Sister has babies, father in a coma

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  1. dolf250

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    Please excuse the typos.
    First, my sister had twins 1 week ago. They were healthy and a good weight (both nearly 6 lbs.) They are beautiful little girls.

    On his way down to see them on 1:00 on Thursday after work my father was in an accident. He was flown to Edmonton and has been in the neurosurgical intensive care unit where he remains unresponsive. His vitals are good; he is stable, but it is not looking like he will wake up anytime soon (if he does.)

    I will not be checking the site for awhile, but if we have anybody who can translate a letter that he wrote in German to a girl he knows so I know if I can show it to the family I would appreciate it. Also, if somebody could translate a note from english to German so I can let her know what has happened I would appreciate it.

    For now it is a waiting game (and I am not the most patient man.)

    Sorry for cluttering the site, but I needed to type and let my mind go. So far I have held myself together and have contacted family, friends, insurance, work and Monday I will call the Union, the bank, get power of attorney somehow and do the stuff that I can't on the weekend.

    I say without Irony "happy Easter" to everybody on the board, I hope you can spend it with the ones you love.

    -Danny
     
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    No need to apologise for anything, Dolph. If typing helps, type. If our fellowship helps, then good.

    Strength, courage, and love to you and those you love.

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    Danny. My thoughts and best wishes are with you. I hope everything turns out positive in the end for you.
     
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    Feel free to PM me about any translations to or from German.
     
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    Dictionary.com/Translator

    here is a translater for you..." Just set it to what you want it to do.


    Sorry to hear about the SAD news......."
    But, happy to hear about the NEW little people in the world.."
     
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    Danny,

    Sweetheart I will be praying for you father and I am so thankful that your sister and two beautiful nieces are ok. Know that you are loved and that you and your family is thought of on this Easter SUnday.
     
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    Danny,

    I will put your dad on the prayer list at my church.


    Congratulations to your sister on her two beautiful, healthy daughters. Please know that you are loved and that you and your family are thought of on this Easter Sunday. Don't worry about checking in here we understand that you have more important things to take care of right now.

    njqt466
     
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    I've been awaiting news of your sister's babies since you first posted that she was expected. I am so glad to hear here twins have arrived safely.

    I am so sorry to hear of your father's accident, but I hope and pray that he will improve.

    We'll be pulling for you until you can return.
     
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    Very happy to learn about the twins' arrival. New life is always a blessing to witness.

    Very sorry to learn about your father's accident. We're here if you need us.
     
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    Your in my prayers, and I'm thinking about your family at this time.

    Congrats to your sister on the healthy baby girls.
     
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    Hey honey, I know you'll be on auto-pilot for a while, taking care of things for everyone else, but feel free to call if a friendly voice on the other end of the line would help. I'm home now.

    I wish I had something brilliant to say to make you feel better, but I don't. Just know that your friends care about you and are wishing you well. None of us are immune from tragedies, but it's hard to watch someone you love going through one. Take care of yourself, and keep us updated as you feel up to it.

    Jana
     
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    Thinking of you and yours and wishing for the best. Let us know what we can do to help. You're not alone. Sam
     
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    The very best to Uncle Danny and your family. Prayers for your dad.
     
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    dolf,
    This is really terrible news. We will be thinking about you and praying for your father and your family.
     
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    I wanted to say something sweet and interesting, Danny. I just can't match some of what some people have said. I hope your dad gets better and I am happy to hear your sister delivered two healthy babies.
     
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    Dolf --

    Four years ago, something similar happened to me -- I lost and gained a cousin on the same day, when my cousin was killed on the way to the hospital to see his brand new nephew.

    It's a bittersweet tragedy to be sure. My best wishes for you father's recovery.

    Heath
     
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    Dolf, I feel ya - I have a close friend in a coma from a motorcycle accident. He's in his fourth week but is beginning to respond - so please have some hope for your dad.

    I used to scoff at positive vibe stuff, until it took me 6 years of watching my dad succumb to cancer. He defined the Eternal Pessimist as he refused any spiritual support.

    With my friend, someone from his family is there 24/7, playing music they think he'd like to hear, and following directions of the doctors for stimulus.

    And this is the way my friends work: one of us slipped into the ICU with a bag of his favorite coffee beans ground up. A little something to dangle under the nose and get some synapses firing... :biggrin1:


    Congrats on the nieces and the board is here for you. Certainly you have contributed enough support here to warrant some.


    And for your own sake, people - wear a goddamn helmet on a motorcycle! Who cares about your "style" or freedom when your head is cracked open?
     
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    How very heartbreaking it is to read of this, Dolf. It's one of life's greatest ironies when bad things occur almost simultaneous to the the good things. I hope only the best for you and your family, and I pray for your father's recovery.
     
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    danny
    you are in my prayers and i trust that you will all be aware of the love and prayers from our group here.
    you are not alone, and it was said before, let us know if you need help with something
    boerkie
     
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    My thoughts are with you and your family.
     
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