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Old 02-07-2020, 01:43 PM
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Doper Kopek (has passed)(Ruble in the MMP) edited title


This is Mrs. Kopek (Ruble in the MMP) with some serious news. I don't usually post on these boards (except in the celebrity death pools) but I wanted to let you know that Kopek is in the cardiac intensive care unit in critical condition. I can't go through the whole story right now, but he had an as-yet undetermined cardiac incident around 3:30 this morning and the paramedics and ER doctors had a hard time restarting his heart and breathing (numerous times). He is currently fully sedated, plugged into everything imaginable, and the doctors are most concerned about damage to his neurological functions due to oxygen deprivation. He is very sick.

If you're Facebook friends, please don't post on there; I'm still trying to reach a couple of people. I'm also going to post this to the current MMP because I know he hangs out there.

Good thoughts, prayers, etc. are all sought and fully appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:49 PM
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I don't pray, but I send all the caring and thoughts and hopes that I can to you and him.
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:56 PM
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I do pray, and am doing so now.

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I don't pray either, but I will for {{{Ruble}}}. He is one of my favorite people.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:00 PM
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:06 PM
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Oh shit! The Doper I talk to most IRL. Hope he pulls thru okay.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:10 PM
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Damn. If there is any way I can be of help, message me. I've never met you Old_Wench, but I've known kopec for a while (we met up in Verona/Oakmont a few months ago).
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:15 PM
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Kopec and Old_Wench are in my thoughts.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:38 PM
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Mod note: someone suggested an edited title to make it more clear and make it more likely that others would read the thread. I hope you donít mind.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:42 PM
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Oh, no. I'm so sorry to learn this. I like rubles. I've already said a prayer for him and for you and will continue to do so. In between, I'll be thinking of you two.
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I am very sorry to hear this very bad news and hope he recovers.
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:20 PM
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Old 02-07-2020, 03:25 PM
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Oh,no! I hope he pulls through quickly. I met Kopek at Knoebels couple of years ago and he's a great guy. Is it okay if I tell his coaster buddies?
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I hope Kopek will be feeling better soon and pull through this. Scary stuff.
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:17 PM
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kopek will be in my prayers. And so will you, Old_Wench. This has to be an incredibly hard thing to go through.
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Hang in there, kopek, you do not have permission to leave, yet. The roller coasters need you! Pennsylvania needs you! Unca Cecil needs you! Get better, NOW!
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(((((kopek and old wench))))


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Old 02-07-2020, 04:55 PM
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Hang in there, kopek, you do not have permission to leave, yet. The roller coasters need you! Pennsylvania needs you! Unca Cecil needs you! Get better, NOW!
Heck, Amazon needs you! You get the credit for all my Amazon packages being on time.
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Old 02-07-2020, 05:16 PM
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Old 02-07-2020, 05:39 PM
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Oh dear-- I am so sorry. Hoping and praying for the best.
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Old 02-07-2020, 05:41 PM
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Oh no! Prayers for ruble and you Old-Wench. Please keep us updated as you are able.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:20 PM
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Words are so inadequate. Let the doctors do their jobs, and make sure you take care of yourself. You don't know me but you have my thoughts this evening.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:26 PM
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Prayers forKopek, OldWench, the doctors and caregivers, and the family.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:41 PM
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I'm sorry to hear this news. May he find the strength to get through this.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:50 PM
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{{{kopek and old wench}}}

I met both of you in Bowling Green, KY when you came down to Beach Bend. Take care of yourself and I hope ruble is up and at 'em in time for the next Electric Amish show.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:54 PM
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I'm going to post updates in just this thread and not try to keep track of the MMP.

I just got back from the hospital again. They've plugged more things into him, including a catheter directly into his heart to monitor the oxygen in the heart, he's got 10 medications going into IVs, they went from sedation to full paralysis to get his blood pressure up so a machine is breathing for him (as it's been since he got there), and they've changed/added meds since I was there earlier.

I also learned he has a fractured sternum (and rib?) from the aggressive CPR, and he dislocated his hip when he fell out of bed and landed in an awkward position (the hip is now back in the socket and they think it's OK). He also aspirated into his lungs and they are assuming he has or will get pneumonia, so there's another medication, They're also cooling his blood for 48 hours to try to preserve brain function. However, they've figured he was down for a total of approximately an hour between my attempts, the paramedics and the ER doctors and they are not optimistic. The doctors are being honest with me and I told them that's what I want.

The good news is that his kidneys are functioning and he's peeing well, so I guess that's something.

And I'm getting mighty pissed that his brother -- his only sibling -- has not yet returned any of my phone calls to 2 different numbers (just needed to vent).

Please keep the good thoughts, prayers, warm fuzzies, etc. coming.

Please don't post this on FB or other message boards, although I came home to a VM from a friend suggesting that this may have already happened.
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Wishing Kopek the best possible outcome. Good vibes sent to you too, Old Wench.
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Oh no OW. Love me some Kopek. He is tough and will fight, knowing him from just the MMP. Please if there is anything I can do from South Florida send me a PM and consider it done.
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I'm so so sorry.
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:06 PM
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Thank you for taking the time to keep us informed. He has a lot of fans here.
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Ouch, is this a horrible month for Dopers? Seriously, I'm wishing the best. (I hate that, it sounds so trite)
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:19 PM
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You are both in my thoughts tonight. Sending the very best healing thoughts.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:32 PM
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Thank you so much for the update, OW. It's not the good news I was hoping for, but I appreciate the honest appraisal. I'm still praying just as hard for rubles, but I'm praying even harder for you because he's not in pain just now, and you have so much on your shoulders. God bless. (I hope it's OK that I say that. If not, I'm sorry.)
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