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Boba Rhett
04-04-2002, 02:50 PM
Due to a family emergency, I'm currently in Missouri and I'm not sure how long I'll be here. When everything's said and done, I'll give some more details but for now, please keep my family in your thoughts/prayers. :(

Havoc Stryphe
04-04-2002, 02:57 PM
I'm sorry to hear that, Rhett. I will keep you and yours in my prayers. I hope all is/ will be well with your family.

My thought and prayers are with you, let us know if there is anything we can do.

04-04-2002, 02:58 PM
will do. :-\

Wraith 5
04-04-2002, 03:38 PM
Hope everything works out good!!!

04-04-2002, 07:19 PM

Well hope you can get back soon and I hope everything works out for the best.

04-04-2002, 10:09 PM
god bless:amidala:

04-04-2002, 10:11 PM
great way to ruin a moment....


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Lord JayVizIon
04-04-2002, 10:22 PM
will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. take care rhet...

04-04-2002, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by Rogue15
great way to ruin a moment....


:amidala: :amidala: :amidala:


:amidala: :amidala: :amidala:


i put it to soothe rhett, he does fancy padme, dont you ;) :p

God bless once again:)

04-04-2002, 11:53 PM
Sorry to hear about that Rhett. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. God bless you and I pray that things turn out ok.

04-05-2002, 01:44 AM
I hope everything works out. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts. Take care.

Boba Rhett
04-05-2002, 04:04 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys, I'm sure my sister and brother-in-law will appreciate it.

Here's the quick story, My one and-a-half year old nephew, Briggs had been sick all week, on Wednesday he got to the point of being non-responsive and shakey so my sister took him to the emergency room. After they ran some tests, it was determined that he had a cerebral hemmorage(sp?) in the back of his brain that had been slowly leaking for the past two days.
They had to operate on him immediately.

Right now he's stable and looking alot better but he's still suffering from the pressure that was against his brain. His right side is in a state paralysis and the steroids and pain killers have made him rather puffy. Things are looking better now but he's still not totally out of the woods.

After he's released he still may have to come to the hospital once a week for therapy to regain total use of his right side.

Again, please pray for him.

Lord JayVizIon
04-05-2002, 05:31 AM
rhett, i hope your nephew does okay, i'll definitely keep him in my thoughts and prayers...

04-05-2002, 08:28 AM
he'll be fine, rhett. I had meningitis when I was 3. I nearly died, and may have never been able to walk again. I was also misdiagnosed by my doctor, and it was almost too late. I'm fine, though! :D

Crazy_dog no.3
04-05-2002, 09:08 AM
I won't pray cos' I never pray, but I do hope your nephew will be OK.

Havoc Stryphe
04-05-2002, 09:48 AM
There's nothing dearer to God than a Child. Briggs is a cute kid, and I think it'll take alot more than this to keep him down. Children have a way of bouncing back from dire situations.

He's in my prayers, as are you and the rest of your family.

04-05-2002, 08:08 PM
... :(

Good Luck, Briggs! Remember, what doesn't kill you will make you stronger! (it's not like he can read... but it's nice to feel like i'm doing something for him...)

04-05-2002, 08:19 PM

he's so cute! :D

I hope he gets better soon!

Give him a little pat on the shoulder for me, rhett!

04-05-2002, 09:08 PM
Hey, it's the future emperor!


sure i'll pray. :D

Boba Rhett
04-06-2002, 03:06 AM
Here's the latest info,

Allot of the swelling went down today. He had two facial sezeures today but they think that's just from the drugs. They tried getting his right arm and leg to respond to touch and they did. :) "They used an ice cube" He's going to have to be in the hospital for a month before he will be well enough to go home though. :(

The poor little guy. :( I'd give anything if this didn't have to happen to him. :o

04-06-2002, 03:56 AM
Briggs seems like tough guy. Adn that he's already showing signs of improvement is a great sign! He'll be in my prayers tonight.

Crazy_dog no.3
04-06-2002, 07:24 AM
Hey Rhett, Briggs looks a bit like u!:)

Well he's getting better and that's good.

Boba Rhett
04-08-2002, 02:19 AM
Well, I'm back home now. We're going to be going down every weekend for the next month or two though.

He's still having seizures. :( Hopefully his medicine will balance out by tomorrow and become therapeutic and not cause anymore. He's going to have to have a lot of therapy to relearn how to use his right.

He has a small hole on his forehead were they put a bolt in so he wouldn't move his head and then he has one on the back of his head that goes from the top of his left ear to the middle of his head. :(

It's so sad. He has no clue about what's going on and the anti-seizure medicine makes him so tired he can barely even keep his eyes open. :(

Have you ever wanted to cry but just felt so over whelmed that you couldn't? :o

I'm going to attach a more recent picture of him later. That one picture is old and just doesn't do the little guy justice.

04-08-2002, 02:39 AM
omg...just saw this thread.

My prayers go out to your family, Rhett.

Look at it this way, it's better that it happened this early in his life...he can relearn everything. If it happened in his adulthood, chances are he would never regain control of his right side.

Thank God the little guys OK.


Crazy_dog no.3
04-08-2002, 04:32 AM
Yeah, it's better to forget everything at this stage. It'll still be hard, but slightly eiser than with an 8 year old.

04-08-2002, 08:23 AM
I'm a Mormon, and I always pray. My prayers are with Briggs. Heck, when I was 2 years old I fell out of a 2-storey building head first on the concrete floor! It was a miracle that the only thing I got from that was big bump on my head. Briggs is tough. He'll make it through.

04-08-2002, 08:42 AM
Rhett, what is the kid's name again, and what is your father's complete name? (i'm making a jewish prayer, it requires a name and a father's name in hebrew, I can do that.)

04-08-2002, 09:04 AM
His nephew's name is Briggs, but I don't know his father's full name.

Boba Rhett
04-08-2002, 05:59 PM
You mean Briggs' fathers name right? :confused: If that's right, Adam Gard is his name. :)

and WOW, Natopo. :eek:

He had a few more seizures last night but he was able to stop them in about 20 seconds. :) That means the levels of the drugs are just about right and he get's his own room today. :)

04-08-2002, 06:04 PM
hey, rhett, I will post the prayer if you tell me that this site has the ability to type in hebrew :)

Crazy_dog no.3
04-08-2002, 06:08 PM
How come I never get my own room!?:)

BTW guys, when I was 3, I climbed on an electrical substation and started jumping around on it. How come I didn't get killed I dunno.:confused:

04-09-2002, 02:57 AM
I'm glad he;s geting better. Soon he'll be back to his old self.

Boba Rhett
04-09-2002, 03:36 AM
Well, He'll probably have problems with his right arm for the rest fo his life. :( But everything else should get beter and at least we still have him. :)

Sure it does, Heavyarms... Sure it does. :D

*nose stabs through monitor screen*

04-09-2002, 07:05 AM
I'm glad Briggs is ok. I don't know how I survived that thing when I was 2. Even the doctors thought it was amazing!

Boba Rhett
04-12-2002, 05:44 PM
I'm going to see Briggs for the weekend now. Buy guys! :)

Crazy_dog no.3
04-12-2002, 07:13 PM
See ya. And be sure to check out the Silly RPG thread.:)

Boba Rhett
04-12-2002, 10:08 PM
Scratch that guys. We got an hour down the road, had car troubles and had to turn back. :(

Crazy_dog no.3
04-13-2002, 07:17 AM
This must be your unlucky Spring.

04-13-2002, 07:32 AM
I'm sorry to hear that. When you do see him, tell him I said hi, k?