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Jeff Head Update for 4/29/10
4/29/10 | Gail Head

Posted on 04/29/2010 5:31:17 AM PDT by Gail_Head

I have no idea if I'm doing this right, so I hope somebody can fix whatever I mess up. I am so sorry for not posting sooner, but the last couple of days have been a blur. The surgery on Tuesday didn't actually start until noon even though we signed in at 7:30 am and they took Jeff to the OR around 10:30. We got our final report at 10 pm. By 11:00 pm I was able to go to his room in the ICU. He did very well during the surgery. Coming out of the anesthesia was a little difficult and we have spent the last day and a half trying to get him on the right meds that will balance his comfort level with the need to "recover" before the next surgery. Last night was the first time since Monday night that either of us got more than an hour or so of real sleep. You wouldn't think six hours is very much, but at this point it was heaven.

Jeff is doing very well with vitals, breathing, etc. He has not had any food or liquids by mouth and today he will get some ice chips and maybe liquids. He's not too concerned, though, because he doesn't want to have to worry about the prep for tomorrow. The surgery for tomorrow will start at 6:30 am. It is expected to last about 14 hours. I will try to do better getting back to you after this next one.

Thank you all for the tremendous outpouring of prayers, love, and concern. It means a great deal to us to know you are there. Our faith, our family, and our friends have made it possible for us to get this far. I know they will carry us through.


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1 posted on 04/29/2010 5:31:17 AM PDT by Gail_Head
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To: Gail_Head

I am continuing to pray for Jeff and for the family.


2 posted on 04/29/2010 5:33:20 AM PDT by Jemian (Support Bible translation in Papua. www.mmlott.org)
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To: Gail_Head

Thank you for the update and know I am still praying for Jeff.


3 posted on 04/29/2010 5:33:36 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Gail_Head; Jeff Head

prayers up!


4 posted on 04/29/2010 5:35:02 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists".)
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To: Gail_Head

God Bless you both Gail, and you will both stay in all of our prayers.


5 posted on 04/29/2010 5:35:03 AM PDT by Bean Counter (The man who sits on the most exhaulted throne is still seated on his own arse, (Anon))
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To: Gail_Head

Thanks for the update — you did it perfectly.

Prayers for him and your entire family — Jeff is one of the most beloved FReepers we have.


6 posted on 04/29/2010 5:35:48 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: Gail_Head

Jeff has contributed so much to the FR community. Prayers up.


7 posted on 04/29/2010 5:36:15 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist with no rational argument.)
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To: Gail_Head

Thanks for the update Gail. You and Jeff are in our prayers.


8 posted on 04/29/2010 5:37:46 AM PDT by pb929
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To: Gail_Head
Prayers continue!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
9 posted on 04/29/2010 5:38:28 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Gail_Head

You did just fine, especially considering what you and Jeff are going through. Thanks so much for your time and effort in keeping us posted on the progress. Prayers continue.


10 posted on 04/29/2010 5:39:45 AM PDT by wita
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To: Gail_Head

Wow 14 hours,we will hold him close in prayer,Fatima


11 posted on 04/29/2010 5:41:45 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Gail_Head

God keep you both in the Hollow of His Hand.

In Jesus’ Holy Name,

Amen


12 posted on 04/29/2010 5:43:55 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Gail_Head

Jeff is in my prayers every single day.


13 posted on 04/29/2010 5:46:50 AM PDT by kitkat (Obama hates us. Well, maybe a LOT of Kenyans do.)
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To: Gail_Head
Stay strong. We are praying for Jeff and you.
14 posted on 04/29/2010 5:47:32 AM PDT by eggman (Grab a mop Mr. Gibbs! Your boss is making another mess.)
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To: Gail_Head; Jim Robinson

You did fine, Gail! All of our thoughts and prayers are with Jeff! He’s an internet buddy of mine, and we share a professional interest in naval history. I miss his informed and passionate posts greatly, and look forward to when he is able to return to FR following his recovery.


15 posted on 04/29/2010 5:47:49 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Gail_Head

Thank you for the update. I am coninuing to pray for Jeff’s recovery and for your whole family.


16 posted on 04/29/2010 5:47:51 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Gail_Head

Thank you Gail.

Be sure to let Jeff know that FRee Republic misses him.


17 posted on 04/29/2010 5:47:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: JaguarXKE; Lilpug15; momto6; Fiddlstix; Jay Thomas; never2late; GOP_Raider; victim soul; ...

Prayer PING for Palin supporter and FReeper Jeff Head!


18 posted on 04/29/2010 5:48:31 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Gail_Head

Prayers up.

I have been wondering where he went, I didn’t know it was something like this. I certainly hope everything goes well.


19 posted on 04/29/2010 5:50:33 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Admin Moderator; Lead Moderator

Considering Jeff’s status and following here at FR, is there anyway we can get these updates into an appropriate sidebar when Gail posts them?


20 posted on 04/29/2010 5:51:01 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Gail_Head
YAY!!!
21 posted on 04/29/2010 5:52:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Gail_Head

BTW you are now a Posting Pro and a FREEPER!


22 posted on 04/29/2010 5:52:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Gail_Head
Sending mega prayers for Jeff and his fmaily.

Additional prayers for Jeff's team of doctors!

23 posted on 04/29/2010 5:53:40 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (We need a Commander-in-Chief, not a professor of Law standing at the lectern-Palin 2010)
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To: Gail_Head

Oh, one last thing, I am The Keeper of the Totals for the fund- and time-raiser thread. Do you have an update?


24 posted on 04/29/2010 5:53:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Gail_Head

Continued prayers for Jeff!


25 posted on 04/29/2010 5:55:38 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Gail_Head; Squantos; Travis McGee; FreedomPoster

Gail -

Jeff and your family continue to be in our heart and prayers.

Steve


26 posted on 04/29/2010 5:57:19 AM PDT by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: Gail_Head

My thoughts and my prayers are with you and your family.


27 posted on 04/29/2010 5:58:05 AM PDT by SamiGirl
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To: Gail_Head

Prayers Up!!!


28 posted on 04/29/2010 5:58:30 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve - STUPAK)
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To: Gail_Head

I’ll say a prayer for a “Great American” and his family.


29 posted on 04/29/2010 5:59:37 AM PDT by Surfer Bert (Remember when seconds count police are only minutes away)
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To: Gail_Head; Jeff Head

Hang in there y’all. Prayers up...


30 posted on 04/29/2010 6:01:01 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Gail_Head

We continue to remember Jeff, you and the rest of the family in our prayers.


31 posted on 04/29/2010 6:01:31 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Gail_Head

God bless you as you go through this journey with Jeff, Gail. I left my prayers for him on the other thread, but wanted to let you know that you are included in my prayers as well.


32 posted on 04/29/2010 6:03:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Gail_Head

God bless you and Jeff!


33 posted on 04/29/2010 6:07:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Gail_Head

Prayers for you and Jeff from Southern New Hampshire, too!


34 posted on 04/29/2010 6:10:18 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Gail_Head

Thank you, Gail. You did just fine.
God bless you and Jeff. Continued prayers for you all here.
We miss him and his invaluable contributions.


35 posted on 04/29/2010 6:11:05 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Gail_Head; Jeff Head; Lazamataz
I will keep praying for Jeff and for you, Gail.

Your faith is awesome!

Thanks for the link to this thread, Laz.

36 posted on 04/29/2010 6:11:13 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Gail_Head

prayers!


37 posted on 04/29/2010 6:11:23 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Gail_Head

God is holding both of you in the palm of His hand. The power of prayer ...


38 posted on 04/29/2010 6:12:28 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Jack Bauer Motto: " I don't want revenge. I just want justice")
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To: Gail_Head; Jeff Head

Waiting with you. Praying all the way for you.


39 posted on 04/29/2010 6:13:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Gubmintfood. Somewhere in the world, a ‘rat is starvin’)
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To: Gail_Head

Continued love and prayers for you, Jeff and your entire family. I sincerely hope that these surgeries will bring Jeff relief from his pain and will allow him to spread the word of the lord and his love for this country as only he can.


40 posted on 04/29/2010 6:15:35 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: DollyCali

ping


41 posted on 04/29/2010 6:15:48 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Gubmintfood. Somewhere in the world, a ‘rat is starvin’)
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To: Gail_Head
Thanks for the update!

Jeff, heal well and heal quickly.

42 posted on 04/29/2010 6:16:32 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
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To: onyx; ohioWfan; Deb
I love you all.

But I will only marry onyx.

PING TO A GREAT THREAD.

43 posted on 04/29/2010 6:16:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Gail_Head

You couldn’t possibly post this wrong. Hope all goes well.


44 posted on 04/29/2010 6:17:02 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: CodeToad
You couldn’t possibly post this wrong. Hope all goes well.

Heck, she posted like a Big Dawg.

She's a veteran now!

45 posted on 04/29/2010 6:17:56 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Gail_Head

Prayers sent.


46 posted on 04/29/2010 6:18:40 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Gail_Head

Continued prayers for Jeff, you, your family and Jeff’s medical team. God is good!


47 posted on 04/29/2010 6:19:05 AM PDT by Sammie42 ("Let his days be few; and let another take his office" Psalm 109.8)
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To: Jemian
God Bless Jeff he is a facebook friend.
48 posted on 04/29/2010 6:20:34 AM PDT by angcat (GOD SAVE US!)
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To: Gail_Head

Will continue to pray for Jeff.


49 posted on 04/29/2010 6:25:16 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: AuntB; amom; SierraWasp; xcamel

Jeff Head Update!


50 posted on 04/29/2010 6:25:34 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Help Sarah Palin! go to - http://www.conservatives4palin.com - You know what to do!)
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