I will probably be absent for a bit!!

By Rik
Jan 20, 2007
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  1. Sorry to anyone that I have been helping recently, but i may well be absent for a while as my dad is critically ill in hospital!!

    He is barely alive and has a 50/50 chance of surviving.

    I wont go into details, but suffice to say that I will probably be spending a fair ammount of time in hospital hoping that he will make it.
  2. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373


    Sorry to here that man, I will pray that everything will work out for you and your family in this hard time.

    Loosing or even the possibility of loosing somone close to you is never a easy thing to swallow. I hope all works out for the best.

    Take your time and we will all be waiting here for you when you return....

    Also tell him that everyone here at techspot sends him a big GET WELL SOON !!!!

    Take care and God Bless
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    I'm really sorry to hear that and hope the best for your dad.

    Take whatever time you need and be sure that no-one here will forget you. We will all miss you!
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I'm sorry to hear that too :(
    I really hope that your dad gets well soon.

    I'm sure he'll make it :)

  5. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Prayers are with you and your family.Techspot will be here when you can be!
    1 person likes this.
  6. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    I'm Praying for you Rik! Hope your dad get's better soon, I just lost my grandmother to a sickness last week! :( Jesus and I are with you in my prayers and also Tech Spot is here for you also!
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Prayers to your father. I'm really sorry to hear that :( . Good Luck!
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`m so sorry to hear about your father mate, you must be worried sick. I really hope everything works out ok.

    I wish you all the very best and hope your father makes a complete and speedy recovery.

    Regards Howard :(
  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Let me add my best wishes for your father's recovery.
  10. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    From experience:

    In case it IS his time, be sure that you not only let him know how much you love him, but also how much you feel his love in your life (assuming that is true for you of course).

    My thoughts go out to you in support. Let the chips fall where they may, and let love shine through regardless.
  11. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    So sorry to hear that mate
    I'd like to add my support and wishes
    Hope he gets well soon, we're all thinking of you
  12. Teaser261

    Teaser261 TS Rookie Posts: 121

    I too would like to offer my support.Best of luck to you and your family. If you need anything, just holler.
  13. PuterGeekGirl

    PuterGeekGirl TS Rookie Posts: 64

    I hope everything works out ok and he's already on the mend! Take care!
  14. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 3,814

    Thank you everyone for your kind words, it means soooo much to me!!

    I am deeply touched and reading all this had bought a tear to my eye!!

    My thoughts go out to N1Hawk in particular. You have my condolences for your loss.

    I have some incredible news, don't ask me how, but my dad has survived it all.
    He has undergone almost 6 hours of surgery, had over 40 units of blood , and almost died 3 times.
    The hospital staff are absolutely incredible and have almost performed a miracle. I have nothing but the deepest respect and admiration for those hardworking and dedicated people!!!

    My dads chances were as low as %10 and because of what those amazing people have done for him his chances are now up to %90.

    I spoke to him last night and he was well enough to complain about being thirsty!!:):)

    He is still very ill but now stands an excellent chance of making a full recovery.

    There are no words that are adequate enough to express how incredibly lucky i fell to have such an amazing ammount of support from everyone here on TechSpot and from my few close friends.
    I really don't think i could have coped without them!!!!

    So a massive THANKYOU to everyone!!!
  15. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Bravo rik! This is indeed heartening news. Our prayers will continue to be with you and your family that your dad's recovery continues as it should.

    Be well.
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s the best news I`ve heard for ages mate.

    I wish you and your dad all the very best.

    Regards Howard :)
  17. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    A lot of us have been there. We know there is nothing more important. We will look forward to your getting good news, and being back with us sometime down the road. Thank God for the miracles of science, along with the hard work and dedication of surgery teams.
  18. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    best wishes for your dads recovery, and personal regards to you rik.
  19. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Told ya Techspotters can fix anything....

    Best wishes to your dad for a full recovery..

  20. Rik

    Rik Banned Topic Starter Posts: 3,814

    Thankyou to everyone that has posted here.

    It has been very difficult for me to deal with and all your kind words have helped a great deal.

    Altho he has improved immensely he is still very ill, his lungs are still in bad shape and it is going to take a long time for him to recover enough to come home.

    I miss spending time on TechSpot!!!!
  21. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    All my best wishes to you, your dad and family. May your dad have a good recovery and regain his health
  22. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Glad your dad is better Rik, I hope he makes a good recovery. I lost a friend to alcohol today, so I feel the pain :(

    Good luck to your dad, rik :)

  23. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Hope he gets well soon. glad he survived so far. and ppl say miracles don't happen...

    and condolences to N1Hawk and sw123 too.

    Regards :)
  24. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I hope your Father has a speedy recovery!
  25. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I'm sorry :( .

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