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  • BlackElk Speaks! Recovery continues

    12/12/2014 6:06:29 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 18 replies
    self | 12/12/14 | self
    This evening I talked with Mrs. Elk. All good news. BlackElk is out of critical care, and is one step below ICU. The ventilator is off, he is breathing on his own. He is talking. In fat, he wouldn't shut up. (So what else is new?) Brain is all there. Feeding tube is gone. He will still need dialysis regularly, and will be in a nursing facility for a while. He may not have to get dialysis for the rest of his days, though. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. I hope to talk with the antlered...
  • BlackElk update--turned the corner, kidney is functioning

    12/04/2014 6:17:29 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 27 replies
    self | 12/04/2014 | Dr. Sivana
    I just got off of the phone with Mrs. B. Elk. Update: 1. BlackElk's kidney is functioning ... not at full strength, but it is functioning 2. In general, much more stable 3. He is being S-L-O-W-L-Y brought back to consciousness. He did respond a little to the voice of his former law partner (who is no conservative!) He is not all the way awake yet. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR PRAYERS AND KIND WORDS!
  • VANITY: Freeper BlackElk update. Critical but stable

    12/01/2014 10:11:57 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 23 replies
    self | 12/1/2014 | Dr. Sivana
    Many of you have offered your prayers and best wishes regarding BlackElk. Many also have asked for updates. Rather than pinging, I will simply include the word BlackElk to make searches easier. I do not intend to go into excessive detail, but will provide enough to let you know how he is doing. Update is below:
  • VANITY: Freeper Blackelk is in hospital, kidney failure, in danger of death

    11/29/2014 5:41:16 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 168 replies
    self | 11/29/2014 | self
    Many of you know BlackElk. He has had kidney failure, is in the hospital, on dialysis, is unconscious and is in danger of dying. Prayers for him, and his family are welcome. He has received Last Rites. I will keep you updated.
  • Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Workers

    11/19/2012 7:59:02 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | November 18, 2012 | Ben Lefebvre
    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for two workers who have been missing since Friday's explosion on their oil and gas production platform off Louisiana's coast, the government said Saturday. Four other workers were in critical but stable condition after suffering large second- and third-degree burns.. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Saturday it has established a seven-member team to investigate the explosion and fire. "Witnesses will be interviewed, and documents containing the work procedures for the construction project will be reviewed,"
  • Black Elk: Lakota Holy Man, Catholic Catechist

    05/05/2011 11:36:51 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    patheos.com ^ | May 02, 2011 | Pat McNamara
    In Ages Past Black Elk: Lakota Holy Man, Catholic Catechist Black Elk's conversion was actually where he found true freedom and fulfillment as a healer and teacher. By Pat McNamara, May 02, 2011 In his book Black Elk Speaks, author John Neihardt interviewed a Lakota holy man who recounted pre-reservation life and events he witnessed, including Custer's Last Stand and the Wounded Knee massacre. Later, anthropologist Joseph Epes Brown interviewed Black Elk about Lakota religious traditions for his book The Sacred Pipe (1953). Both works are touched with a certain sadness, that of a man whose best days have...
  • Black Elk is better

    03/13/2010 8:39:53 PM PST · by BlackElk · 25 replies · 805+ views
    March 13 | Wife of Black Elk
    Thanks to all freepers who told Black Elk to do his PT! Your words made all the difference. He's now close to being able to come home. Little Elk and I have made sure he has a clear path to the computer. We are very grateful for your prayers and encouragement. Wife of Black Elk
  • Black Elk

    02/21/2010 7:29:02 PM PST · by BlackElk · 61 replies · 1,094+ views
    02/21 | Wife of Black Elk
    Black Elk is improving on most fronts and doing his PT, thanks to the exhortations of Freepers. (I don't think he would have listened to me about that.) He's getting feisty again, but he could still use prayers about a couple of lingering medical things. Thanks for giving a damn. Wife of Black Elk
  • Blackelk back in hospital (Freeper Vanity)

    01/18/2010 4:46:22 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 8 replies · 363+ views
    self | 1/18/2010 | self
    Freeper Blackelk is back in the hospital. Something besides the foot is giving problems. It could be serious. Continued prayers requested.
  • Blackelk update (vanity update on health of fellow Freeper)

    01/08/2010 3:37:21 PM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 13 replies · 421+ views
    self | 1/8/2010 | self
    I talked to the wife of Blackelk today. She tells me that he is scheduled to be out of the hospital on Monday. The infection did not spread. This is all good news.