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Post by redcup217 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 pm

I finally have a moment to get on here and let you all know what's been going on. A week ago my son and pregnant daughter-in-law went in for a routine ultrasound to check how their baby was doing. Through a series of doctor meetings and getting transferred to a more specialized hospital, they found out that their son has a rare genetic disorder, Hydrops Fetalis. Needless to say, this has been devastating news for our family. With this disorder, there is only a 20% chance he will even make it to delivery and a 50/50 chance of living up to a few weeks if he does make it.

My daughter-in-law was told that she will not be able to leave the hospital until, as one doctor told her, the baby is outside her one way or the other. My son, being the awesome husband he is, has refused to leave his wife's side during this. He was able to get FMLA for his time off but, unfortunately, it's unpaid and he hasn't been there long enough to have any significant vacation stored up.

My wife and I decided to watch their other kids until Mom and Dad can come home. They are a one-year-old boy and a three-year-old autistic girl. To try to put this into perspective, our youngest child is 21 years old. WE ARE EXHAUSTED! Needless to say, I haven't had the time nor the energy to be able to play OOTP and thank my lucky stars they've napped this long so I can post this.

I don't know if this is allowed or not but we started a GoFundMe page for them. If you are able to help, we appreciate it. If all you can do is share the page and/or pray for them, we appreciate that too. This is the link to the page: ... are-sheet

Thanks for reading this and hopefully I'll be able to come back soon and drive Baghdad even farther into the ground!

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Post by RonCo » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:03 pm

Hang in there, Greg.
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Post by bcslouck » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:08 pm

I'm sorry to hear that man. OOTP will be here when you're you have the time again. Clearly this comes first.
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Post by Fat Nige » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:13 pm

Thinking of you and all your family Greg.
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Post by shoeless.db » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:24 pm

I'm sorry to hear this. Thinking of you and your family. Take care of yourself and your family.
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Post by jleddy » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:09 pm

Good to have priorities in order and your kids are lucky to have you and your wife there to help out in this time of need...we collectively send positive thoughts to your family.
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Post by usnspecialist » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:42 pm

as someone who has 2 kids under 3 myself, something like this was our worst nightmare. The thoughts of my wife and I go out to you and your family a they deal with this. Don't worry about this league right now, you do what you need to do.
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Post by HoosierVic » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:54 pm


Man, so sorry to hear about your family’s difficulties. Hang in there and do what you need to do. The league will be here to welcome you when you can return.

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Post by Joshua Biddle » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:29 am

My thoughts are with you and your family

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Post by JimBob2232 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:37 am

So sorry to hear this...As the father of a toddler, i remember the fear every time we went in for a "routine" checkup. Definitely thinking about you guys.
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Post by handaspencer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:28 am

Wow, hang in there will be praying

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Post by jiminyhopkins » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:43 am

Sending positive vibes your way...
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Post by drummerJ99 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:37 pm

Sorry to hear that. Family always comes first.

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Post by indiansfan » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:45 pm

Sorry to hear this, thinking of you and your family.

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Post by bschr682 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:43 pm

Family first. Thoughts and prayers friend...

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