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My Story

On Wednesday, September 4th Bud was setting up for the Sandy Oktoberfest. He was feeling ill and sat down on the grass. Within a few seconds he collapsed. He was lucky Espy Rubalcava, a nurse, was there and started CPR, reviving him within minutes. The paramedics came and continued and rushed him to Portland Adventist Hospital. Once there, he was taken in for a procedure to find out what was wrong with his heart. He suffered a heart attack due to two blockages and they were able to put stints into both and get his heart working again. He was then put into an induced coma and his body temperature was lowered allowing him at least 24 hours of sedation. Last night he was stable, all of his organs functioning properly, and they were able to begin raising his body temperature and weaning him off of sedation. We are now just waiting for him to wake up.


Aimee Lester posted a new journal entry, "Dad is Finally Home!!".

After another long stay at the hospital dad got home late this afternoon. He looks forward to his recovery and getting back to life. Thank you for your thoughts and ... Read more

Meridee Kaiel signed Bud's Guestbook.

yeah Bud!  Glad you are back home, now obey those orders and get well and strong!  love you and prayers are for you dear friend!  Meridee and Gary Read more

Carol Rowley signed Bud's Guestbook.

So glad you're finally home, Buddy!  It was so nice to see and visit with you and Sheryl last week.:)Take care.  God Bless. Our love,  Carol & Bud Read more

Greg and Kris Jones signed Bud's Guestbook.

We are glad you are home.  Recovery is much better when you are in the place you like best.  The hospital is not it!  Take care of yourself and just get healthy.   Read more

Aimee Lester added a new photo.

Aimee Lester added a new photo.

Meridee Kaiel signed Bud's Guestbook.

good news, I'm sure this will make you feel better, rest up Bud, here come the visitors!!  Prayers and good thoughts coming your way non stop, Love and hugs, Meridee and Gary Read more

Cindy Benoit signed Bud's Guestbook.

Wow, you just never know.  God has a way of saying slow down, even when we don't want to...Please take it easy so you can go home and stay home.  I am so glad you are ... Read more

Aimee Lester posted a new journal entry, "Dad's Progress".

Dad's procedure went well today, with no problems so far. He returned to his room alert, and in good spirits. He seems to be getting his appetite back, as he asked for and ... Read more

Meridee Kaiel signed Bud's Guestbook.

Good morning Bud and all!  We keep you in prayer especially this am and thanks for the update.  Hugs Meridee and Gary Read more

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