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JD Seller
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Daughter-in-law, Susie,just got back home from Iowa City. They operated on Steve's left leg this afternoon. They pinned it back together. He will save it. She said that when they first started to work on him yesterday the circulation was not coming back in the leg like it should. That had them worrying that he may have had the circulation cut off when his leg was under him. They set his right shoulder last night. They have him wrapped to support his collar bone. He has a cast on his left arm and his right leg. She said his left leg is in some type of air cast. They are more worried about a blood clot now.

Steve does not remember anything after telling Carol that he was going to work on the silo. He does seem to be fine mentally. They worried he might have hit his head hard as he fell. He doe have a concussion but not a real bad one they say.



Susie said Steve was awake enought to talk to the kids when she got them there at Noon. Carol is going to stay at least tonight and tomorrow with him. Susie and John are going to just keep all the kids at their house for now. That way Steve and Carol don't have to worry about their everyday care for now.

I talked to Carol on the phone just a little while ago. She doe not want any fund or money donations. She said Steve and her always felt that those type of things should be handled in the family. Her words not mine. So I will respect that.

I may just have to tell her that Steve and her just got adopted. LOL

So anyway there is good news it seems on Steve's recovery.

PS. John is complaining that he is getting over whelmed with offers to help. He has different people schedule to do the things needed on the farm. He says right now there are too many wanting to do things. They are in the way. When things settle down in a few weeks then John will get a system all worked out.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glad to hear things aren't as bad as they seemed. Warm wishes to the family and to Steve for a speedy recovery. Hopefully the offers will be still coming in a few months after the initial reaction has worn off.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glad to hear he will keep his leg. I'll keep you all in my prayers.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Our continuing prayers are with all of you.......
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the update and am very glad he is doing better,, keeping all in my thoughts
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Unfortune is a thing to be delt with. All my parents asked of me was to do my best each day, I'm sure Steve is doing his very best.
Young children have it the hardest in times like this...kept from the reality by the family, not knowing what is happening their thoughts are very active and often they think things are much worse than reality...keep them in the loop.They are tougher than you think.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

When my wife had ALS, there were many neighbors wanting to help. Someone set up a Google Calendar that everyone could access and if you put the jobs out there, they will volunteer and do them. I didn't want any help, but with 4 boys below 15 at the time, it was accepted. I didn't like others going out of their way for my family.

It did seem to work well and may be something to think about.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's good to hear JD. A couple months ago during the peak of harvest my neighbor had a heart attack. I had no idea as I had rarely seen him due to my hours, and it wasn't uncommon to see another neighbor pull up to the barn and do his chores. His barn is now empty here as he had planned before this all happened to ket this one go empty (he's in his mid 80's) although he still has animals at his home farm.

The local big guy that does a lot of custom work for him worked up his corn ground by my house for him at no charge.

If I had known, I would have offered to do some plowing for him as his 80-something-year-old BIL did the rest of his fall plowing.

I am keeping his driveway here clear of snow. He lets me keep my wood pellets in the shed across the yard. Instead of just doing the bare minimum to get my car off the road I am atleast blowing wide enough for his truck all the way to the barn, and I am keeping in front of the doors clear. I've seen his truck tracks here 2x since then in the snow. Never any foot prints though.... I'd really like to be able to buy this farm from him. It's 80 acres and he just had some of it re-tiled this summer. Bad part is, market price is $7,500-$10,000/acre. I just don't know where to start. I have talked to him a couple times this year that I'd love to be able to buy it but he never really shows anything one way or the other.... I know he's got several other guys (BTO's and not so BTO's alike) asking him about all of his land. The only thing that makes it a little better, is he has no kids (married, but never had any kids for whatever reason) that would make it even worse.

Donovan from Wisconsin
 


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Excellent!! My family just finished praying for Steve and his family during or family devotion time tonight. I know the girls will be happy to hear Steve is doing better, as they both faithfully believe God will be with those that we pray for each night at bedtime.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

He will have a long recovery ahead of him. Best wishes to him and his family, and thanks to you and all of those fine folk who will keep his farm going. That's what friends are for.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

glad his report is better than you had feared.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Its great that John has Steve's back. And even better is that you JD have both of them. All the Saints will marvel at your crown. gobble
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glad to hear it's looking up. I too would be proud to have you and John as neighbors.

As I understand most people who have a strong concussion do not remember what happened. I took a tumble in a corn crib and had a concussion when I was a kid. I have no memory of falling, or the next three days afterward. Woke up in the hospital with a cast on my arm. I wasn't hurt nearly as bad as Steve. I hope they can control the pain for him. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

glad to hear a more positive report ! He is lucky to have such good caring friends and neighbors. He and his family will need all of those people for awhile as it sounds like he has a long recovery ahead. I wish him and all those helping out the best of luck. Hopefully all the prayers will be answered
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Update on Steve!!! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So glad to hear that Steve is doing better than the first report. I am so impressed with the response of you and your sons to step in and take over the farm operation for Steve. It really restores my faith in mankind. My first thoughts after reading your post about the accident was, how can I help. I live a long ways away but if I didn't have animals of my own to care for, I would have been on my way. Not only to help Steve but to help you and your sons. Knowing you all have jobs already and this just adds to your work load. Sounds like you, JD, took the bull by the horns an organized things so the cattle could be fed. Now that the word is out that help is needed, John is being overwhelmed with offers to help. He has the right idea to make a schedule so all those offering can do something to help which will take some of the work off his and your shoulders. It sounds like things are getting under control now and will get better as time goes on. The Amish neighbors are great for offering to empty the silo with forks. We all know what that job is all about, great that he has sons that can handle it.
I don't know if Steve is into computers but if not he should have a laptop so he can join us all here on YTmag as he is recovering. I'm sure he would be happy to see all the support he's getting from people all over the country.
Keep us posted on Steve and his battle to recover from his accident. And most of all JD, God Bless you and your sons for all your doing for Steve and his family. You're the meaning of "neighbor and family". I hope this episode will be a lesson for others to learn how to be a good neighbor. You've set a good example.
Thank you for the inspiration,

Dick
 
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