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Old 04-27-2005, 08:02 AM   #1
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Hello Ladies! A family friend is a DIC survivor, (where you bleed from the eyes, nose, ears and mouth profusely) 99.9% it ends in death. I am not even sure what SEPSIS or DIC is.

His name is Paul Goetz. He is in his 50's and is married to a wonderful woman named Anastasia. She is the one who donated all her time and money to decorate the reception at my wedding. They paid for the entire decorations for my wedding reception and did all the hand work themselves.

Anyway, last week he ended up with pneumonia, then it turned into SEPSIS, then into DIC. The doctors said they had to give him a shot to save his life, but in turn it may cause damage in other ways to his body. Well, he was aware enough to nod his head yes.

So they gave him the shot. In turn, due to lack of circulation in his legs, a couple of fingers and part of his nose, these body parts had to be amputated on Wednesday. This is day 16 for him in the ICU. I know that in 1975 he was in a bad accident that left him with poor circulation and a steel plate in his head. This did not help him when he contracted these new things, leaving him with amputation as the only option.

If you could send him a card, it would be mostly appreciated. You can send them to my sister, p.s. she is doing better also!

c/o Elizabeth Ballew
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Elk Grove, Ca 95624

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Old 04-27-2005, 08:06 AM   #2
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wow! how terribly awful!

but how amazing that he is surviving!!! sepsis is a systemic infection and dic is "Disseminated intravascular coagulation" which is described here:
http://health.allrefer.com/health/di...tion-info.html

how utterly awful

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Old 04-27-2005, 08:10 AM   #3
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I just hope there are people out there that could send them a card! I know they need it!
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:21 AM   #4
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Please, if you could send a card, it would be tremendously appreciated! Post here if you will! Thank you thank you thank you!
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Count me in! One will go out in the mail today!!
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I will pray and I will send a card.
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Just saw the post. Sure I'll send a card.
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Oh my goodness. That is terrible. I'll send a card.
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Thank you to all so far! i would love to fill his room with cards! keep em comin'!
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I will send one out in the morning mail.

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I just logged on and of course I will send one out today. Prayers sent also.

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I'll send a card tomorrow
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Sending one out tomorrow...
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Thank you again for the more cards... hoping for more! This man and his wife are just wonderful people! This is such a tragedy! thank you all!
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Getting out my coast to coast (my "manly" set)I will get a card out today.
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One going out in tomorrow's mail.
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I'll mail a card tomorrow & send another one next day.
I will add the family to our prayer list.
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Just sent your post to my email prayer chain. It has gone out to over 45 people across the country. Let them know there are lots of people praying for them.
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My dad passed away from sepsis three months ago. This is near and dear to me. I'll send a card today.
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Serveral of the people on my prayer list are going to send cards. They won't be stamped cards, but they will be cards none the less.
Just wanted you to know his room might just overflow!!!!
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