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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lexington, NC, USA
News about Tim Shook
My friend Tim Shook, one of the first guys here on K-Bikes and before that on i-BMW, has had a rough year medically. You will recall that in May he had an artery rupture in his abdomen, one that feeds his intestines. He was in intensive care for several weeks, but he survived. He had to have some of his intestines cut out, and a colostomy bag was installed. He has been living with that ever since then.
Well this past Wednesday he had surgery to remove the colostomy bag and to hook his intestines back up. It was about a 3 hour surgery, and he came through it well. Several of his friends got an email from Tim's wife Sheree Wednesday evening saying that he was doing OK, kinda groggy, but when she had left the hospital Tim was sitting up, eating a popsicle.
I received another email from Sheree this morning. Here it is:
"Tim had a good day Thursday. He continued to get better and everything was looking real good.
Yesterday afternoon Tim had a stroke. We still don't have a lot of information yet. There is a blood clot in his brain that they are trying to dissolve using medicine. They can't use a lot of the blood thinners because that could cause bleeding at the incision so they are increasing his blood pressure to try to get the pressure up in his brain around the clot. I don't really understand it, but all the doctors seem to feel that this is the best thing to do.
Tim is able to move his arms and legs and follow commands. His speech is slurred and he seems very confused although he is able to tell us where he is, and what happened. So, right now, we are back to waiting.
Please keep Tim in you prayers.
Like Sheree said, please keep Tim in your prayers.