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Bob Maxwell in hospital
« on: March 08, 2005, 09:38:37 PM »
Following a heads up from Liz, I just got off the phone, first with Bev Maxwell and then with Bob. Some of you probably know that Bob had been ill with flu for a couple of weeks. Friday he had a lot of difficulty breathing and was taken into hospital where they diagnosed his lungs were full of fluid. They've taken care of that, and tomorrow he has a heart catheterization procedure to detect if he has a potential cardiac issue. Depending on the results of the test, he might receive an ICD (a small automatic defibrilator) implanted as a precautionary measure.

The latter procedure has a very short recovery period (same procedure Dick Cheney had and was back at work the next day). But Bob has not yet agreed to the implant of the ICD. Hopefully he'll be out of hospital in a few days.

Please keep Bob uppermost in your thoughts and prayers, and let's wish him a speedy recovery.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2005, 10:03:52 PM »
Thanks for advising us of Bobs condition.  We will keep him in our prayers.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2005, 10:27:44 AM »
We are thinking of Bob and hold him in our prayers.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2005, 03:19:59 PM »
Tom,

Thanks for letting us know about Bob's condition.  We will keep him (and Bev) in our thoughts.
Don Jordan.

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Re: Bob Maxwell in hospital
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2005, 10:32:48 PM »
Update on Bob as of this evening 3/10/2005.

Just got off the phone with Bev. Bob had the catheterization procedure yesterday. He was supposed to have an isotope test today, but the hospital ran out of isotopes, so he has to wait again.

Bev said that, thanks to the 20 lbs of fluid he lost, Bob is looking really good. But he's bored. Bev is going to take a borrowed notebook PC into the hospital tomorrow (evening?), so we might just see Bob online form his hospital bed! Then we can all pass along our best wishes first hand.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2005, 10:38:07 PM »
Thanks for the update on Bob.  We will continue to remember him in our prayers.
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Re: Bob Maxwell in hospital
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2005, 02:46:47 AM »
I hope that Bob will be fit again in a jiffy.

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2005, 10:06:27 AM »
Hi Tom,

Thanks for the info on Bob.  Our prayers and best wishes go out to him and his family.
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Re: Bob Maxwell in hospital
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2005, 10:29:36 AM »
It would a real hoot if he was able to get online from his hospital bed, and I'm sure he'd love to read the 'get well' messages from Framily members.
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Re: Bob Maxwell in hospital
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2005, 04:06:14 PM »
Hoot, Hoot!

Nothing solid 'cept damage control until Monday. [ ;)]
Vaya con Dios!

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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2005, 04:49:10 PM »
Hi Bob. Great to see you online!
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Re: Bob Maxwell in hospital
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2005, 06:19:05 PM »
Update from Liz Pearce today:

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I talked to Bev Maxwell earlier today, Sat., 3/12/05. Bob is in good spirits, he is not hooked up to any machines and his liquid intake is no longer restricted nor being monitored. There has been some discussion about bypass surgery. However, all systems are on hold for the weekend.
Bob Maxwell
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Lovelace Medical Center
5400 Gibson Blvd, SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(505)262-700

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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2005, 09:58:08 PM »
Hi Bob,

Great to see you here.  Hope all goes well and you can get out of there soon.  Or prayers are with you.
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Re: Bob Maxwell in hospital
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2005, 09:49:34 AM »
It would a real hoot if he was able to get online from his hospital bed, and I'm sure he'd love to read the 'get well' messages from Framily members.

Well,

Here I am on Sat afternoon at 2.26 in room 362 at Loveless Hospital in Albuquerque NM. I'm finally on line at 115k with my Samsung and Bev's Dell inspiron 5100.

I arrived here a week ago last evening with my lungs plumb full and the paramedic saying, "The two things you absolutely have to do is keep breathing and stay awake. I'll keep talking to you to help with staying awake."

It turns out that a young cardiologist told me this morning that I was also having a kind of heat attack that doesn't register on an EKG. My eject factor had previously been in the 30-35% range and it is now in the 10-15% range. Friday's pictures show some recovery in the center of my heart; today's pictures are to see if there is any recovery on the peripheral of the heart.

If there is enough vital muscle left, bypass surgery may be an option. If not, my heart has always been bigger that what's in my chest and I'll keep on giving what I can give.

Oh, in the sw corner of the east parking lot here at at Loveless there is RV parking with full utilities for family/framily. Casa Maxwell has it's space waiting as well.

Bev and I thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Keep them coming![VBG]
Adiós. . .

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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2005, 09:54:16 AM »
Bob.

Wow!  That's scary!  Glad you made it and that things seem to be looking up.  You and Bev are in our thoughts and prayers.
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2005, 11:40:57 AM »
Hi Bob,

We are sorry to hear you are in the hospital and hope you will recover quickly. Be sure to take care of yourself. Being on line should help a little with any boredom you might experience. :)

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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2005, 08:21:31 AM »
Late yesterday (Tues, 3/14) I read this message from Bev which was forwarded by Liz. Apologies for delay in posting:

Bob went to the cath lab about a half hour ago to have a stent put  in.  Will probably have the icd done tomorrow or Wednesday.
Love, Bev
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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2005, 08:23:35 AM »
Thanks for the update on Bob Tom. 
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2005, 09:08:33 AM »
Howdy, Y'all.

Latest word I've received from Bev Maxwell is that Bob had 3 stents inserted. So far so good.  :D

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Re: Bob Maxwell in hospital
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2005, 09:12:53 AM »
Thanks for the update Liz.
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2005, 09:22:23 AM »
Howdy, Y'all.

Latest word I've received from Bev Maxwell is that Bob had 3 stents inserted. So far so good.  :D

Regards,
Liz
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Thanks for the update Liz.
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2005, 09:48:46 AM »
The snow has made staff arrival at the hospital tenuous or impossible this morning. So, I sit her NPO wait to see if I get an ICD or not today.

An ICD is a little computerized device inserted into the chest that sits and waits to provide the appropriate voltage, like a defribulator, if and when needed. Kinda like an airbag and yes, it hurts  like a big kick in the chest. The important thing is that you will feel the pain afterward, call the Dr. and move on with life.

Adios. . .

Bob+

Hi Bob,

Snow??? Must have received quite a bit to hamper getting to work.   

Thanks for the update.  We hope your will be released soon.  Thanks for the lowdown on what a ICD is and it purpose.  We are keeping you in our prayers.
and hoping for a speedy recovery.
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2005, 04:35:35 AM »
Bob,

Remember me ? Roger Potié.
I am sorry to hear about your heart problems. We really hope you will back soon in shape.

Roger from Belgium

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2005, 10:58:00 AM »
Howdy, Y'all.
 It is Wednesday, 11:49 AM Florida time and I just got done talking to Bob. He is being released from the hospital today!!!  Yahoooooooooooo!!  ;D  He MIGHT be at the Virtual Campfire this evening.

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2005, 11:01:55 AM »
Thanks for the upadte Liz. Bev was hopeful when she called me last night, but I didn't want to jinx Bob's speedy return home  :)

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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2005, 11:27:49 AM »
Howdy, Y'all.
 It is Wednesday, 11:49 AM Florida time and I just got done talking to Bob. He is being released from the hospital today!!!  Yahoooooooooooo!!  ;D  He MIGHT be at the Virtual Campfire this evening.
Regards,
Liz

That is great news.  Does Bob know the VC is here tonight?  Thanks Liz for posting the update.
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« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2005, 07:20:13 AM »
You'll be glad to know that Bob came out of the hospital yesterday. He even joined us in the Virtual Campfire last evening.
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