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    I have decided to shut down most of my internet life for the time being as we had to call 911 on my dad. He has been sick for the past month and progressively getting worse the past few days. They called Life Flight to pick him up at 3:00 PM Friday evening and took him to Vanderbilt hospital in Nashville tn.

    We don't know much of anything but his kidneys have shut down completely and poisoned his body. He is improving but there is a long way to go. The kidney specialist said Dad's kidneys were the worst he had ever seen.

    He's a Vietnam veteran who served in Nam from 65-66.

    Whether I return to running a forum or not really depends on what happens.

  • #2
    Good luck to your father, will have my family pray for him.

    I'm sure you've thought of this, but if you have active sites with communities, you might consider turning them over to a trusted co-admin. Alternatively, and depending on your site content, you might be able to find someone to help run the site while you are dealing with your family situation.

    Obviously your father and family is more important than a forum so I applaud your choice. Many thanks to your father for serving the U.S. during a very thankless and bitter time.

    Best wishes.


    • #3
      Good luck and hope all goes well, don't rush into getting back to your forums, your family is more important than anything else.

      Keep up updated!


      • #4
        I'm sorry to hear about your father. Please tell your father for me, from one Nam vet to another, welcome home. I wish him a quick recovery. It'd be my guess that he would want you to continue your forum and Internet life as much as you can. It's understandable that you would want to be a good son and spend as much time as possible with him, but you need other things in your life as well. Even if it's just a temporary escape from the harsh realities of life, keeping your mind busy on other things is a healthy thing to do. You need to be healthy too - mentally and physically.

        My best to you and yours,

        Jim McClain
        US Army, Vietnam 1968 - 1970
        If my post was helpful to you, please take the time to register at my forum and ask a question you've always wanted to know about floors.


        • #5
          Originally posted by NashTax View Post
          Good luck and hope all goes well, don't rush into getting back to your forums, your family is more important than anything else.

          Keep up updated!
          Exactly. Take the time you need, because family is more important than anything.


          • #6
            Believe it or not they have released him as of last night. One week ago from last night he arrived their DOA and he has improved dramatically. They are calling his recovery a miracle. His Kidneys still have a long way to go but they are hopeful that they too will be making a full recovery in the next few months.


            • #7
              Glad to hear your dad is ok. My dad is also a nam veteran, he was 66-67 i believe.


              • #8
                Glad he's home...

                Think the miracle comes from the prayers... will continue to pray... My father-in-law was in nam late 60's as well, but my own dad caught a break and got into the National Guard...


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