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Dale/Fowl Language update

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Foxton Gundogs

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OK so as some of you know My waterfowl partner Dale, aka the Gander Commander has had a rough few years with an ongoing infection and heart issues.
He went under the knife today to have a valve and part of his aorta replaced. When they got in they also found the root of the infection. it ha taken hold of his heart and created a pocket of infection as well as eating a hole in his heart. Long story short his surgeon(one of the best in Canada) replaced the valve and aorta with state of the art after market parts and carved out the infection and repaired the hole. He is now in ICU recovery till he wakes then on to the ICU ward for a couple of days.
More to come as I get the updated from Miss Kate.
 

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OK so as some of you know My waterfowl partner Dale, aka the Gander Commander has had a rough few years with an ongoing infection and heart issues.
He went under the knife today to have a valve and part of his aorta replaced. When they got in they also found the root of the infection. it ha taken hold of his heart and created a pocket of infection as well as eating a hole in his heart. Long story short his surgeon(one of the best in Canada) replaced the valve and aorta with state of the art after market parts and carved out the infection and repaired the hole. He is now in ICU recovery till he wakes then on to the ICU ward for a couple of days.
More to come as I get the updated from Miss Kate.
Hopefully he'll be able to regain his position of honour with 'the boys' soon.
I've been involved with a tremendous variety of serious issues for many years
with friends, relatives, and even me. It always astounds me how much they can
do and the high level of specialists that call BC home.
 
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wish him well and a speedy recovery from me JIM......
Don't wish illness on anyone....
wife went thru the heart infection business......12 or 13 hours ....2 valves replaced and then opened up again,later that night.......

now she loves beer and swears like a sailor.......doctor says it might have been the ''blood-transfusion'' ?????
have to tell her to ''tone it down'' :OH-OH::harumph: my friends 97 year old mother gets offended easily !!!!
 
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CC just got off the phone with Miss Kate he is out of ICU and in a regular room in the cardiac ward. Complaining already. I was going to go see him Thurs but he's still pretty doped up so may put it off till next week. More updates as they come into the news room
 
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I was going to say,let him know that #4 lead for ducks and #2 lead for geese,switching to copper coated B.B.Lead is the ''only''waterfowl loads that really work.....but then, its probably not the time to get into that...... passing on GOOD WISHES is the best thing to do.....glenn
 

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How long is he supposed to be in there before the send him home? Big as he was - i doubt that he will last long, at the rate he's losing weight, if they keep him much longer. :Doh!:

That's a hell of an operation to come back from. Tell him that we congratulate him on being a stubborn olde pharte. :Hi:
 

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Been busy and missed this post in my skimming. Speedy and full recovery Dale.

I have to say that my during week long stay at Kamloops hospital for brain surgery in 2015 the food was nearly all the proper temperature and all but one entre' was very edible.
 
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Just got off to the phone with the Commander. He is home he ride took some out of him but he made it. I was headed over tomorrow but he has tests to go in for so he thought Thurs. would be better for him, so we shall see what Wed eve brings.
 
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He was feeling a bit down today when we spoke. Before he went in he was talking about spring goose season. I think it has hit home this will be a long road back and hunting in Feb won't be part of his therapy.
 
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I see he has been back on line here on mu BD thread, hopefully he will post up his own thought and feelings going forward at this point. Straight from the horses mouth so to speak.
 
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