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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #60 on: October 08, 2012, 10:42:00 pm »
With no monies best bet is state academic hospital as fast as you can!
 

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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2012, 12:36:27 am »
Only read this now.  All the best Goose and let us know if we can assist in any way.  Will also support fund if someone knows how to get that going.

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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2012, 06:01:55 am »
Got a seriously shocking message early this morning that my son (he's not that active - but uses "Woofles" as forum name...) has had a bike accident and is in hospital in Cape Town... no details yet....... apparently broken leg....... shit.. and I'm over here!

a father's worst nightmare............


UPDATE:
He's fine - Tibula & Fibula broken. In Vincent Palotti Hospital

Accident happened in Keurboom Avenue this morning!

UPDATE 2:
Just received word that my son's got a temporary cast on.

They have allowed him to go home and will only operate on his leg on Monday once the swelling has gone down!   ???

For all the kind souls that have offered to go and visit him at the hospital - I really appreciate it, but for now he's going to be at his mom's house on lots & lots of pain killers!   :thumleft:


Glad his ok Goose - I know what it feels like to be so far away from family when something like that happens.  Not a nice feeling.
 

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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2012, 06:39:07 am »
With no monies best bet is state academic hospital as fast as you can!

+1 maak n plan!  :thumleft:
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« Reply #64 on: October 09, 2012, 06:56:36 am »
Hi Goose, Sorry to hear about your Son, Strong's to you all  :thumleft:
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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #65 on: October 09, 2012, 07:08:54 am »
Hey Goose, that is so not cool. I can relate to your situation entirely and wish you well with your anxiety. Does not seem that you need to worry with all the support offered by the dogs - he's in good hands. Agree with the advise on Groote Schuur. Get him in there now. Much better than waiting till next week. Have no idea on how to go about admission but sure it wont be too complicated. I'm free all day today and tomorrow and can take him wherever he needs to go to get this sorted. PM'ing phone numbers now.
Andrew - hang in there mate. With all the WD support you'll be back in the saddle in no time.
 

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« Reply #66 on: October 09, 2012, 07:36:43 am »
I agree with Geeza

Through my work I spend a lot of time during the year in State hospitals and I see the doctors & nurses. As I've also spent a lot of time during this year in private hospitals recovering from my bike crash I can assure you that at a place like UCT Grootte Schuur he'll more than likely end up being operated on by the surgeons who have trained all the famous okes from the private hospitals.

With these ops, there are a shitload of hidden costs to watch out for, like anestetics and a lot of X-rays. A double leg break (sounds like a Shane Warne delivery) like your son's will be at least 1.5 hours in theatre, and in private hospital will be at least R 7500 bill, just for anestetics, and another R 3000 for radiology, and another R 1000 for pathology.

get him booked into UCT Grootte Schuur. Leaving him on pain killers till monday can cause a lot of inflamation, and risks a blood clot. he's a young man, and his bones will start to grow on as well, this will cause a bigger operation for the docs to skimm the growth, and straighten the job again. 


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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2012, 07:40:52 am »
Hi Goose.
TibFib is not lekka, I know cause I've done those two about three years ago. The good news is that your son is young and he'll recover much quicker than I did.

I was in a state academic hospital in Pretoria, and I had great service from there. Saw 6 doctors and all six said the same thing - don't opperate. Today I hear how people with metal implants complain and I'm glad that I spent the extra time in a cast and didn't have the op, although the time sucked as I couldn't really make a living.
As for the break, don't even worry about the Fibula, the doctors don't. The Fibula is the important one, but it should be fine.
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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #68 on: October 09, 2012, 10:19:38 am »
Hi Goose, only saw this now...eish, sorry to hear this....digits firmly X'ed for you all!!!!
 

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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #69 on: October 09, 2012, 10:26:58 am »
Thanks Moondag and others that is great ! Best to pay Goose's ex directly . SHe is looking after Dirk . There are a lot of expenses to be paid eg for X-Rays etc at the moment and he cannot work for a few weeks at least . So any help is much appreciated . :thumleft:

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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #70 on: October 09, 2012, 10:33:13 am »
Ok Vincent Palotti wil not work with RAF anymore , they have waited to long in the past for payments . So he must go to a government hospital . But the doctors and the training are the same at Goverment hospitals as long as one takes an active role to make sure all goes well.
I've also heard Groote Schuur is good. :thumleft:

My advise is to get properly diagnosed by Dr Bernstein at Vincent Palotti, which will cost R900. He can then properly advise on the best course of action . Every case is different . He is one of the best in Cape Town , Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon , works with lots of motorbike injuries , we send our client to him for reports . Once you have the correct diagnoses and course of action , you can go to a government hospital eg Groote Schuur ,would be my advice. And time is of the essence , must decide asap , today if possible.


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Re: Wilddog down............... Operation scheduled... we think?
« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2012, 06:49:38 pm »
Had good news and bad news today for Dirk.

He had an appointment this morning with a Specialist at Vincent Palotti.

It was confirmed that the type of breaks he has would need to be pinned........... and suggested that he had the operation done at Victoria Hospital in Wynberg.

The bad thing is that he cannot have the operation to fix his leg until next week - either Monday or Wednesday as there are just no available slots for the operation.

Cannot imagine what he must be going through with a double break and having to lie at home without high-strength meds.....  :eek7: 

I remember after my bike-accident, the pain with a smashed knee was unbearable........ all I can do is pray he keeps his head and that there's some alleviation to his ordeal.

If there's any of you chaps/ladies that could go and offer him some encouragement and support - I'd be really grateful... would make the world of difference to him (and me)   :thumleft:

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Re: Wilddog down............... Operation scheduled... we think?
« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2012, 10:05:53 pm »
It really sucks, goose i am down the road from him and will make time to visit tmorrow. lifes journey is to arrive at grave side skidding sideways, worn out shouting f-ck what a journey. some of us just start wearing out sooner than others and its called character :3some: (in my prayers)
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Re: Wilddog down............... He's out of hospital... for now!
« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2012, 12:47:53 am »
Hey Goose, that is so not cool. I can relate to your situation entirely and wish you well with your anxiety. Does not seem that you need to worry with all the support offered by the dogs - he's in good hands. Agree with the advise on Groote Schuur. Get him in there now. Much better than waiting till next week. Have no idea on how to go about admission but sure it wont be too complicated. I'm free all day today and tomorrow and can take him wherever he needs to go to get this sorted. PM'ing phone numbers now.
Andrew - hang in there mate. With all the WD support you'll be back in the saddle in no time.

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Re: Wilddog down............... Operation scheduled... we think?
« Reply #74 on: October 12, 2012, 11:09:10 am »
Dirk contacted me this morning... his mom's an emotional wreck at the moment and really struggling............ he's in serious pain and out of desperation they have tried all the hospitals in the Cape area... nobody wants/can take him and all have indicated he has to wait another week for an operation.... :patch:

I feel so bloody useless............ and all the offers of transport is so much appreciated - there's just nowhere to transport him to?  :'(

Got his X-Rays this morning................. eina bliksem!

If there's anyone anywhere than might have contacts or clout to get this kid's leg fixed........... please, please let us know!  :-[

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Re: Wilddog down............... X-Rays added?
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2012, 11:58:14 am »
Eish ... That's a clean proper break. The pain must be up at the levels of torture ... hope he's got a good supply of zombie drugs :thumleft:
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Re: Wilddog down............... X-Rays added?
« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2012, 12:33:56 pm »
vrekkit mense, is julle seker daars nie gaps in teaters nie?

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wat van 2 Military in Wynberg?
Tygerberg?
Karl bremer?
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Re: Wilddog down............... X-Rays added?
« Reply #77 on: October 12, 2012, 12:38:52 pm »
not cool ..wish him well
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Re: Wilddog down............... X-Rays added?
« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2012, 12:52:41 pm »
Goose, what's the issue with the hospitals?
 

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Re: Wilddog down............... X-Rays added?
« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2012, 01:07:09 pm »
Goose, what's the issue with the hospitals?


nada mate.... they say all full........  Tygerberg, Groote Schuur & Victoria hospitals no-go..........   :-\  Karl Bremer has no Orthopaedic ............  just have no clue. Seems the fact that the kid's not on Medical Aid is the big issue............

I remember years ago - I had an accident and fell off a balcony - broke my ankle. After sitting at GS for over 4 hours my one mate said "stuff this" and took me to 2 Mil in Wynberg. They were totally quiet and immediately sorted me out.....  thank ggodness I remembered my Force number..... but man were they pissed at me afterwards when they found out I was no longer in the service...  :mwink:  but their medical was absolutely stunning! (seems a pity that while the State Hospitals are so over-crowded - they cannot pass some of the serious stuff as overflow to the Mil hosps..?)


I was even trying to search for hospitals in Ceres, Caledon, Bredasdorp...??

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