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I've been around here since 2005, and have seen how Bowsite has rallied behind its members. So here it goes...
My little brother, John E, is in need or your thoughts and prayers. He was rushed to the ICU yesterday by ambulance. COVID is trying its best to knock him out, but he's a fighter. Toughest guy I know, can take a punch and keep on going.
Today he was put on a ventilator. I trust, pray, and hope for his future recovery. During this time financial obligations don't go away. His two dogs, Buddy and Charlie will be missing him as well. Those guys have been through thick and thin with him.
I thank the Lord for my two amazing parents. They need prayers and support at this time too.
John E, I trust God will allow us to share many more hunting and fishing trips together again soon!
I'll be keeping your brother in my prayers David, God bless you guys! Kicked in a little for the dogs as well:)
We will keep him in prayer.
Get him on Ivermectin ASAP!
You got ours. We feel for you. Too much of this recently.
Thoughts and prayers sent from Tennessee hoping for the best Lewis
Brotherly love... I'm with you my friend, love and prayers. scentman
For your brother, you and your family. ".... be strong and very courageous."
Prayers to your brother, your family and you. Keep the faith -may God give you all the strength to get through this
Prayers for your brother.
Praying for your brother and parents and you. Tough times for sure.
Will send a prayer and positive vibs your way for the family and friends of John E. Hang in there and fight the good fight......
Hopefully Canada allows the covid antibodies if it is within 10 days of onset. I hope your brother makes a full recovery. It is such a crazy virus. Some people handle it so well and others do poorly. I hope to come back to this thread and see you and your brother in a new Pic with a dead animal.
Thanks for reaching out. Prayers from MT. Love the pic of you two with the deer on the pole.
I wish your brother the best.
Stay strong, will be thinking of all of you.
My thoughts and prayers are with John and your family!
Canadians are tough, he will make it!
Prayers sent! Hang in there.
Praying for your brother and family.
Praying for your brother and family.
Appreciate all the support!
Prayers sent for a full recovery.
Update: John will be on the ventilator for two weeks or so. Obviously that could change but that's what they expect.
If you have social media can you post your moose pics with #johnestrong? Or post them here if ya like. His favourite animal to hunt is moose. Lord willing we will finally share a moose hunt together one day.
Prayers sent! Hope he comes though it ok
So sorry to hear this. There is real hope!! Prayer for you all!
Prayers from Iowa, David!
So sorry to hear this - positive thoughts from CO.
David, How is your brother doing?
Thanks for all the prayers and contributions. I just got an update that they took him off his heavy sedatives. He opened his eyes, wiggled his toes, squeezed the nurses hand, and they are able to remove flem from his lungs. We are all very thankful as everything points to recovery. He is not the sickest in the ICU. It will be a long road to recovery from what the medical team has told us. If anyone wants to contribute you can click on the link to his GoFundMe.
Right on man. Glad to hear it. Still praying for him.
Prayers for John E. and family.
He's off the ventilator as of yesterday. They will keep him in the ICU until he stabilizes. Thanks again everyone, he still has a ways to recovery.
That is great news! I'll keep you guys in our prayers!!!
Sounds like some great progress!
Great update. Keep the positive vibes going.....
Very happy to hear your little brother is getting better.
Sounds like things are going in the right direction and I hope they continue to.
John is very close to being released from the hospital. We are already planning a moose hunt. It will be our first one together.
wow this is great news, Covid has been just nuts in our area this last month, glad he is getting better
David my prayers are sent for John's continued improvement. Can't wait to see the video! I just got admitted last night with covid. Scary stuff indeed.
Hope your bro is in the roll now. My close friend went through the same scenario. 18 days in ICU ventilator. Lost 40 lbs and his voice (starting to comeback) we are so thankful. We and some other classmates/friends had dinner at the local inn. It was good too see him with the color back in face and being the usual ball buster he is. Overused phrase but live is so fragile. Enjoy it and live .
Thanks for all the comments, well whishes and pms. It really does mean a lot. I just thought I would give an update. John has had a miraculous recovery, and is back at his place on his own. Once out of the hospital he stayed at my parents for a couple weeks. We have a DIY northern Manitoba moose hunt planned with our dad. It's going to be 17 straight days of moose hunting heaven. This will be our first moose hunt together. I think the last time we all hunted together was in 2008? This will be a special hunt for sure! They will be gun hunting, but I'm still on the fence whether to bow or gun. I haven't gun hunted in 11 years, so it will be a change.
Thx for the update. Prayers answered. Best always…
Continued prayers and thank God for His Healings and Blessings!
That is awesome and thx for the update.
Gun or bow doesn't matter....it's the special time together.