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10/29/2016 Latest post:
Dad went to the hunting shack on Thursday October 27th to prepare for deer opener. Friday he fixed a deer stand for one of his granddaughters and was cutting wood. According to his brother Dave when he arrived, dad told him the chainsaw was acting up, but he was determined to make it work. He began having chest pains and thought it was from struggling with the saw. Dave gave him baby aspirin and Ibuprofen. He started to feel better and they went about their evening. Dad's pain started again and Dave told Dad it was time to go in. Dad even once mentioned calling the ambulance, so Dave knew it was getting very serious. Dave got Dad in the truck and went on the way toward Duluth, which is about 45 minutes away. He called 911 and asked to have an advanced life support ambulance sent toward them. He did not think Dad would make it if they had just waited for the ambulance. They first met the Floodwood Ambulance; which was a good thing because he had a seizure right at that time. The Floodwood Ambulance then proceeded toward the Cloquet Ambulance that was on its way. Dave followed in his truck. The Floodwood Ambulance had to pull over numerous times because of cardiac arrest. They cannot shock in a moving vehicle. Dave continued on toward St. Mary's in Duluth, while unbeknownst to him, the ambulance stopped in Cloquet, I am unsure of the reasoning why they stopped; Dave actually beat dad to St. Mary's because of this. Almost immediately, dad was in surgery, with one stint placed.