OK, so and update to the update. To answer some of the questions out there, The root cause of this was Mike had food poisoning, barfing whilst at the same time shitting hisself to the point you don’t get off the shitter, you just get a BIGGER bucket to hold the puke.
Seems he has the diabeetus, which when the infection ackchully spread to a body-wide dealio, his left foot essentially died… like gangrene. The infection started working it’s way up his leg, and in order to save his life, the sawbones did just that. Incrementally to save -as much- of his leg as they could. They kept at it, hacking AND Massive Medications, and from what I’ve heard, they got ALL the shit (the infection itself) handled, but now?
Well, lets just say Mikey ain’t gonna need a “Left” Air Jordan anytime soon… His shit ends just above where the knee -was-
Now, to be utterly honest, not a bad spot to stop cutting. I know me personally at least three guys (Infantry/SF and ALL still on active duty last I heard) who’ve had legs lopped off, blown off or generally ‘removed’ in unnatural incidents… (although one we never speak of, as it involved three Mexican chicks, a Tijuana Donkey Show, a jelly donut and some –serious– depravity… ugly doesn’t begin to describe the scene)
Anywho, new stump-covers are really fucking good these days, hence my fundraiser. And he’s gonna need a LOT of drinks too…. Wars tend to seriously advance our know-how when it comes to traumatic Limb Injury… ask Aesop aboot it….
Now, at this point the GoFundMe seems to have slowed a mite. We’re a hair under $20K as I saw this A.M. If you’ve already tagged it, then coolio. Claire Wolfe sent me a Cee-Note which I donated for her (it had to go as an ‘anon’ name but it’s in there, and I thank her as well.. Thanks for the support also to Normal American who runs the eeeevil Aggregator “News to Keep You Out Of The Camps” where he’s ‘pinned’ the GFM to the top of his page.
Now, Any suggestions to ‘kick it up a notch’ would be appreciated and to all you bloggers who jumped on the promotion train, I do indeed thank Ye All.
“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
We got to watch out for each other, and to all y’all who stepped up… y’all are the best.
So that’s the lastest… Pass it on!
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