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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Thank you all so much. Jake had his tonsils and adenoids removed last monday down at CHOP in Philly. He wasn't released until Friday which was very unusual, but he refused to eat or drink. Last night he had a massive hemorrhage from his mouth ~ a scab ruptured and there was a ton of blood and membranous and scar tissue/clots. I was home with the three kids alone, DH was on his way home from a meeting. The bleeding started, I called 911, and within 9 minutes he was unconscious in my arms and barely breathing. This was all in front of my other 2 children. The bleeding was so heavy and it was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced. My husband arrived home to what looked like a murder scene 2 minutes before the ambulance arrived. Thankfully my parents were there within minutes and DH could join us at the hospital. He was rushed into emergency surgery at our local hospital as he was in critical condition and too unstable to transfer to CHOP where his original surgery had taken place. He has been sedated all day but his hemoglobin is very low (7.3) ~ below 8 usually indicates a need for a blood transfer, but they are loathe to do it due to his young age and the risk of complications. He lost half of the blood in his little body last night on our kitchen floor while in my arms. To say that it has been a stressful 24 hours would be an understatement. I honestly thought he was going to die. I have never experienced anything like that in my life before. So appreciate any good thoughts, energy or prayers. Thank you all.
    Oh my gosh. I am so sorry he and the rest of you went through that. I can't even imagine.

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    Thinking of you tonight, Melissa.....please keep us posted.
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    Oh Melissa, I am so sorry.

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    I just could not imagine. That must have been absolutely terrifying. You're strong. You can get through this and Jake will be alright. Again, T&P with you. (((HUGS)))

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    Thinking of you and Jake Melissa, and sending lots of prayers out for both of you. I hope he heals very quickly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Thank you all so much. Jake had his tonsils and adenoids removed last monday down at CHOP in Philly. He wasn't released until Friday which was very unusual, but he refused to eat or drink. Last night he had a massive hemorrhage from his mouth ~ a scab ruptured and there was a ton of blood and membranous and scar tissue/clots. I was home with the three kids alone, DH was on his way home from a meeting. The bleeding started, I called 911, and within 9 minutes he was unconscious in my arms and barely breathing. This was all in front of my other 2 children. The bleeding was so heavy and it was the most frightening thing I have ever experienced. My husband arrived home to what looked like a murder scene 2 minutes before the ambulance arrived. Thankfully my parents were there within minutes and DH could join us at the hospital. He was rushed into emergency surgery at our local hospital as he was in critical condition and too unstable to transfer to CHOP where his original surgery had taken place. He has been sedated all day but his hemoglobin is very low (7.3) ~ below 8 usually indicates a need for a blood transfer, but they are loathe to do it due to his young age and the risk of complications. He lost half of the blood in his little body last night on our kitchen floor while in my arms. To say that it has been a stressful 24 hours would be an understatement. I honestly thought he was going to die. I have never experienced anything like that in my life before. So appreciate any good thoughts, energy or prayers. Thank you all.
    I have been thinking about you and praying for your little one. How very scary for you all. I hope he starts to do better soon and you can take him home.
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    I think I missed a bunch.

    I'm so so sorry to hear about your little guy melissa. I hope your son is up and around and better in no time. How insanely scary. I can't imagine how I'd react. Make sure to take care of yourself too. How are your other kids doing after all this? It must have been crazy scary for them too.



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    Boy Scout executives won't vote this week on a proposal that would allow local troops to decide whether to welcome gay members and leaders.

    The national organization's executive board had been expected to vote on the proposal Wednesday, but said instead that it needs more time to get comment on the issue from its members.

    The decision will now be made at the organization's annual meeting in May. About 1,400 members of the group's national council will take part during that gathering, the board said.

    "After careful consideration and extensive dialogue within the Scouting family, along with comments from those outside the organization, the volunteer officers of the Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board concluded that due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for a more deliberate review of its membership policy," the board said in a statement.

    In the meantime, the organization will "further engage representatives of Scouting's membership and listen to their perspectives and concerns."
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    Surprise.

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    I guess we have Canada as an example of what the Boy Scouts have to look forward to if this is changed.

    In November 1998, under the mantra of wanting to be more "inclusive," the board of governors overseeing scouting in Canada decided to admit females, atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals into scouting. And in 1999,Scouts Canada approved the establishment of an all-homosexual troop. As a result, scouting membership rolls in Canada -- within five years -- dwindled to less than half what they had been (from 300,000 to 130,000).Brian Rushfeldt, president of Canada Family Action, says Canada opted for political correctness despite definitive evidence of the negative consequences.
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