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May God Bless and Keep you both, been there, still going through it myself....
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:08 PM
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I'm so very sorry, Old_Wench. Peace and love to you both.
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:29 PM
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Old 02-15-2020, 10:46 PM
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Old_Wench, we're pulling for you. I know a sudden loss is rough but take comfort in knowing that you have many people at your back.
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:52 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to ruble's posts, particularly in the MMP. He made his life and yours seem to be one of the most successful marriages I have known about. You are and will be, on my mind and in my heart.
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Prayers for peace, comfort, and support for you and your family, OW.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:07 AM
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Thinking of you both, as I have been throughout the weekend.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:26 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss. I always looked forward to ruble's posts, particularly in the MMP. He made his life and yours seem to be one of the most successful marriages I have known about. You are and will be, on my mind and in my heart.
I agree with this although it was Kopekís posts I looked forward to in the Celebrity Death Pool threads. (Iíd never heard of the MMP before and donít know what that stands for, will someone please enlighten me). He loved to tease about the competition between the two of you, it was always light-hearted and loving.

God bless you Old Wench. Will 🙏🏼 for your and Kopekís intentions.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:26 AM
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I agree with this although it was Kopek’s posts I looked forward to in the Celebrity Death Pool threads. (I’d never heard of the MMP before and don’t know what that stands for, will someone please enlighten me). He loved to tease about the competition between the two of you, it was always light-hearted and loving.



God bless you Old Wench. Will for your and Kopek’s intentions.
I've been wondering about the MMB thing, as well.

Old Wench , I suck at moments like this. Nothing I can say would be adequate, but you have my condolences.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:30 AM
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If you go to MPSIMS and look at the stickies, you will find this thread explaining MMP.
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Old 02-17-2020, 10:57 AM
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i have been following along on the thread. i'm so sorry that you have to make these heartbreaking decisions. i hope that kopek will have a painless and peaceful crossing.
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I am so saddened to read this.

Kopek is greatly appreciated and even more greatly missed.

I enjoyed interacting with him; it was a pleasure.

Condolences to all who mourn this loss. And big hugs and etc. to you, Old_Wench. It is so hard to do those things that must be done and to give up expectations and hopes and simply do the right and good thing. It is the most selfless and loving thing I know.

Godspeed to kopek, and all best to all of you.

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Update -- There is astonishingly good news!

On Saturday, he started to react more and, much more importantly, breathe on his own (still with ventilator support). He has been doing both for longer periods of time and the doctors are quite surprised, said that their experience and test results indicated that this simply could not happen. Obviously they forgot to tell him!

He's making more movements on command (sometimes), responding to questions with head movements, tracking with this eyes and turning his head to look further, following conversations and smiling when appropriate. He rolled his eyes last night when my aunt told him a stupid joke and also when I said something stupid to him. He pulled his hand away from mine when I asked him to. When I rubbed his stomach and asked him if it felt good, I got a huge smile. When I asked if he wanted a kiss, he immediately puckered his lips around the ventilator tubes and then frowned when I could only kiss his forehead.

Some very good friends were in to see him on Saturday and he really seemed to be stimulated by the activity and conversation. His brother is here today and he reacted well to seeing him (after initially looking a bit confused as to his presence since he lives in Florida) and he really smiled when shown a photo of his brother's dog.

He's still got a long road ahead and their next priority is to wean him off the ventilator.

This has been some crazy roller coaster ride -- and not the kind I usually like -- but I'm happy to stay in the seat. And I already told him the next stop is Georgia.

OW
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OMG!!!!! And the sun is shining brighter today!! Give him a smooch from me - I'm too shy to suggest a belly rub!

<hopeful happy dance>
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I'm happy to hear this and I hope he continues to improve.
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I'm not a big contributor here but I have been following this thread with hopes for good outcomes.
Glad to hear the latest developments.
It appears that he is a very well loved doper! You are thoughtful to keep everyone updated.
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Keep bringing us the good news, Old_Wench!
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Yay! and Yay!
Go, Ruble. Way to prove them doctors were wrong.

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Good on ya, Kopek!

Old_Wench, thank you for bringing us such good news. I'm pulling for both of you.

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So he'll be back on the MMP next week???

Seriously, this is the best news I've heard in awhile, my best to you for persevering and to ruble/kopek for showing those Doctors they've still got something to learn when it comes to human beings.

Thank you for the update.
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Plot twist!!!

That is just wonderful news OW. Keep it going kopek .

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WOW!!! I am doing my happy white gay boy dance as I post. Such great news [b]Old_Wench! Tell Ruble I'll give him a kiss and a belly rub when he's all better.
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Fantastic news! So very happy to hear it! It made my Monday, that's for sure!
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This is such fabulous news! Go Kopek!!
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Oh, how wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing the good news!
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(Swampy, is there video of the happy gay white boy dance? )
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Tremendous news!

When my mother had her massive hemorrhagic stroke, the doctors told us to find a good care facility, because she was never going to make a meaningful recovery. One year later, when she walked into the MRI room for a followup scan, conversing with the techs and making total sense, the radiologist literally came running out after seeing her scans. The radiologist remembered my mother's brain damage from the previous scan (and it was all still there) and couldn't believe the recovery she'd made.

It wasn't easy, it wasn't fun, but she put in a lot of work, more than the therapists asked of her, and she came back. Not 100%, but about 90%. So much better than "warehouse her in a nursing home until she dies."

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Woooooohoooooooo!!!!!!

This has absolutely made my day. Hugs to you both. He has a ways to go, but with this news, I believe he'll just do it.
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Update -- There is astonishingly good news!

On Saturday, he started to react more and, much more importantly, breathe on his own (still with ventilator support). He has been doing both for longer periods of time and the doctors are quite surprised, said that their experience and test results indicated that this simply could not happen. Obviously they forgot to tell him!

He's making more movements on command (sometimes), responding to questions with head movements, tracking with this eyes and turning his head to look further, following conversations and smiling when appropriate. He rolled his eyes last night when my aunt told him a stupid joke and also when I said something stupid to him. He pulled his hand away from mine when I asked him to. When I rubbed his stomach and asked him if it felt good, I got a huge smile. When I asked if he wanted a kiss, he immediately puckered his lips around the ventilator tubes and then frowned when I could only kiss his forehead.

Some very good friends were in to see him on Saturday and he really seemed to be stimulated by the activity and conversation. His brother is here today and he reacted well to seeing him (after initially looking a bit confused as to his presence since he lives in Florida) and he really smiled when shown a photo of his brother's dog.

He's still got a long road ahead and their next priority is to wean him off the ventilator.

This has been some crazy roller coaster ride -- and not the kind I usually like -- but I'm happy to stay in the seat. And I already told him the next stop is Georgia.

OW

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Wow, he really doesn't listen does he?

Fantastic news!
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Yeeehah! Multiple cheers for excellent news!
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I am so happy for you both! Wonderful, wonderful news. I, too, offer a Swampy belly rub, and a most sincere hug from me.
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Yay!!

That's not four people smiling, that's me smiling four people wide.

You aren't going to show this thread to ruble are you? He might think we actually like him.
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Ohhh, my gosh. What an amazing, wonderful turn of events.

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Praise God! Praying more good news forthcoming!


(Swampy, is there video of the happy gay white boy dance? )
It looks like this. Brain bleach not included.


Old_Wench bookmark that video to show Ruble. Tell him this is what I promise to do.

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(Swampy, is there video of the happy gay white boy dance? )

The world is not yet prepared for the happy gay white boy dance.
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OW you have all my hugs and dances for such good news. I like to believe that prayers, hopes, etc. bring change, am I the only one who has had the passing thought that ruble just got one over on us? Probably not, especially not on OW, but still . . .

Whatever happened behind the veil, I am truly filled with joy over this news! ruble's still with us!

More hugs (((OW)))!!!
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