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Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2013 - 02:05pm PT
Thanks to Grug and Chilos Chile for the generous checks! The Bloot is a running a bit behind on getting the thankyous out since he is in the Hospital and all, but he is very appreciative.

Thanks guys!

Donation info:

To send a card, check, or something else:

Blitzo
c/o Russ Walling
HC1 Box 696
Joshua Tree, Ca. 92252

To send a check, make it out to Russ Walling as his bank account is still not quite set up, send it to the address above, and I'll cash it and hand him the money since he lives here at our house.

PayPal is still probably best:
RevBlitzo@hotmail.com is his personal address to send it to. Or, if that one makes you nervous, you can send it to me at "paypal@FishProducts.com" and I'll transfer it to Blitzo.

Thanks!
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jul 11, 2013 - 02:56pm PT
Credit: locker
Dude (Blitzo, or anyone else fer that matter, well, most peeps anyway) a word to the wise. this fella (btw, he's much older now) shows up and insists on checking yer poop-shoot, don't let it happen. ...just sayin', but, whatevah!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 11, 2013 - 07:58pm PT
Locker cleans up pretty well....when he's gagged!

: )
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 12, 2013 - 08:35am PT


Dude's the Mack!!!...

Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 12, 2013 - 08:42am PT
Whew! For a minute there, I thought you said DOOG's the Mack.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:21pm PT

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photo not found
Missing photo ID#310631
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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 12, 2013 - 05:53pm PT


Back by popular demand...





















































"You cannot be serious"...

...
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Blooty McEnroe!

Hey N00b?! Who's that up there working on the wires?

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 12, 2013 - 06:04pm PT


photo not found
Missing photo ID#310637
...

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Jul 13, 2013 - 10:39am PT


Credit: locker
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susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 13, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Okay as humorous as the photos are I'm sure they're lost by those of you following the thread and Bltizo's progress. My attempt at a Readers Digest Version.........

The week prior to the 4th was no Independence party for Blitzo as he was admitted to the hospital for Hypercalcemia, pretty scary stuff in it's own right. Locker, being the amazing friend that he is went nearly every day to the hospital to spend time with him. Sometimes with Paul, which is again way above and beyond the call of duty.

Released from the Hospital late last Saturday afternoon he was basically stable mentally and with Calcium levels in check but had a bit of diarrhea. No fun for anyone but figured it could get handled. Paul was exceedingly clear with the nurses as to what could be causing this and was assured it was a byproduct of the Hypercalcemia treatment and should "pass" within 24-48 hours.

Paul was staying with Blitzo while Russ and I took a few days holiday. Locker was backup and there all the time as well. The two are very in tune with his condition and watched him closely as things got maybe a little better by Monday but then got really bad by Tuesday. Russ and I returned on Tuesday to discuss options. By this time Blitzo's appetite was severally lacking, extreme fatigue, nodding and the continuous diarrhea was pretty scary stuff. It was decided that if he wasn't better by the next day he was going back in.

Wednesday morning we found Blitzo up and about on his own but in a strange part of the house. Not entirely sure how he even got in there with a wheelchair and my "mom ears" on alert. He was stealthy! VERY out of it, delusional, still sick, not in a good way. Russ cleaned him up, called the team (Locker & Paul) and said we're heading in.

The group of us took him to the hospital, we were pretty scared for him at this point. Conversations of his wishes relayed to doctor's, his sister called....tears. Did I mention scary?

After several hours it was determined he was highly dehydrated due to the diarrhea, sodium levels low making him wonky on top of it. Calcium and potassium both good though so we liked that but his kidneys which were in great shape just a few days prior now struggling.

Blitzo has been readmitted into the hospital and on fluids. He's doing quite well although has been tested for that horrific and life threatening infection of Clostridium difficile, which they are treating with Antibiotics (oddly the same thing that likely causes C Diff). He is in isolation as C Diff is highly contagious and will shed some light on why Will, Locker & Myself are all dressed up in cook-suits outside his hospital room.

His ability to pinpoint time is way off, he's been in/out of a hospital box for nearly two weeks but overall understands what's going on. Occasionally he still displays moments of delusions but with it enough you just tell him so and he may even believe you. Okay spirits when he has nice nurses but gets bummed out when Nurse Rached is in charge of care.

He's a bit limited on communication access, we have his cell phone & computer but will bring that to him in the next day or so. For those wanting to call him he's at Arrowhead Medical Center in Colton, room 6109. Visits not recommended due to current condition (at your own risk) but he's been great about answering the room phone. Give him a call and let him tell you a crazy story!

He's on the mend, with us to live another day! Chemo was set to start on Monday, it's a bit too early to tell if they'll continue that course or pause until he's a bit better. At the moment they're treating the acute issues and hope that his kidney function gets better as he does. Daily labs are proving that some of his levels are better, some worse but they adjust with fluids as needed.

Crazy ride we're on here and couldn't do it without the contributions, love and care everyone those of you following this story provide. Locker, is truly an amazing friend - two times he's put his life in CO on hold to come be with his friend bedside. It's heartwarming and we are incredibly lucky to have such loving friends both live and cyber.

Oh... and if you're reading this wondering why the hospital released a guy with with Diarrhea......... so are WE!

~Susan



rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 13, 2013 - 10:59am PT
Gnarly stuff...thanks for taking care of Blitzo ..RJ
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 13, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
Thanks for the update Sooze, sounds like turbulent times over there. So glad you all are so supportive and helping. Blitzo i hope you are feeling a bit better, and things are in motion for the full recovery. I sent something in the mail today that should be a good thing once yer feeling better/on the mend. I'm sending healing thoughts and a round of hugs to all Team da Mack!
nevahpopsoff

Boulder climber
the woods
Jul 13, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
you are all going to heaven, whatever it may be.
Russ Walling

Social climber
from Poofters Froth, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 13, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
We are probably going no-where..... all the bad photo manips of Blitzo are sending us to Hell, and the good deeds are sending us Heaven.... looks like we are stuck right here.

Credit: Russ Walling
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jul 13, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Russ...allowing Locker's girlfriend onscreen over your shoulder is beyond the pale!

: )
nevahpopsoff

Boulder climber
the woods
Jul 13, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
no way Russ, humor is good medicine. heaven it is.
and this can be heaven.
or upon further thought, it can be hell. our choice.
Gal

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jul 13, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
i agree nevah!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 13, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
hey there say, sooze and russ... thank you for the update... oh my, i had wrongly thought things were getting better after that last bought...

and with your on a trip, too, i thought all was well, :(


thank you so much for sharing... and, we are all caring to do our part, whatever we can...

me, well, i am praying... still got a fundraiser project too, it is at the week or so mark, though... yeah--i am slow at helping this way... oh my...



love and hugs to you sooze... and russ... and thank you to locker for
caring for a good buddy down...


ps:
i do not understand all the contagious? stuff or where and how it happened?

splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Jul 13, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
Looks like Russ is out of beer again.

edit: Locker has a girlfriend? She looks like she's about to tackle someone/linebacker stance (locker perhaps?)! i would keep that BBP of yours firmly in place, if i were you Locker (never know what that gal would wanna stick in thar).
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