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Re: Fw: Gunther Starks illness

  • Subject: Re: Fw: Gunther Starks illness
  • From: "ranbl" ranbl@netsync.net
  • Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 11:51:49 -0500

On Sunday, February 09, 2003 at 09:53:23 AM, hosta-open@hort.net wrote:
So sorry to hear about Gunther.  He will be in my thoughts & prayers.  Hope you all are doing well out there.
Thanks for letting us know

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lisa &Andy Putnam
> To: cbctplant@aol.com
> Sent: Sunday, February 09, 2003 9:04 AM
> Subject: Gunther Starks illness
> Brenda said I can pass this one on..... Stark Gardens: Yes you may forward the
> email
> Dear Family and Friends,
> As most of you know, I (Brenda Harvey) have been Gunther's primary caregiver
> since his diagnosis of Alzheimers two years ago this April.  Dean and I have
> tried to see that he stay at home and be cared for and I think Dean has
> accomplished this.
> Gunther had the flu on and off for a couple of weeks, as well as I.  He was
> doing fair as of Jan 31, 2003.  But that afternoon he took a huge turn and we
> put him to bed and on Feb. 1, late evening he was breathing very, very hard
> and we called the doctor and the doctor said to the hospital.  Gunther was
> admitted to Emergency at 6:30pm 2/1/03 and at 1:30am he was sent to ICU for
> two days and Telemetry for 5 days.  His prognosis is Pneumonia with continued
> Aspirations.  They have told us he will continue to have aspirations and
> pneumonia.  His awareness is very limited.  He does respond to family/friends
> most of the time, but his answers are not valid.
> Due to this prognosis, we have placed Gunther at The Mercy Hospice in
> Johnston, Iowa.  It is a very home-like setting and the staff and volunteers
> pay close attention to his comfort.  He had a whirlpool bath yesterday and I
> think he truly enjoyed that.
> We ask for continued prayers for his comfort and pray he will not suffer in
> any way.
> Thank you to all of you for your help and friendship with The Starks all these
> years.
> This is a hard time for all of us, and please forgive us if we have missed
> telling anyone.  We also ask that you pass this on to anyone you know who
> knows Gunther.
> May your 2003 be a good year.
> Please note that our address has changed a little.  All of rural Warren County
> had to have new 4 digit addresses.
> Much love from,
> Gunther, Dean, Judy and Brenda
> Stark Gardens
> 6311 G24 Hwy
> Norwalk, IA  50211-9030
> visit our web site that is under constuction!
> www.geocities.com/putnamgardens
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