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Old 12-22-2007, 10:33 AM   #11
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hey bt, wow, what a bummer. I hope you get to make peace with your friend..I'll be thinking of you both..
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:55 AM   #12
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Fix it Bro, I KNOW you can!

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Old 12-22-2007, 10:59 AM   #13
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Buckytom, is it impossible for you to get there in time? I know how crazy your work and life can be. I hope and pray that somehow you can get to him in time, as I think that would be the greatest gift you could both receive (short of a donor heart).

My most fervent prayers for a miracle, tis the season after all, and for the Grace of God to be felt by both of you in this tough time.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:13 AM   #14
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Bucky reach for the phone.

Talk to him and then go.

We missed being with my fil by about an hour, he died while we were on the plane.

There was nothing we could do to get there faster.

But you can talk on the phone immediately.

All our best wishes with you.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:28 AM   #15
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thank you everyone.

unfortunately i'm stuck at work. because it's a weekend leading into a holiday, it's impossible for me to get out of the double shift today. my contract language doesn't allow me to take off on that short notice unless it's immediate family. even when dw and i were engaged and living together upstairs from her parents (they needed daily care), i couldn't get a day off for a death-in-family when her dad passed because he wasn't considered immediate family.

dw suggested i take my dinner and try to get to the transplant hospital in jersey city today, but it would take too long and i'd be risking my job. we're at skeleton crews this weekend through christmas, so the few of us around are responsible for the entire network's broadcast. and many of those in are low in seniority, experience, and occasionally brains.

i just pray that he makes it until tomorrow. i'll go to the hospital as soon as visitors are allowed in the morning. some mutual friends are keeping me updated.

thanks again for your thoughts and prayers.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:28 AM   #16
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Buckytom, you and your friend are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:37 AM   #17
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Crap! I figured that might be the issue for you. I'm praying hard for you my friend, got a couple of decades with your name on them.
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:15 PM   #18
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Bucky... Prayers have been said.

Hugs have been sent and good thoughts have
been thought.
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:23 PM   #19
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BT All that any of us can do is, to do all we possibly can. Just get there when you can!
Maybe a phone call...just to say hey, I'm thinking of you, I'll be there tomorrow is in order. Or talk to a family member who can relay to him that you called will boost his spirits.....and yours.
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Old 12-22-2007, 01:09 PM   #20
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wow - I am so sorry to hear this. Have you given your friends a message to give to your friend in the hospital? I hope you get to see him tomorrow. This is a really hard way to learn a life lesson. You and your friend are in my thoughts.
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