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    Prayer Needed... (UPDATED)

    Hey gang, if you could please pray for a family friend of ours and his family. Mr. Tony was life flighted to the hospital from Kenai here to Anchorage a couple of nights ago with a blood infection. My parents didn't let me know until today (go figure, I'm never told anything!). Anyway the latest news is that the drs are trying to keep him alive until his kids can make the trip up here (it's a 3 hr drive)... and I'm guessing that was in the last couple of hours...

    I'm not going overly emotional, yet, but that's how I deal with these things. I am torn between sitting at home and waiting, or going over there and meeting up with the kids...

    he has been raising them alone since 99 when his wife died of a stroke three days after mothers day. His oldest is 20, the youngest is 11 (and my brother's best friend)... there are three boys and three girls. I've no idea what will happen to them should the worst occur...

    Just keep the family in your prayers. I'm not sure how much more tragedy they can take...

    Update - August 9, 5pm Tony is hanging in there. The doctors have him hooked up to a machine that is connected to his lungs (not sure if it's a respirator or what) and they say that is the main problem at this point. They've paralyzed him in order to do this. The machine is doing 95% of the work, but now the doctors say he has a 50/50 chance, which is a little bit better from what we'd heard this morning.
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    Aw! I'm so sorry! I hope he pulls through, he definitely has a lot to live for, and I'm sure it will all work out. My best!

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    Toni,

    You have my prayers for your friend & his family ~ as well as for you... Such sad news...

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    Toni, my thoughts & prayers are with your friend, family, & you.

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    How awful. Of course I will (have) pray for you. Sure hope things get better.

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    Most definitely, all the best hopes and energy is earnestly sent Mr. Tony's way.

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    I had the same kind of parents who told me nothing. Everyone knew except me. How stupid that was, and to this day, I hold it against them.

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    I don't hold it against them... it's something I've gotten used to... they forget I'm not around to hear the news it seems lol

    no news since last I chatted with them... :(

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    Toni,

    Know of my prayers for Tony his kids and for you.

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    Golly Toni, this is a tough situation. Keep us updated, please.

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    Prayers and good wishes to you all Toni.

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    May God restore Mr. Tony!

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    sorry for the lack of updates... been busy

    there's been no change since last updated... however I DO need to fix what I was told... bad info lol... he's not just having his lungs worked on... he's in a drug induced coma and is on life support and dialysis [sp?] he has a 50-50 chance according to the drs, but that just means he could go either way. A lot of people are staying optimistic, but dad and the dr. he works with both say at this point it will take a miracle... he only has one lung working and it's at about 25%... so yeah... :(

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    Toni, any idea how/where the original infection started? Sounds like multiple system failure. Still praying for all of you. Stay strong (((((Toni))))) I knowyour support means a lot to him and his family.

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    all I know is he went into the hospital down in Kenai and they found a blood infection and they medivac-ed him up here...

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