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Old 10-17-2008, 04:34 PM   #11
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Our thoughts are with Kirb, his family and friends.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:37 PM   #12
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Doctors have put Jeff in a drug induced coma. His blood pressure is very low which has caused his kidneys to shut down. He is on a respirator as well as dialysis. The doctors are focusing on blood pressure for now; Jeff is on medication to try to bring the pressure up. After that they will redirect focus to the infections. The next few hours are critical. Jeff does seem to be responding to voice and touch.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:00 PM   #13
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:09 PM   #14
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Not good news, but more prayers going out. So sad, BigDog.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #15
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May GOD watch over Jeff and everyone close to him, as well as You my Friend. Love and Hugs James


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Old 10-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #16
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Big Dog, I was hoping for a positive update, and that our prayers have been helping.
More prayers your way.................................
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:59 PM   #17
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Oh my, I missed this thread. My heart and prayers go out to him, his family and all you fellow officers!!
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:07 PM   #18
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Sorry BD I missed this the first time around.
It takes a brave soul to police in Mpls... I remember the one killed you mentioned... so sad.
My thoughts and prayers are with him.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:39 PM   #19
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Sorry it's been so long since I've been here, and since I've updated on Jeff. The former I will update elsewhere; as for Jeff, well, here goes.

Things remain grave for Jeff. The stem cells from the transplant still haven't grafted, and the veno-occlusive disease seems to still remain as neither his liver or kidneys have regained function. He remains on a respirator, but the doctors are hoping to take him out of the coma to see how he fairs. The difficulty is due to the heavy duty pain meds he is on, he's pretty doped up anyway. The doctors continue to check with tests, but long story short nothing has really changed.

Check that. Just got a new update from his wife on Caring Bridge. Not good. More infection. Barring a miracle (which no one is ruling out) now is the time to say goodbye. On that note, I need to go and shower and head to the U of M Medical Center.
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Bigdog... my thoughts are with you and your friends...
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