Big job for tomorrow!

swagler85 Posted By swagler85, Feb 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

  1. Backwoods Savage

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    This had to also be really difficult for Fire Chief Steve after what he went through last year. He knows first hand what the recovery is like and this guy got hurt much more than Steve.

    Please do keep us posted Sean.
     
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  2. tfdchief

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    It will go through Tim's head too. It is a hard thing to shake. Especially when you are a very safe minded, careful person as he is. You blame yourself, beat up on yours self, over and over again. You keep asking yourself how could I have let my guard down, how could I have let this happen? Time heals, but slowly, and seldom completely. This will be with him in one form or another for the rest of his life, and all of you who were there that day. Just saying this so maybe as he recovers you can help him and each other get through it. Prayers for all of you.
     
  3. fishingpol

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    I was surprised to see this thread turn so quickly to a tragic accident. We send our thoughts to you all and we hope your friend has a good recovery. Thanks for the update.
     
  4. WellSeasoned

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    Prayers sent! Hope he has a speedy recovery.
     
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  5. swagler85

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    Got the 026 today, my cousin brought it over for my to fix. Looks like it held together pretty good, will need all new plastics. Most of those are broke, and the bar is bent. Air filter housing is broken too, but I pulled on it one time to see if it would start and it felt great. It started to turn over, I left it at until I can get into it a little more. I'm really looking forward to this project, will make me feel a lot better. Also looking forward to one day getting to cut with him again. Will be a long time from now but Lord willing that day will come.
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  6. swagler85

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    Update from Chad: "Dad is now completely off the sedative today. Would be off the ventilator if surgery wasn't scheduled for Wed and Thur.
    Wed is going to be a tracheotomy and a feeding tube so they can operate on his jaw on Thurs. screws and plates and it will be wired shut.
    Thanks again for all your prayers."

    He is definitely aware of things today. When you talk to him he opens his eyes, and will squeeze your hand or nod his head. Such a blessing to feel him responding. Keep praying! He has surgeries ahead and I'm sure has lots of pain. Thank you all!
     
  7. Locust Post

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    Thanks for the update Swag keep'em comin...I just mentioned him and his family in the dinner prayer tonight.
     
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    Praise the Lord! That is awesome news, Swags.....simply AWESOME!
     
  9. tfdchief

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    Good news. Tough, but good. Prayers again.
     
  10. swagler85

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    Thanks I know they help so very much appreciate it
     
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    Crazy stuff! I wish him a speedy recovery. As bad as the injuries sound it could have gone even worse.

    Was he on the ground when he got hit or was he on the ladder doing the cutting?
     
  12. Redlegs

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    Prayers sent.
     
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    +1
    It happens. Even to the best of us.
     
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    Another positive update! :) :)
    Proof prayers help!

    Thanks Sean (Swags)
     
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    My wife and I are praying that all involved quickly heal. I admire your response. God bless you and your friend.
     
  16. swagler85

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    He was on the ladder on the way down almost on the ground.
     
  17. swagler85

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    Update on Tim, had jaw surgery today. That's the only surgery that had to be done. Doc said his jaw was pulverized and the worst he had seen. Took 8 hours to put back together. Other than that he is recovering well, swelling is going down. They put a traic in his neck for the ventilator, and a feeding tube in his stomach. Now the very long healing road lie ahead. He is on very heavy doses of pain meds, can't imagine the pain he is experiencing.
     
  18. bogydave

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    Thanks Swags
    Must be one tough SOB!
    Better hurry with the saw, he may be wanting to use it sooner than you think :)
    Prayers
     
  19. Locust Post

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    Thank God that is the only surgery and he made it through. Prayers from here Swag.
     
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    I dont know what to say, beside ours prayers are with him and his family as they go through this process. God bless for a speedy recovery.
     
  21. tfdchief

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    As bad as it is, thank God he is going to recover. I hate to ask, but what about his back? What are they doing for that. As I remember, he had several fractures?
     
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    The fractures in his back are said to heal on their own. He will be wearing some kind of back brace to keep his back straight though. Docs said his muscular build saved his broken bones from moving during the accident.
     
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    OK, that is what I wondered. When I broke my back the doctor said the same thing. Said if it weren't for my build and stature, I might have been paralyzed. Also told me that if not for that I would have had to have surgery, and he would have glued, screwed and pinned 7 of my vertebrae.

    I will tell you though that healing fractured vertebrae in a brace is long and painful. My family will continue to keep him in our prayers.
     
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  24. Backwoods Savage

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    Steve, I really hope this man is as tough as you are. Even with that, he has a long road to recovery.
     
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    Thanks Dennis. I don't no how tough I am, but I think he is pretty tough. He has made it this far. Hopefully our thoughts and prayers will ease his pain and speed his recovery.
     
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