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.
Though not great news, still, it's good news.
Prayers offered up for Tonk and his family.
Thanks for the update. Tonk is a fine man.
Prayers offered up for Tonk and his family.
Many prayers for Mr. Tonkin, his family, friends and business partners. The challenges facing Mr. Tonkin are great. May he find strength and will to endure the months to come. Mr. Tonkin will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Question to any who might know, including Mrs Silverback:
Is an "ischemic stroke" different from a "TIA - Transitory Ischemic Attack"? Is it the same thing, only more severe, with more consequences?
I ask because my grandmother and my dog used to get those and the effects didn't last long, but they were considered strokes. Thanks for any info anyone has. Perhaps that will help.
Thank you so much for the update!
Prayers for healing!
Prayers going up for your complete recovery .
Thanks for the ping bitt and many prayers for Tonk's speedy recovery.
Sharing prayers up for our dear FRiend.
Thanks for the ping and update.
Prayers up for you Mr. Tonk
Thanks for the update, Mojo. I'm praying hard for his recovery.
Thank you for the update, Little Sister. And thanks to the chiropractor who had the sense to get Tonk to the Emergency Room quickly.
I just learned of Tonk's stroke and heart attack.
Thanks so much for keeping us updated.
Like the rest of the Freepers who have already posted here, I'm praying for Tonk, for a full and complete recovery.
I was in DaNang at the same time as TonkinGulf and my prayers are with him. Kill a Commie for Christ, Tonkin!!!
A Prayer of Healing for Mr. Tonkin:
...if it be Your will...
...please heal him with Your LOVE.
...If it not be Your will then...
...please heal his Fear"
Prayers continuing. Thanks for the update. Keep 'em comin' if you can.
Tonk, we are praying so hard for you. God is with you - do not doubt it. You are so important to Him, and to us. You are truly a treasure, and you will overcome...
after all, you are The Mighty Tonk. FIGHT!
Thanks for the up-date. Tonk's in my prayers...
Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
If you (or anyone else) gets a chance to talk to him tell him he is missed.
My husband had a stroke in 2001, caused from a bleed through in the brain. He was paralyzed on the left side and had problems finding the right words to say. He was in rehab at the hospital for a month. With determination he has overcome it and was able to drive again, although it has slowed him down a lot. He was fortunate in that his heart problems were caught early. 3 bypasses and an artificial Aortic valve done in 1993. He has had to be on Coumadin since the artificial valve and that was a factor in his bleed through in the brain.
Thanks for the update. May God be with Tonk and his family during this trying time.
Thank you for the update! I continue to Praise God and lift Tonk up for His healing, peace and blessing.
Thank you for the update. There's good news in there that he is able to communicate. Prayers continue for his full recovery.
Thank you for the good news update. A prayer that Tonk will soon be recovering and returning to his home on the web.
Her name is Ruth Lycke and her story is told at the link. She was a convincing interviewee and the interviewer is a shrewd and unconnable cookie.
Good information Phil, thank you for pinging me.
Prayer sent for a good man and his family.
Oh dear...heartfelt prayers will be said 'round the clock.
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.