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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 992
Posted:Message from Mark
quote:She (Pele) is in the Intensive Care unit at Strong Memorial Hospital in
Rochester. This past Wednesday she had an accident during a performance and is
fighting off some chemical pneumonia. The doctors say that she will recover
fine but it will take a few days before her lungs are well enough so that she
can breath on her own. They figure that she will be in the hospital for another
week.
She wanted me to be sure to tell all of you that she is doing well but very
thirsty and can't wait to eat some fruit.
Shocked to here this news .

Wishing Pele a speedy recovery and lots of fresh fruit. Our thoughts are with you.

Much love

Malcolm, Cherry and 7


"May your balls always burn"

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DarkFairyQueen
member
Location: The Underworld
Member Since: 9th Mar 2002
Total posts: 557
Posted:
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Sending BIG phat Phaery hugs to you Pele!

Twinkles and sparkles, and furry fun
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Thinking of you xxx


Az abouve, So below...

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arashi
arashi

Pooh-Bah
Location: austin,tx
Member Since: 21st Mar 2002
Total posts: 2363
Posted:sage and i both praying for you...
pilot to bombadeer...pilot to bombadeer...
drop that big reiki chi bomb NOW!!!!!
best of health!


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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Superman
Superman

member
Location: Houston, Texas
Member Since: 13th Mar 2001
Total posts: 829
Posted:Always doing something for attention arent we Pele?? Seriously, you better come back to us in good health and spirits. i consider you a good friend even though our communication has been souly through HOP. Pull through and have a speedy recovery..

lots of Love

Super'


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.


- Mark Twain

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pozee
old hand
Location: san diego
Member Since: 27th Jul 2001
Total posts: 886
Posted:much love lady, take care of yourself. and you take care of her as well PWB...

anyone got a light?

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Ajay
member
Location: Oxford, U.K.
Member Since: 3rd Dec 2001
Total posts: 158
Posted:hope your back to full health soon.

btw can anyone get a printed copy of this thread to her? all the good wishes are enough to get anyone better


One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew there swords and Shot each other.

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SmokyDavy
Do my poi look too small in this?
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 17th Jan 2002
Total posts: 394
Posted:Get well sweety, I hope you recover fully and soon!

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Kama
member
Location: london uk
Member Since: 23rd Dec 2000
Total posts: 19
Posted:Hope you get well soon Pele.
best wishes
Kama
x


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Tlight
member
Location: London
Member Since: 7th Sep 2001
Total posts: 189
Posted:I just wanted to say get well soon again...

I hope you realize how pissed I am.

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SorchaTheFlaming
member
Location: Calgary alberta Canada
Member Since: 26th Jun 2001
Total posts: 235
Posted:thats really scary stuff
I hope you get better really fast.
and i really hope you'll still be able to do whatyou do Pele.
In my experiance with bad stuff happening to me you lose a bit of confidence so to speak.
Like when i was in that car accident that permenantly buggered my back up... i was pertrified to drive again worse yet ride in a car. (i wasnt even driving when the accident happened) but i made my self drive again... and it helped. it took hella guts but it helped..
i wish you strong guts and mucho health


Teach tolerance, not competition.
Send food, not bombs.

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Pele you sweet wee thing... I am sending you a guard of angels to watch over you as you recover. All my wishes to get better soon hun.
You are an inspiration to many on this board and we all hope that you are back soon , stronger and with more knowledge for going through this horrid experience. Take care and KIA KAHA. (be strong)


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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s-p-l-a-t
member
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Member Since: 8th Mar 2001
Total posts: 383
Posted:Ack.... get well soon Pele.. may your invincibility return speedily and I hope you're doin alright now... much prayers and love going out to you ...

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.- B.B.King

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splerph
member
Location: Perth Australia
Member Since: 12th Mar 2002
Total posts: 75
Posted:Ohh thats terrible.

All the best wishes and a speedy recovery Pele.

I'm sorry this happened to you.


Smile and the whole world smiles with you

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SmokyDavy
Do my poi look too small in this?
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 17th Jan 2002
Total posts: 394
Posted:I hope its not inappropriate to ask this, but how exactly did she get "chemical pneumonia"? Did she use a certain fuel or something?

*confused*


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Mineiro
member
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 262
Posted:please get well soon

brain replacement...anyone?

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:FieryFlow, I'm only guessing, and only PWB or Pele can give us the full details, but as it's really bad and she's in hospital she probably got it from fire breathing and breathing in aspirated kerosene.

I believe chemical, or hydrocarbon, pneumonia is caused by inhalation of fumes from oils or toxic chemicals. With oils they coat the lungs and cause a foreign body reaction and reduce the capacity of the lungs while the body deals with it. More toxic and corrosive fumes damage the lung structure more and can cause permanent damage.

Severity is related to the amount and type of fumes inhaled, so for Pele to have help breathing it's got to be pretty bad. Lungs are fragile and take time to heal, but luckily there's normally little chance of permanent damage as kero is not that likely to cause permanent lung scaring.

Fingers crossed for Pele


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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:I go away for a couple-a-weeks and this happens.

Pele, sweetie, sending all my love and best wishes, and all my energy to get you well. You take care of yourself.

PWB, <<<<<hugs>>>>>>. Please pass these on to people who need them. Hugs are one gift that will not diminish if you pass them on to others.

Love you both.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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alterego
alterego

Warm beer is infinitely colder than no beer
Location: Boulder, Co
Member Since: 4th Jul 2001
Total posts: 222
Posted:Hey hun I hope you get well soon. Use your downtime to get some quality writing in!


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Rick aka Loki
Rick aka Loki

member
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Member Since: 18th Dec 2000
Total posts: 134
Posted:Get well soon, Pele. We'll be praying in our various directions for you. You put beautiful things into the world.

xoxo

Rick


-Rick aka Loki
oh, man, a signature?... uuh... this is like coming across wet cement... uuh, shoot, I had something clever I was saving... I hope I don't run out of sp

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I know PWB is probably just sitting on his butt with nothing better to do right now but I bet we'd all appreciate a two-minute update if he has the time.

Is there anyone here who thinks that s/he could reach him and get an update without royally cheesing him off?

*sends healing vibes towards Pele*


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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.Morph.
.Morph.

addict
Location: Lancashire, UK
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2002
Total posts: 669
Posted:Get well soon Pele!!
I'm sending healing thoughts and energies your way


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I've been waiting a couple of days to post on this thread, hoping I'd be able to come up with something to say, but that news has left me speechless.
Anyway, I thought I'd make a token gesture to try to come up with a message that means something more than just a few words and just say 'Get well soon'


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I've been thinking about poor Pele constantly since I heard about this yesterday....

Not that I want to take the tone of the thread away from her, but just to explain what little I know of chemical pneumonia:

Dangerboy and a few of us were busking one night and, cos it always pleases the crowd, he was doing fire breathing. We were using Firewater (from jugglearts australia). He placed a large portion of fuel in his mouth with the intention of doing multiple firebreaths. he knew it was risky and sure enough, somewhere between his first and third breath he was sure he had inhaled a little bit.

The effects weren't immediate (but he is a tough cookie) however he started coughing fairly constantly about a half hour later. It continued throughout the night and he eventually went to the doctor the next day. The doctor sent him straight to hospital, where they did scans and stuff - he had chemical pneumonia and as a result, an abcess had formed on one of his lungs. It was a while ago, so I can't exactly recall all the details, but he was in hospital for a few days on an antibiotic drip and it took him AGES (like more than a month) to lose the cough and clear his lungs fully.

I know that he only inhaled a very small amount and the damage it caused was surprisingly devastating.

My thoughts are with you Pele...


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Prometheus
Prometheus

Diamond In The Rough
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Member Since: 30th Jun 2002
Total posts: 459
Posted:Greetings all, I am very close to Pele, and her Whipping Boy, and I can provide you with an update, since WB most certainly has his hands full at the moment. I doubt many of you have even heard of me, just suffice to say I was her safety that day.

Pele was attempting a firebreath. At the last possible instant, the wind shifted on her, and a small portion of aspirated (but unignited) fuel was blown back up her nasal cavity and consequently into her lungs.

She was admitted to the emergency room within 20 minutes and 16 hours later she was diagnosed with chemical pnuemonia. As of this posting, she has been in the Intensive Care Unit for 6 days now. She is on a special respirator to assist her breathing, which allows her to take full breaths.
This will help to ease the condition and keeps her blood-oxygen level nominal.

The doctors expect to release her possibly by tomorrow to a private room, and then home within a week. They are confident there was no long-term damage done, but she will be very uncomfortable for quite some time.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your consideration and compassion for my good friend. I will be sure to pass on your messages of sympathy and love to her bedside, and I am equally sure they will brighten her heart and speed her towards a full recovery.

Take care, all...


Dance like it hurts; Love like you need money; Work like someone is watching.

Never criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes. That way, when you DO criticize them, you are a mile away, and you have their shoes.

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Mark P
Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England
Member Since: 26th Oct 2001
Total posts: 1031
Posted:A big hug and get well soon Pele, you have inspired me in developing my breathing and I am very thankful for that.

Take care,

Mark P xxx.


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Prometheus, thank you for the update. I'm somewhat familiar with Strong Memorial and I know that she is in excellent hands there.

Anyways, I think it might be a good idea if those of us who have the time and money to spare could send her some get-well cards.

Is there an address where we might send them?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Malcolm
Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP
Member Since: 18th Nov 2003
Total posts: 992
Posted:Mike,

I sent a big huge bunch of flowers and a card to her from HOP.
The address for the courier I used was

Lynne Couillard - Patient
Strong Health Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester
New York, 14642
USA

As flowers are not allowed in ICU they will be delivering them to her once she goes into her private room.

Malcolm


"May your balls always burn"

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FireMikeZ
FireMikeZ

Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438
Posted:Mahuika hold you in her warm and loving arms, grandma give you all determination, power, and sweet breath to carry flame in the air of days and days to come

Pele, goddess, one of your newest supplicants, already nurtured in the embers you have lodged in branches here, for me to find under the bark of many trees in this House, i wish you swift recovery

and i, too, my ardent love to a brilliant spirit

resting from the fervor of its blaze

~ Mike


molten cheers,

~ FireMike

FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US

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Pele'sWhippingBoy
member
Location: Rochester, NY, USA
Member Since: 19th Jun 2001
Total posts: 442
Posted:Thank you all for the kind words. Thank you also to Prometheus for the update I hadn't gotten a chance to sit down until now (noon on Wednesday).

Yesterday they didn't get to remove the respirator tube and they're not sure when they will. They also re-sedated her for comfort. She's mostly breathing on her own but the tubes allow the fluid to be extracted more easily by the hospital.

I will be sure to pass along your thoughts and I hope to be able to print this out for her to read when she is out of ICU.

Thank you all again.


FYI: I am not Pele. If you wish to reply to me and use a short version of my name, use: PWB.

English? Who needs that? I'm never going to England. - Homer Jay Simpson

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FireMikeZ
FireMikeZ

Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438
Posted:quote:PWB: She's mostly breathing on her ownexcellent! comfort and speed to her

molten cheers,

~ FireMike

FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US

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bec
bec

member
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australi...
Member Since: 15th Jan 2001
Total posts: 521
Posted:all love and healing to you, fire goddess...

soooo sad that this happened to you and wish we could do more than just send you these thoughts... but hope that you do recover very soon...*


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