UPDATE: SouthLa1 is recovering...


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Preacherman
February 10, 2003, 09:45 AM
For all who've been praying for Carlyle Hebert (SouthLa1 on THR and TFL), an update. As you know, he contracted a very rare and hard-to-treat form of pneumonia, and was at death's door for a few days, not responding to the drugs that were administered. I called his wife yesterday, and she tells me that he is at last making progress, although not out of the woods yet. She says that the ventilator was adjusted on Saturday to get his own lungs to share the load of breathing, and so far they are holding up. Today (Monday), if all goes well, they'll try turning off the ventilator to see if his lungs can hold up on their own. If so, then he's turned the corner: if not, it's back on the ventilator until they can figure out something else to try.

She says also that he had a similar attack of pneumonia about five years ago, which left him with about 20% less lung function/capacity than he'd had before the illness. We need to be praying not only for his recovery from this illness, but that his lungs are not further affected by it.

I'll keep you posted on any updates that I receive. Keep praying, y'all!

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MLH
February 10, 2003, 12:10 PM
May God hold his hand.

10-Ring
February 10, 2003, 12:40 PM
God bless him & his family.

cheygriz
February 10, 2003, 12:41 PM
Prayers sent!

45R
February 10, 2003, 12:50 PM
Fingers and Toes are all crossed with Prayers sent!!!

KMKeller
February 10, 2003, 01:00 PM
Prayers sent, and may G-d Bless.

keano44
February 10, 2003, 01:25 PM
Still praying for the Hebert's.

From fellow Cajun,
Keano44

PATH
February 10, 2003, 04:14 PM
Still praying!

blades67
February 10, 2003, 06:31 PM
Godspeed Carlyle.

M1911
February 10, 2003, 07:31 PM
Pneumonia can be surprisingly dangerous. We all thought those days were over, but they're not.

I'll be keeping him in my prayers. The list seems to be getting longer these days.

4thHorseman
February 10, 2003, 08:34 PM
Great news! Get back with us soon old buddy!

Preacherman
February 10, 2003, 11:28 PM
LATEST INFO:

Carlyle took a turn for the worse, and the doctors put him back on the ventilator again. He's on steroid and antibiotic treatment, but since they can't positively identify the strain of pneumonia involved, it's very difficult to target the treatment more precisely. In shooting terms, they're using a "shotgun" approach, trying everything they think might help, rather than a "rifle" approach, where one or two things can be specifically targeted at the problem germ/virus/whatever.

His wife tells me that there is an increasing danger of infection, as if one spends a long time on a ventilator, this increases the opportunity for infection. She says he's looking very low indeed, and asks that we continue praying for him. Keep up the hard work, folks!

sm
February 10, 2003, 11:44 PM
Sent.

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