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Patman's Progress...

Postby boxerman » Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:32 pm

I always hoped I'd never have to make a post with this sort of content but I must.......

We've been deliberately keeping it quiet for the last few days until we knew the full situation but as everyone on the Brugge trip will already be aware, there would be little chance of it not becoming public knowledge when they all get back....

Patman had a serious accident in Dublin on Thursday morning when on the way to the ferry to meet up with the rest of the guys going to Brugge and is unconcious and wired up to life support in a 'critical but stable' condition. He's due for another scan on Tuesday.

I'm sure that everyone wishes both him and his family well but could I ask you all to not phone Fran to find out his condition as I'm sure she has other things on her mind at this time and I promise that we'll keep you all informed of any changes here as soon as we become aware - we are in contact with Fran. Once Pat's concious I'm sure cards and visitors will be welcome and anyone requiring an address etc can contact any of the officers for such details.

If you believe then now is the time to say a prayer for Pat.

On a slightly different subject, could I ask any of you who have sent copy to Pat for inclusion in the May e-Zine to re-send whatever you have to Cynthia at subeditor@bmridersclub.com so that she can attempt to re-create the e-Zine from scratch.

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Postby Dan Gleebitz » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:16 am

Thanks Phil,

Indeed, our prayers go out for Pat and his family over the coming days...

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Postby STrider » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:14 am

That's a post none of us ever want to see........I can't say I'm particularly religious but all my thoughts and prayers are with Pat and his family at this moment.

Please keep us informed as much as you can Phil.
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Postby Sofa » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:12 am

As many of you know I am the Chair' of East Midlands Christian Motorcyclists Association and we are quite familiar with the praying thing. In fact Jen, my wife, is currently standing in as National Prayer co-ordinater so we will sent Pat's situation down our National Prayer Chain.

As encouragement, a member of CMA W.Yorks had a very serious accident in November and was not expected to live by the medical staff, serious head injuries, smashed pelvis and they tooks days to stop him bleeding internally. Once his physical injuries were stabilised his family were told he would spend the rest of his days in hospital in a semi coma state as the MRI scan had revealed extensive damage to his brain.
We all just prayed and prayed and fasted and prayed again.
This weekend he went home and yesterday he went to the Easter Morning service at his church. We know that God has healed him through our prayers.
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Postby Andy Raggett » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:26 am

Thanks for letting us know Phil. I don't really know what to say, we certainly wish Pat all the best for a speedy recovery and thinking of him & his family.

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Postby Clive James » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:32 am

Phil

Thanks for letting us know & if any member of his family should read any of these posts then this is just to say that we are thinking & praying for you all.

Clive. ( Another CMA Member )

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Postby nad » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:27 pm

Bad news indeed Phil.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and family.

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Postby store » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:52 pm

Just read this post, been away....Words are never easy for this but my thoughts are with you and your family Pat. Pull through guv.

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Postby Gemma » Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:31 pm

A hard thing to read, let alone write,

Thoughts are with Pat and your Family

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Postby BMGraeme » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:47 pm

If I can just add my best wishes as well - I'm sure we are all hoping and wishing for a full and speedy recovery.

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Postby Jaythro » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:10 pm

Totally Gobsmacked!!!!!!! Any more details Phil as in How???? What??? WHere??

My thoughts are With YA Pat and Fran and "the Kids"

I'll be in Dublin Wednesday and Thursday, Hope We can get a Yarn with Him
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Postby boxerman » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:21 pm

Sorry, Jay but I have no more information at this time.

The scan is due tomorrow and it's possible there may be news sometime after that but as he's in a coma there's little hope of getting a yarn with him.
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Postby Rugbycoach » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:17 am

phil thanks for letting us know keep us informed as i am sure you will like others not used to praying but for a great guy I'll say one.
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Postby Jaythro » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:41 am

I remember seeing this Over on the GSer'sand wondering what the craic was? Well it seems we know now!!
RTC. Dublin. Kimmage rd. this a.m.
waited til now - was hoping for more info - but this is all i know.

road closed at 8.20a.m.
a serious crash involving a Bike. (possibly a BMW - maybe RT?)
Rider "critical but stable". (according to Gardai)
no further accurate info.

Hope all goes well for the Rider.
i know some of us GS commuters use this road....

fingers crossed . . . . ....
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Postby Bill Smithson » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:45 am

I would like to add my best wishes as well - I'm sure we are all hoping and wishing for a complete and speedy recovery.
All the very best to Pat and his Family.

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Postby Shafted » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:14 am

Our thought's are with you Pat, Fran & Family.
Karl, Lynne & Family.

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Postby Pete Rihoy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:22 am

'Can't think of anything useful to say, other than another household is sharing in your grief and waiting for good news.

I have only spoken with Pat through this forum, but 'look forward to sharing a pint with him one day soon. I Know that I will like him. 'Obviously a man of high morals and conviction.

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Postby STrider » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:28 am

Well...you are right there Pete. I've spent time with him twice on the Killala trips and he just made such an impression when we first met. A huge personality.

I think he drank my share of the Jamesons though! Going to have to sort that out with him on the next visit!
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Postby Nick » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:37 am

Not something you ever want to hear. Our thoughts are with Pat and his family, hoping for a full recovery.

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Postby Jaythro » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:00 pm

It's a bit down and gloomy in Here and Knowing Pats "penchant" for the humourous and bizarre, I think If someone doesn't lighten the mood a bit he'll have a grump! I mean we need to give him something to read when he comes out Don't we :wink:

Sorry if this Frivolity offends some of you? but, Pat isn't gone and he's still kicking and he's a fighter, so a bit of lightness and positive energy will go a long way for the good, rather than doom and gloom!

IFirstly, I reckon we should formulate a plan for getting him a smoke!

I was thinkin of a Bucket but someone has to smoke it first! Yeugh!!!

So what about 30 feet of half inch hose and a pair of two way radios and a vaccuum cleaner outside the window so the nurses don't smell it?????

Suggestions???????

I was thinkin of Jemmies smugglin but it would probably have an adverse reaction to the drugs


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Postby chrisb » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:15 pm

Ah Jay,
Me life on ye! ( Pat'l know that Dublinese) Won't it be great if we can go in and organise a smoke for Pat. Volunteer No. 1 reporting in here if he's up to it.
Meanwhile, prayers and thoughts for Pat and family.
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Postby tubbs » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:43 pm

When Frances telephoned me on the Thursday morning at 9a.m. I thought it was to say that Pat had forgotten his mobile phone, by the tone of her voice, I knew straight away, that this wasn't good news.

Pat had been involved in a RTA and was unconscious at the scene and had been taken to intensive care.

If there is any benefit in having an accident, then a City is the best place it can occur. The 'Golden Hour' is absolutely crucial in these situations and Pat was quickly assessed. The Doctors induced him into a coma and prepared to scan his brain.

His brain was swollen to an extent, where they would have to operate. He was quickly transferred to another hospital that specialises in such injuries. To relive the swelling, a portion of skull has been removed over the weekend and the coma maintained to let nature take its course.

I last spoke to Frances, the day after the operation, Pat is critically ill and on life support, but stable, they will maintain the coma, until Thursday or Friday, when they may bring him back to consciousness.

Until that happens, all we can do is hope for the best for him.

Frances has the family around her to support her and I will speak to her on Thursday and inform here as required.

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Postby Jaythro » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:44 pm

Thanks Tubbs for the extra info

Here's to Keeping a positive outlook for him!
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Postby Andy Raggett » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:10 pm

Thanks Mike for keeping us all up to date, I'm sure we are all rooting for the 'ol fella. Anymore news would be appreciated when you have it.

I can't help agreeing with Jaythro that we shouldn't be too down. Pat would be the first person to want to liven up the proceedings, and I'm sure he would be the first to start coming up with a plan to have a sneaky ciggie or sip of the hard stuff.

Fingers crossed he will soon be back online with us, and nagging for articles for the magazine.

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Postby Jaythro » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:55 pm

Ah Jay,
Me life on ye! ( Pat'l know that Dublinese) Won't it be great if we can go in and organise a smoke for Pat. Volunteer No. 1 reporting in here if he's up to it.
Tell You what Chris We'll get a couple of rollies set up and get Andi to video us smokin them and then give it to Fran and Let her take it in to the ould Eejit

Only Providing that we stop the Vid after we wish him all the best and have a couple of puffs! But BEFORE I choke and fall to the ground gagging in a mess!!

Maybe we'll record that anyway but only let him see that bit when his stitches are out :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Oh and there's no more like me at home :wink::wink:
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