Skip to comments.Prayer Requested for 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Update at #3168)
Posted on 10/11/2006 5:54:36 PM PDT by MoJo2001
The FReeper Canteen is asking all FReepers to please keep 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub in your prayers.
He has suffered a massive stroke and heart attack.
We know that many of you will have questions, but as of right now we don't have any further information.
Dear Tonkin, As you have been a "lighthouse" to many, may G-d's lighthouse guard and protect you and bring you back safely, with a full and speedy recovery, to your family and FRiends.
Sincerely, American Preservative
Oh dear... my prayers go out to our FRiend 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub and to his family and friends...
Urgent prayer ping...
He will provide for my needs in ways that I can not even concieve of.
May the ministry of the angels of the Lord be efficacious, may the recievers be receptive; though the angels words themselves be steadfast.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Our prayers will be with Mr. Tonkin through his long journey.
Thank you for getting the information together and for the update.
This is encouraging news. Thanks for the update; I will continue to pray for Tonk.
Good evening, AP....(HUGS))
My prayers go up for this mighty patriot. May God bless him in his time of need.
Thank you for the ping and the update. Prayers on the way.
From the sound of things, you seem to be getting a bit better.
I can't tell you how glad I am to hear that.
You are a very special member of this forum.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thank you, all, for the pings, and for doing due diligence on the pings.
thank you for posting that...
Thank you Mr. Silverback for helping to keep everyone informed.
Have you ever seen the rain, I want to know-
Have you ever seen the rain,
comin' down on a sunny day?
Thanks for the update... great news!
Prayers will continue, of course...
What a perfect pillow for Tonkin Kathy! : ) May he sleep well, and awake to a better day tomorrow.
(Now I'm going back in lurker mode.) : )
Good wishes to you Kathy.
Thanks for the update...wonderful news !
You're pretty much spot on. Per the link below:
Ischemia (lack of blood)in the brain is subdivided into three categories, based on symptom duration. All three categories refer to the same disease: the categories help doctors determine the best tactics for stroke prevention and treatment. No matter what the classification, all three events should be treated seriously
TIA: Transient ischemic attack, or "mini stroke," symptoms last less than 24 hours, and occur when circulation to an area of the brain is temporarily restricted. On average, in fact, TIA symptoms last only two to thirty minutes and no permanent brain damage occurs. TIAs do, however, suggest blood vessel disease and a third of all people who experience TIA will go on to suffer a stroke.
RIND: Reversible ischemic neurologic deficit symptoms last longer than those of a TIA. In fact, RIND symptoms generally last longer than 24 hours, but less than a week. Fortunately, however, RIND symptoms are transitory, occurring when blood flow to the brain is restricted temporarily. No permanent brain damage occurs, but RIND further increase the risk of having a stroke.
Stroke: Symptoms of a major stroke persist for longer than 24 hours and are usually more severe than those of a TIA or RIND. A stroke occurs when blood flow is blocked significantly for a prolonged period or when circulation is stopped completely. Brain damage from this condition is permanent. Stroke injury can lead to paralysis, sensory problems, speech impairment, and even sudden death.
Mr.Tonkin greatly appreciates it and he knows about this thread as well as a few others started on his behalf.
Thank you! All of your posts will be printed and given to him.
He has been moved to the Neuro Ward. He's holding his own as of tonight. They are still running tests.
He's in good spirits, but tired. He's humbled that so many people are going out of their way on his behalf.
On a sidenote, thank you to everyone that has sent FReepmails to share with Mr.Tonkin. We will put those in a
word document and send them along as well. Please do not flood his FReepmail. Obviously, he's unable to answer right now.
Also, please do not take offense if I have not written you back. The response has been overwhelming.
Time is just very limited at the moment.
Atta Boy, Tonk.
Atta Girl, MoJo.