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  • Harold Paulsen, MP81's Father

    Hey Guys,

    I got some very bad news yesterday. My dad, who has been in the hospital for the last couple weeks, was under sedation and was supposed to wake up Wednesday or Thursday. However, he never did. Now, the doctors (4 specialists) have informed my family that his kidneys and liver aren't functioning properly. They gave him at max, 10% chance of survival.

    He had surgery about three weeks ago for prostate cancer, and they removed the prostate completely, and the report said it hadn't spread anywhere. Then a week later he went back to the hospital complaining of feeling dizzy sometimes while he recovering at home (he seemed completely fine at this point, other than the whole just having surgery thing). They, at first, thought he was just dehydrated from not drinking enough water, then saw he had low blood pressure. They gave him a CT scan and noticed blood clots in the lungs and one big one in the heart. They sedated him and gave him blood thinners to try and dissolve the clots. It worked on the heart, but the lung clots broke apart and spread to all the small little areas of the lungs, which caused blood pressure to drop real low. That monday he was on life support and had emergency surgery to be put on the ecmo machine to oxygenate his blood outside the body, and also on dialysis for his kidneys. Beaumont was one of the few hospitals in the country with that ecmo machine and staff to use it, and things only progressed from there, it seemed like he'd be perfectly fine...but then yesterday happened.

    Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We need a miracle. Today might be a big decision for my family. Thank you for all your support and words of encouragement. I will update as soon as I get any information.

    Thank you so much.
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  • #2
    Very sorry to here Kyle. Will keep him in my thoughts.


    • #3
      sorry to hear kyle... hoping to hear some better news. will keep him in my thoughts


      • #4
        I can't imagine what you and your family are going through right now. I hope he is able to pull through so he can continue to tell stories about the GTO he loved talking about. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
        Please keep us updated.
        Last edited by bri2203; June 1st, 2012, 08:38 AM.


        • #5
          I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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          • #6
            Very sorry to hear Kyle. We will keep your Dad in our thoughts and prayers..
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            • #7
              Praying Kyle, I hope you report back with good news. Miracles can happen and we will defiantly pray for one to happen today.


              • #8
                Im sorry.
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                • #9
                  Best wishes. Hope he pulls out of it. Where there is life, there is hope.


                  • #10
                    Reefs are praying for your family man, let Billy or me know if you guys need anything
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                    • #11
                      God bless, Kyle. Sending thoughts and prayers for your dad and your family to pull through this.

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                      • #12
                        Hoping for the best for your dad.
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                        • #13
                          hope everything works out alright. i'll be thinking of you guys. try and keep a positive attitude. it will help alot.
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                          • #14
                            stay strong buddy hopes and prayers are with your dad and family! miracles happen everyday don't forget that.
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                            • #15
                              Sorry to hear Kyle...will keep him in our prayers.
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