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Rausch
02-09-2007, 01:05 AM
Around 2 weeks ago Grandpa Rausch went to the hospital because he had trouble breathing. Come to find out his major fuel lines were all clogged.

Tripple bypass called for.

They rip his chest open and find out they can make out with a double.

He's recovering and all is good. Only we find out he's allergic to morphene (this is the first time he's EVER been in a hospital due to sickness/problem/poor health) and he has a bad reaction. Very bad.

He could have died but instead he got angry and became Grandpa-Hulk and pretty much told everyone else to take the big leap. God bless him. Must be genetic.

Afterwards he's recovering from both a bad reaction to the drugs and the surgery and comes out fine. We're out of the woods. The ticker is still ticking.

Only he's got fluid in his lungs and he needs a pace-maker.

Lovely.

He's 80+ and there's a limit to what the human body can take.

At least for mortals and ninnys like yourseves. These are the championchip rounds and the time when your inner-kraut comes out.

He's diabetic, even more reason to slow or prevent a full recovery. His blood is thin and he takes weeks to heal from any type of bruise.

After the surgery a nurse asked him to give her a finger for the sugar test. He gave her one.

That one. (I was ****ing beaming with pride. Call it a character flaw.)

So they puncture and drain his lungs and stick one of those chest-shockers down him right around 3 days after they rip him up for major heart surgery.

True to form it takes him around 5 hours to recover.

I'm convinced he has more willpower and inner-fah-que that just about anyone I've ever met.

He gives Moses penis envy...

luv
02-09-2007, 01:08 AM
Glad to hear things ended up being alright. I would have to agree that you would be like that. You'd be too stubborn to go quietly.

Rausch
02-09-2007, 01:11 AM
Glad to hear things ended up being alright. I would have to agree that you would be like that. You'd be too stubborn to go quietly.

I'd likely go faster and much less quietly...

FAX
02-09-2007, 01:11 AM
They don't make them like that any more. You should be proud, Mr. Rausch, as I'm sure you are.

Glad to hear he's doing well.

FAX

Halfcan
02-09-2007, 01:53 AM
Congrats-sound like a real cool guy. Wish my Grandpa was still around.

ChiefFan31
02-09-2007, 02:22 AM
That is cool. Glad to hear is so tough and hanging in there. I wish either of my Grandpa's were still around.

mikey23545
02-09-2007, 06:25 AM
Sounds like a cool old guy who I would never wanna piss off... LMAO

He'll be up chasing nurses in no time...Best wishes to everyone involved, Rausch.

greg63
02-09-2007, 06:31 AM
Glad to hear it bud (that he'll be ok I mean); of course I would expect nothing less from anyone who has contributed to your gene pool. :thumb:

chagrin
02-09-2007, 06:41 AM
I am glad he is doing well Rausch, God bless him!

My Uncle has survived Vietnam, as a grunt and being on the front line - getting shot 3 times, serving 2 tours and also recenlty a sextuple by-pass surgery - he's pretty tough too!

seclark
02-09-2007, 07:37 AM
congrats and best wishes for the rausch family
grampa's rule.
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certified grampa

FAX
02-09-2007, 07:56 AM
congrats and best wishes for the rausch family
grampa's rule.
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certified grampa

You're a grandfather, Mr. seclark?

FAX

seclark
02-09-2007, 08:04 AM
You're a grandfather, Mr. seclark?

FAX
2 1year old grandaughters.
first grandson due next month.
coolist gig in the world, mr. fax.
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Mr. Kotter
02-09-2007, 08:50 AM
:clap:

Nice. Glad to hear the old geezer is doing well.....and remained true to form in the process.

morphius
02-09-2007, 08:57 AM
Glad to hear that he came out of that okay. So far the only times I have been to the hospital are for family members, now I just gotta keep my fingers crossed.

boogblaster
02-09-2007, 09:00 AM
Glad he's still kickin that azz..power too you'll....

KC Kings
02-09-2007, 09:29 AM
It's crazy how tough those old guys are. I think growing up with 500 different fruit flavors of medicines to cure every ailment has sissified the last couple of generations.

My grandpa on my mom's side ran a cattle farm with around 100 head until he turned 80. We would spend the summer on his farm and the last couple of years he would have to stop several times a day because he was "having a spell". Turns the "spells" he was working through were angina heart attacks.

My other grandpa is 78, and found out that a winter hail storm destroyed his roof, and his insurance adjuster gave him $4500 to pay somebody to come in and tear off two layers and out on one. He decided to pocket some of the money and tear off the shingles himself. After he got them off he didn't feel too bad so he decided to put the new roof on himself also. He has 2 sons and 6 grandsons who would have happily helped if you would have asked, but he didn't and replaced the roof himself.

seclark
02-09-2007, 09:52 AM
my great-uncle is 78 years old and lives in my guest house. no matter how hard i try, i can't get him to take it easy and rest a day. cuts the lawn, cuts brush in the woods, paints everything in sight. his ambition puts me to shame.
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JohninGpt
02-09-2007, 12:52 PM
It's crazy how tough those old guys are. I think growing up with 500 different fruit flavors of medicines to cure every ailment has sissified the last couple of generations.

Growing up in the depression and WWII era's would tend to toughen one up a bit. My Grandpa was pretty much the same. Unfortunately his stubborness, saying he was fine and didn't need no damn hospital, is what got him in the end.

EDIT: Rausch, glad to hear your Grandpas doing well.

big nasty kcnut
02-09-2007, 12:59 PM
He tough but not as tough as my grandpa. Ok he got a lung removed had cancer and they told him he would die in five years he lived 20 years after that. You can't kill an Essex that easy.

BigRedChief
02-09-2007, 01:01 PM
Glad to hear he's going to be okay.

That generation produced some tough men. Even in advanced old age they will not go quietly into the good night.

DJay23
02-09-2007, 04:34 PM
Sounds like my grandpa.

He died last year due to complications from Alzheimers. He forgot how to do just about everything. He became a completely different person. All of my life he was sort of a grumpy old curmudgeon. He became a teddy bear who loved to tell stories and talk to people.

Anyway, he was in the hospital, hooked up to machines. His quality of life was not great any longer. The decision was made by grandma and aunts and uncles to let him go. The unhooked the nutrition source. They expected him to live only a few days. About a week later he was still going. He deteriorated to the point that they thought if they removed all support he would slip away. They did. He didn't. This is an 82 year old man we're talking about. My grandparents never (visually or through stories from ALL relatives, EVER really got along). So it was a shock to me that he was holding on for her. My grandmother had to go to him and tell him that she would be ok. That she'd be taken care of and he could let go. He was holding on to take care of his. Later that day he passed away. It'll be a year on St Patrick's Day.

Skip Towne
02-09-2007, 05:23 PM
You do have a tough grandpa, Brad. Mine was too. I'll post a thread about him in a little while.

Rain Man
02-09-2007, 05:39 PM
My grandpa was eaten by a bear, but he clawed his way out of its stomach, and then stitched it closed and nursed it back to health. They're inseparable now.

SNR
02-09-2007, 05:59 PM
The last time my grandpa drank too much, he took a gigantic piss from his dick, which he had named "Colorado." What you learn in books as the Grand Canyon being formed by the Colorado River is true, although they should probably be a bit more clear and say "Grandpa SNR's stream"

StcChief
02-09-2007, 09:56 PM
Rauch,
Hat's off to your Grand dad (he needs a shot of the same)

Sounds like Gramps is a tough old bird.... Give 'me hell Harry type....

Rausch
02-11-2007, 04:14 AM
The last time my grandpa drank too much, he took a gigantic piss from his dick, which he had named "Colorado." What you learn in books as the Grand Canyon being formed by the Colorado River is true, although they should probably be a bit more clear and say "Grandpa SNR's stream"

My grandpa on my Dad's side was quite the lush. Drunk. Whatever.

Go figure.

His advice to me in 7th grade was "They don't grow babies in their azz..."

I know, with tact like that it's hard to imagine we're realted.

Mom's side, the man has never taken anything stronger than a ****ing tylenol. Might be why the IV pain killers messed him up.

Anyway, he's getting better. The man is George Burns.

luv
02-11-2007, 06:05 AM
My grandpa on my Dad's side was quite the lush. Drunk. Whatever.

Go figure.

His advice to me in 7th grade was "They don't grow babies in their azz..."

I know, with tact like that it's hard to imagine we're realted.

Mom's side, the man has never taken anything stronger than a ****ing tylenol. Might be why the IV pain killers messed him up.

Anyway, he's getting better. The man is George Burns.
So, you're dad's side of the family made you an ass man? Yet, your mom's side can withstand cigar smoke. You could smoke a cigar out of your arse and still survive.

burt
02-11-2007, 08:00 AM
Yet, your mom's side can withstand cigar smoke. You could smoke a cigar out of your arse and still survive.

That's all that Clinton was trying to prove to Monica.......

Rausch
02-14-2007, 01:07 AM
So, you're dad's side of the family made you an ass man?


Nein.

That's an infamy I've earned by my own merits...

Rausch
02-14-2007, 01:09 AM
BTW, the 5 million dollar grandpa has had his lungs drained again yet still doing well. Being down so long has had its complications but he should be out and home in days.

He's the Muhammad Ali of old age...