Caskbill needs some prayers ... **Updated 6/10/09

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  1. WebmasterDoc

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    Bill was supposed to check in at THVs yesterday for opening day at the new villas. He was eager to post detailed description of distances to/from THVs as well as photos of the villa and resort area.

    He has been in FL for a few weeks now and attended Diane's meet at Kidani a couple of weeks ago and I got to spend some time with he and his wife while at OKW. He has been visiting with his sister near Tampa.

    He began experiencing some health issues and went to the hospital for evaluation. It seems he is in need of triple bypass heart surgery - originally planned for today. After running the usual gamut of medical tests, he learned Monday afternoon that his heart was not strong enough for the surgical procedure procedure so a consult was set for this morning to discuss other options.

    The decision has now been made to send him home with a ton of medications. With any luck, with the meds his heart will be strong enough for the surgery in a few months. Otherwise, the alternative is a heart transplant.

    He'll be in the hospital for a day or two longer, then at his sister's for a few days, and then fly home. DW will drive back up and dvc_john (Bill's brother) will follow her. One of the kids will pick him up at the airport and stay with him until Peg and John can get back home.

    John has been keeping me posted with Bill's condition and progress and I will try to contact Bill once he returns home.

    Please keep Bill and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they negotiate the challenges before them. I will update this thread when further information is received. I asked for and received Bill's permission to share this information here on Mousecellaneous as I knew most would want to know.

    Edited on 6/10/09 - I just spoke with Bill on the phone and commented in post 245 - http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=32218851&postcount=245 . He hopes to provide a personal update soon.
     
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  3. wildernessDad

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    My thoughts go out to Bill and his family. I hope that the medications will enable him to have the bypass and that he has a full and speedy recovery.
     
  4. dairyqueenmom

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    My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill and his family during this difficult time. I will pray for healing and wisdom for the Dr.'s who are treating him.
     
  5. Ali and boyz

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    thinking of you Bill hope you are on the mend sooner,,

    love from us all here xx

    thanks for letting us know Doc
     
  6. johde

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    Thanks Doc for the information. I will keep bill in my prayers.
     
  7. mvc1997

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    Adding Bill Caskbill to nightly prayers!
    May he be Blessed through our thoughts & prayers!
     
  8. stopher1

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    Definitely. Bill, along with his family, are in my prayers as of right now.
     
  9. Muhlenberg

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    Thanks for keeping us informed. I'll keep him in my prayers.
     
  10. JimMIA

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    Doc or DVC_John, please let Bill and his family know they are in our thoughts and prayers. I'm sure there will be a huge outpouring of support here on the DIS.
     
  11. JimC

    JimC DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    We were looking forward to getting together with Bill, his DW and John this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and his family.
     
  12. PurpleTurtle

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    Praying for you here, Bill.
     
  13. dgaston

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    Adding my voice to the others, and holding Bill and his family in my prayers.
     
  14. Mississippian

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    If there is anyone who has been of service to the DVC community, it is Caskbill. Get well soon!
     
  15. Chellymouse

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    Keeping Caskbill and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Hopefully he finds a good cardiac surgeon who can do the procedure soon!
     
  16. ADP

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    Our thoughts and prayers are out there for our fellow Hoosier and friend along with his family.

    Thank you for passing along the information Doc.
     
  17. dizney4us

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    Our thoughts and prayers are also with Bill and his family.
     
  18. MARY-IN-OH

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    I remembered that he said he would post from THV, and was wondering where he was when I didn't see posts from him.

    Bill and family, You sure are going to have a lot of prayers from all of us!! :hug:
    -mary
     
  19. MdmMim

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    My thoughts are with you and your family, Bill.
     
  20. Muushka

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    Our prayers for an answer to your condition and a speedy recovery to follow.:hug::grouphug:
     
  21. AnnaS

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    Will keep Bill and his family in my prayers. I hope he is strong enough soon for his surgery.

    My dh had a quadruple bypass (11/07)- it was definitely a scary and trying time for us.

    Please keep us posted Doc.
     

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