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07/22/2019 06:57PM  
A week from today, Terry is undergoing open heart surgery in which the doctors will stop his heart and replace both his mitral and aortic valves. Please keep a fellow paddler in your thoughts.
 
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missmolly
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07/22/2019 07:01PM  
I will. Thanks for the heads-up.
 
07/22/2019 07:15PM  
Sending prayers.
 
preacherdave
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07/22/2019 07:51PM  
Already been praying for him!
 
07/22/2019 08:10PM  
Prayers sent, thanks for letting us know!
 
07/22/2019 08:14PM  
Me too
 
07/22/2019 08:20PM  
Terry has been on my prayer list for some time now, but I'll say special prayers next week.

 
Flatlandpaddler
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07/22/2019 08:55PM  
All our prayers are with you Terry
 
07/22/2019 09:31PM  
Thanks for the heads up......will do.
 
07/22/2019 10:29PM  
Good luck OP! Can't wait to hear you are feeling better in a couple weeks.
 
07/22/2019 10:36PM  
Good luck and Prayers for you Terry. The family of paddlers here are with you all the way.
 
DownStrm
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07/22/2019 10:38PM  
Terry,
Praying for a complete recovery. May you be portaging from lake to lake next summer.
 
HowardSprague
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07/22/2019 11:18PM  
Praying all goes well.
 
07/23/2019 05:57AM  
God Bless Terry, hopefully it is being done by cath...but sounds like a big procedure.
 
07/23/2019 06:17AM  
Prayers for you, Terry.
 
Jackfish
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07/23/2019 07:54AM  
Oh man... Terry has been through so much. Prayers for a talented surgeon and a speedy and full recovery.
 
BearBurrito
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07/23/2019 08:43AM  
I will be praying for Terry, thanks for letting me know.
 
ozarkpaddler
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07/23/2019 09:27AM  
OneMatch: "A week from today, Terry is undergoing open heart surgery in which the doctors will stop his heart and replace both his mitral and aortic valves. Please keep a fellow paddler in your thoughts."


Jerry et all, thanks so much! Had hoped with all the cardiac "Repairs" last year and earlier this year that things would improve? But they found that I had a problem with two valves instead of just the one we were aware of. drnatus, that was my hope too, but too much "Scarring" from radiation treatments, so "Open heart" it will be on Monday.

In the meantime, let me tell you'all how much I appreciate all the support and love I've felt here the last few years! Jimmy Stewart's character in "It's a Wonderful Life" has nothing on me in terms of friends, wife, and angels! 'Ol "Clarence" certainly pales in comparison to MY guardian angels; I'm a VERY fortunate man! Hopefully 2020 will find me back on the Gunflint listening to the loon music and my little white throated sparrows serenading me through the pines? That's my goal. THANKS AGAIN!
 
07/23/2019 10:05AM  
Thoughts and prayers from here, also, OZ
 
07/23/2019 12:22PM  
Hope everything goes well and you're back up and paddling again soon Terry!
 
Zwater
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07/23/2019 12:23PM  
Prayers sent. God bless!
 
07/23/2019 12:29PM  
i will be thinking of you and your family and hoping for a speedy recovery.
 
07/23/2019 12:52PM  
Praying for you brother!
 
blutofish1
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07/23/2019 01:06PM  
Prayers sent buddy.
 
SaganagaJoe
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07/23/2019 01:59PM  
Prayers sent. God bless you, Terry.
 
07/23/2019 02:06PM  
Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Keep thinking about the Gunflint. The mind-body connection to healing is very strong.
 
yellowcanoe
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07/23/2019 06:46PM  
Terry is planning on attending the Ozark Rendezvous in the fall.. Please keep his wife Margaret in your thoughts and prayers too.

And valve replacement is scary but not impossible. My son in law has had to have several of them. He is now up to cow size. It was a congenital thing and valves have to be sized accordingly as you grow.

Terry ya got this..
 
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07/23/2019 07:23PM  
Come back to us healthy and hearty, and continue to share your wisdom for years!

Dave
 
07/23/2019 07:50PM  
Thinking of you and hope for an easy recovery!
 
07/23/2019 08:45PM  
Sending a few his way.
 
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07/23/2019 09:20PM  
Will do. Good guy. Even with this looming he took the time send me a time I needed for a canoe. Very thoughtful
 
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07/23/2019 09:26PM  
Hope that the surgery will go well and that your recovery will be swift and uncomplicated!
 
07/23/2019 09:34PM  
Thinking of you, you will be in canoe country soon!!
 
07/24/2019 06:37AM  
Oh man Terry, praying for everything to go better than well. Loved finally meeting you last year face to face even so brief. Take care and put this in Gods hands!
 
07/24/2019 07:58AM  
Wishing you the best Terry, Prayers sent.
 
07/24/2019 11:37AM  
Done.... Lots of prayers
 
07/24/2019 11:42AM  
Thoughts and prayers sent your way.
 
07/24/2019 01:49PM  
Good luck, will be keeping you in mind. Larry
 
scat
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07/24/2019 04:01PM  
Best of luck bro. That sounds kinda rough. I won’t say any prayers lest God strike me down for the sin of being disingenuous, but keep hangin and bangin and trust everything will be ok.

Peace and cheers, scat
 
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07/24/2019 05:21PM  
Wishing you the best, Terry. Hang in there.
 
07/24/2019 05:37PM  
God Bless. Praying too. oth
 
jillpine
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07/24/2019 06:48PM  
strength and peace, friend!
~JP
 
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07/24/2019 09:32PM  


Praying for you Ozark..
 
07/25/2019 06:22AM  
We're thinking about you Terry.
 
07/25/2019 07:53AM  
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

You will be in the Northwoods listening to loons and sparrows before you know it!

 
PuffinGin
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07/25/2019 10:45AM  
I'm sending you and Margaret strong supportive thoughts and prayers.
 
andym
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07/25/2019 12:34PM  
Hoping all goes well and that you have a smooth recovery and are back on the water soon.
 
Ohiopikeman
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07/25/2019 10:14PM  
Terry,

You've got my hopes and prayers for a smooth operation and a speedy recovery.

Dave
 
yellowcanoe
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07/28/2019 07:38AM  
bump.
Tomorrow is the day.. All concentrate on good wishes and prayers.
 
07/28/2019 07:43AM  
Absolutely! Terry, you will be on my heart! Hoping to hear that all went well and prognosis is great.
 
07/28/2019 08:10AM  
Prayers sent from SoDak.
 
WoolShirt
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07/28/2019 08:25AM  
Best wishes, any news?
 
07/28/2019 10:13AM  
I hope everything went alright. Best wishes!
 
yellowcanoe
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07/28/2019 07:08PM  
It didn't happen yet AFAIK.. Tomorrow
 
07/29/2019 08:20AM  
You got this Terry!
 
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07/29/2019 09:52AM  
He is in surgery now.
 
07/29/2019 11:39AM  
Hope everything goes smoothly!
 
07/29/2019 03:44PM  
Just checking in to see how it went. Hoping no news is good news. Still praying.
 
PuffinGin
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07/29/2019 04:02PM  
Margaret posted this message on Facebook 11 minutes ago: "Terry's heart is BEATING but haven't closed him up yet Just watching for bleeding now"

 
07/29/2019 04:12PM  
Continued thoughts and prayers.
 
missmolly
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07/29/2019 06:52PM  
PuffinGin: "Margaret posted this message on Facebook 11 minutes ago: "Terry's heart is BEATING but haven't closed him up yet Just watching for bleeding now" "

Thank goodness.
 
07/29/2019 07:28PM  
Continued in my prayers. Get well soon.
 
07/29/2019 08:03PM  
So far, so good! Come on Terry!! You got this!
 
Flashback
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07/29/2019 08:33PM  
Come on Terry; hang in their buddy !!!
We're pulling for you good friend..............

Bob & JoAnne
 
jillpine
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07/29/2019 08:40PM  
Prayers for strength and a strong recovery!
 
07/29/2019 09:01PM  
I have been thinking of Terry a lot today and have said a bunch of prayers. It sounds like it was a very long and complicated repair. Praying now that everything will work properly and that healing will be accomplished ASAP.
 
07/29/2019 09:37PM  
Checkin in again.... any more word?
 
PuffinGin
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07/29/2019 10:37PM  
FB post from Margaret 45 minutes ago:
"Thank you for all the prayers his bleeding has stopped He is in CTU Room 7"

She also mentions how much she has appreciated the doctor.

 
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07/30/2019 12:42AM  
Prayers for you and your wife.
May you feel God's strength in your time of weakness.
 
missmolly
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07/30/2019 05:46AM  
PuffinGin: "FB post from Margaret 45 minutes ago:
"Thank you for all the prayers his bleeding has stopped He is in CTU Room 7"

She also mentions how much she has appreciated the doctor. "

Whew!
 
07/30/2019 05:51AM  
Good news.
 
07/30/2019 07:15AM  
PuffinGin: "FB post from Margaret 45 minutes ago:
"Thank you for all the prayers his bleeding has stopped He is in CTU Room 7"
She also mentions how much she has appreciated the doctor.
"


Such great news!
 
yellowcanoe
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07/30/2019 07:16AM  
some BP issues ( low) but he is resting comfy.. I hope his wife can get some rest too..She does have faith which helps.
 
07/30/2019 07:46AM  
Sounds like good news... Probably not out of the woods yet, but we all like living in the woods... just not those woods. Prayers for continued recovery Terry.
 
07/30/2019 08:29AM  
She got to go see him a couple of hours later and he is doing well and resting comfortably.
 
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07/30/2019 01:05PM  
Certainly in our prayers and thoughts. He’s a local boy in my world.
 
andym
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07/30/2019 03:45PM  
I'm glad that he is onto recovery and hope that goes smoothly.
 
Jackfish
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07/30/2019 03:53PM  
andym: "I'm glad that he is onto recovery and hope that goes smoothly."

What Andy said.
 
Flatlandpaddler
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07/30/2019 04:53PM  
You made it over the biggest hurdle. You got this Terry! More thoughts and prayers for you and Margaret
 
07/30/2019 05:52PM  
What Andy said, again.
 
07/30/2019 06:44PM  
Still in my thoughts and prayers.
 
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07/30/2019 09:56PM  
Good to hear. What Ntcry said again. Thought about and prayed for him last week - and for all who face these realities. When you have to sell your good canoes because of health issues its not fun. I’m only about to be 49 and I have had a bad knee all year - problem not yet identified. Able to do two trips so far but it keeps getting worse and it makes you wonder. We are not guaranteed another trip or another day. So heres to a speedy recovery Ozark!
 
yellowcanoe
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07/31/2019 10:26AM  
Back in surgery this last hour to close the surgical wound( per his wife on FB).. This is not a quick one and done operation.. Apparently lots of things have to stabilize before they close.
Keep Terry in mind.
 
07/31/2019 10:57AM  
Praying for a smooth and complete recovery.
 
yellowcanoe
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07/31/2019 03:10PM  
From Margaret thirty minutes ago:
ASAP NEEDED
PRAYING WARRIORS
TERRY
AGAIN IN SURGERY!

no words.. no idea what went wrong.

Guess they could not close him up due to too much fluid and now he is hemorrhaging and they can't stop it..

this is awful
 
07/31/2019 03:34PM  
C'mon Terry!
 
yellowcanoe
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07/31/2019 05:01PM  
whew
now on dialysis to get rid of fluid so they can close incision
I guess the bleeding stopped
Im not religious but I do pray for Terrys full recovery and Margaret s well being


 
yellowcanoe
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07/31/2019 05:01PM  
whew
now on dialysis to get rid of fluid so they can close incision
I guess the bleeding stopped
Im not religious but I do pray for Terrys full recovery and Margaret s well being

 
07/31/2019 05:28PM  
Oh, nothing has gotten done here this afternoon because I am praying pretty much non-stop!! Terry is a very special person and he has gone through so much. We had sort of planned that we might see him in August on the Gunflint, and I am praying that 2020 will be our year to do that. Hard to believe that a person you have never met can become a close friend, but Terry has been so supportive to me and I am praying for my dear friend now.

Thanks for keeping those of us who don't do FB in the loop, yellowcanoe.
 
yellowcanoe
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07/31/2019 06:16PM  
Margaret posted half an hour ago
Terry needs
A MIRACLE

I have no words but prayers

I met him some years ago at an Ozark Rendezvous and if we ever needed anything at subsequent Rendezvous he was the first to offer help
 
07/31/2019 07:59PM  
That's not good news; I'll pray for a miracle. Never met him, but always hoped to.
 
andym
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07/31/2019 08:10PM  
Pulling for him through this scary turn.
 
07/31/2019 08:23PM  
Prayers are here for a fellow paddler and a great person.
 
07/31/2019 09:13PM  
praying
 
Flatlandpaddler
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07/31/2019 09:37PM  
Many prayers from friends,family and Paddlers for you Terry. Prayers and strength for Margaret as well.
 
DownStrm
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07/31/2019 10:08PM  
Praying for you.
 
08/01/2019 12:38AM  
Praying for that miracle! Anything else is unfathomable. The power of paddler prayers just has to turn the tide!!!
 
yellowcanoe
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08/01/2019 08:08AM  
It worked!!
This mornings post:
Terry looks excellent this morning
Thanks for all ur prayers we had a miracle happen
over night
 
DownStrm
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08/01/2019 08:11AM  
Thanks for posting the great news!
It's now time for prayers of praise!
 
08/01/2019 08:24AM  
DownStrm: "Thanks for posting the great news!
It's now time for prayers of praise!"


You got that right!! Alleluia!!
 
08/01/2019 08:30AM  
Positive thoughts going his way. Also it's a good time especially if you live in his area to go donate blood in his name. It sounds like he can use it and it takes off some of the expense.
 
08/01/2019 09:05AM  
Thanks be to God.
 
Tomcat
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08/01/2019 09:32AM  
Kelso: "Thanks be to God."


+1
 
08/01/2019 11:45AM  
So last night I asked the Blessed Mother to intercede for ozark paddler and vowed that hif he did better I would post about it.

Done.
 
yellowcanoe
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08/01/2019 12:15PM  
drnatus: "So last night I asked the Blessed Mother to intercede for ozark paddler and vowed that hif he did better I would post about it.


Done."


But keep talking to her. Its a long road! Thanks!
 
andym
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08/01/2019 12:36PM  
Whew! Thank you for sharing the positive news. Will be thinking of them and hoping that things continue to improve.
 
Jackfish
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08/01/2019 02:07PM  
yellowcanoe: "Terry looks excellent this morning. Thanks for all ur prayers we had a miracle happen overnight."

Attaboy Terry! Keep it going!
 
08/01/2019 02:45PM  
Exhaling with grateful tears. Thank goodness!!!
 
08/01/2019 03:01PM  
Good news!
 
missmolly
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08/01/2019 04:02PM  
Happy to read that Oz is healing.
 
scat
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08/01/2019 10:35PM  
Keep going bro. Only the strong survive. And only the good die young. It’s not your time, stay wild and free. That sounds rough, amazing what the human body can endure when the mind is committed. A true fighter never gives up or gives in.

Peace and get better! scat
 
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08/02/2019 08:08AM  
Glad things are looking better.
The man is going to have a lot of reading to do when he comes back here! :) :)
 
08/02/2019 09:50AM  
This is good news indeed! Thoughts and prayers for continued recovery.
 
PuffinGin
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08/02/2019 01:06PM  
Margaret posted this on FB about 20 minutes ago:

Terry's doing great same as yesterday. Had a good night. Some blood work that was taken Monday results are not back from the Mayo Clinic, to find out why his Bloods not clotting. But good drugs are working & prayers are working. He looks so great.
 
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08/02/2019 01:40PM  
This is a relief to hear.....keep getting better Terry!
 
08/02/2019 01:49PM  
I am so pleased to read this. Terry is not far from my heart and mind at this time, and the prayers are frequent. This is a huge thing to recover from and I hope and pray that all continues to go well.

 
yellowcanoe
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08/02/2019 02:28PM  
Maybe One Match will write a song :)
 
blutofish1
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08/02/2019 02:30PM  
Great news, still in my prayers.
 
08/03/2019 06:30PM  
Ohhh, I would SO like an update.
 
Jackfish
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08/03/2019 09:15PM  
Spartan2: "Ohhh, I would SO like an update."

^^^ What she said! Me too! ^^^
 
PuffinGin
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08/05/2019 11:12PM  
Because of fluid built up, the surgery to close his chest had to be delayed and he needed dialysis and drugs to keep him paralyzed during this time. This morning, Margaret posted that the surgery to close his chest would likely be done this afternoon. Margaret posted 3 hours ago that Terry was out of surgery and his chest was finally closed. Shortly after that post she posted that Terry would be off the vent tomorrow.

I'm continuing with my prayers for him and hope you will continue with your positive thoughts for his recovery and healing and supportive thoughts for Margaret too.

 
08/06/2019 05:50AM  
Thanks for the update, Ginny. I was afraid no news wasn't really good news. He will be in my thoughts and prayers too.
 
blutofish1
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08/06/2019 06:10AM  
Still praying.
 
08/06/2019 06:34AM  
So glad to get an update, and of course we are continual in our prayers. Thanks, Ginny, for keeping us in the loop.
 
PuffinGin
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08/06/2019 07:07AM  
I'll admit that I sometimes just pop into FB and Margaret's page to check for updates. Understatement to say that this had been a difficult time. So happy to see all the supportive comments to Terry and Margaret on FB and here. I posted the other day telling her and telling her to tell Terry how many Flying Moosers had been sending best wishes and prayers.

I'll be sure to share further updates I see on FB if Kim doesn't.

Don't know if this is appropriate but Terry has a gofundme page:

Terry Webb (Ozarkpaddler) Go Fund Me page
 
BearBurrito
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08/06/2019 12:31PM  
Thanks all for the updates. I have been and will continue to keep Terry in my prayers.
 
08/07/2019 06:43PM  
Bump.

Just because we are not getting regular updates, I still want to remind everyone to keep Terry in your thoughts and prayers.
 
andym
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08/07/2019 07:32PM  
Definitely keeping him in my thoughts. At times like these, I always try to remember that the reason they do these difficult procedures is because they really can work and have great outcomes. Hoping that is what he and his loved ones get.
 
08/08/2019 06:21AM  
Oh yes Lynda, I check Bwca.com more often just to see if there are updates. And think about Terry a bunch. Old OZ (as miss Molly referrers to him) is a great internet friend to many. Working on his heart must have been like working on a big Cat Diesel engine... he has as big a heart as any buddy I know.
 
PuffinGin
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08/08/2019 07:08AM  
Spartan2: "Bump.

Just because we are not getting regular updates, I still want to remind everyone to keep Terry in your thoughts and prayers."


Definitely!

It's a long process in getting our dear friend Terry on the road to recovery. Margaret mentioned yesterday, when someone asked if Terry was off the vent, that they are weening him off gradually. Later yesterday she posted that Terry's chest IV and others were being changed to prevent infections. Keep sending those prayers and supportive thoughts to Terry and Margaret too.
 
08/08/2019 07:19AM  
Yes, my heart goes out to Margaret. When Spartan1 had sepsis and was in the hospital for more than a week a few years ago, I was thorougly exhausted. Part of it is the feeling of helplessness, and another part is the constant caring about someone you love. Even when you pray and leave it in God's hands. . .you are still just completely drained at the end of the day.

 
PuffinGin
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08/08/2019 07:38AM  
Another update from Margaret:

Terry is going to take baby steps today to get better. Has a feeding tube
 
yellowcanoe
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08/08/2019 08:49AM  
PuffinGin: "Another update from Margaret:


Terry is going to take baby steps today to get better. Has a feeding tube"



Thanks Ginny! I was on an offshore Maine Island without Internet..

Isn't it cool how God does not need Internet?
 
PuffinGin
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08/08/2019 09:20AM  
“Thanks Ginny! I was on an offshore Maine Island without Internet..

Isn't it cool how God does not need Internet?"

Very true! Hope you had a good time on offshore Maine Isl. Did you see any puffins? If they are on that isl., are they still on land? Sweet little birds although not melodious sounding...
 
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08/08/2019 09:50AM  
Prayers sent for healing and a full recovery.
 
yellowcanoe
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08/08/2019 03:49PM  
We saw some on the ocean while we were on the ferry.. They have finished nesting and raising young.. Only a puffin winters on the cold North Atlantic . Does that make it a true snowbird? . ( well there may be others). Hope you have gotten to see some.

They are on several Maine Islands but not all.. Best is Machias Seal Island . Its in New Brunswick technically.. If you come book way ahead like a year cause the tours are restricted and book fast!

I am thinking hard about going to Rendezvous.. Precious friends there . Can't take them for granted. We are all marching on the downward escalator.

Margaret wrote that he is still on the vent and in a medically induced coma. He may be woken on Saturday and taken off the vent.

In this case thoughts and prayers are productive so please keep Terry in your mind.. And your memories if you have been able to paddle with him ( or try to evade his camera!!)
 
PuffinGin
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08/09/2019 07:55AM  
Post from Margaret 10 minutes ago:

"Terry is waking up slowly and blinking doing great"

I'm praying hard!
 
08/09/2019 08:17AM  
Oh, thanks for sending this on! I am praying a lot, but will ramp up! :-)
 
SaganagaJoe
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08/09/2019 09:14AM  
Continued prayers sent for a great guy and friend to all of us.
 
PuffinGin
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08/09/2019 10:53AM  
Update from Margaret an hour ago:

"Terry's getting his chest tubes out now
Baby steps
Getting closer to the front door"
 
08/09/2019 03:17PM  
Sounds like progress......keep fighting Terry
 
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08/09/2019 05:02PM  
here's hoping his recovery will continue forward and that it will be complete.
 
08/09/2019 07:20PM  
Good news. The trend lines are in the right direction. Canoe Country is waiting...
 
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08/09/2019 10:03PM  
Thanks for passing along this good news. Here's to a continued recovery and getting home.
 
08/10/2019 06:11AM  
Sounds like he's paddling downwind now.
 
yellowcanoe
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08/10/2019 11:55AM  
boonie: "Sounds like he's paddling downwind now. "

its a very weak wind right now.. He is still on a vent.. That he has had to be in a medically induced coma for nearly two weeks is something I can't wrap my head around..And Margaret has had to stand by the whole time..

She just posted this 40 minutes ago:
It's Day 13. Terry's still on vent & dialysis. Got feeding tube in & needs prayers to get stronger.
 
Flatlandpaddler
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08/10/2019 12:42PM  
Went to church on the water this morning ,paddle and prayed for you Terry.
 
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08/10/2019 02:27PM  
Flatlandpaddler: "Went to church on the water this morning ,paddle and prayed for you Terry."

I just prayed moments ago . Please let Terry be healed and be fully recovered.Love all my paddling friends. Tony
 
08/10/2019 03:33PM  
yellowcanoe: "
boonie: "Sounds like he's paddling downwind now. "

Its a very weak wind right now as he is still on a vent. That he has had to be in a medically induced coma for nearly two weeks is something I can't wrap my head around, and Margaret has had to stand by the whole time.

She just posted this 40 minutes ago:
It's Day 13. Terry's still on vent & dialysis. Got feeding tube in & needs prayers to get stronger"

Thanks, still farther to go than I imagined. I can't wrap my head around the coma either.
 
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08/10/2019 05:16PM  
Prayers sent while paddling this week, will send more.
 
08/10/2019 06:05PM  
late in adding , best wishes for the ozark paddler. Godspeed :)
 
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08/10/2019 07:05PM  
Wow - that is one heckuvan ordeal. Amazing what the human body can endure. Just don’t give up bro, don’t give in, and you will be good as new. Better, cuz you will have one helluva story to tell. Best wishes here.
 
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08/11/2019 07:26AM  
Prayers again sent.
 
08/12/2019 09:09PM  
Hoping and praying for your full recovery. Hang tough Terry! We all want to see you back with your family and on the water soon. May the good Lord watch over you and your love ones.

Hans Solo
 
PuffinGin
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08/13/2019 01:45PM  
Posts from Margaret on FB yesterday and today:

Yesterday he had surgery to remove one of IVs and put one in his neck. He had a CAT scan this morning and as of about half an hours ago, she said he was in his room sleeping and doing well. She also said she had gotten 8 hours of sleep last night (great news!). From what a friend asked, I believe he is still on the vent.

Margaret also mentioned that tomorrow is Terry's birthday.
 
blutofish1
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08/13/2019 05:12PM  
Happy Birthday Terry. Get well soon. We are all praying for ya.
 
PuffinGin
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08/13/2019 06:46PM  
Awesome news:

FB post from Margaret two hours ago:

"I got the best news of my life. Terry's breathing tube is out!!!!!!
 
Flatlandpaddler
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08/13/2019 06:49PM  
Great news! Another big hurdle cleared. Keep it up Terry you got this!
.
 
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08/13/2019 06:52PM  
what a way to spend a birthday.. They both are strong in person and strong in paddling and strong in judgement..
 
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08/13/2019 09:49PM  
Attaboy Terry! Keep on getting better. :)
 
andym
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08/14/2019 12:06AM  
Getting that tube out is great! Thanks for the update and I hope he just keeps getting better and better.
 
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08/14/2019 06:01AM  
 
08/14/2019 08:11AM  
Great news! Keep healing and getting better!
 
08/14/2019 08:36AM  
Happy Birthday from the Gunflint, Terry!!!

Such good news that things are going better now! Prayers continue.

Love, the Spartans and Anna
 
SaganagaJoe
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08/14/2019 10:39AM  
Praise God! Joe Pates
 
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08/14/2019 03:37PM  
missmolly: " Birthday gift? "


Great idea! Thanks for posting that.
 
yellowcanoe
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08/15/2019 04:58PM  
missmolly: " Birthday gift? "


Yes... things are not going well. The last two posts from Margaret both today

'"Terry has Cirrhosis of the liver from fatty liver. Pancreatitis found a lump on it. Gallbladder problems.'' There are other causes of cirrhosis.. google them

"CT scan also showed 2 nodules in his lungs but too weak to do anything"

This must be incredibly mentally draining for Margaret and Terry. I am not sure what the too weak to do anything is. I am just guessing too weak to maybe have things biopsied.

 
missmolly
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08/15/2019 07:15PM  
Sigh.
 
08/16/2019 02:34PM  
Thinking good thoughts..
 
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08/16/2019 03:12PM  
I was hesitating to check. Didn’t want to hear any bad news. Hang in there man. Just don’t give up. Painful to hear. Best wishes from me. BK
 
andym
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08/16/2019 04:17PM  
That is very tough.

From a lot of experience with people in the lymphoma patient community getting scanned, nodules in the lungs are fairly common and very often are not important. I hope that is the case here and that things start improving again.
 
08/16/2019 05:03PM  
Good to know, andym. I hope so too.
 
yellowcanoe
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08/17/2019 08:09AM  
In spite of fearful news OP is asking for chocolate and slept for the first whole night last night. Still feeding tube and dialysis

Chocolate is good..
 
missmolly
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08/17/2019 08:43AM  
yellowcanoe: "In spite of fearful news OP is asking for chocolate and slept for the first whole night last night. Still feeding tube and dialysis


Chocolate is good.."


Indeed.
 
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08/17/2019 09:34AM  
+1 on seeing good news postings from Margaret about Terry. She posted an hour ago that Terry asked for his wedding ring.

Still keeping up the prayers for him and her.
 
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08/17/2019 08:56PM  
Awesome news!
 
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08/17/2019 10:26PM  
Praying for you and your wife everyday.
Glad to see the good news.
 
missmolly
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08/18/2019 08:16AM  
I have a family member who was on dialysis and the feeding tube not long ago and now she walks miles everyday. Here's hoping the same outcome for Terry.
 
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08/18/2019 11:40AM  
missmolly: "I have a family member who was on dialysis and the feeding tube not long ago and now she walks miles everyday. Here's hoping the same outcome for Terry. "

+1

But the fundraiser is for a good cause. I don't think that the original plan was for a month in the hospital. Donate please if you can. For those that prefer not to do on line Puffin Gin or I can PM you the snail mail address.
 
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08/18/2019 07:52PM  
From Margaret two hours ago:

" So happy to see Terry up in a chair all day. GOD IS GREAT!"
 
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08/18/2019 09:36PM  
Tough as nails. Way to go, Terry!
 
missmolly
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08/19/2019 05:47AM  
Sitting is a big deal. Terry, being a nurse, knows that.
 
08/19/2019 06:01AM  
That's great news!
 
08/19/2019 11:01AM  
Still sending prayers and keeping them on my heart. Glad they let him stay on the vent that long (vs trach) and that he was finally able to wean off it. Stay strong friends!! Tons of people pulling for you. Deal with the rest of it later. Massive hugs from Minnesota!!!!!
 
08/19/2019 11:46AM  
Yes, massive hugs, indeed! So glad to get good news.

We spent last night at Naniboujou Lodge and are now headed south to end our vacation in the canoe country. Thought about Terry so much and said many prayers, but they won't stop now.

The Spartans.
 
Flatlandpaddler
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08/19/2019 03:40PM  
Another big step! Glad to hear it ,stay strong Terry!
 
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08/20/2019 05:10PM  
today he got his gallbladder drained.. Not sure why.. Margaret is in good spirits.
 
08/23/2019 03:03PM  
Wondering how Terry is doing...
 
08/23/2019 04:12PM  
nctry: "Wondering how Terry is doing..."


Yes, me, too. It has been a long time since an update.
 
08/23/2019 06:16PM  
Spartan2: "
nctry: "Wondering how Terry is doing..."



Yes, me, too. It has been a long time since an update."
me to and hoping for good news.
 
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08/23/2019 06:19PM  
He is doing better and better
had a bout with fluid on the lungs
Sorry I can't keep up well I had a hip replaced Mon and spend a lot of time off line sleeping

He is still in the hospital though.. and I think still on dialysis
 
08/23/2019 08:08PM  
Oh my, yellowcanoe! Don't apologize for "not keeping up" when you have recently had major surgery!! But thanks for letting us know what you have heard about Terry.

Now take some time to care for yourself and heal. I hope your hip replacement went well and that all of your rehab is successful.

 
08/24/2019 07:37AM  
Spartan2: "Oh my, yellowcanoe! Don't apologize for "not keeping up" when you have recently had major surgery!! But thanks for letting us know what you have heard about Terry.


Now take some time to care for yourself and heal. I hope your hip replacement went well and that all of your rehab is successful.


"

Yes! Take good care yc!!!
 
PuffinGin
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08/24/2019 09:11AM  
Yes Kim, take care of yourself. Hope your recovery from hip surgery goes smoothly.

I don't have as good a reason for not keeping y'all informed on what I see on FB re Terry. Just busy and buzzing around.

About a day ago, Margaret posted that "Terry was off of Levophed. No(?t) taking fluid off his lungs. His lungs look much BETTER"

--I don't know what Levophed is but assuming it's some sort of med for fluid removal. EDIT: Just Googled this:
Levophed (norepinephrine bitartrate) is a vasoconstrictor, similar to adrenaline, used to treat life-threatening low blood pressure (hypotension) that can occur with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Levophed is often used during or after CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation).

As far as the why for gall bladder drainage procedure, Pete Blanc (who I thought might be on this site and who is a surgeon) gave this explanation:

"To those who are puzzled, the gall bladder ordinarily stores and concentrates bile between meals. Food leaving the stomach and entering the duodenum triggers a release of a hormone that stimulates gall bladder contraction. But this does not happen when one is not eating normally. The bile within the gall bladder becomes thick and sludge-like and bile in the gall bladder neck and cystic duct can become inspissated resulting in a blockage of bile flow. Bacteria, ordinarily found in gall bladder bile in very low concentrations, can multiply in the stagnant bile. The resulting gall bladder inflammation is called "acalculous cholecystits" (acalculous = no stones). For a person who is not in shape for surgical removal of the gall bladder, alternatives are either needle aspiration or percutaneous catheter cholecystostomy (drainage of the gall bladder with a small catheter) done under ultrasound guidance."

I looked up word inspissated: means thickened or congealed.

I'm learning a lot about many medical things. Just wish it wasn't because of Terry's challenges. Very happy to hear about each and every positive sign of recovery. Prayers continue for Terry and Margaret.





 
missmolly
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08/24/2019 10:54AM  
Thanks for the info, PG.
 
yellowcanoe
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08/24/2019 11:26AM  
this is one time when FB is useful for real friends.. Nothing today which means there still is undecided stuff.. Margaret is one strong strong chick.. If she gets ahold of a paddle watch out!. I can rest.. She cannot.. this is mentally a torture for her.
 
08/24/2019 04:41PM  
I kind of expected this journey to go a little faster. Thank goodness Terry is one tough dude with a great wife for a partner. And YC... yeah, had my hip replaced. No big deal... WHAT?... That’s a big deal YC! (Note, not a direct quote but how I perceived it)... Anyways, I pray for continued healing for everyone here. I feel like a little whimp amongst some pretty tough folks.
 
08/24/2019 04:44PM  
Prayers from here,for both.
 
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08/25/2019 10:38PM  
Prayers sent. !
 
PuffinGin
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08/26/2019 07:15AM  
Terry's road to recovery continues to be bumpy,rocky, with ups and down and potholes, slippery rock faces and muck holes, like a challenging portage. This from Margaret this am:
"Terry Webb
Has had no sleepcause back on Levophed. BLOOD PRESSURE WON'T STAY UP
98/50"

Continuing to pray for him and Margaret.
 
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08/26/2019 07:25AM  
 
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08/26/2019 07:46AM  
Prayers sent!
 
08/27/2019 04:37PM  
I guess a person has to take it a day at a time. Appreciate the good days. Will keep Terry in my thoughts.
 
PuffinGin
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08/29/2019 07:00AM  
I don't want to post this but I know many of you have been praying and sending supportive, caring thoughts.

Greg Webb, Terry's brother posted this on FB about 9 hours ago:
"We lost my brother Terry Webb this evening. His body just wasn't able to recover from the open heart surgery he had a month ago and he never made it out of the hospital.

Thanks so much to everyone for the donations, prayers and good thoughts. It means a lot to the family and it meant a lot to Terry as well; he just wasn't able to get on Facebook and say so."

RIP and Paddle on my friend Terry.
 
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08/29/2019 07:40AM  
Very sorry to hear this. Terry was a wonderful person, he always showed the utmost kindness and respect regardless of how well he knew you. He will be sorely missed by all.
 
yellowcanoe
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08/29/2019 07:56AM  
Terry was such a caring helpful guy who was always ( to me) in good spirits. He and his wife were a perfect pair.

May his faith allow him to paddle on.. Trying to think of something we could establish in his memory connected with canoeing..
 
08/29/2019 08:00AM  
Oh, my heart is just breaking. Such a kind man, so caring. He was a huge support to me during my hip surgeries, answering questions and just being a friend. We had an email correspondence, and we were hoping to meet face to face this summer when Spartan1 and I were on the Gunflint. After this surgery came up, I put my hopes for that on hold until next summer.

To Margaret and any of Terry's family who might read this: our sincere sympathy and loving thoughts and prayers.

The Spartans 1 & 2, Lynda and Neil
 
08/29/2019 08:03AM  
Also, thanks to PuffinGin and yellowcanoe for keeping us updated via your FB connection.
 
08/29/2019 08:09AM  
So sorry to hear this. Prayers to the family....
 
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08/29/2019 08:16AM  
I'm so sorry to hear this.
Terry was the one who put me in my first Kruger design boat, which was life changing for me. That is no understatement. It opened up all kinds of new fun and adventure. He and Margaret gave a little rat terrier of ours a wonderful home for the dog's last few years of life, and for that we are always grateful.
He will be sorely missed.
Joe
 
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