kick it's ass, and kick cancer's ass while you're at it. Hope you're not too uncomfortable, but i know that's difficult in a hospital. Get home soon! Dan

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Marie,

Thanks for the update.

My prayers are for Doc to have a recovery soon and to see him back online!

God Bless everyone!!!

Phil

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Thanks Marie for the update.

Doc Get better.. we will be missing you!

Light and Prayers for you today and always.

Donna

Wenchie
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I've been there with the clots and lung mets. I came out just fine. The clotbusters are awesome so sit tight and you'll be home soon. xoxox

smokeyjoe
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Hope your feeling better soon, blood clots suck, been there and on Lovenox for almost 2 years now. The way my oncologist presented the blood thinners to me was comparable to someone with diabetes having to give themselves a shot every day.....not quite but you do what you gotta do. Feel better soon.

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I did a bit better today than yesterday although I'm still pretty weak and tired. I'm getting lovenox injections twice a day and breathing treatments every four hours or as needed. Because she's a service dog, my Lulu is able to stay here with me. Now all I need is my PS3, a few more books and my little fridge full of beer and I'd been happy!

When I take Lu for her walks, nurse has to go with me because I get really winded and tired. After I check out, I'll be on warfarin for at least 6 month, so no green vegetables. I'm REALLY gonna miss my spinach.

I'd like to thank you all for your prayers, thoughts and kind words. They really do help and make a big difference. No matter how craptacular I feel, when I read them I feel much better.

God Bless and Hugs to all!
Ray/Doc

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So sorry Doc about the problem, lucky that you can have Lu with you.
I am to far away otherwise I would bring you a pile of books,what is your preference?
maybe I can send some up.
Dutch hugs work because they are special,so I send you many of Dutch HUGS Marjan

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Glad you're feeling better Doc. You need a Kindle, easier to carry than a lot of books.
Prayers for a swift recovery.
Hugs,
Judy

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Thanks for the Dutch hugs, Marjan! My ancestry is Danish and I think Viking hugs would be a bit scary.

My preference in books is pretty eclectic. I do have a Kindle app on my phone and currently reading The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence. I'e also got some Japanese literature and history. I don't read much fiction, mostly history and philosophy.

glinka65
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get to feeling better bro!!!!!! i love your advice dude!!!! im thinkin of you!!!

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Hi Doc, Sorry to hear about your pneumonia. Glad your dog can stay with you. My daughter has a dog that has two back legs that don't work so she's in a wheelchair and everyone let's the dog come in the stores. Dummies, the dog is the one that needs the service! lol My daughter loves it because she takes her everywhere.

I hope they're giving you some pain killers too. Those are just plain good all around. Just don't take them if anyone shows up with that beer=)

A kindle is a great thing and a laptop even better. Lucky you! I'm going to have to bribe someone in my family to lend me theirs, it's a very good idea to bring those along.

My prayers are with you, kick ass! Helen

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Hey Helen, good to hear from you. They keep offering me pain killers but I turn it down. I don't like the way it mess up my head and makes it difficult to think. Besides, the pain level is pretty low down in the tolerable range. It's my clogged sinuses that are giving me problems!

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Really hope you break out of the Big House soon, and get back to your PS3. What games do you play? In our family of five, I'm the only non-gamer, but the rest are all gaming maniacs. Hugs~Ann Alexandria

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I'm not a gamer either. I bought the PS3 for the blu-ray ability and that I can download movies directly to it from Sony. I do have Madden Football that came with it, Dante's Inferno and a couple of flight sims, but never get around to playing them.

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Doc,

Sorry to hear about you not feeling well. Continue to kick-butt in the hospital! Your posts and advise is always wonderful.

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I am so happy to hear LULU is with you.. I sure she brings you much comfort...
I am so sorry you have to be in the hospital though...
Get better soon.. I won't call you while you are there.. as you need your rest.. how long will you be in the hospital.
love and hugs and prayers,
Donna

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I am so happy to hear LULU is with you.. I sure she brings you much comfort...
I am so sorry you have to be in the hospital though...
Get better soon.. I won't call you while you are there.. as you need your rest.. how long will you be in the hospital.
love and hugs and prayers,
Donna

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Yeah, I'm glad she's here too, otherwise I'd be worrying about her too much to concentrate on getting better. That first night, I kept looking for and then the next day my onc said she could stay. Good thing, too; taking her for walks helps to get my wind built back up. It's pretty stressful on me still, but I an tell it's doing good. No telling how long I'll be in, I'm just gonna roll with it and make sure I don't relapse when I get home.

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Welcome back Doc! Glad you are on the mend. Get some rest and keep healing. We need you here!
My best to you,
SV

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as i have been worried about you. it is sooooo good that you are improving. hang in there & know we are all praying for you for improvement so you get out of there!
hugs
judy

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I am overjoyed that your companion LuLu is with you. There are so many benefits from this in the healing process. God Bless and continue to heal. Art

smokeyjoe
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Glad to hear you're doing better. I bet the nurse loves being able to walk with you and Lu, I'm sure they love the time to get out too. Do they know what caused the blood clots? My onc. keeps me on lovenox, it's been almost 2 years. I asked him if I could go on oral blood thinners, I get a flat out no.

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He's not sure what caused these. It's not like I'm sedentary when I'm at home, taking the dog out, going up and down stairs, cooking and cleaning. So that's not it. I keep meaning to ask him if it could have started in March when I drove down to Arizona. That makes sense to me.

When I go home, he's going to start me on warfarin so I'll have to cut out green vegetables, not like I eat much of them anyway except for spinach and edemame.

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Glad to see you are posting and hoping that you get to come home soon and wishing you a very speedy recovery. If my doctor told me no more vegetables, you would see big crocodile tears - my veggies are the most favorite part of my foods, eat them lunch and dinner and sometimes just make a meal out of them. Get well soon, we miss you.

Kim

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Hope your hospital stay will knock out the pneumonia. Good luck!!

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