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Update on Steve!!!

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JD Seller

01-01-2013 17:02:56




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My Daughter-in-law, Susie,just got back home from Iowa City. They operated on Steve's left leg this afternoon. They pinned it back together. He will save it. She said that when they first started to work on him yesterday the circulation was not coming back in the leg like it should. That had them worrying that he may have had the circulation cut off when his leg was under him. They set his right shoulder last night. They have him wrapped to support his collar bone. He has a cast on his left arm and his right leg. She said his left leg is in some type of air cast. They are more worried about a blood clot now.

Steve does not remember anything after telling Carol that he was going to work on the silo. He does seem to be fine mentally. They worried he might have hit his head hard as he fell. He doe have a concussion but not a real bad one they say.

Susie said Steve was awake enought to talk to the kids when she got them there at Noon. Carol is going to stay at least tonight and tomorrow with him. Susie and John are going to just keep all the kids at their house for now. That way Steve and Carol don't have to worry about their everyday care for now.

I talked to Carol on the phone just a little while ago. She doe not want any fund or money donations. She said Steve and her always felt that those type of things should be handled in the family. Her words not mine. So I will respect that.

I may just have to tell her that Steve and her just got adopted. LOL

So anyway there is good news it seems on Steve's recovery.

PS. John is complaining that he is getting over whelmed with offers to help. He has different people schedule to do the things needed on the farm. He says right now there are too many wanting to do things. They are in the way. When things settle down in a few weeks then John will get a system all worked out.

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MO8N4ME

01-02-2013 16:06:12




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
JD, you and your son are real 'Stand up men'. My prayer is that you and John will be safe and sound while you carry your neighbors load. My wife and I will add Steve and Carol to our prayer list. It is encouraging to know there are still folk like you all around. God bless you all and for Steve's speedy recovery.

Dan



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Doug Shaw

01-02-2013 11:40:31




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
can we send get well cards to you to give to him? thanks Doug from Ohio



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Nancy Howell

01-02-2013 10:30:12




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
Wonderful news!



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Sparktrician

01-02-2013 06:35:45




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
JDSeller....you sir are one he!! of a man! You and your family are good people, and it warms my heart to know that there are still people in this world who are willing to HELP a neighboor and not swoop in like a dang vulture to pick clean a carcass......You are a Great American!



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BAnNC

01-02-2013 05:55:15




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
What they don't realize is that they have already been adopted by one of the biggest families I've ever seen. This site has more Uncles, Aunts, Cuzin's than any blood relative could ask for. We are praying for his complete and speedy recovery and would do anything to help if we could. Bruce



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Phil in Pa

01-02-2013 02:46:12




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
Good to know there's so much help available. Good people.



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37Chief

01-01-2013 22:41:56




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
That is one heck of a way to start the new year. I missed the first post about Steve's accident. Glad you to hear Steve has good friends, and neighbors. I will pray for his good recovery. Stan



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Dean Olson

01-01-2013 20:19:21




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
quote:"I talked to Carol on the phone just a little while ago. She does not want any fund or money donations. She said Steve and her always felt that those type of things should be handled in the family. Her words not mine. So I will respect that."

Does the family have the means? If not please talk to her or get her pastor,priest, etc involved and let me/us help from afar.



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JD Seller

01-01-2013 21:28:36




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to Dean Olson, 01-01-2013 20:19:21  
I think she is means close friends and family. They do not want a "public" type of thing. You know the jar at the checkout counter type of thing.

There has been a whole bunch of benefits for different people and things. It seems like people are not helping directly but in a more impersonal way.

Susie also said that Steve and Carol where even upset about having to have the livestock chores done by others. She thinks that they where greatly effected by having to buy the farm the way it happened. They do not want help. They want to be independent.

We will just have to see how things work out. If they need more help I will let everyone know.

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Nancy Howell

01-02-2013 10:36:39




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 21:28:36  
One of the hardest lessons I had to learn as a Christian, was to receive God's blessings.

Explain to her that there's nothing wrong, dependent, or demeaning about accepting the well wishes and help from neighbors. Its not charity or a handout. Its friends, neighbors and family sharing and standing in the gap for each other.

Remember the good Samaritan?



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Herald P Ia

01-02-2013 15:52:33




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to Nancy Howell, 01-02-2013 10:36:39  
Nancy, Agree with you. My FIL had to accept some help, and I never saw anything change a " hard, nosed, stubborn old German" into such a "mellow man" as that. Harold



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Richard G.

01-02-2013 05:08:13




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 21:28:36  
JD Seller, When my son broke his back 2 years ago, he did not want his church to take up a collection to help with expenses. After a while, we and some of his church members convinced him that people want to help just as he had helped others before. It makes people feel good to help someone in real need. He had insurance, but much of the bills was not covered, like much of the $17000 ride to the hospital in a helicopter. People like to feel needed when someone really needs help. His coworkers with the SC Forestry Commission and friends and family all jumped in to help with his small farming operation.
Heck, even his old man, me, jumped in and sprayed 2 acres of pumpkins he had with a backpack sprayer. Richard in NW SC

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JMS/.MN

01-01-2013 22:07:21




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 21:28:36  
JD- how about would they let us contribute to a favorite charity of theirs, in their name? It's just not right to pass this by- there are so many worthy groups needing help. I understand their reluctance, but please emphasize that some of us need worthy, worthwhile causes to help. Simply way too many scams out there- they could do a service to us that want to help. Again, thank you for all what your extended family is doing!

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Billy Shafer

01-01-2013 18:51:14




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
I disagree with Carol about donations. But I will respect her wish. I was raised to always help when you could. Glad to hear Steve is coming around



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Dick

01-01-2013 18:50:55




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
So glad to hear that Steve is doing better than the first report. I am so impressed with the response of you and your sons to step in and take over the farm operation for Steve. It really restores my faith in mankind. My first thoughts after reading your post about the accident was, how can I help. I live a long ways away but if I didn't have animals of my own to care for, I would have been on my way. Not only to help Steve but to help you and your sons. Knowing you all have jobs already and this just adds to your work load. Sounds like you, JD, took the bull by the horns an organized things so the cattle could be fed. Now that the word is out that help is needed, John is being overwhelmed with offers to help. He has the right idea to make a schedule so all those offering can do something to help which will take some of the work off his and your shoulders. It sounds like things are getting under control now and will get better as time goes on. The Amish neighbors are great for offering to empty the silo with forks. We all know what that job is all about, great that he has sons that can handle it. I don't know if Steve is into computers but if not he should have a laptop so he can join us all here on YTmag as he is recovering. I'm sure he would be happy to see all the support he's getting from people all over the country. Keep us posted on Steve and his battle to recover from his accident. And most of all JD, God Bless you and your sons for all your doing for Steve and his family. You're the meaning of "neighbor and family". I hope this episode will be a lesson for others to learn how to be a good neighbor. You've set a good example. Thank you for the inspiration,

Dick

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robgIN

01-01-2013 18:27:48




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
glad to hear a more positive report ! He is lucky to have such good caring friends and neighbors. He and his family will need all of those people for awhile as it sounds like he has a long recovery ahead. I wish him and all those helping out the best of luck. Hopefully all the prayers will be answered



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fixerupper

01-01-2013 18:23:36




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
Glad to hear it's looking up. I too would be proud to have you and John as neighbors.

As I understand most people who have a strong concussion do not remember what happened. I took a tumble in a corn crib and had a concussion when I was a kid. I have no memory of falling, or the next three days afterward. Woke up in the hospital with a cast on my arm. I wasn't hurt nearly as bad as Steve. I hope they can control the pain for him. Jim

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tomturkey

01-01-2013 18:13:58




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Its great that John has Steve's back. And even better is that you JD have both of them. All the Saints will marvel at your crown. gobble



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formerly ny bill

01-01-2013 18:07:11




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
glad his report is better than you had feared.



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M Nut

01-01-2013 17:34:22




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
Excellent!! My family just finished praying for Steve and his family during or family devotion time tonight. I know the girls will be happy to hear Steve is doing better, as they both faithfully believe God will be with those that we pray for each night at bedtime.



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Don-Wi

01-01-2013 17:33:36




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 Re: Update on Steve!!! in reply to JD Seller, 01-01-2013 17:02:56  
That's good to hear JD. A couple months ago during the peak of harvest my neighbor had a heart attack. I had no idea as I had rarely seen him due to my hours, and it wasn't uncommon to see another neighbor pull up to the barn and do his chores. His barn is now empty here as he had planned before this all happened to ket this one go empty (he's in his mid 80's) although he still has animals at his home farm.

The local big guy that does a lot of custom work for him worked up his corn ground by my house for him at no charge.
If I had known, I would have offered to do some plowing for him as his 80-something-year-old BIL did the rest of his fall plowing.

I am keeping his driveway here clear of snow. He lets me keep my wood pellets in the shed across the yard. Instead of just doing the bare minimum to get my car off the road I am atleast blowing wide enough for his truck all the way to the barn, and I am keeping in front of the doors clear. I've seen his truck tracks here 2x since then in the snow. Never any foot prints though.... I'd really like to be able to buy this farm from him. It's 80 acres and he just had some of it re-tiled this summer. Bad part is, market price is $7,500-$10,000/acre. I just don't know where to start. I have talked to him a couple times this year that I'd love to be able to buy it but he never really shows anything one way or the other.... I know he's got several other guys (BTO's and not so BTO's alike) asking him about all of his land. The only thing that makes it a little better, is he has no kids (married, but never had any kids for whatever reason) that would make it even worse.

Donovan from Wisconsin
This post was edited by Don-Wi at 17:41:13 01/01/13.

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Dalet

01-01-2013 17:23:52




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When my wife had ALS, there were many neighbors wanting to help. Someone set up a Google Calendar that everyone could access and if you put the jobs out there, they will volunteer and do them. I didn't want any help, but with 4 boys below 15 at the time, it was accepted. I didn't like others going out of their way for my family.

It did seem to work well and may be something to think about.

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J. Everett

01-01-2013 17:21:20




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Unfortune is a thing to be delt with. All my parents asked of me was to do my best each day, I'm sure Steve is doing his very best. Young children have it the hardest in times like this...kept from the reality by the family, not knowing what is happening their thoughts are very active and often they think things are much worse than reality...keep them in the loop.They are tougher than you think.
J. Everett

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Case Nutty 1660

01-01-2013 17:13:44




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Thanks for the update and am very glad he is doing better,, keeping all in my thoughts cnt



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ray hofstetter

01-01-2013 17:09:08




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Our continuing prayers are with all of you.......



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Paul from MI

01-01-2013 17:08:25




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Glad to hear he will keep his leg. I'll keep you all in my prayers.



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Patsdeere

01-01-2013 17:06:20




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Glad to hear things aren't as bad as they seemed. Warm wishes to the family and to Steve for a speedy recovery. Hopefully the offers will be still coming in a few months after the initial reaction has worn off.



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Hoofer B

01-01-2013 17:34:26




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He will have a long recovery ahead of him. Best wishes to him and his family, and thanks to you and all of those fine folk who will keep his farm going. That's what friends are for.



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Larry NEIL

01-01-2013 22:03:30




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JD, thanx for keeping all of us informed. However small it seems, makes me happy to be associated with You even in a small way. My prayers are with you all.
Larry NEIL



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