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Title: Morpheus
Post by: Pyro on April 23, 2009, 09:59:38 AM
We received a phone call this week from a couple requesting an account closure because their son Jeff, aka Morpheus, had been in a serious motorcycle accident earlier this month and has been in a coma since then.  His parents were attending to his banking business when they called.  After I heard about this I wrote back to his parents asking for permission to share this news with his online friends so they could send their prayers and thoughts.

His dad sent me the following:

"Doug - thanks for your kind words. I know how much Jeff enjoyed Aces High. He's getting a little better each day, but for now he is still in a coma. He is under a great deal of sedation and is being given a lot of pain medication, so that is partly responsible for his condition. He is opening one eye and seems to respond to some of our questions, but it's tough to be sure. I don't see any reason not to share this with any friends he has online. He can surely use all the prayers he can get. Thanks again. Bob"

I don't have any other information at this time other than the accident took place on April 10th.  Although I don't know Jeff personally, I know he's been around the game a long time and has a lot of friends in the community.  I'll pass along any further information I receive.
 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: waystin2 on April 23, 2009, 10:01:35 AM
My thoughts and Prayers to Morpheus and his family.  Get better soon Sir! :pray :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Kazaa on April 23, 2009, 10:04:06 AM
Hope all goes well.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: thrila on April 23, 2009, 10:05:58 AM
My thoughts are with you mate, I hope you make a quick recovery morph.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: stodd on April 23, 2009, 10:09:24 AM
Wow, get better soon bro :pray :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: detch01 on April 23, 2009, 10:11:20 AM
My thoughts are with you Morph. Hoping for a full recovery soon.




asw
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: PFactorDave on April 23, 2009, 10:13:07 AM
Wow...

Best wishes and prayers for Morpheus and his family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Obie303 on April 23, 2009, 10:18:08 AM
Thanks for sharing the news Pyro.  Prayers sent to Morph and his family.

Obie
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SkyRock on April 23, 2009, 10:19:47 AM
thoughts for a speedy recovery...   :salute

Mark and family
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tilt on April 23, 2009, 10:22:43 AM
Jeez   "biker down!"

.............. gonna think about Morpheus for a while now...

Thanks Doug.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: StokesAk on April 23, 2009, 10:23:40 AM
Get better jeff.  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: moot on April 23, 2009, 10:24:19 AM
:(  Hoping he'll get well enough that we get to hear from him again.
Best wishes to his family..
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Rich46yo on April 23, 2009, 10:25:45 AM
Prayer said for the young man and his family. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Xargos on April 23, 2009, 10:25:57 AM
Get well soon Morph.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: hammer on April 23, 2009, 10:26:33 AM
Keeping morpheus and his family in our thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slate on April 23, 2009, 10:30:02 AM
  Hope jeff has a full recovery. The Coma is sometimes induced by the doctors with heavy sedation to aid recovery. Sadly most Bike accidents are the fault of another vehicle not paying attention.
 Salute  :salute Get Well
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Corrs on April 23, 2009, 10:31:05 AM
Best wishes  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SEraider on April 23, 2009, 10:35:33 AM
Morpheus, get better soon.  We are all here for you when it's time.   :salute

SEraider and family
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Max on April 23, 2009, 10:37:33 AM
Prayers OTW Morf. Hang in there.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Avaro on April 23, 2009, 10:38:10 AM
 :( My prayers are with him and his family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DCCBOSS on April 23, 2009, 10:39:49 AM
My prays are with him and his family  :pray
hope to see him back soon
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on April 23, 2009, 10:40:35 AM
Hang tough Morph, see you when you get back.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Steve on April 23, 2009, 10:53:08 AM
Hang in their Morph! Morph is a BK right? They always survive pilot wounds. Go Morph!


Steve
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Oldman731 on April 23, 2009, 11:04:00 AM
Thanks for posting this, Pyro.

Thoughts are with Morpheus.

- oldman
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on April 23, 2009, 11:10:52 AM
wow! my thoughts and prayers are with morphy and his family.

pyro, can you see if you can maybe get an address so that we may send cards to him just to let he and his family know that we're all thinking about them?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: pluck on April 23, 2009, 11:11:51 AM
my thoughts to family and to morph for a quick recovery.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on April 23, 2009, 11:20:20 AM
This instantly took me back to my best friend being in a drug induced Coma, a year before he was to be my best man in our wedding.   I can understand what his family is going through right now and it is not easy to witness.   My buddy had to undergo about 7 months of PT.   

Jeff, you're a strong person and I know you're a fighter.   To his family and friends, I wish you the most sincere offering of prayer through this troubling time.   

Jeff, God Bless you and "<Salute> Yakparts."   

I'm gonna go cry now, because this cut deep.   
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Kotari on April 23, 2009, 11:23:20 AM
Get well soon Morph, allways tough news to hear a fellow biker down.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on April 23, 2009, 11:31:20 AM
I've had the pleasure of talking to him on the phone but I never was able to meet him at the local Corsair airshow. Did someone contact Mars01? I knew they were also close and had a few Pitt flights together.
 
Any idea what hospital he is in? He is in my home state and I'm more than willing to send something to him...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on April 23, 2009, 11:34:59 AM
I've had the pleasure of talking to him on the phone but I never was able to meet him at the local Corsair airshow. Did someone contact Mars01? I knew they were also close and had a few Pitt flights together.
 
Any idea what hospital he is in? He is in my home state and I'm more than willing to send something to him...

You might want to call Pyro.   I think this might be "one of those exceptions."   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: wetrat on April 23, 2009, 11:36:35 AM
I give my best to Morph.. he's a good guy. Hope you come out alright, bro.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ciaphas on April 23, 2009, 11:38:30 AM
I wish him a speedy recovery!

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: eddiek on April 23, 2009, 11:38:46 AM
Gonna be keeping Morpheus and his family in my thoughts and more importantly, my prayers.   :pray

<S> Morpheus!  Get better soon, sir........... :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on April 23, 2009, 11:43:26 AM
You might want to call Pyro.   I think this might be "one of those exceptions."   :salute

Well, I want to make sure it is alright with his family. If it is, I don't mind being the vessel of the out pouring of affection for AH. If no one is interested I'll still send him something if his family approves.

I was considering some flowers and a die cast armour Spit, the plane he loved so much within AH and made a movie about it to the tune of Barry White (I think it was Barry anyway).

Pyro, any chance you can send his folks my e-mail address?


Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dead Man Flying on April 23, 2009, 11:44:56 AM
Morph is a genuinely great guy, and he's one of the ones who made playing Aces High so fun for so long.  My best wishes and prayers to him and his family, and I hope he makes a fully recovery soon.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: moot on April 23, 2009, 11:45:57 AM
The Barry White movie that I remember was an F6F duel with ... Reschke?  The only spit movie of his that I saw was 'Stuck in the middle' with Lev's Malta blue Spit5.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on April 23, 2009, 11:49:43 AM
I have spent time with Jeff on a few occasions ... I live in the town next to his. This is the first I have heard of this and am completely floored at the moment (fighting back the tears).

Del ... Obviously I don't know where the accident took place and when, but there are only 2 hospitals that are real local to Southbury ... Waterbury Hospital ans St. Mary's Hospital ... and to the west of Southbury is Danbury Hospital.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on April 23, 2009, 11:49:58 AM
Morph and Family are in our prayers.


Regards
Malone Family
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dadano on April 23, 2009, 11:59:53 AM
Thoughts and prayers Morph.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: FrodeMk3 on April 23, 2009, 12:01:04 PM
Hey...whoever get's ahold of Morph and his family, can you please pass along my prayers too?

Get well soon, Morph. <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Speed55 on April 23, 2009, 12:01:14 PM
Get well soon Jeff.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: JB11 on April 23, 2009, 12:01:57 PM
Thoughts and prayers to Morpheus and family.  :pray

Hope to see you soon.

 :salute 11
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Toad on April 23, 2009, 12:02:21 PM
Yep, one of the good guys in AH.

Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.

Thanks, Doug.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Thing on April 23, 2009, 12:03:24 PM


My prayers will be with you Morpheus.  Hang in there bud


 :salute Thing
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 4deck on April 23, 2009, 12:03:32 PM
Thoughts and Prayers Bro  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on April 23, 2009, 12:20:17 PM
HUGE thoughts & prayers Morph & family!   :pray   :pray  :pray

YOU WILL PULL THROUGH with FLYING colors!!




ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: B4Buster on April 23, 2009, 12:20:36 PM
Horrible news...best wishes Morpheus + family

 :salute

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wraith_TMS on April 23, 2009, 12:23:23 PM
Sad to hear.  I don't know Morpheus, but there are several bikers in our squad, so this resonates with me.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Morpheous and positive thoughts for his family.  Get well!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: WMLute on April 23, 2009, 12:25:29 PM
Morpheus you are in my prayers as are your family.

Speedy recovery sir!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Jenks on April 23, 2009, 12:28:16 PM
Get well Morph  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: hubsonfire on April 23, 2009, 12:32:26 PM
Jeff's a good guy. If anyone (I know the BKs are trying to find something) gets any more information, please post up. Best wishes for his family as well- these things are very difficult for all involved.

Here's hoping for a full recovery. Hang in there man.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bruv119 on April 23, 2009, 12:43:59 PM
sorry to hear this, 

Hang in there morph.

~S~
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pyro on April 23, 2009, 12:45:52 PM
I'm checking back with his dad on sending things to Jeff.  I'll let you all know when I hear back from him.  
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 1701E on April 23, 2009, 12:46:09 PM
I may not have known him, but it is always hard to hear of someone from this little, yet sometimes crazy, AH family get injured.

Hope he recovers soon.
        :salute
       Morph
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: strong10 on April 23, 2009, 12:52:32 PM
Everyone is pulling for you bud.  We want you back in the skies..
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Zazen13 on April 23, 2009, 01:00:04 PM
That's terrible news, I have always enjoyed Morph in game, whether flying with or against him. He is just one of those rare souls that brings an added dimension to the experience. My thoughts and prayers to his family. If there is any kind of card, virtual or otherwise, being prepared for him I'd like to participate. I know the Muppets are planning on something. In his condition a smile and a reminder of that which he obviously enjoyed so much will undoubtedly aid in the healing process...


A Saddened Zazen
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texastc316 on April 23, 2009, 01:00:12 PM
pullin for you bro
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bodhi on April 23, 2009, 01:02:55 PM
Thanks Doug for posting this.

Jeff hang in there bro.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bosco123 on April 23, 2009, 01:11:41 PM
One of the best sticks in the game, we all hope you get better.

<S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on April 23, 2009, 01:15:58 PM
So very sorry to hear this :(

Prayers and best wishes to Morph and his family. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on April 23, 2009, 01:19:09 PM
<<<S>>> Morph :( :( :(

My heartfelt prayers are going out to you and your family for a full and speedy recovery.



Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: gusman on April 23, 2009, 01:22:02 PM
God Bless you Morpheus, Get Well Soon!!

gus
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Larry on April 23, 2009, 01:23:48 PM
Wow this is like a punch in the chest. Morph is a great guy when hes not pounding my plane into the ground. Hoping for a fast recovery.  :(
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shamus on April 23, 2009, 01:35:41 PM
Get well soon Morpheus, <S>

shamus
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SIK1 on April 23, 2009, 01:58:41 PM
My thoughts and prayers to Morpheus, and family.
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: gpwurzel on April 23, 2009, 02:02:05 PM
Get well soon Morpheus, thoughts of my family are with you.


:salute


Wurzel
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on April 23, 2009, 02:07:57 PM
I'm checking back with his dad on sending things to Jeff.  I'll let you all know when I hear back from him.  

Thanks Pyro
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Spikes on April 23, 2009, 02:10:24 PM
Thanks for sharing the news, him and his family are in my prayers. <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: LYNX on April 23, 2009, 02:34:18 PM
wishing all the best for a speedy recovery.  Fingers crossed all ends well.   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SuBWaYCH on April 23, 2009, 02:35:49 PM
best wishes to Morpheus and his family! Get well soon Morph!!
 
:salute

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 33Vortex on April 23, 2009, 02:36:03 PM
This can happen to any one of us, the truth is that there are no guarantees in life. I hope he get better so that he may one day return.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kamilyun on April 23, 2009, 02:37:30 PM
Hope he comes through this  :(  A lot of people are pulling for you man!

In one of my shades incarnations, I picked M0RPH3US or something similar.  At the time, the real Morpheus wasn't playing much.
It was amazing how many PMs I got asking if I was "the" Morpheus.  

An awesome stick who loves the fight <S>   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Frodo on April 23, 2009, 03:01:22 PM
Good luck Morph !   :salute

Frodo
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Damned Goose on April 23, 2009, 03:19:15 PM
Ugh! Thanks Pyro for sharing the news. I due hope that everything will be okay for Morph. He is an elite person and a great stick. Prayers and salutations are on the way for him and his family. Pulling for ya Morph.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Patches1 on April 23, 2009, 03:23:52 PM

Get Better Soon, Morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Lord ReDhAwK on April 23, 2009, 03:25:07 PM
Will send something out to him as quickly as we can get some contact info.  Thanks Pyro.  Salute Lord Morpheus.  Nothing but good Karma bud.  :aok

ReDhAwK
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: v1st on April 23, 2009, 03:55:28 PM
 wishing you a speedy recovery
v1st
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bronk on April 23, 2009, 04:03:36 PM
Dang I'm on a forced absence from game and I log on to the BBS and find this!
Pyro TY for the info.
Get well soon Jeff. <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wax on April 23, 2009, 04:08:41 PM
Jeff get better bro. My prayers are with you and your family for a speedy recovery. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: shppr01 on April 23, 2009, 04:09:06 PM
Although I dont know him I send all My prayers and thoughts out to him and his Family. Im A rider as well and know what the family is going through
I wish him a speedy recovery
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TonyJoey on April 23, 2009, 04:23:46 PM
Get well soon!  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Stixx on April 23, 2009, 04:33:59 PM
Prayers for a speedy recovery   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TwinBoom on April 23, 2009, 04:41:43 PM
 :pray :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: daddog on April 23, 2009, 04:42:38 PM
Wow.

Will be praying for him.

Thanks for posting Doug.

Does anyone have any contact info? An address to send a card to?

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hajo on April 23, 2009, 04:49:23 PM
thoughts and Prayers for Morph and his family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Murdr on April 23, 2009, 04:49:42 PM
Wow, I've always enjoyed interacting with Morph in game.  Prayers and best wishes for recovery  :salute

Thanks for passing that along Pyro.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Motherland on April 23, 2009, 04:55:29 PM
Wow. I don't know what to say :(
Good luck to you, Morpheus.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RedTop on April 23, 2009, 05:02:48 PM
Danm sorry to hear this Jeff....Prayers to your family and you!!!!

Get well soon Morph!!!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Waldo on April 23, 2009, 05:07:50 PM
 Wish you a speedy recovery, and strength to your family.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: xNOVAx on April 23, 2009, 05:23:51 PM
 :salute Morph.. Hang in there buddy
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Beefcake on April 23, 2009, 05:29:08 PM
Get well soon Jeff!  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Rattler on April 23, 2009, 05:29:52 PM
 :salute morph i dont know you but get well soon sir. A buddy of mine was also in a bike accident he didnt make it because the hospital that could take care of him was wayyy to far away in Vegas.I will pray for your recovery.
Also if i could get an address to send a card it would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: jamusta on April 23, 2009, 06:02:00 PM
Hope to see you in the virtual skies of AH soon Morph. My thoughts are with you.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTR on April 23, 2009, 06:05:02 PM
wow.  :(

Morph is a real great guy. My and my Families wishes for a speedy and safe recovery Morph.

We'll keep one polished up for you.


RTR
 

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: uptown on April 23, 2009, 06:21:45 PM
get well soon Morpheus  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: xbrit on April 23, 2009, 06:27:53 PM
Best wishes and hoping for a speedy recovery. We have been spitdweebs for too long to let anything get in the way. <<S>> Jeff
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on April 23, 2009, 07:07:50 PM
Del, Slap, please pass along my best wishes to Jeff and the family, and let them know they are in my thoughts and prayers.    :cry  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: E25280 on April 23, 2009, 07:48:00 PM
Prayers for a speedy recovery sent.   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: crazyivan on April 23, 2009, 08:01:19 PM
 :salute Morpheus, get well soon man. And wish to see you back on yah feet.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Drex on April 23, 2009, 08:13:58 PM
sad day for us all.  Speedy recovery morph!

Drex
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: pervert on April 23, 2009, 08:29:44 PM
Good luck get well soon <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: stickpig on April 23, 2009, 08:32:10 PM
Get well soon Morph.
 Our prayers go out to a really great person
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on April 23, 2009, 08:45:00 PM
I just spoke with Jeff's dad ...

Jeff is still in an induced coma and the doctors have no plans of bringing him out of this anytime soon. The want him to stay a still as possible to help in reducing the swelling of the brian. The have also removed a section of his skull to relieve the pressure.

He snapped a femur and they told his Dad that they wouldn't operate on that until they were satisfied with his brain swelling ... well they operated on the femur just the other day, so his Dad is taking that as a good sign.

As far as brain injury ... they have done all the scans, MRIs, etc but they really won't know the extent of any brain damage until Jeff is out of the coma and awake. According to his Dad, the doctors have told him that he is healing, in a general extent, very fast which his Dad is taking as another good sign. His Dad said ... "He is a tough and strong boy ... he will pull out of this".

I told them both of the outpouring of well wishes and prayers from the AH community and they were completely blown away. They never realized how many "virtual" friends that Jeff has.

His Dad gave me his email address and told me that I could also call them anytime to check on Jeff's progress ... which I will and post it here.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Anodizer on April 23, 2009, 08:47:28 PM
Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.... :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on April 23, 2009, 08:52:33 PM
Slap, do you mind coordinating the AH community? It definitely appears you have good contact with his family and you live a bit closer than I do as well.

I'd like to donate some money for the flowers/armour die cast model/ or whatever else is decided on.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 1pLUs44 on April 23, 2009, 08:56:21 PM
 :salute

Hope he gets better
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TequilaChaser on April 23, 2009, 09:21:24 PM
I just spoke with Jeff's dad ...

Jeff is still in an induced coma and the doctors have no plans of bringing him out of this anytime soon. The want him to stay a still as possible to help in reducing the swelling of the brian. The have also removed a section of his skull to relieve the pressure.

He snapped a femur and they told his Dad that they wouldn't operate on that until they were satisfied with his brain swelling ... well they operated on the femur just the other day, so his Dad is taking that as a good sign.

As far as brain injury ... they have done all the scans, MRIs, etc but they really won't know the extent of any brain damage until Jeff is out of the coma and awake. According to his Dad, the doctors have told him that he is healing, in a general extent, very fast which his Dad is taking as another good sign. His Dad said ... "He is a tough and strong boy ... he will pull out of this".

I told them both of the outpouring of well wishes and prayers from the AH community and they were completely blown away. They never realized how many "virtual" friends that Jeff has.

His Dad gave me his email address and told me that I could also call them anytime to check on Jeff's progress ... which I will and post it here.


Gratefully Appreciate you posting this updat, Slap......... to sadden to say much of anything else at this time except....

sending prayers for recovery and hopeful thoughts to Jeff and his Family during this enduring time.....

I am happy to have the thought that Morph's agressive go get em nature will only help him recover that much faster.... :salute :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on April 23, 2009, 09:26:52 PM
Thank you for the update Slap.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on April 23, 2009, 09:31:35 PM
Slap, do you mind coordinating the AH community? It definitely appears you have good contact with his family and you live a bit closer than I do as well.

I'd like to donate some money for the flowers/armour die cast model/ or whatever else is decided on.

No I don't mind.

His parents asked not to have their address posted on the BBS, but if anyone wants to send him a card feel free to send it to ...

RJ Hoyt
C/O Jeff Baldasare <--- please make sure this is there ... I don't want to mix up my personal mail and his ... thanks
94 Orchard Lane
Watertown, CT 06795

I will make sure that he and/or his parents get it. Seeing that he is in intensive care, flowers would not be a good thing as they are not allowed in an intensive care unit ... a simple card would be great ... I am sure he would be more than pleased to read them when he is able.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Banshee7 on April 23, 2009, 09:31:43 PM
thoughts and prayers go out to Morph tonight and until he is fully recovered.  I think it's great seeing friends and foes alike from online come together like this.  #S# Morph

 :pray

 :salute

#S#



Banshee7
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SHawk on April 23, 2009, 09:36:25 PM
Jeff is in my prayers, known him a long time...very sad to hear this. :(
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Roscoroo on April 23, 2009, 09:46:32 PM
oh defentally ..the Candle is lit and Mutten has been sacrificed .

 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nutzoid on April 23, 2009, 09:51:09 PM
Gods speed on your recovery Morph.

          :pray

              :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Kwan on April 23, 2009, 10:21:20 PM
Speedy recovery Jeff ....... :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Golfer on April 23, 2009, 11:01:45 PM
Morph has always been selfless and helpful in/out of the game with me.  When he's better and physically able I've got a Yak-52 flight with your name on it amigo.  Get better my friend  :salute

-Golfer
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ElGuapo1 on April 24, 2009, 12:06:38 AM
wow ...all i can say is wow...My familys thinking about you and praying jeff..Get well bro :(
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on April 24, 2009, 12:10:54 AM
I have just started riding, well last year, and this is a frightening thing. I just found yesterday out about an old HS classmate who died on his bike a few years ago (I was out of touch with most HS classmates)... now this. :(

Hey Slappy, if you have the resources PM me, sort of a tribute to him...

I have a bunch of movies, some made by him I need help discerning if they are his, I forgot on a few. I have the full versions:

didn't he make the film AH: past and present?
I have a Fubar movie with him in the credits "with love Morph"
"Magic Carpet Ride" I know is his
"Pink Panther" I know is his
Did he make "Serving Taters" with Wetrat?
"To The Top" me in 190 he made
Did he make the WoooWooo movie with Nath?
Did he make Yucca in the P47?

Whatever movies he did I have the full versions of those listed. I'd love to upload them somewhere everyone can see and make sure he has full credit. I know he did more, I just can't say which of the tons of saved movies I have he did.

Let me know, some of these are above 80mb, I don't know if I can youtube all of them. I don't have any server space, or bandwidth, I apologize, but I hope the media can contribute.



I'd love the community to see how important, and great he is. I'm genuinely worried for his health, and it's uncomfortable. I'd love to do anything to help out and if enough people pray for someone as awesome as him the better the chances.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on April 24, 2009, 12:22:49 AM
Slap is right about the issue, cards and such are a good idea for now.

We can approach the subject again later when he improves and the restrictions on items aren't as rigid as they are now.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on April 24, 2009, 12:25:51 AM
Thanks for the update and the address Slap.

I'm glad his folks are optimistic.  It has to be a horrible time for them.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on April 24, 2009, 12:34:38 AM
I just spoke with Jeff's dad ...

Jeff is still in an induced coma and the doctors have no plans of bringing him out of this anytime soon. The want him to stay a still as possible to help in reducing the swelling of the brian. The have also removed a section of his skull to relieve the pressure.

He snapped a femur and they told his Dad that they wouldn't operate on that until they were satisfied with his brain swelling ... well they operated on the femur just the other day, so his Dad is taking that as a good sign.

As far as brain injury ... they have done all the scans, MRIs, etc but they really won't know the extent of any brain damage until Jeff is out of the coma and awake. According to his Dad, the doctors have told him that he is healing, in a general extent, very fast which his Dad is taking as another good sign. His Dad said ... "He is a tough and strong boy ... he will pull out of this".

I told them both of the outpouring of well wishes and prayers from the AH community and they were completely blown away. They never realized how many "virtual" friends that Jeff has.

His Dad gave me his email address and told me that I could also call them anytime to check on Jeff's progress ... which I will and post it here.



slapshot...ty for the info. im glad to hear that things are looking up for him. i will keep morphy in my thoughts and prayers and hope for a speedy recovery. im sure that morphy would b greatful for everyone also that is wishing him well. its times like this that i am proud to be a member of the AH community. slapshot, please let me know if there is anything that i can do for him.

once again <<S>> and ty :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on April 24, 2009, 12:58:00 AM
Muppets gonna host some it looks like, uploading now, but 350+ MB gonna take a while and I gotta go to bed.


Watch for links of Morpheus's vids. They are incredible, and show a true talent in many venues.



Morph, we are all thinking of you. <S> and God Please don't take a soul from us as talented, and cherished by so many as Jeff. I'll say another prayer for the best.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: LCCajun on April 24, 2009, 12:59:19 AM
<S> Morph get well man.

Is there anyway we can get this post to stay on top of the General discussion like a sticky so we can keep track of his progress?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ratpack1 on April 24, 2009, 01:05:38 AM
 :salute Good thoughts to Morph and his family!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DH367th on April 24, 2009, 01:13:48 AM
Sorry to hear this Morp helped mentor me when I started this hurts.
Get Well Morp . Will keep Morp and Family in Prayers.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ghosth on April 24, 2009, 04:55:38 AM
Hang in there Morph!

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Marauding Conan on April 24, 2009, 05:24:58 AM
My prayers to him and his family.  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: projoe on April 24, 2009, 06:34:26 AM
Always loved watching Morph make his plane dance in the sky.
Hope to see it again real soon!!
 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hap on April 24, 2009, 06:47:53 AM
I knew Jeff when he was Jeffer and he recruited me into the 444th.  Be assured, I will pray for him and his family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Sundowner on April 24, 2009, 07:09:54 AM
Get well soon Morph.  :salute

Sun
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SPIKER on April 24, 2009, 07:20:23 AM
Looking forward to flying with morpheus again real soon.

Whisper in his ear that Aces High Salute's him <S>  :salute

Best Wishes
Spiker and Family
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on April 24, 2009, 08:50:25 AM
I have just started riding, well last year, and this is a frightening thing. I just found yesterday out about an old HS classmate who died on his bike a few years ago (I was out of touch with most HS classmates)... now this. :(

Hey Slappy, if you have the resources PM me, sort of a tribute to him...

I have a bunch of movies, some made by him I need help discerning if they are his, I forgot on a few. I have the full versions:

didn't he make the film AH: past and present?
I have a Fubar movie with him in the credits "with love Morph"
"Magic Carpet Ride" I know is his
"Pink Panther" I know is his
Did he make "Serving Taters" with Wetrat?
"To The Top" me in 190 he made
Did he make the WoooWooo movie with Nath?
Did he make Yucca in the P47?

Whatever movies he did I have the full versions of those listed. I'd love to upload them somewhere everyone can see and make sure he has full credit. I know he did more, I just can't say which of the tons of saved movies I have he did.

Let me know, some of these are above 80mb, I don't know if I can youtube all of them. I don't have any server space, or bandwidth, I apologize, but I hope the media can contribute.



I'd love the community to see how important, and great he is. I'm genuinely worried for his health, and it's uncomfortable. I'd love to do anything to help out and if enough people pray for someone as awesome as him the better the chances.


He made so many movies some time ago I really couldn't tell unless I saw them. He has a real nack for matching the music to the action. He made one for me and I have since lost it in a hard drive crash, so I am hoping that one of them is mine.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Qrsu on April 24, 2009, 10:06:45 AM
Get well, Morpheus. Hoping to see you back in action ASAP.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Speed55 on April 24, 2009, 10:09:52 AM
He made so many movies some time ago I really couldn't tell unless I saw them. He has a real nack for matching the music to the action. He made one for me and I have since lost it in a hard drive crash, so I am hoping that one of them is mine.

I think my favorite was the f6f fight vs i think wadke. I saw this when i first started and it got me hooked on the game.
Also the classic wooohoooo video he had posted.

I'll be sending a card to you in the next day or so.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on April 24, 2009, 10:39:20 AM
Here's some of the films he has made that I had. A Great asset to the community, hope he sticks around.  :salute




http://dasmuppets.com/public/Morph/wooowoomorph.wmv (if you haven't seen it you must)

http://dasmuppets.com/public/Morph/magiccarpetridemorph.wmv

http://dasmuppets.com/public/Morph/panthermorph.wmv (Levi in a spit)

http://dasmuppets.com/public/Morph/tothetopmorph.wmv (me)

http://dasmuppets.com/public/Morph/morphheartfubs.wmv (name says it all)

http://dasmuppets.com/public/Morph/magiccarpetridemorph.wmv

http://dasmuppets.com/public/Morph/ahpastandpresent.wmv (I thought he made this, but I may be mistaken)


Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: rkanjl on April 24, 2009, 11:41:26 AM
I have yet to meet you Morpheus but from reading these posts I look forward to that day.  I pray God touch you with His healing hand and bring you back to family and friends both at home and here in Aces High.  Get well soon!

rkanjl
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Kazaa on April 24, 2009, 11:50:01 AM
Morph also edited some of Wilbuz's pwnage together, the movie was tittled "Phew". Does anyone happen to have it btw? I lost my version when my HDD crashed and I've not been able to get another copy since! :cry
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Max on April 24, 2009, 12:07:31 PM
Thanks for linking the films Mustaine. I just about fell out of my chair watching WOOWOO...forget the fact that I've seen it at least a dozen times.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DMBEAR on April 24, 2009, 12:09:21 PM
My thoughts are with Morpheus and his family.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DrDea on April 24, 2009, 12:29:38 PM
Hang in there Morph and kudos to you Muppets for hosting that stuff.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Larry on April 24, 2009, 12:48:17 PM
Maybe those that are in contact with his parents could send this thread to them. Maybe they can read it and post updates on how he is going.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on April 24, 2009, 12:51:27 PM
From 1 morf to another....
            :salute

 speedy recovery!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nifty on April 24, 2009, 01:03:56 PM
I'll be thinking about ya, Morpheus. Hope you recover soon!  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MotleyCH on April 24, 2009, 01:32:40 PM
Prayers sent.

Get well soon, Morpheus

Thanks, Pyro
 :salute

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Domin on April 24, 2009, 01:39:19 PM
I'm praying for you brother...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: fudgums on April 24, 2009, 03:48:27 PM
Get well soon morph

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SFCHONDO on April 24, 2009, 11:41:12 PM
My prayers are with you Jeff, get well soon buddy.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: FTJR on April 25, 2009, 01:31:38 AM
Best wishes, Morph
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Heater on April 25, 2009, 04:29:25 AM
Get well soon, Morpheus
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on April 25, 2009, 06:49:33 AM
Morpheus is a great guy, a very good stick (I remember with pleasure the few times we crossed our paths... needless to say I was whacked every time!), and a very talented movie maker. I have plenty of his movies, not only the one he did in AH, even the some of the ones he did in LockOn... every time the game felt stale or I wanted to get in the right mood to play or I just wanted to dream flying, all I had to do was to choose one of his movies and watch it. And, yes, those movies even helped me to develop better fighting skills!

didn't he make the film AH: past and present?   Yes, it's his
I have a Fubar movie with him in the credits "with love Morph" indeed, another of his works
"Magic Carpet Ride" I know is his
"Pink Panther" I know is his
Did he make "Serving Taters" with Wetrat? don't know about this
"To The Top" me in 190 he made
Did he make the WoooWooo movie with Nath? yes
Did he make Yucca in the P47? not sure which one you're referring to, but, if it's the one I have in mind (file name is 56thJugs), I'm not sure it's his

There are many, many other great Morph's movies, like the one Delirium was referring to, "My darling", a SpitXVI dancing at the sound of Barry White's voice, "TehF6", a crazy, long DA fight between Morph and Wadke, "Wilbuz", the movie Kazaa was talking about, "Boom" and "Nomak", "PWNED" (sometimes people just can't kill you!), "Rooster" (more Nath!), and others I have on my HD... I always craved for new Morph's movies! Oh, and, Slapshot, of course I have "My way", the movie Morph did with you as protagonist.

Quote
I'd love to upload them somewhere everyone can see and make sure he has full credit. I know he did more, I just can't say which of the tons of saved movies I have he did.

MrBucket has a website, Aces High Movie Database (http://www.aceshighmovies.com/), it seems that now it's undergoing maintenance, you could ask MrBucket if you can upload more movies in there. I'll do that myself.

I was really saddened to discover what happened to Morph and I'm grateful for the news Pyro and Slapshot provided. He's a strong man and a fighter, I do hope he'll get better soon and will fully recover.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wadke on April 25, 2009, 02:27:46 PM
I am crushed to hear this. Morph and i used to talk all the time about home life and girls and all. He is an awesome guy and i had the greatest pleasure in playing with him in the MA and the DA. Have so many memorable fights with him.

Here is "T3H F6F" by Morph that he made dueling me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V85wiixIePk&feature=channel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V85wiixIePk&feature=channel_page)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nilsen on April 25, 2009, 02:29:26 PM
Best wishes to morpheus. Im sure he gets well soon!  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tom5572 on April 25, 2009, 02:41:51 PM
 :salute get better soon Morpheus I am praying for you sir !
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SunBat on April 25, 2009, 02:45:16 PM
We're standing with ya, buddy.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on April 25, 2009, 02:48:11 PM
Looking forward to seeing you back soon Jeff   :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Lye-El on April 25, 2009, 07:39:34 PM

Here is "T3H F6F" by Morph that he made dueling me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V85wiixIePk&feature=channel_page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V85wiixIePk&feature=channel_page)

Audio has been disabled.  Thank you RIAA. :mad:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on April 25, 2009, 09:11:40 PM
WOW morph hang in there bro get better soon. my family sends our thoughts and prayers out to your family and you Jeff  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texasmom on April 25, 2009, 10:59:30 PM
 :( Pass along best wishes from our family to Jeff and his family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MajWoody on April 26, 2009, 12:28:30 AM
Get well soon Morph.       :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: CHECKERS on April 26, 2009, 07:59:23 AM
Jeff's a good guy, and is one of the people who have made AH a lot of fun through out the years ...


 fast recovery Jeff .....

 CHECKERS/ Bob
 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bucky73 on April 26, 2009, 01:19:56 PM
Jeff, we are all pullin for you buddy. Hope to hear from you soon. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on April 26, 2009, 08:42:06 PM
More  :pray  DO WORK!

See you one here in no time!

NO pinching the nurses on the bum....it could be me missus!

Thoughts & prayers for you--family, friends, and squaddies.

You are ALL in our thoughts!



ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on April 26, 2009, 08:54:42 PM
Sending love.

Jeff never, ever gives up without a fight.

S!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MajWoody on April 27, 2009, 02:23:36 AM
Here are some of Morphs movies that some were asking about.

http://files.filefront.com/mydarlingwmv/;13664217;/fileinfo.html   spitXVI vid  (My Darling)


http://files.filefront.com/Spit+Dweebs/;13664140;/fileinfo.html   Spit Dweebs


http://files.filefront.com/boomwmv/;13663990;/fileinfo.html   Boom  (Nomak)


http://files.filefront.com/TehF6wmv/;13666231;/fileinfo.html   tehf6  (with sound)



Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: expat on April 27, 2009, 06:14:54 AM
Get well soon mate <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: skullman on April 27, 2009, 06:21:18 AM
speedy recoverybro.My prayers go out to you and family
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pawz on April 27, 2009, 08:14:51 AM
Get well soon Morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: doc1kelley on April 27, 2009, 07:09:41 PM
My thoughts and Prayers to Morpheus and his family.  Get better soon Sir! :pray :salute

Absolutely my thoughts exactly!

All the Best...

     Jay
   awDoc1
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: FALCONWING on April 27, 2009, 10:38:05 PM
A super nice guy...sad to hear this...

Pray for a complete and quick recovery  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: USRanger on April 27, 2009, 11:05:40 PM
He hosted my first film for me.  Nice guy.  Hope this  works out. :(
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BaldEagl on April 27, 2009, 11:19:30 PM
<--- Not a religious guy but even I'll say a prayer if it can help.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: rod367th on April 28, 2009, 08:41:07 AM
Morpheus get well soon. I have always enjoyed flying with you and against. we have flown together for many years I need you to be around for my son when he turns 12. so he can learn for a good youngman to play game right.




ps pinch a nurse for me
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: rod367th on April 28, 2009, 08:48:40 AM
No I don't mind.

His parents asked not to have their address posted on the BBS, but if anyone wants to send him a card feel free to send it to ...

RJ Hoyt
C/O Jeff Baldasare <--- please make sure this is there ... I don't want to mix up my personal mail and his ... thanks
94 Orchard Lane
Watertown, CT 06795

I will make sure that he and/or his parents get it. Seeing that he is in intensive care, flowers would not be a good thing as they are not allowed in an intensive care unit ... a simple card would be great ... I am sure he would be more than pleased to read them when he is able.




slap care packages OK aka small gift  memento.



BTW haven't been to watertown since CBT banks name change in the 80'S
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Swoop on April 28, 2009, 09:33:36 AM
Must read general discussion more often.


Here's looking forward to Morph making a full recovery and coming back here to tell us all about it.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: LLogann on April 28, 2009, 09:47:50 AM
 :salute

I can vaguely remember Morpheus, but not sure of his country affiliation.  Really sux hearing these things.  He's in my thoughts!

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on April 28, 2009, 09:58:37 AM



slap care packages OK aka small gift  memento.



BTW haven't been to watertown since CBT banks name change in the 80'S

That would be fine Rod ... 80's !!! ... not much has changed ... small rural New England town.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on April 28, 2009, 10:31:57 AM
:salute

I can vaguely remember Morpheus, but not sure of his country affiliation.  Really sux hearing these things.  He's in my thoughts!



He is an American ... as far as the game ... he's is a "Blue Knight" ... ergo, no country affiliation.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DamnedRen on April 28, 2009, 10:43:33 AM
Hopefully the coma is induced to give his body a chance to repair itself.

Get well soon, Morph.....

My family's prayers are with you.

Ren
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on April 28, 2009, 12:49:14 PM
My thoughts and prayers to Morpheus, and family. :pray   :salute
 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BlauK on April 28, 2009, 01:04:15 PM
Best wishes for a speedy recovery  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on April 28, 2009, 01:56:57 PM
Slap, any word on change or anything?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on April 28, 2009, 04:41:01 PM
Slap, any word on change or anything?


Sent an email ... haven't heard anything back yet ... will wait a couple of days and call.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on April 28, 2009, 05:44:08 PM
rgr, leaving for Cincy Thursday morning, and probably won't see the forum until Monday.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Vudak on April 28, 2009, 05:59:45 PM
Man, I just saw this thread  :(

Hope everything turns out OK for you, Morph.  Hang in there.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Getback on April 29, 2009, 08:57:00 PM
Wow, I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with him. May he have a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Lazerr on April 29, 2009, 09:19:34 PM
Wow,  Hope ya get better soon morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tarmac on April 30, 2009, 12:08:46 AM
Speedy recovery, Jeff. 

Thanks to those keeping us informed.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: crims on April 30, 2009, 05:48:37 AM
Jeff, Get well soon my friend. Thoughts and prayers are with ya.



Crims

Aka Tom
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Stang on April 30, 2009, 06:57:19 AM
rgr, leaving for Cincy Thursday morning, and probably won't see the forum until Monday.
You're in Cincy today?  Dude...

 :rock    :eek:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on April 30, 2009, 07:53:27 AM
You're in Cincy today?  Dude...

 :rock    :eek:

Lock up your daughters..... :devil
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Eagler on April 30, 2009, 08:16:51 AM
prayers on the way for Morpheus, his friends and family .. may his recovery be a quick and complete one.  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on April 30, 2009, 04:19:55 PM
anyone have an update on Jeff? ? ?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wolfala on April 30, 2009, 08:15:13 PM
Nothing yet. If he's in CT I do want to visit. Haven't seen him since Corsairs over CT.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Furball on May 02, 2009, 10:58:17 PM
This sucks.   :cry
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DamnedRen on May 03, 2009, 01:13:29 PM
thoughts and prayers go out to Morph tonight and until he is fully recovered.  I think it's great seeing friends and foes alike from online come together like this.  #S# Morph
 :pray
 :salute
#S#

Banshee7

No such thing as foes when it's RL....He needs to come out of it soon and get well.
Ren
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Larokkit on May 03, 2009, 01:31:04 PM
get well morph   <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: FireDrgn on May 03, 2009, 04:48:02 PM
 :salute

 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on May 06, 2009, 01:55:58 AM
hey slap..any news yet on how morphy is doin?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BaDkaRmA158Th on May 06, 2009, 02:40:24 AM
Awe man i had no idea.


I hope everything ends up well.  :rock :pray :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: navajoboy on May 07, 2009, 07:39:43 PM
wow. im shocked.

prayers for you jeff.
Get well soon bro. <S>



Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TimRas on May 08, 2009, 12:31:17 PM
..Jeff, aka Morpheus, had been in a serious motorcycle accident earlier this month and has been in a coma since then.

I am very sorry to hear this. I hope he will recover.

Timppa
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TOMCAT21 on May 08, 2009, 12:55:19 PM
thoughts and prayers :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dragon on May 08, 2009, 01:46:19 PM
Wow, missed this thread till today.   :pray sent
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SIM on May 08, 2009, 05:45:37 PM
Morpheus,
 God Bless and keep you in his loving arms thru this time of trial. The prayers sent by this community will bring about wondrous healing in your and your family's time of need.
 

To the community:

 Gentlemen and Ladies,
  This is an outstanding endeavour that you have all undertaken. The concern shown by all of you is absolutely precious.

Salute to you all!

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on May 08, 2009, 07:56:03 PM
*************************UPDATE***********************

I just got off of the phone with Jeff's father.   Jeff is wiggling around, moving his arms and legs, but is still in a coma.   He is only on Oxygen, Morphine and antibiotics.   Jeff is breathing on his own and is off of the ventilator.   He still has trauma, which is why the brain won't let him wake up yet.   But Jeff is a healthy man and will pull through.   It's just a waiting game.

Keep praying for Jeff, his Family and Friends,

Karaya

<Salute> Yakparts
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on May 08, 2009, 08:08:28 PM
Thanks for the update.

Come on my son!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROC on May 08, 2009, 08:12:52 PM
Thanks for the update Jay.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on May 08, 2009, 09:07:06 PM
Thanks for the update, hang in there Morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hajo on May 08, 2009, 11:29:23 PM
Jay thanks!

C'mon Morph....you can do it!


Thoughts and Prayers with him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Getback on May 08, 2009, 11:30:51 PM
*************************UPDATE***********************

I just got off of the phone with Jeff's father.   Jeff is wiggling around, moving his arms and legs, but is still in a coma.   He is only on Oxygen, Morphine and antibiotics.   Jeff is breathing on his own and is off of the ventilator.   He still has trauma, which is why the brain won't let him wake up yet.   But Jeff is a healthy man and will pull through.   It's just a waiting game.

Keep praying for Jeff, his Family and Friends,

Karaya

<Salute> Yakparts

Thanks for the update Karaya. Heal fast Jeff!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on May 09, 2009, 05:26:07 AM
That's good news! Thanks for the update, Karaya.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: crims on May 09, 2009, 07:46:59 AM
Thanks for the update . Got kinda worried there, Good news I know he's not out of the woods yet. Hang in there Jeff


Crims

Aka Tom
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: detch01 on May 09, 2009, 08:08:34 AM
Thanks for the news Karaya. Thoughts and karma otw to Jeff for a full and speedy recovery.



asw
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bark0 on May 09, 2009, 05:14:20 PM
 :salute get well soon.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: grizz441 on May 10, 2009, 02:51:32 AM
Sounds like things are hopefully getting better. 
 :salute Morph
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MaSonZ on May 10, 2009, 11:02:18 AM
when i played I never really had any interactions with him, but I send him my prayers.  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TheflyingElk on May 10, 2009, 11:27:34 AM
Fight hard and trust in God, Hope you fly the virtual sky's again soon, Prayer sent! :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: crazyivan on May 11, 2009, 12:34:03 AM
Movement in hands and feet is good.  :pray ers to his family and friends.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on May 11, 2009, 11:11:12 AM
Thanks for the update. keep fighting Jeff :pray :angel:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on May 11, 2009, 01:18:25 PM
Update appreciated.  :salute

Yet more thoughts & prayers.... :pray

They DO work!

Keep kicking Jeff!!!  It's only a matter of time before you will be pinching cute nurses!



ROX

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on May 11, 2009, 01:19:08 PM
Jeff is in our prayers every day. Thanks for the update. I've been thinking of him every day and worried since we had no updates.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: stodd on May 11, 2009, 03:00:20 PM
Great news! :aok :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: CRYPTIC on May 11, 2009, 04:09:03 PM
Thanks for the update. He is in my prayers.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on May 11, 2009, 08:13:15 PM
Thanks for the update Jay, Slappy, have you visited him at all?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on May 11, 2009, 11:04:02 PM
Thanks for the update Jay, Slappy, have you visited him at all?

He is still in ICU ... and still in an induced coma ... no visitors except family in an ICU unit.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on May 12, 2009, 12:04:17 AM
He is still in ICU ... and still in an induced coma ... no visitors except family in an ICU unit.

You and I need to talk more.   I'll check in around Friday.   Was good talking with you last week Slappy.    :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on May 12, 2009, 10:22:47 PM
He is still in ICU ... and still in an induced coma ... no visitors except family in an ICU unit.

Ahh rgr, well tell the family I really appreciate his contribution to the community, and still love watching the movie he made for me (and still laugh at the end music choice :) )
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: crims on May 15, 2009, 09:41:49 PM
" See Rule 10 "    :angel:

Sorry........any new news ?




Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on May 18, 2009, 07:29:25 PM
Any news?  :(.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on May 18, 2009, 09:12:36 PM
Still have him in our prayers along with his family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on May 18, 2009, 10:59:32 PM
Still have him in our prayers along with his family.

What Shuff said.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Banshee7 on May 18, 2009, 11:02:02 PM
10 and 4 on that guys.  Morph is still in my prayers as well.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on May 19, 2009, 09:19:01 AM
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on May 19, 2009, 09:20:25 AM
I'll bust a call to his dad tonight.    :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gwjr2 on May 19, 2009, 03:11:28 PM
What a great guy  :aok Hang tough mate and our prayers are with you and the family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: CHECKERS on May 22, 2009, 10:20:53 AM
Still have him in our prayers along with his family.

 Same here !

 CHECKERS
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on May 22, 2009, 10:39:39 AM
I got too busy with my son's Little League game to call his pop.   I will tonight and give you all an update.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on May 22, 2009, 11:03:12 AM
I got too busy with my son's Little League game to call his pop.   I will tonight and give you all an update.



Thanks "K", was wondering what happened to the update.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on May 22, 2009, 11:08:11 AM
More   :pray   :pray

Thoughts to family and friends.


ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DamnedRen on May 26, 2009, 06:09:36 PM
Weakend is over!

How bout an update?

Ren
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 68falcon on May 26, 2009, 07:55:46 PM
 :pray for a speedy recovery
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: crims on June 02, 2009, 08:48:37 PM
" See Rule 10 "    :angel:

Sorry........any new news ?






Sorry Skuzzy was just wondering
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hajo on June 03, 2009, 09:37:44 AM
Still crossing fingers.   


 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shane on June 03, 2009, 11:26:09 AM
geez   :(   hope he'll recover. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Obie303 on June 03, 2009, 06:15:21 PM
It's been a few weeks since some folks said they were going to check in on Morph.  Does anyone have some news to pass on?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on June 03, 2009, 08:41:55 PM
It's been a few weeks since some folks said they were going to check in on Morph.  Does anyone have some news to pass on?


We've still had the candle lit here...some updates would be awesome  :pray


ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 08, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
Sorry this took so long ...

I just spoke with Jeff's Dad. Jeff is out of intensive care and has been transferred to a special Rehab Hospital in New Britain, CT.

He is awake and somewhat aware but in what they call an "agitated state" ... it's like he is in a jungle or a dark room and is constantly looking for the way out. It is hard for him to concentrate on anything for even a short period. The last 2 weeks that he was in the regular medical hospital, he was in this agitated state, but due to the level of care that they can provide, they were needing to sedate him and cuff him to the bed so that he would not rip out all the tubes that were attached to him. When the Rehab hospital found out, they insisted that he be transferred right away. In order for him to get better, he has to be awake, agitated or not. He can't be healed if he is constantly "under". The rehab hospital has the staff and level of care needed for this type of rehab.

This agitated state, as his father describes, is exhausting physically and mentally for Jeff, yet he won't sleep. Because of this, they do have to sedate him during the day so that he will get some sleep ... the brain also does a good amount of healing during sleep periods. Jeff is also taking other meds to help him concentrate (ritalin) and some other drugs to try and bring him to a calmer state.

His Dad said that he is what they call ... in "level 4" ... where the top level is 10, so he has a ways to go and it isn't going to happen overnight.

Physically, the doctors said that if his brain could tell him to walk, he could walk immediately, he is still in great physical shape and his Dad said that looking at him, you would never know that he was in such a terrible accident.

He is recognizing his parents, siblings and other family members. He is able to have visitors and the doctors are even encouraging friends to visit ... any friendly familiar faces that can bring "good" memories are encouraged and may help drag him back to us quicker.

Myself, Mars, and Badboy are planning on visiting him tomorrow night ... I will post again after the visit.

The letters that I received on behalf of Jeff ... I will deliver tomorrow ... I told his Dad that I would be bringing them to the hospital and will leave them there for them to read and respond to ... and for Jeff to read later on when he gets to that point.

Many thanks to the letter writers ...

HiTech Creations
Kevin Collins
R. Stanley
J. Muscolino
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: WMLute on June 08, 2009, 08:37:08 PM

Thank you for the update.

Make sure y'all pass on to Morph and his loved ones that Jeff is in the thoughts and prayers of the AcesHigh community and all here wish him a safe and speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on June 08, 2009, 08:49:31 PM
Thanks for the update Slapshot.  Wish him all the best from myself and the rest of the cartoon 38 dweebs.  Let him know we'll be happy to auger cartoon 38s with him, but this real life stuff needs to stop.

He'll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SHawk on June 08, 2009, 09:21:02 PM
Thanks for the update. Was thinking about him this past week and was wondering and hoping.
I'll bet he'll be back to normal before you know it.  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DamnedRen on June 08, 2009, 09:39:23 PM
It doesn't matter if the road to recovery takes some time as long as it's a full recovery.

Still wishing him the best and  :pray

Ren
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTSigma on June 08, 2009, 09:52:15 PM
Oh my god I can't believe I missed this thread. I was wondering why I haven't seen him in a while.

Good to hear he is out of the coma and awake and aware. With things like that it really is a waiting game before they really return to normal. I hope everything goes well for him and for all you pilots out there, if you see Morpheus in the sky don't think that some silly little accident will make him an easy kill, hes very much a tough cookie in and out the virtual skies.

My prayers with him and his family  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: LLogann on June 08, 2009, 09:59:17 PM
As long as it takes!!!  Get Strong! 










 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on June 08, 2009, 11:14:58 PM
ty for the update slap...its good to hear that he is progressing. let his family know that we all are thinking about him and sending prayers for them all  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Murdr on June 09, 2009, 12:43:51 AM
Thanks for the update Slap
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 09, 2009, 12:49:41 AM
good news, thanks slap.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BlauK on June 09, 2009, 01:32:01 AM
Good news  :aok

Maybe you can soon convince the doctors to let him have a laptop with stick and net connection at the hospital?  ...thinking of good memories and healing. AH is a powerful medicine ;)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Obie303 on June 09, 2009, 05:55:36 AM
Thanks again Slap. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Scherf on June 09, 2009, 06:02:27 AM
Yeah, pass on the mojo from this end - I'd thought this was just another axe-grinding thread, sorry.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: frank3 on June 09, 2009, 06:22:29 AM
Only just discovered this thread, get well soon Jeff!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on June 09, 2009, 07:09:10 AM
Thanks for the news, Slap, it's good to know he's getting better. Tell him we're all pulling for him!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Skyeho on June 09, 2009, 08:17:51 AM
 :pray 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: bravoa8 on June 09, 2009, 08:22:34 AM
get well morphesus :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pyro on June 09, 2009, 10:27:25 AM
Thanks for the update Slap.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SEraider on June 09, 2009, 11:12:23 AM
Thanks for the update <<S>>

We hope that Morph gets his health back 100% some day soon.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on June 09, 2009, 12:53:18 PM
Since I've been asked to upload Morph's movie "Wilbuz", though I think someone already posted a link in this thread, I'm posting a new one, too, in case someone else wants to download it.

If anyone wants some of Morph's movies, ask me via this thread or PM, I have many of them (but not all!)

http://files.filefront.com/wilbuzwmv/;13876926;/fileinfo.html
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SunKing on June 09, 2009, 01:45:05 PM
Even though Morph was the rudest, most egotistical pm insulting hypocrite I've ever come across in AH2. ...


I do wish him the best. Get well.


Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on June 09, 2009, 02:43:08 PM
thanks 4 the update  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on June 09, 2009, 03:10:55 PM
Slap, that's great news. Please continue the updates, and let us know if we can do anything.

And  :salute  for your efforts sir.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SEraider on June 09, 2009, 04:24:05 PM
Even though Morph was the rudest, most egotistical pm insulting hypocrite I've ever come across in AH2. ...


I do wish him the best. Get well.





Ok, that was back handed.  Do you really wish him well?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pawz on June 09, 2009, 05:04:12 PM
Good news...Thanks for update Slap!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 09, 2009, 08:20:21 PM
We are all thinking about you every day Jeff. Hope you feel the love.

Hope you come back soon and tell me how ghey i am for humping your ankle like this. Then i will start a flame thread for us. Ahhh...good times.
 :rofl
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nomak on June 10, 2009, 05:16:55 PM
I am very sad to hear about this.

Its insane I even caught this actually.  I have been hooked on Warcraft the last few years and have not played AH or even checked this board in I cant remember how long.....years.  The thought crossed my mind to log on and have a look around and found this.....

Jeff and I were good friends for quite a while, we spent countless hours in the DA together, we would BS on the phone from time to time.  We talked about getting together IRL but never did mostly due to location.  We enjoy the same stuff..... Firearms, cars and bikes, females (duhh) and at the time AH.

I remember before his handle was Morph and he went by Jeffa.....

I remember him as well spoken and intelligent, always fun to be around and generally a good guy.  He could definitely be a pain in the bellybutton at times but I liked the fact that Jeff was never afraid to be Jeff.  I think the last time we spoke was summer of '05 <----shrug> not sure though.  Warcraft warp's the sense of space and time  :frown:

I have prayed for his full recovery and I will continue to do so.

Dave



Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Die Hard on June 10, 2009, 06:35:11 PM
Good news! Get well soon Levi!  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on June 10, 2009, 06:58:43 PM
GREAT news--let's keep those  :pray going


ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 11, 2009, 04:08:34 PM
Where do I start ?

I don't know how many of you have ever seen a person with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) but I can assure you that it is scary to say the least. To know a person before they suffered a TBI and then to see them after the TBI is very sobering. At this point, Jeff is unable to walk, has a very hard time vocalizing and hard time concentrating on any one thing for an extended period of time.

Anyhow ... Mars01, BadBoy58, and I went to the Rehab Hospital. As we walked into the room, I wasn't really sure that it was Jeff until I recognized his tribal tattoo on his bicep. He has lost 50+ pounds and is now weighing in at 129 lbs.

Mars01 led the way and as he approached Jeff's bed, you could see that he did recognize Mars right away. Mars is a hard guy not to recognize ... 6 ft, 260 lbs, shaved bald head ... he looks like Mr. Clean on steroids. Jeff has spent the most amount of time with Mars flying in Mars's Pitt and filming a lot of Mars's flights. Jeff stretched out his hand and shook Mars's hand. Jeff then noticed (not recognized) BadBoy and I and presented his hand for us to shake, so he knew that there we new people in the room and felt obliged to shake our hands.

We started right out mentioning Aces High ... Aces High "handles " ... Squaddie names ... mentioned all the flights he had in the Pitts ... basically things that would invoke past happy memories. After awhile "we" got more comfortable and kept talking to him like we would if he were 100% ok.

Mars moved from the bedside and I slipped right in there so that Jeff could concentrate on me. Most of his concentration was to whoever was on the left side of his bed. I kept talking to him, busted his balls as I would despite his condition, and I got a smile out of him and he did say my last name loud and clear.

When BadBoy was at the bedside, Jeff tried real hard to say ... "BadBoy" ... but it came out like "BoBo", but it was obvious, to us, that he did recognize BadBoy.

Jeff is in a very "tactile" stage ... he reaches out for your hand, tries to pull you into him (despite losing all the weight, he still is strong as an Ox), kisses your hand or rubs your hand against his cheek, runs his hand over your face. He will do this for a couple of minutes or so and then roll over to the other side of the bed and rest for like 20 seconds and then rolls back and reaches for you again. I am thinking that he is trying so hard and it just mentally exhausts and frustrates him and he needs a short break to recharge.

We stayed for over an hour talking to him (busting balls) ... holding his hands, pulling against his pull, grabbing his feet ... just touching and stimulating him in different ways trying to make him feel that we were comfortable with him and he could be comfortable with us. At the very end of the visit, you could see that he was truly exhausted and when he rolled to the other side of the bed, he pretty much fell asleep, so we left.

We stayed awhile longer and visited with Jeff's girlfriend, who vacated the room for us, and talked with her for about 1/2 an hour. Jeff was traveling at a high rate of speed and didn't have a helmet on. He was traveling up hill, on a left hand corner, laid the bike down, rode the bike on it's side until it came in contact with the grass edge, which in turn flipped the bike horizontally, launching him into a huge oak tree. Jeff impacted the oak tree on his right side so that is where his head was hit, he broke his right collar bone and snapped his right femur in half.

Looking at him, you would never know that he was in such a terrible accident ... not a mark on him outside of the stitch scar on his scalp where they removed (and replaced) his skull bone to relieve the pressure on the brain.

I personally think that Jeff will be alright, but boy is it going to be a "long row to hoe". He is in an excellent facility and has a nurse/nurse's aid with him 24 x 7. Even when he has visitor's, they do not leave the room but rather pull to the back of the room and wait in a chair. He is already on a rehab regime so time will tell.

The 3 of us have decided that we are going to try and visit him every Tuesday.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DamnedRen on June 11, 2009, 04:18:21 PM
Good update... :pray to continue....

Ren
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 11, 2009, 04:19:26 PM
thanks for sharing that slappy.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SKJohn on June 11, 2009, 05:08:36 PM
Slapshot,

I had a former student who was in a traffic accident on graduation night.  The car he was riding in got t-boned right where he was sitting, and he also suffered a TBI and multiple fractures.  Several other students and I went to see him several times in the hospital while he was in a coma for most of the summer.  As the doctors expalined to us then, TBI patients need all the stimulation of all the senses they can get to help them return back to anything resembling their former, normal condition.

Even though he has trouble responding vocally and in words to you, the fact that he recognizes you and tries to communicate is a very good sign.  He may well be able to understand everything you say, but is unable to respond to you in a way you can understand.  Talking to him as you would normally is, as I recall, the best way to go about it to help his recovery.

My student eventually came out of the coma, and returned to school, although he was restricted to a wheelchair.  The last time I saw him (1999 IIRC) he was still having difficult in speaking and walking, but had improved tremendously compared to his earlier state.  As you said, Jeff "has a long row to hoe", but with help and care from friends like you and his family, I am hoping and praying for the best.  It's nice to hear that people from this game care enough for one another that they act like family in times of tragedy like this. We'll continue to keep Jeff in our prayers as well. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on June 11, 2009, 05:50:08 PM
Slap, Thank you for the update sir, it makes me terribly sad to hear the state he is in. I will pray for him even more. It is also uplifting that he recognizes and responds to visitors, I wish all the best for him. If you go visit him again let him know that tard Mustaine is praying for him.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on June 11, 2009, 06:46:09 PM
Thank you very much for the update Slap.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hajo on June 11, 2009, 06:55:28 PM
thanks for the update.

let him know the community of aces high is pulling for  him!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on June 11, 2009, 07:08:07 PM
ty for the update slap...i cried while reading this cuz i couldnt imagine anyone going through what morphy has went through. even though this is a game, you meet people and make friends, i have concidered morphy a friend for a while now..along with morphy, stang, jaxxo, and hub was the first BK's i had met in game. i have high respect for them all and its hard to hear that a friend is going through this. thanks again for the update and jeff will always be in my thoughts and prayers.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texastc316 on June 11, 2009, 07:19:17 PM
morpheus doesn't know me, I don't know him, but I have dealt with 3 TBIs with family or friends in the past 2 years. its very hard to understand these. The brain does what it wants, no 2 injuries are the same. I'm pulling for you Jeff, and I'm praying for your friends and family. God Bless.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TonyJoey on June 11, 2009, 07:32:05 PM
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: crims on June 11, 2009, 07:39:46 PM
Thanks for the News Slap.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nutzoid on June 11, 2009, 07:45:42 PM
Still sending 'em,  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Biggamer on June 11, 2009, 08:00:12 PM
<<S>> morpheus all my prayers are with bud get well soon :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Scherf on June 11, 2009, 08:58:52 PM
Thanks Slapshot.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Newman5 on June 11, 2009, 10:05:11 PM
ty for the update slap...i cried while reading this cuz i couldnt imagine anyone going through what morphy has went through. even though this is a game, you meet people and make friends, i have concidered morphy a friend for a while now..along with morphy, stang, jaxxo, and hub was the first BK's i had met in game. i have high respect for them all and its hard to hear that a friend is going through this. thanks again for the update and jeff will always be in my thoughts and prayers.  :salute

For as much as we yell and scream and get mad with each other ingame, its absolutely amazing to see how much we are really a community, a family outside of the game.  I don't know Morpheus, but even I got emotional after reading Slap's update.  A huge  :salute to Mars, BadBoy, and SlapShot for what you have done and will continue to do for him through his rehab.  Tell Morpheus that the entire AH community wishes him the best and  :pray .
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: GREric on June 11, 2009, 11:34:54 PM
<S> Morpheus I hope you get better sir. Prayers go out to him and his family.  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SunBat on June 11, 2009, 11:47:36 PM
I knew the name but never the person, but I gotta say, it is gonna be great to see him back in game, even on the boards for that matter. 

I have known people who have come back from this kind of thing and it is like they are in resurrection when you see them again.  One of the more rare spices of life.  I am looking forward to seeing him back and enjoying just knowing he made it. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BansheCH on June 11, 2009, 11:59:47 PM
My thoughts and Prayers to Morpheus and his family.    :pray

Thank you for the update Slapshot.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTSigma on June 12, 2009, 12:05:10 AM
Thanks for the update, I got a little choked up about how he was and what hes been through, I can only imagine how he feels now.

Hes certainly a lucky guy for not wearing a helmet and still living, so I guess its safe to say that a lot of his air-to-air victories were luck  :aok














Just bustin' your balls Morph.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on June 12, 2009, 12:41:59 AM
Thanks for the update Slapshot.  Breaks my heart to read it, but I'm hopeful for his future. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Eagler on June 12, 2009, 08:13:54 AM
thanks for the update SlapShot.. makes me appreciate every day even more realizing that i do not have any real issues and pray it stays that way.
please give him my best next time you see him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Simaril on June 12, 2009, 09:12:35 AM
Thanks for the update Slap--

and even more for what you guys are doing. Seeing people you know suffer in chronic illness is so terribly uncomfortable that victims end up battling isolation and loneliness as much as anything. The contact and conversation you're giving him will not only help neurologically, but its an incredibly valuable gift for Morph emotionally.

<S> to you, and prayers for Morpheus....
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: waystin2 on June 12, 2009, 09:17:49 AM
First and foremost continued hope and prayers for a full recovery for Morpheus.  :pray  Second, a big salute to Slapshot, Mars01, & BadBoy58 for showing why this community is a bit more than just a game.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mars01 on June 12, 2009, 10:32:42 AM
Good update Slap, sums it up perfectly.  It was really hard seeing Jeff like that.  Anyone who has met Jeff, would remember him as a stocky guy with almost no fat, so after a loss of 50lbs muscle he looks very gaunt.  As Slap said he is very frustrated and understandably impatient with his inability to talk and get up.  One of the funnier/harder moments was watching Jeff trying to get out of bed, like we were there to get him out of there...  It was funny, in a typical Jeff way that he would be trying to get the hell out of there, and hard to see how very, very frustrated and understandably scared he is.  It's like his mind wants to do so much more than his body and mind can. 


Like slap said, we plan on going up there at least once a week for as long as it takes to get him through this.  I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of prayers and support.  It truly is impressive and special.   :salute



 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on June 12, 2009, 12:45:08 PM
Thanks for the update guys. Keep doing what your doing! I'm sure it is a huge help and will most definitely speed Jeff's recovery. 

A BIG <S> to you guys!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SkyRock on June 12, 2009, 01:20:07 PM
still wishing him well down here, sure hope he makes a full recovery. :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Softail on June 12, 2009, 01:31:16 PM
So sorry to hear about Jeff's accident.  As a fellow motorcyclist I hate to hear about another rider down.

20 years ago my Father-In-Law suffered a TBI.  While his accident was no where near as bad as Jeffs...the result was very similar.  My Father-In-Law fell off a boat dock onto a cement pad, struck his head against the cement before entering the water.  Friends were there to pull him out but he had already gone into a siezure.  

His injury leaves him with the same problems Jeff is experiencing.   He can't concentrate on something for too long, his balance and co-ordiantion are not as good as they were and he struggles sometimes when talking to others.   If he exerts himself physically, he can go into siezures.

The first few months/years were the hardest for him to adjust to.  His doctor had him on multiple medications until they found a dosage that would work.    The recovery is a slow process that you just cant rush.   This was very hard for my Father-In-Law since he is a bit impatient.

Now he leads a productive life, albiet with limitations.   He can still drive, go on walks with his wife, talk and converse with family and friends.  If you just met him, you would never know he was injured.  However,  he has learned his limitations.   He knows if he stays up to late, tries focusing on something too hard or exerts himself too much, it will cause him to go into a siezsure and that may take a day to recover from.

I wish Jeff the best...although I have never met him it sounds like he and my Father-In-Law share the same "zest" for living.   He just needs to be patient (easier said than done) and work with his doctors.  

Good luck Jeff!  God Speed!

Softail
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 12, 2009, 01:40:56 PM
S! Softail. Brave of you to share your pain with us.

Morph is going to make a 99.9% recovery, if not 100.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 12, 2009, 02:20:33 PM
still wishing him well down here, sure hope he makes a full recovery. :pray

I always thought you were the ... :devil
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 12, 2009, 02:42:28 PM
talking of devils I know some dark magic that will help Jeff. If you believe in it then it will work. If you dont, thats fine, dont bother. If many of you join me, our suffering will be minimised and Jeff's recovery aided. You might think I'm crazy, I dont care. If you truly want to make a small sacrifice to aid Jeff repeat this sentance either out loud, in your head, or in text here. Or all three.



Quote
I wish upon myself a small discomfort in the coming weeks. Undeserved as yet, I desire to make some sacrifice in the future to relieve and repair some of Jeff's troubles. I understand what I ask.



It's up to you. Do not if you are not prepared to go through with your payment.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nomak on June 12, 2009, 06:15:18 PM
Slappy.......

May I assume that since you are going to make return visits that you are willing to take a card/letter to Jeff?  If so, I send it to the addy you previously posted?

Thx....David
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tr1gg22 on June 12, 2009, 06:20:17 PM
!!S!! good luck bro  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on June 12, 2009, 08:11:20 PM
Wow.... to have such great friends...... from a game. I have to admit slap, the story of yalls visit pretty much brought tears to my 50 year old eyes. Morph is still in my families prayers daily.... and I might add that you, Slapshot, Mars01, and BadBoy58 are also in our prayers now. Thanks for being type folks we would all like to think we are.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on June 12, 2009, 08:19:02 PM
 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 12, 2009, 10:07:47 PM
Slappy.......

May I assume that since you are going to make return visits that you are willing to take a card/letter to Jeff?  If so, I send it to the addy you previously posted?

Thx....David

Absolutely Dave ... send it on in ... I will get it there.'

Good to hear from you again ... it's been a long time.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on June 13, 2009, 12:54:09 PM
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nomak on June 14, 2009, 12:57:08 AM
Absolutely Dave ... send it on in ... I will get it there.'

Good to hear from you again ... it's been a long time.

Kewl..... will be outbound Monday.

Yeah feels like forever.  Its been at least a couple years, maybe more. 

FWIW I think what you (and others) are doing with regards to Jeff is very rare and shows your truly great character.

Dave
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on June 14, 2009, 01:03:39 AM
Kewl..... will be outbound Monday.

Yeah feels like forever.  Its been at least a couple years, maybe more. 

FWIW I think what you (and others) are doing with regards to Jeff is very rare and shows your truly great character.

Dave

And proof again, despite the claims of many, that the community is far more then just the game.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RATTFINK on June 14, 2009, 02:23:19 AM
All the best to Morpheus and Family.

<< :salute >>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on June 14, 2009, 01:04:14 PM
And proof again, despite the claims of many, that the community is far more then just the game.

A founding member, and a brother, speaks the truth.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Yeager on June 14, 2009, 02:08:21 PM
I am very happy he has survived this terrible accident and that it appears he has the mental capacity to regain his life back.  I wish to hell he had been wearing a helmet though.

A big Thanks to you guys who have taken your personal time to visit Morph and share your thoughts and hopes with us.

Good luck Morpheus and return just as soon as you are able  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Rebel on June 15, 2009, 12:50:27 PM
talking of devils I know some dark magic that will help Jeff. If you believe in it then it will work. If you dont, thats fine, dont bother. If many of you join me, our suffering will be minimised and Jeff's recovery aided. You might think I'm crazy, I dont care. If you truly want to make a small sacrifice to aid Jeff repeat this sentance either out loud, in your head, or in text here. Or all three.





It's up to you. Do not if you are not prepared to go through with your payment.


Dude.  I flippin' hate you now. 

Broken toe, busted pipes in the downstairs bathroom (all of which had to be replaced).   Oh yeah, and a killer chest cold that won't go away.

If this turns to Bronchitis, you're in trouble.

Seriously though, if this is what's workin, rock on.  Hope Jeff gets better that much quicker- and if this is it, I say bring on more!  I'll take more!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 15, 2009, 01:28:38 PM
Good for you rebel! Thank you for joining me, from my heart. I had a big arguement with the misses the next day, still not worked out. I also developed a cyst on my thigh that has got infected and needs lancing. errgh. Coincedence? who knows. I hope morph has had a minor breakthrough this week or we are just unlucky people.

S! rebel.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DamnedRen on June 15, 2009, 02:23:16 PM
Bat...i think it'c called a "co inky dink"... :D
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 15, 2009, 04:25:59 PM
 :lol
 it cant hurt to try.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 17, 2009, 11:17:06 AM
The 3 of us went to visit Jeff last night.

There was a marketable difference between last week and this week ...

His "focus" was much better ... he had a clearer look in his eyes.

He vocalization was much improved. At times he has a hard time forming sentences and at other times he just blurts out a complete and perfectly understandable sentence. Most impressive was when he girlfriend was leaving she said "bye bye Jeff, I love you" ... he looked her straight in the eye and said (with slight slurring) ... "bye bye Jodi, I love you too". This type of vocalization was not apparent last week.

He expressed many more emotions ... smiling, smirking, eyebrows raising/lowering ... depending upon the conversation and as it progressed. He has a "peg" in his abdomen still and that is used to give him his medicine. The nurse came into the room and he knew exactly why she was there and his facial expressions and demeanor changed immediately telling/showing us ... he didn't like this one bit but knew that it was something that he needed to do and will put up without a fight. Once she was done, he demeanor changed right back.

He wasn't as agitated as he was last week, but he does keep trying to get out of bed and gets "pissed" because he can't. His father said that he has been showing "anger" in the last couple of days, but as the 3 of us discussed this on our ride home, we believed that his "anger" was a good thing ... it is a display of emotion and his anger seems to be directed at "something" ... which is he wants out of that place.

He is eating soft foods (and supplemented still with a feeding tube), so his motor ability to eat properly seems to be ok. Don't know when he will be reverted to regular food.

We stayed much longer this time than last time, and he was attentive the whole time we were there, unlike last week, when we kinda tired him out and he just rolled over and went to sleep.

I really have no "bad news" to relay, and the 3 of us left the hospital feeling much better than we did last week, but not kidding ourselves that Jeff still has a long way to go ... at least he is on his way forward in recovery and we have not seen anything that makes us feel that he is stalled or going backwards in his recovery.

The 3 of us are going to go in on a digital frame and load it up with pictures of him with Mars01 and the Pitts, different airplanes, and stuff that we think will stimulate past good memories.

Till next week ...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mike254 on June 17, 2009, 11:45:16 AM
Good news. Thanks for the Update SlapShot  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: fudgums on June 17, 2009, 12:03:10 PM
Great news
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: stodd on June 17, 2009, 12:12:42 PM
Awsome update!!  :rock :rock :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTSigma on June 17, 2009, 12:24:04 PM
Request that the digital frame has some shots of his kills that anyone has on film, figured that'd bring back some good memories of him whooping our asses.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Rebel on June 17, 2009, 12:25:02 PM
*high-fives BatfinkV*

YES! 

Awesome to hear!  :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 17, 2009, 12:48:09 PM
great news! He is a strong one there is no doubt.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 17, 2009, 12:48:59 PM
Request that the digital frame has some shots of his kills that anyone has on film, figured that'd bring back some good memories of him whooping our asses.

 :lol

We discussed, at some stage, that we would bring a laptop and fire up some of the videos he did ... we're thinking the infamous Birdo/NathBDP WoooooooWooooooo video may garner some laughs out of him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on June 17, 2009, 12:52:25 PM
Wow that makes me happy to hear about the improvement bro!

Continued prayers as always, and a giant <S> to you guys for going there.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 17, 2009, 12:52:51 PM
OMG as soon as he hears nath's voice....  :D
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SKJohn on June 17, 2009, 12:57:57 PM
:lol

We discussed, at some stage, that we would bring a laptop and fire up some of the videos he did ... we're thinking the infamous Birdo/NathBDP WoooooooWooooooo video may garner some laughs out of him.


I still get a sideache laughing whenever I see that one! 
Great to hear the news on his progress! 
Thanks for what you guys are doing for him!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 17, 2009, 12:59:24 PM
OMG as soon as he hears nath's voice....  :D

Should I show him the "clown" picture ? ...  :rofl
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on June 17, 2009, 01:02:56 PM
Thanks again slap..... great news indeed.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: HB555 on June 17, 2009, 01:05:58 PM
I too just caught up with this thread.
I would like to add my thoughts and prayers to the rest, say thanks to all who are trying to help Jeff in whatever manor, and add my hopes for a full recovery.
Truly amazing and gratifying to see all the in game stuff stop cold when someone we know, or know of, has a real life emergency.
All our best, Jeff <S>
Snoopy Bell
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on June 17, 2009, 02:16:19 PM
:lol

We discussed, at some stage, that we would bring a laptop and fire up some of the videos he did ... we're thinking the infamous Birdo/NathBDP WoooooooWooooooo video may garner some laughs out of him.


omg! that is awsome to hear hes doin better! im sure he would enjoy seeing some of the videos he has done....tell him we all send our luv and prayers for him..ty for the update slap! <<S>>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 17, 2009, 02:21:47 PM
Should I show him the "clown" picture ? ...  :rofl

Only if you want him to punch something :D That may be considered progress.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: CRYPTIC on June 17, 2009, 04:12:09 PM
Thanks for the update glad to hear some good news. Know back to that black magic   to help him out.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTSigma on June 17, 2009, 11:56:28 PM
:lol

We discussed, at some stage, that we would bring a laptop and fire up some of the videos he did ... we're thinking the infamous Birdo/NathBDP WoooooooWooooooo video may garner some laughs out of him.


Hahahaha he would definitely remember that, heck I remember that video every time someone mentions "bird" and in my head I go "Wooooowooooooooooooooo!"
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on June 18, 2009, 02:01:31 PM
this is good to hear glad some of us are able to visit jeff. this has to mean alot and do alot for him. Slap please pm me with an addy that me and my wife can send a card thanks
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: COndor06 on June 18, 2009, 02:31:08 PM
I just found this thread. I don't look at the forums much. Wow, what a story. Morpheus you are one lucky soul brother. Not so much that you survived (thank God for that) but for the friends you have and the constant concern for you and your family.

I have fought you in the air and if you are half as good fighting your way back to recovery as you are in a plane then we expect nothing short of great news on your health.

There are a lot of good people here Jeff that care about you and your buddies are doing a great job keeping us all informed. When you get to the point of reengaging your cartoon advisories give our squad a heads up. We would like to send you some flight gear from one of our sponsors.

GO to our website (www.HellsAngels5by5.com) and take a look at some of our toys listed under flight gear. No, you can't have the $250,000 flight simulator. I think Slash has first right on that one.

Pick out a couple of things you need and I will get them to you.

Slap, please make sure Morpheus gets this message. We need our pilot back in the air as soon as possible.

Our Very Best Regards:

Hells Angels :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Damned Goose on June 18, 2009, 02:35:48 PM
The 3 of us went to visit Jeff last night.

There was a marketable difference between last week and this week ...

His "focus" was much better ... he had a clearer look in his eyes.

Thanks Slapshot for the update. This means prayers and good thoughts are working.... :salute
Goose
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: jamusta on June 18, 2009, 05:37:14 PM
Great NEWS!!!! I can now changed my squad name from "4 Morpheus" to "GO MORPH GO"
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Soulyss on June 18, 2009, 06:26:10 PM
Thanks for keeping us posted Slap, I'm glad to hear he seems to be on the mend.  Will keep sending the good joo joo his way.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: dtango on June 18, 2009, 06:37:12 PM
Oh my word.  I'd been away from the community for a bit here and just finally came across this thread!

Slap, keep up the updates bud.  So grateful that you guys are visiting with Jeff and his family.  Morph goes back a long way for me so this is much more personal.  Thoughts and prayers for him and his family.

Tango
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on June 18, 2009, 10:26:24 PM
thanks for the update slap  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dragon on June 18, 2009, 10:41:03 PM
Thanks for the update Slap, good news is always appreciated.  Our family will keep Morph in our prayers.

 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Banshee7 on June 18, 2009, 10:44:41 PM
:lol

We discussed, at some stage, that we would bring a laptop and fire up some of the videos he did ... we're thinking the infamous Birdo/NathBDP WoooooooWooooooo video may garner some laughs out of him.


Hell, I wish I could find that video.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: skullman on June 19, 2009, 09:27:00 AM
glad to hear he is making progress.Always nice to hear good news.Major trauma recovery is a long processwhich I know all too well sicnce recovering from a amputation of my leg.Thuoghts an prayers are with ya my friend
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Rawghh on June 19, 2009, 10:04:36 AM
 :salute Get well soon bro
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on June 19, 2009, 02:31:43 PM
Thanks for the updates, Slappy. It was hard to read how Morph was doing the first time you guys went to see him, it's been a relief to know that he's getting better and has the will and anger needed for a quick and (hopefully) total recover. Tell him I'm rooting for him, from here in Italy! :)

Hell, I wish I could find that video.

Banshee, IIRC someone posted a link to it in this very thread. Anyway, I'll upload it ASAP and post the link here.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on June 20, 2009, 06:36:28 AM
Here it is, the Wooowooo video:

http://files.filefront.com/wooowooowmv/;13916346;/fileinfo.html
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: CountD90 on June 20, 2009, 04:48:11 PM
Here it is, the Wooowooo video:

http://files.filefront.com/wooowooowmv/;13916346;/fileinfo.html
HAHAHAHA :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :aok

Skuzzy would have had a ball if he caught that one. lol
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on June 24, 2009, 04:27:31 PM
hey slap did yall go see Jeff today?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Banshee7 on June 24, 2009, 04:28:27 PM
Here it is, the Wooowooo video:

http://files.filefront.com/wooowooowmv/;13916346;/fileinfo.html

I just looked at this thread again.  Thanks Gian  :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: humble on June 24, 2009, 04:52:27 PM
Here it is, the Wooowooo video:

http://files.filefront.com/wooowooowmv/;13916346;/fileinfo.html

 :rofl :rofl :rofl :aok :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on June 24, 2009, 05:10:24 PM
I just looked at this thread again.  Thanks Gian  :)

You're welcome! :)

I've said it before (when I posted a week or so ago Morph's "Wilbuz" movie <---- great one to watch!) and I say it again, I have many of Morph's movies, if someone wants to have one, just ask for the upload.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: bigk29 on June 26, 2009, 05:17:42 AM
as a fellow biker / aceshigh2'er  i wish him all the best for a fast recovery  <<S>> 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on June 26, 2009, 04:58:36 PM
any word on how jeff was this week? hope all is goin well!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SKJohn on June 30, 2009, 09:41:45 AM
any word on how jeff was this week? hope all is goin well!

+1
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mars01 on June 30, 2009, 02:59:30 PM
Hello All,

Yeah we went last week to see Jeff.  Sorry for the delay, I had a contest to get to Thursday and Slappy was off to a Karate tourny Wed so we are late with the update.

We brought an LCD picture frame that we loaded up with pictures he had taken from Corsairs Over CT, F14s at Republic and stuff flying around with me in the Pitts.  I had my laptop and we watched some of the videos he had done as well.  Overall I think the reality of what has happened is becoming more and more apparent to him.  When we showed him a video - he and I flying the Pitts, Jeff doing rolls and loops etc. he looked at me and said, garbled, "This Sucks".  He is having a hard time speaking still and control of his left side is still sluggish and weak.  He has filled out some and is looking more like he used to.

They did say he was working on walking again and that with two people holding him up he was taking some steps.  He is on real food now so that is a plus and they are hoping to take the tube out of his stomach this week.  Some friends of his, that were there for the first time, had shown up a little after us and since they only allow 2 people in the room at a time, so as not to overstimulate him, we ducked out to the hallway and gave them some time with Jeff.  When we were finally able to go back in and see him, he was passed out cold sleeping like a baby, so we left.

I think we were all hoping for more improvement from the previous week as you can imagine.  You just hope to walk in there and see good old Jeff back.  I know it is early and Jeff has a long road ahead of him but this definitely tempered my mood as we left.  He is improving slowly, his frustration levels are high and patience is being tested.  He really wants to get the hell out of there.  They had him outside for a little bit last week and he is going through therapy a couple times a day.

I was talking to his mom and she mentioned the doctors wanted her to bring in something that he would know and could take apart and put together, something familiar to him and not just some sort of puzzle.  I am kinda coming up blank and hoping something hits me this week.  With all the crap Jeff was into this should be easy, right LOL.

I can't thank this community enough for their support and outpouring of compassion and care for Jeff.  We are going back Thursday this week and will be sure to update you again, maybe get some pics...

Thanks again everyone and keep the prayers for Jeff's complete recovery coming.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 30, 2009, 03:06:57 PM
Get him a model airplane kit. Not the complicated type that needs glue and knives, something basic to start on. Maybe just a little slingshot glider or something that takes 5 mins to put together and could be thrown out a window or something..

Thanks for the update. Still sending love.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on June 30, 2009, 03:13:19 PM
Thanks for the update Mars. His parents are holding out ok I hope.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: moot on June 30, 2009, 03:26:20 PM
Look at it this way... Though it may suck as he said himself, every day for him (in therapy etc) is better than the previous one.  Things are looking up.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SirLoin on June 30, 2009, 03:44:16 PM
Morph..Ya get better soon m8!

<S!> :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TonyJoey on July 01, 2009, 01:17:18 AM
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on July 04, 2009, 12:55:49 PM
Well we went Thursday to see Morph.

We got to the room and it was empty ...  :uhoh

We found him down the hall in an area where they have tables and a TV and he was eating dinner. His Mom, Dad, and girlfriend were sitting with him. He looked at us and you could see that he recognized us immediately and smiled and put his hand out for us to shake it.

I was pleasantly surprised to see him feeding himself (along with his Mom helping every once in awhile). He was even drinking from a cup on his own (with some spillage). He was much more alert and animated this time and his conversation abilities are becoming stronger. He is still slurring some of his words, but at least he is paying attention to conversations and participating. He still wants to get the heck out of that place. At the end of the visit, he was rather intent on undoing his wheelchair seat belt and trying to "get the the F* out of this place".

It has become quite evident now that the left side of his body/face is "weak" and they continue to try and get him to use the left hand and arm more. I was getting him to arm wrestle me left handed and there is nothing wrong with his strength but more of a coordination concern.

Things are progressing nicely as far as I am concerned (I am no doctor) but still not trying to kid myself that Jeff will be Jeff in a month or 2 ... I keep saying this ... He has a long row to ho ... and he has just started.

Till next week ...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pawz on July 04, 2009, 01:02:21 PM
Thanks for the update slap!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Soulyss on July 04, 2009, 01:21:34 PM
Thanks for the update Slap, will keep sending thoughts and prayers his way till someone says otherwise.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on July 04, 2009, 09:35:27 PM
I get all teary eyed every time I read a new update ! Its get that he is doing so well, and that he has such a great group of guys helping him along!  A big SALUTE to you guys for keeping up with the visits. My hats of to you !  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on July 04, 2009, 09:43:28 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated Slapshot.  Tell him we've kept a 38 well maintained for him when he gets back....And with me around, keeping a 38 well maintained is difficult :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: stodd on July 04, 2009, 11:03:44 PM
Awsome to hear! These updates keep getting better and better!  :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: FuBaR on July 05, 2009, 03:21:55 PM
My best wishes bud. <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TonyJoey on July 05, 2009, 03:23:15 PM
Best Wishes! :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on July 06, 2009, 12:18:02 PM
Thanks Slap and crew for the updates. Good to hear he is improving.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on July 06, 2009, 03:19:44 PM
Thanks for the update Slappy! I am amazed at the week to week improvements, truly wonderful!

<<S>> Jeff, keep your head up bro, all will get better in time :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on July 06, 2009, 04:06:36 PM
thanks slap
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ratpack1 on July 06, 2009, 04:12:24 PM
drinking from a cup on his own (with some spillage).


Nuttin wrong with that, I do it too!  :D

Glad to hear he is recovering nicely and thanks for keep everyone informed!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on July 15, 2009, 04:49:13 PM
Well ... we went to see him last night.

When we first went into the room, the aid pointed to Mars and asked Jeff ... who is this guy ... and Jeff spouted out "Rob" and then the aid asked if he knew his last name and to our surprise ... he immediately said, without thought Rob's last name ... to us ... that was huge.

For the rest of the visit, he wouldn't shut the F**K up ... his conversational skills are improving immensely. He can keep up with a conversation, but at times drifts away. He jokes around and busts balls during a conversation which I consider a real good sign of improvement ... he has and displays a sense of humor.

Where he isn't doing good is his continued frustration at being in the hospital and not really realizing why he is in there. This leads to him being pissed off at times and it usually rears it's ugly head when he is supposed to be doing his physical therapy, so with that, he is behind on re-learning how to walk and strengthening his left arm and leg.

We got into a little trouble at the hospital last night ...  :devil  ... Jeff is only supposed to have 2 visitor at a time. Prior to last night we pretty much blew that rule off, but we learned from his Dad that if he has too much interaction with people, at the same time, he later tries to process what transpired during the visit(s), and that causes him to stay awake much of the night. That in turn leaves him tired and cranky for the next day and he goes off on the physical therapy aides and they cancel his sessions.

Personally, I think it's an excuse by the hospital ... but we will try to be good next visit ...  :angel:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: stodd on July 15, 2009, 04:52:49 PM
Well ... we went to see him last night.

When we first went into the room, the aid pointed to Mars and asked Jeff ... who is this guy ... and Jeff spouted out "Rob" and then the aid asked if he knew his last name and to our surprise ... he immediately said, without thought Rob's last name ... to us ... that was huge.

For the rest of the visit, he wouldn't shut the F**K up ... his conversational skills are improving immensely. He can keep up with a conversation, but at times drifts away. He jokes around and busts balls during a conversation which I consider a real good sign of improvement ... he has and displays a sense of humor.

Where he isn't doing good is his continued frustration at being in the hospital and not really realizing why he is in there. This leads to him being pissed off at times and it usually rears it's ugly head when he is supposed to be doing his physical therapy, so with that, he is behind on re-learning how to walk and strengthening his left arm and leg.

We got into a little trouble at the hospital last night ...  :devil  ... Jeff is only supposed to have 2 visitor at a time. Prior to last night we pretty much blew that rule off, but we learned from his Dad that if he has too much interaction with people, at the same time, he later tries to process what transpired during the visit(s), and that causes him to stay awake much of the night. That in turn leaves him tired and cranky for the next day and he goes off on the physical therapy aides and they cancel his sessions.

Personally, I think it's an excuse by the hospital ... but we will try to be good next visit ...  :angel:
These updates seem to be getting better and better! :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on July 15, 2009, 04:58:12 PM
Thanks again to you folks for taking time out of yalls schedule to visit and then report to the community. This seems to be going well. We are looking forward to the day he can return.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: moot on July 15, 2009, 04:59:37 PM
Slap - Try and help him see that re-learning how to walk and getting his left side back in shape = getting out of there.  

Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Soulyss on July 15, 2009, 05:18:16 PM
Thanks for the update Slap,

I wonder is the conditioning for the left arm just strength? or strength and coordination?  If it's matter or hand eye coordination would taking a laptop and a joystick in and make him try and fly a bit with his left hand be helpful?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on July 15, 2009, 05:58:53 PM
thanks for the updates  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on July 15, 2009, 06:53:57 PM
Keep the updates comming Slap!
 and Thx for them,good to hear he's progressing.

 Cant say I blame him wanting out,had any hosp. food lately?

   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Oldman731 on July 15, 2009, 08:07:09 PM
Thanks again to you folks for taking time out of yalls schedule to visit and then report to the community.

The mark of very good friends.

- oldman
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on July 15, 2009, 08:08:41 PM
The mark of very good friends.

- oldman

Yep, shows the true nature of the best of this community. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TonyJoey on July 15, 2009, 08:48:43 PM
Thank you for the update. They are getting better and better.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on July 15, 2009, 08:49:45 PM
thanks slap
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texasmom on July 15, 2009, 10:27:59 PM
Thank you very much for consistently posting after your visits with him. :) Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SirLoin on July 15, 2009, 11:50:58 PM
 :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Biggamer on July 20, 2009, 03:01:51 AM
Thanks for the updates slap hope you get well soon morpheus :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on July 20, 2009, 04:57:22 PM
thanks slap things sound like they are getting better for him glad to hear this
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dragon on July 20, 2009, 05:49:52 PM
Saturday night at the Dayton gathering, we had a toast to the continued healing of Morpheus.  Hope to see ya soon brother.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTR on July 21, 2009, 09:14:12 AM
Each update gets better and better :)

Before you know it Jeff will be chasing the nurses around ;)

Thanks for the updates Slap. There are alot of us pulling for him here too.

Looking forward to the next one.

Jeff, your one tough bastage!

cheers,
RTR
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mussie on July 21, 2009, 02:21:31 PM
I have not been here for a while... every now and then i feel the need to drop by my old stomping grounds and see whats happening

I saw morphs name and thought it was gonna be someone ranting and raving with morphs usualy sort of reply (I see he is saving that for the physical therapest :) ) hehehe...

I was shocked to read about the accident and to tell you the truth I could not read through the 27 pages I had to jump to the end and know if he was ok...

I am glad to know he is getting up and about, somone give him a big <S> from Mussie.....

EDIT: just read the whole thread.... man its been a long road for him <S> to everyone here for the support you have given... that ladies and gents is the one of the great things that i miss about this little family....
 



Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RedTop on July 21, 2009, 04:08:00 PM
Great News Slap...thanks for the updates!!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on July 26, 2009, 06:35:13 PM
Well ...

We went last Wednesday ... things are still progressing. His conversational skills are still improving as is his memory. His physical rehab is still suffering some due to his frustration and getting pissed at the staff. Once he gets pissed ... session over. According to his parents, on Tuesday he did manage, with a walker and an aid by his side, walk the 175 ft isle ... twice ... and did a pretty good job at it. Also, he is using the bathroom ... not all the time ... but still is getting there some of the time and that is considered a "big deal".

He is putting weight on and is beginning to look like the old Morph. All in all, I think that he is looking at a good year to 2 years of rehab to come back to almost 100% and no one really knows if he will ever be 100%, but I am sure he is going to make a fight of it.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SkyRock on July 26, 2009, 06:37:17 PM
tell him we're pulling for him....  best wishes,

Mark

PS   thanks for updates, SLap   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on July 26, 2009, 06:37:52 PM
he will make it
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TonyJoey on July 26, 2009, 06:51:04 PM
Best wishes. Thanks for the update. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on July 26, 2009, 10:17:16 PM
thats good stuff  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on July 27, 2009, 01:09:42 AM
slapshot...im so happy to know that morphy has great friends like you guys! in our time of need it helps to know who your true friends are. thank you guys for everything you are doing, i would love to go visit him but i live so far away. my squadie blue was in a motorcycle accident on the 20th of july. he is doing okies and broke both hands and his foot, had to have surgery to remove his splene *spelling*. he and morphy are both very lucky to be with us still. tell him i said hi if you think of it, take care and keep us posted on updates if you can! you guys are all doing a great job and im sure that you guys going to visit him is helping him out majorly!


 :salute

betty :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 100hooch on July 27, 2009, 02:03:48 AM
Slapshot,

Great to hear that it sounds like Morph has a good roll started.  And anger is a very good thing as long as it keeps motivating him to fight, and not sit down and quit.  All of us should remember, as we continue to root for Morpheus, that as tough as he has had it thus far, these are the easy times.

I've gone through it.  So, keep kicking him in the bellybutton until he kicks you back!  And if he starts losing his drive, pound it back into him!

Keep givin' it hell, Morph!  It's on you, brother!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on August 05, 2009, 01:46:32 PM
any more updates on morphy???
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on August 05, 2009, 02:03:15 PM
any more updates on morphy???

We are going on Thursday ... We all had RL things to due last week.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on August 05, 2009, 02:06:24 PM
We are going on Thursday ... We all had RL things to due last week.


understandable slappy...i was just wondering how he was doin  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on August 05, 2009, 06:19:56 PM
Thoughts & prayers continue :pray

Sometimes a hard road back is still a road back.

We are all pulling for ya Morph!!


ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on August 17, 2009, 08:33:32 PM
Any news?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 17, 2009, 10:57:59 PM
I was wondering the same, mensa. Try closing your eyes and clearing your mind and listen to your first strong instinct. I just did and mine says morph is stuck against a wall that he needs to get over in order to progress at a faster rate but right now things are troubling him in some kind of stalemate. Don't ask me why but that what i felt when i asked nothing for an answer. Bring on the pitch forks and torches.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bear76 on August 17, 2009, 11:16:05 PM
I was wondering the same, mensa. Try closing your eyes and clearing your mind and listen to your first strong instinct. I just did and mine says morph is stuck against a wall that he needs to get over in order to progress at a faster rate but right now things are troubling him in some kind of stalemate. Don't ask me why but that what i felt when i asked nothing for an answer. Bring on the pitch forks and torches.
"Burn the witch, burn the witch" :D
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SkyRock on August 17, 2009, 11:20:03 PM
See Rule #6
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bear76 on August 17, 2009, 11:23:54 PM
or this....

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/Skyrock67/A1RI9SDCASJUY0TCATJV4YVCA4RF5TRCAAM.jpg)

and
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa223/Skyrock67/AZV0I4MCA0QWKRTCABHYBWACAD46MXJCATM.jpg)


 :devil
You'd have change your handle to "Bogart"
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 17, 2009, 11:26:42 PM
 :D
Try it, only takes a few seconds to listen to your instinct if you can clear your mind. You can only be right or wrong.


Even better, Try asking an impossible question and then NOT answering on instinct in your mind right away one way or the other. It's difficult not to hear an answer even if you try not to.   ;)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BiPoLaR on August 17, 2009, 11:32:35 PM
:D
Try it, only takes a few seconds to listen to your instinct if you can clear your mind. You can only be right or wrong.


Even better, Try asking an impossible question and then NOT answering on instinct in your mind right away one way or the other. It's difficult not to hear an answer even if you try not to.   ;)
You remind me why i stopped drinking and using
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 17, 2009, 11:45:24 PM
remember what started you and dont look down on those who still have a way to go...or have you understood nothing so far?
 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BiPoLaR on August 18, 2009, 02:00:55 AM
remember what started you and dont look down on those who still have a way to go...or have you understood nothing so far?
 :salute
i never look down, too busy picking myself up off the floor to look anywhere but up.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Furball on August 18, 2009, 03:32:24 AM
I was wondering the same, mensa. Try closing your eyes and clearing your mind and listen to your first strong instinct. I just did and mine says morph is stuck against a wall that he needs to get over in order to progress at a faster rate but right now things are troubling him in some kind of stalemate. Don't ask me why but that what i felt when i asked nothing for an answer. Bring on the pitch forks and torches.

 :huh
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 18, 2009, 03:43:36 AM
i dunno furby its just my first clean thought of the day came to, just rambling away ignore me as usual.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on August 18, 2009, 07:37:50 AM
I was wondering the same, mensa. Try closing your eyes and clearing your mind and listen to your first strong instinct. I just did and mine says morph is stuck against a wall that he needs to get over in order to progress at a faster rate but right now things are troubling him in some kind of stalemate. Don't ask me why but that what i felt when i asked nothing for an answer. Bring on the pitch forks and torches.

Scary ... He is not quite at a stalemate, but probably is not progressing as fast as he can due to his frustration, which triggers his temper.

I have mentioned his temper before, but last week, for the first time, we got a first-hand look at his frustration/temper ... it came on a fast as flippin' a switch ... gritting teeth & fist clenched.

This was brought on by our appearance ... he saw us and proceeded to try and get out of bed to "go with you guys". The aid and I tried to convince him to stay in bed but he forced himself out of the bed and to his feet (he still can't walk un-aided) so we helped him into his wheelchair. Once in the wheelchair, he was ready to "get the F$%% out of here". The aid blocked his way and in the blink of an eye ... he was ready to open up a can of whoop ass. We got him somewhat calmed down, but he still insisted on leaving and just the sight of the aid would set him off.

Needless to say ... we didn't stay long at all. We are going to go back this week, but if our presence brings on that type of behavior again, we will probably have to change our visiting schedule to maybe once a month.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Vudak on August 18, 2009, 11:14:56 AM
Well, for now his headstrong attitude might be an impediment, but I have to figure it will be a blessing in the long run while he works to overcome this.

Thanks for keeping us updated, Slap.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on August 18, 2009, 12:29:04 PM
Again thanks for the update Slap. There is good and bad to be understood from your post. I hope he is able to cope.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dadano on August 18, 2009, 02:46:41 PM
The frustration is a good thing. Stress and love breed creativity, and creativity is progress.

Big up to you SlapShot for keeping us filled in. I'm not a very pious person, but my thoughts are very much with you guys.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on August 18, 2009, 02:58:23 PM
remember what started you and dont look down on those who still have a way to go...or have you understood nothing so far?
 :salute



 Wow Batty thats deep! :aok


 Slap,I read what you just wrote and it had an effect on me. Having faced long term rehab myself I know what Morpheus is going through.All that you can do is support him,dont let him spite his self,and forgive him for his reactions.

Remember,when he sees his friends it's a stark reminder of what used to be,he's at the stage of being PO'd at everything.Thats good and will pass hopefully as he heals,till then just keep reasuring him.

 Thx Slap. :salute
 keep the updates coming,I reads this thread often!

   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on August 18, 2009, 03:26:15 PM
ty for the updates slappy! hopefully with time morphys frustrations will calm down a little bit so that he can progress faster. i couldnt imagine what he is going through, he just wants to get up and hang with the boys and he can't right now. thanx again for all you guys are doing for him and us by keeping us posted!!!

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on August 18, 2009, 03:36:12 PM


 Wow Batty thats deep! :aok


 Slap,I read what you just wrote and it had an effect on me. Having faced long term rehab myself I know what Morpheus is going through.All that you can do is support him,dont let him spite his self,and forgive him for his reactions.

Remember,when he sees his friends it's a stark reminder of what used to be,he's at the stage of being PO'd at everything.Thats good and will pass hopefully as he heals,till then just keep reasuring him.

 Thx Slap. :salute
 keep the updates coming,I reads this thread often!

   :salute

We aren't going to give up on him at all ... we just don't want to exacerbate the problem.

We believe that his frustration stems from the fact that he doesn't really realize, at this point, that he was in such a terrible accident and the results of that accident is why he is in the rehab hospital. He doesn't understand why he can't go home and that pisses him off.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on August 18, 2009, 05:50:11 PM
 Much as I expected Slap!!

 Hopefully that will change at some point.

 I truely feel for him and his family,I know what I put mine through. :o

   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: moot on August 19, 2009, 02:14:58 AM
That blank you get of just before and during an accident really is perplexing.. Now you're living something, minutes later it never happened.  Unreal.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on August 21, 2009, 09:11:29 PM
No idea what Jeff is capable of right now, but I read that they are doing incredible things with music therapy for head injuries these days. For whatever reason, it seems that patients with brain injuries may respond well to basic music lessons.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mars01 on August 21, 2009, 09:53:13 PM
Badboy and I were able to see Jeff this past Wednesday.  We walked in and he was lying in bed, covers up to his chin and his feet sticking out the other end.  He was watching NCIS and didn't even acknowledge us until the first commercial.  I thought that as pretty funny.  We stayed about an hour and a half, not talking much, just watching TV and cracking some jokes.  Jeff was there and understood most of our comments and jokes, he laughed at a few, we talked a little about his therapy and then we left.  It was nice to see him relaxed and mellow, especially after last week.  Hopefully his brain is starting to rewire itself, but his speech is still very rough and he still has a hard time getting long sentences out.  He seems to be making progress but at more of a geological pace. 

Till next week...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nwbie on August 22, 2009, 10:45:41 AM
A while back I had a friend who had a similar situation. You could read the frustration in his eyes as he tried to communicate, and as he slowly boiled over in frustration he would start ranting and raving nonsensical things out of his mouth. His doctor one day explained to me and a buddy that John most likely had the words correct in his head, but because all the "wiring" was jumbled, he was unable to put the words together in a coherent sentence, and that he had to relearn -or actually his brain had to remap those routes for his speech patterns. It took John a long time to get to the point of acceptance of his situation or actually "knowing" the predicament he was in, before he actually began to improve. Most of his good days were when we would just sit with him and not say anything, just be with him, I think loneliness was his biggest enemy. He still has a slur in his speech, but he is "all there" now. What you guys are doing is probably the most important part of his healing process, I know John thought that he would become the odd man out because he was suddenly different, at least that is what he eventually told me, probably more than just that.
Anyway, the point is, you guys are doing a truly good thing seeing him, taking time out of your life to share it with someone in need.
 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ausmith on August 24, 2009, 08:11:56 AM
Wow! I don't read the BB much. sorry to hear about the accident, sounds like Jeff is getting better and I'm real impressed with the support he is getting from all these people in the virtual and real world. it is apparent to me that his anger and frustration is a withdrawl symptom from AHII, sure he has some serious brain trauma, but he knows what's going on and he needs his Jstick but no one will let him get to it. all kidding aside I have flown many, many times with and against him (i died against him) and have talked with him many times, I do hope his brain can rewire around the messed up patches and he is able to get on with his life ASAP. I too ride and it saddens me to hear that he has laid it down, but that is one of the many risks we rider face to do what we love. what I have been reading about the brain, it sounds like he might be able to recover with time and help from those that are close to him. I do wish him a speedy recovery and my thoughts go out to him and his family.  I salute all those that have kept us up to date on his progress, tell him Smitty is rooting for him.

     thanks, Ausmith1 (smitty) VF-15 Satan's Playmates
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on August 27, 2009, 07:21:04 PM
You all seeing him soon?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on August 27, 2009, 08:27:20 PM
 A couple of them try to make it every week. Real life gets in the way some times, but they are there enough to make pests out of themselves   :D
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on August 27, 2009, 09:13:14 PM
I know, just like hearing news :).
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: saantana on August 27, 2009, 09:47:54 PM
My thoughts are with Morph and his family tonight.

From reading this, my girlfriend and I will be wearing helmets while skiing outback this winter season with no exception. Reading this story saddened me; I hope he recovers.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on August 27, 2009, 10:08:28 PM
Badboy and I were able to see Jeff this past Wednesday.  We walked in and he was lying in bed, covers up to his chin and his feet sticking out the other end.  He was watching NCIS and didn't even acknowledge us until the first commercial.  I thought that as pretty funny.  We stayed about an hour and a half, not talking much, just watching TV and cracking some jokes.  Jeff was there and understood most of our comments and jokes, he laughed at a few, we talked a little about his therapy and then we left.  It was nice to see him relaxed and mellow, especially after last week.  Hopefully his brain is starting to rewire itself, but his speech is still very rough and he still has a hard time getting long sentences out.  He seems to be making progress but at more of a geological pace. 

Till next week...

Should be about a year for a recovery.   My buddy was about that long and was worse.   Speech was the toughest for my buddy.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 100hooch on August 27, 2009, 10:42:35 PM
Scary ... He is not quite at a stalemate, but probably is not progressing as fast as he can due to his frustration, which triggers his temper.

Needless to say ... we didn't stay long at all. We are going to go back this week, but if our presence brings on that type of behavior again, we will probably have to change our visiting schedule to maybe once a month.

Keep pissing him off, Slap!  That anger will turn to determination and motivation.  The more he is reminded that there are other places to go beside therapy and meal time, the more he's gonna bear down in therapy to speed his recovery!

At least that's got me moving when I was paralyzed.

Rock on, Morph! :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Vinkman on August 28, 2009, 09:04:05 AM
I will say a prayer for Morpheus.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on September 09, 2009, 07:59:02 AM
We went to see Morph last night ...

He is doing well. He is still putting on some weight and it really looks good on him. He said that he is lifting weights as part of his PT so he now looks very much like the last I saw him before the accident. Speaking with one of his aids (who is a real cool guy) he is now walking unaided for about 40 ft. I think that he won't be leaving that place until he is completely ambulatory.

I missed last weeks visit, but from Mars01 and BadBoy58 told me ... he has found TV again. I guess he was so zoned in on the TV, he pretty much ignored them (not on purpose). Last night he was zoned in on the TV again, but this time we forced him to pay attention by constantly asking him questions and keep the conversation going non-stop. Personally, I think zoning on the TV is a good sign in the fact that he is "zoned" and concentrating intensely on what he is watching thus exercising the brain with all the input.

There isn't any mind blowing news to report ... just that he is still on the road to recovery and he is still progressing. I think with an accident like this, the progression of recovery shows some stunning progressions at the beginning, but then it reaches a point where those stunning progressions disappear and all progress from this point on will still come, but only as time allows and the effort put forth.

TxMom ... he (I) read your card last night and he was most appreciative of your kind words and thoughts from you and your family.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on September 09, 2009, 08:36:33 AM
thanks for the update  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Easyscor on September 09, 2009, 09:39:28 AM
Good to hear he's still improving.  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on September 09, 2009, 09:44:00 AM
That news alone is "mind blowing". Glad to hear he's progressing well.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mike254 on September 09, 2009, 09:45:37 PM
Good news, thanks for the update Slap.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on September 10, 2009, 02:19:13 AM
ty for the update slappy!! im so glad to hear that morphy is still progressing. yall are great friends for everything yall have done and keeping us all updated!  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texastc316 on September 10, 2009, 02:26:24 AM
go Morph go!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on September 10, 2009, 10:16:52 AM
thanks for the update slap morph truly has some great friends :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: waystin2 on September 10, 2009, 10:18:32 AM
Great to hear about his progress!  Go Morph go! :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Solar10 on September 10, 2009, 05:42:40 PM
Get better soon Jeff <S>.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on September 12, 2009, 02:14:16 PM
Has he been able to comprehend and accept why he's in there yet? Thanks again for the updates.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on September 12, 2009, 05:34:20 PM
Has he been able to comprehend and accept why he's in there yet? Thanks again for the updates.

Bat ... I don't think that that has really set in yet ... that will be key tho.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texasmom on September 12, 2009, 05:48:04 PM
TxMom ... he (I) read your card last night and he was most appreciative of your kind words and thoughts from you and your family.

:) I'm glad.

Thanks for your visits with him, and for always being attentive to posting about that.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on September 12, 2009, 08:32:38 PM
Bat ... I don't think that that has really set in yet ... that will be key tho.

 Anyone could see he always was a stubborn one, that could work in his favour and against him at times. With such friends as you guys he stands the best possible chance.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mugzeee on September 27, 2009, 10:55:40 PM
WTG Jeffers...You keep it up bud  <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on October 05, 2009, 11:05:52 AM
We went and saw him last week.

He is still moving forward but the pace has seemed to slow down ... this may be typical in this type of rehab.

They say that he is walking better and longer but we never get to see him walk when we go there. He is always in his bed ... and the last 3 or 4 visits, he is glued to the TV. It appears, to us, that he is getting very comfortable with the status quo and we wonder if his staying at this rehab hospital is now hindering his drive to move forward.

It's like a catch 22 ... he can't go home (or leave) until he is mobile, but the amount of stimulation/interaction within the hospital is no where near what he needs to do ... they appear to do everything for him so he is not forced to do it on his own ... if he was home, maybe he would be forced to do more things to help himself ... I guess I am saying that I think he is getting lazy due to the environment ... I could be wrong.

Bodhi ... I delivered the diecast models ...

His eyes got huge and he said ... "OH MY GOD !!!" ... that's AWESOME !!!

He really did like them and we got them out of their boxes and put them in his room so that he could see them all the time.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: gpwurzel on October 05, 2009, 12:36:51 PM
Thanks for the update Slap, always good to hear he's gradually getting well.

:salute

Wurzel
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on October 05, 2009, 12:53:43 PM
 Slap,

  Thats good to hear he got excited over the diecasts.

 I hope he's doing better every day,for me it was 1 step forward 3 back for a long time!

 Bodhi,you sir are an example of why I enjoy this community so much! :salute

Keep the updates comming!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: navajoboy on October 27, 2009, 02:55:03 PM
just checking in see if there is anymore updates.

Hope jeff is doing well..
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Simaril on November 02, 2009, 06:24:51 PM
Thanks for the updates. Hope he keeps at it, and hope those who love him keep him going forward.

And again thanks for caring so much. Great to hear about the reactions to the die casts!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TexMurphy on November 03, 2009, 01:02:25 PM
I dont know if its possible but getting him to watch something inspirational on TV might help.

I dont know Morpheus but there has to be something that he likes to do that can be watched which might inspire him to put some more effort into his rehab. I dont know if its a mountainbike movie, a skiing movie, surfing movie but there has to be something he liked to do that can be found in TV/DVD format.

I really do belive its important to find something motivating that he can go back to to find inspiration.

Tex
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on December 05, 2009, 05:25:41 PM
Any news?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on December 05, 2009, 06:58:43 PM
More thoughts and prayers!   :salute    :pray 

Rehab from many bad accidents is rough and depends totally on the attitude...

I hope Morph hears and sees his AH friends and foes are all cheering him on!!!!!   :aok

You CAN DO IT, BRO!!!!!!



ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on December 05, 2009, 07:07:37 PM
Still thinking about you jeff, at least once a week.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on December 06, 2009, 06:48:30 AM
are there any more updates slappy?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: tassos on December 06, 2009, 08:11:40 AM
GO MORPH GO... looks like you are strong like a Mekedonian

Greetings from Greece
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on December 28, 2009, 12:39:18 AM
any more news on morphy? i hope he and his family had a happy holiday.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Swoop on December 28, 2009, 07:26:21 AM
Oh yeah, happy Christmas Morph
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MutleyBR on January 08, 2010, 04:19:14 PM
We have this nice post about "Worldwide Aces High Players":
http://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,280753.0.html (http://bbs.hitechcreations.com/smf/index.php/topic,280753.0.html)

I'm left with a feeling of ambiguity... Itīs nice to meet people from all over the world online, but when when we miss a friend and are thousands of miles away itīs not nice at all...

Morpheus we admire you and miss you!!!

Be well my friend.

Mutley
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on January 13, 2010, 08:45:10 AM
any updates slappy???
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on January 13, 2010, 10:28:26 AM
UGH ... we went to see Jeff last week and I have been avoiding writing this post.

Jeff really isn't progressing at any discernible rate that we can see.

His girlfriend was there, and while I was visiting with Morph, Mars had a conversation with her.

The doctors say that they don't think that Jeff will progress any farther than he already has. This means that he will most likely be in some type of an "assisted living" complex for the rest of his life. His speech isn't really progressing, his walking isn't really progressing, and he still needs to wear a diaper.

With that type of news, Jeff's parents have decided to move forward with their "life plan" which they had been putting on hold since the accident. Jeff will be moving to Maine with his parents and it could be as soon as the March time frame.

Needless to say, we (Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself) are quite bummed at the news ... hence my delay in writing this post.

Sorry for the not-so good news.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: waystin2 on January 13, 2010, 10:40:33 AM
I am still pulling for you Morph.   :pray
Thank you SlapShot for the update Sir.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TW9 on January 13, 2010, 12:02:56 PM
oh man. i've been away awhile and this is 1st i've heard of this. <S> Morph. God bless you bro..  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on January 13, 2010, 12:10:16 PM
UGH ... we went to see Jeff last week and I have been avoiding writing this post.

Jeff really isn't progressing at any discernible rate that we can see.

His girlfriend was there, and while I was visiting with Morph, Mars had a conversation with her.

The doctors say that they don't think that Jeff will progress any farther than he already has. This means that he will most likely be in some type of an "assisted living" complex for the rest of his life. His speech isn't really progressing, his walking isn't really progressing, and he still needs to wear a diaper.

With that type of news, Jeff's parents have decided to move forward with their "life plan" which they had been putting on hold since the accident. Jeff will be moving to Maine with his parents and it could be as soon as the March time frame.

Needless to say, we (Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself) are quite bummed at the news ... hence my delay in writing this post.

Sorry for the not-so good news.

F**K.    Oh man....this beyond terrible.    :cry :cry
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shane on January 13, 2010, 12:22:25 PM
 :(  I hope something generates a turnaround for the better with his rehab progression.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Rebel on January 13, 2010, 12:59:16 PM
UGH ... we went to see Jeff last week and I have been avoiding writing this post.

Jeff really isn't progressing at any discernible rate that we can see.

His girlfriend was there, and while I was visiting with Morph, Mars had a conversation with her.

The doctors say that they don't think that Jeff will progress any farther than he already has. This means that he will most likely be in some type of an "assisted living" complex for the rest of his life. His speech isn't really progressing, his walking isn't really progressing, and he still needs to wear a diaper.

With that type of news, Jeff's parents have decided to move forward with their "life plan" which they had been putting on hold since the accident. Jeff will be moving to Maine with his parents and it could be as soon as the March time frame.

Needless to say, we (Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself) are quite bummed at the news ... hence my delay in writing this post.

Sorry for the not-so good news.

s**t.  Time for some Mojo.  Hang in there Morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on January 13, 2010, 01:56:30 PM
                     :pray   Hang in there Morpheus ..   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BiPoLaR on January 13, 2010, 02:20:38 PM
There is always hope. My father isnt suppose to be walking or talking right now after his car wreck and 40+ operations. But i never underestimate the power of will, heart, mind and god. So there is always hope for Morph.  :salute morph keep fighting
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TequilaChaser on January 13, 2010, 02:28:46 PM
UGH ... we went to see Jeff last week and I have been avoiding writing this post.

Jeff really isn't progressing at any discernible rate that we can see.

With that type of news, Jeff's parents have decided to move forward with their "life plan" which they had been putting on hold since the accident. Jeff will be moving to Maine with his parents and it could be as soon as the March time frame.

Needless to say, we (Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself) are quite bummed at the news ... hence my delay in writing this post.



Appreciate the update, Slap no matter what it consist of........

just maybe the move to Maine and stuff, just might be what sparks something in Morph to have a change for the better........

As I originally posted, He has that agressiveness in him , no mater how deeply buried in him it is....I hope it resurfaces at some point...soon I hope...but as long as it does......

Good thoughts & Prayers still

TC
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on January 13, 2010, 02:37:04 PM
UGH ... we went to see Jeff last week and I have been avoiding writing this post.

Jeff really isn't progressing at any discernible rate that we can see.

His girlfriend was there, and while I was visiting with Morph, Mars had a conversation with her.

The doctors say that they don't think that Jeff will progress any farther than he already has. This means that he will most likely be in some type of an "assisted living" complex for the rest of his life. His speech isn't really progressing, his walking isn't really progressing, and he still needs to wear a diaper.

With that type of news, Jeff's parents have decided to move forward with their "life plan" which they had been putting on hold since the accident. Jeff will be moving to Maine with his parents and it could be as soon as the March time frame.

Needless to say, we (Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself) are quite bummed at the news ... hence my delay in writing this post.

Sorry for the not-so good news.

So sorry to hear this Slap.  We appreciate you passing the word though.  Here's hoping that Morph crosses everyone up and keeps moving forward.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Spikes on January 13, 2010, 02:44:41 PM
Morph's in my prayers every day.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Gianlupo on January 13, 2010, 04:11:27 PM
UGH ... we went to see Jeff last week and I have been avoiding writing this post.

Jeff really isn't progressing at any discernible rate that we can see.

His girlfriend was there, and while I was visiting with Morph, Mars had a conversation with her.

The doctors say that they don't think that Jeff will progress any farther than he already has. This means that he will most likely be in some type of an "assisted living" complex for the rest of his life. His speech isn't really progressing, his walking isn't really progressing, and he still needs to wear a diaper.

With that type of news, Jeff's parents have decided to move forward with their "life plan" which they had been putting on hold since the accident. Jeff will be moving to Maine with his parents and it could be as soon as the March time frame.

Needless to say, we (Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself) are quite bummed at the news ... hence my delay in writing this post.

Sorry for the not-so good news.

:( Let's hope something will change, beyond doctors' ability of prediction....
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: tassos on January 13, 2010, 04:30:22 PM
The World just broke under my feet my Hard Broke in 100 peaces my wife saw me and was shocked as I readet this,I knew this from a Friend of my Robert Sturm, a Drunken Truckdriver with his Truck hit Him...he survived but...
I Hope very very much that he get better
Slap shot I believe that you are a hell of a Good guy can you give me a Address where I can send something for Jeff to make him get better from Greece
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on January 13, 2010, 04:56:00 PM
Aw man that's some bummer news :(

I will definitely be praying for him more

<S> Jeff, and may God be with you and your family bro.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Kazaa on January 13, 2010, 04:59:16 PM
 :cry
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on January 13, 2010, 05:17:04 PM
I hope he makes a miracle recovery :(.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tilt on January 13, 2010, 05:50:02 PM
When we moved to this small town of Brackley we befreinded a neighbour whose niece was married that year to a young barber who had recently lost his job. He started to offer a hair cutting service  whereby he would visit folks homes in the evenings and cut hair there.

We used him, and got to know "Pete"  as a barber to cut my hair and  that of my two sons. He was an aquaintence not a close freind...just some one we knew.

Later that year he was involved in a horrendous accident incurring both spinal and cranial damage which left him Partially paralized and massively mentally impaired.

The family went thru huge trauma over the coming years and it was clear after some time that he was never going to recover to the point where he would play any active role in the comminity. He was incapable of speach, incontinent, wheel chair bound and prone to violent moods.

To make things worse he had concieved a son shortly before the accident and he was incapable of understanding the relationship he bore to the little life that was introduced into his world. His mood swings meant that he was separated from Mother and child.

Every year we have a Bonfire/firework  party in the town on November  5th (Guy Fawkes night its a Brit sort of thing) and quite often get some sort of local celebrity to start the display.

Last year two blokes walk over the the  display one with an akward limp the other somewhat younger. My wife nudges me and points.. "Thats Pete" she says... I couldn't remember who Pete was and she reminds me.

Pete starts the fireworks to great applause and limps back  whith a huge grin on his face..........

"......... and that's his son" says my wife..... pointing to the younger man with him as the two returned to the family waiting for them.

You see we moved to Brackley in 88. Petes accident was in 90 and last year his son would have been 18 or 19 (I dont know all the dates exactly).

I dont know Morpheus that well either...............he "shot" me down a few times.  

I have no personal experience of great grief or even (truth be told ) of any great hardship or sacrifice. But I do believe that where there is love and family then there is hope and with time hope will bear fruit.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on January 13, 2010, 06:53:55 PM
There is always hope. My father isnt suppose to be walking or talking right now after his car wreck and 40+ operations. But i never underestimate the power of will, heart, mind and GODd. So there is always hope for Morph.  :salute morph keep fighting

+1  :salute Jeff keep on trying. i know its hard but you cant stop fighting it.

 :salute Slap thanks for the update bro sorry you had to witness that sad sad story first hand. we are here for you as well
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: fudgums on January 13, 2010, 06:56:06 PM
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: humble on January 13, 2010, 08:29:48 PM
 :angel: :pray :angel:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on January 13, 2010, 08:56:20 PM
Well said Tilt, hang in there Morph. I'm hoping the boyhood memories when he gets home helps him make the turn.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texasmom on January 13, 2010, 09:00:39 PM
I'm sorry to hear that bad news. :(
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: PK1Mw on January 13, 2010, 10:51:25 PM
Damn this sux. Thanks for the update Slap..

I do have a question though, when and if he moves to Maine, and gets put in a facility, are they still going to try and rehab?

Hang in there Morph, we're all pullin' for ya bro!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on January 14, 2010, 08:02:40 AM
UGH ... we went to see Jeff last week and I have been avoiding writing this post.

Jeff really isn't progressing at any discernible rate that we can see.

His girlfriend was there, and while I was visiting with Morph, Mars had a conversation with her.

The doctors say that they don't think that Jeff will progress any farther than he already has. This means that he will most likely be in some type of an "assisted living" complex for the rest of his life. His speech isn't really progressing, his walking isn't really progressing, and he still needs to wear a diaper.

With that type of news, Jeff's parents have decided to move forward with their "life plan" which they had been putting on hold since the accident. Jeff will be moving to Maine with his parents and it could be as soon as the March time frame.

Needless to say, we (Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself) are quite bummed at the news ... hence my delay in writing this post.

Sorry for the not-so good news.


thank you for the post slappy, even if it wasn't what we all was hoping for. i can't imagine what morphy is going through or what his parents and girlfriend are going through while being there and helping him through this time. it was really hard to read this post and understand as to why you didn't really want to post it. im want to think that maybe the doctors are wrong, maybe they are giving up on him too soon. doctors have been known to be wrong on occasion right? i mean, with more time could there be a chance that something will spark him to remember things he might not remember right now and be the determined person that we all know morphy is? i dont have much faith in doctors, am i wrong for thinking this way? i dont think its fair that they give up so easily on him. its not fair at all!!  :furious

slappy, you and your squadies are the greatest guys that someone can have as a friend, morphy is very lucky to have you guys in his life. thank you for everything.

i dont want to give up hope for morphy, i will continue to pray every day that somehow someway he will be back in the virtual skies with us.

never stop fighting morphy! :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on January 14, 2010, 10:50:55 AM
Slap,

 Thanks for keeping us all updated,I bet your post was 1 of the hardest things to do.

 No one wants to be the barer of bad news and I for 1 would like to say how much I appreciate the fact that despite the news you still came forward to the community and told us.    :salute

 Hopefully a change in scenery will spark something in Morph and he'll find away to progress.

 To Morph and his family I wish them all the luck and they will be in my thoughts.

Plz.keep us informed of any news Slap.

   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MotleyCH on January 15, 2010, 08:41:20 AM
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mars01 on January 15, 2010, 01:35:39 PM
I am touched every time I read the outpouring for Morph in this community.  Thank you all!   :salute

A couple things that Jodi had mentioned, they just realized that Morph has double vision in his right eye and we are hoping that once corrected (glasses) he will have a better time of walking and that his balance will improve.

The other thing that is not so good, is that he has been on Adavan for some time, to keep him corrigible.  Early-on, this summer, Jeff was pissed at something and he poped one of his care takers in the nose.  You can still see some small blood spatter on the ceiling tiles in his room.  Unfortunately on Adavan you really aren't motivated to do much let alone what is necessary to prevail in his condition, so that is not helping.

On a good note he looks good, he is starting to fatten up a bit so they have him on a low fat diet.  He seemed more responsive than normal, but still garbled, but sometimes we really aren't sure if he is yessing us or really gets what we are saying.  We are hoping his better responsiveness is because he is starting to get used to the Adavan.  

I have to admit, it had been a while since we were able to get up there and see him.  So this last time we were really hoping to find him in an improved state.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on January 15, 2010, 01:42:54 PM
Not what we want to hear but it's his update we want. Not some pie in the sky.

We are all still pulling for him.

Slap and friends... thanks for keeping up with these updates. <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SKJohn on January 15, 2010, 02:41:00 PM

. . . im want to think that maybe the doctors are wrong, maybe they are giving up on him too soon. doctors have been known to be wrong on occasion right? i . . .

I couldn't agree more.  In 2008 I spent 4 months in the hospital due to a number of problems.  Since I had two broken legs, I was unable to get up to the bathroom and had a catheter in for like 3 1/2 months straight.  When I asked to have it removed, I had two different urologists assure me that because it had been in so long, I would never be able to urinate on my own again, that the bladder muscles were shot.  They said that I would have to use a straight cath 3-4 times a day to drain my bladder.  When I relayed that to my main hospital doctor, he told me that he knew some "special training" that I could do, and he would have me peeing on my own in a week or two.  He did, and it worked and before I left the hospital I was able to go on my own.

Moral of the story - remember that doctors "practice" medicine, and having the initials MD after your name does not mean that you are foolproof.  I believe that with the love and faith of Jeff and his family, and the hopes and prayers of people here, he will be able improve much more than the doctors predict.  I've seen it happen too many times to think otherwise.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: AAJagerX on January 15, 2010, 03:31:56 PM
Prayers sent. 

We're all pullin for ya Morph  :salute

<<S>>
AAJagerX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BlauK on February 03, 2010, 02:59:44 PM
:confused:
Keep on fighting, Morph! Wishing all the best for the family as well.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: trax1 on February 03, 2010, 03:56:50 PM
Wow, sorry to hear the bad news about Morph, I was in a serious life altering accident about 12 years ago that left me in a wheelchair so I know how hard something like this can be.  Just never give up hope that he can get better, miracles do happen. :angel:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 38ruk on February 04, 2010, 10:39:08 AM
I can't believe this happened ....  

Why do bad things happen to good people ?  
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on February 04, 2010, 10:58:45 AM
I can't believe this happened .... 

Why do bad things happen to good people ?  Was the person that hit him charged with anything?

No one hit him ... his head hit a tree after being thrown from his bike.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 38ruk on February 04, 2010, 11:03:43 AM
Oh man.   I guess i just assummed .
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on February 04, 2010, 07:24:43 PM
Don't give up hope. My wife, my best friend & loving companion was in a coma for 2 months. The neurologist told the family she would never walk, never talk, be completely dependent for the remainder of her life. She is a walking & talking miracle (can't shut her up). She lost 3 fingers & 8 toes to frostbite, and had 3 chest tubes and a feeding tube for months, but is now nearly mentally whole, very sharp witted, and cracks me up with one liner zingers constantly. Prayers for Morpheus.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on February 05, 2010, 07:35:47 AM
Don't give up hope. My wife, my best friend & loving companion was in a coma for 2 months. The neurologist told the family she would never walk, never talk, be completely dependent for the remainder of her life. She is a walking & talking miracle (can't shut her up). She lost 3 fingers & 8 toes to frostbite, and had 3 chest tubes and a feeding tube for months, but is now nearly mentally whole, very sharp witted, and cracks me up with one liner zingers constantly. Prayers for Morpheus.

If I may ask ... how long was that process ? What type of therapy was used ? How long was she in the PT hospital ?

The reason that I ask is that Morph is supposedly in a very fine hospital but of all the times that we have visited him, we have seen him out of his room/bed once. They only allow 2 of us in the room at one time and he is constantly drugged. If he doesn't eat fast enough, they feed him and most times they just flat out feed him ... personally, I think that they have made him "lazy" ... our stance would be ... put that food in your mouth yourself or go hungry. He is still wearing a diaper because he will forget to ask to go to the bathroom ... I would have thought that they would take the same approach one would take while potty training a toddler ... ask every hour or more if he has to go to the bathroom or just get him up every hour and walk him to the bathroom and see if he will go.

This has frustrated the crap out of us. I am no brain specialist, but I would think that the more interaction along with changing venues would only stimulate him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: humble on February 05, 2010, 07:53:30 AM
Slap I'm in no position to speak with any authority on this specific to care and treatment. What I can say is to trust your gut. My son (17) was diagnosed with autism and moderate retardation at 2 1/2 back in the early days of what's now recognized as a world wide epidemic. We were literally told to leave him with the doctor and have him institutionalized since he would never be a "functioning adult". Today he has a 3.86 grade average is an "assistant manager" with the basketball team and looking forward to going to community college next year. Nobody will advocate for Morph like his friends and family, if it "feels wrong" to you it probably is. The only real similarity here is the brain and I can tell you that the plasticity of the brain is amazing but it takes constant work and prompting to "reprogram". Matt (my son) worked with a neurologist 3 days a week for over 3 years doing nuero-feedback therapy  (he was doing stuff like playing pacman with his mind (only "controller was his thoughts") 10 yrs before this stuff hit CNN. From what your describing he's being warehoused by an institution that feels the primary task is his comfort (and whats easy for them)...not his recovery.

The 1st thing I would do is prompt his parents to have a follow up meeting looking to specifically assess his current condition and to establish benchmarks, measurable goals and timelines. Example "Morph will feedhimself 27% of the time (up from ~10%) in 2 weeks...

Then set up an ongoing review and adjustment....as often as once a week in the beginning. If they won't do this then he's being "warehoused" not recovered. Interview facilities and check for a documented procedural process that actively sets benchmarks and looks to involve family and friends in the process of recovery...not exclude them from the business of warehousing.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on February 05, 2010, 08:17:27 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^
Give the man a cigar. All to often people with brain injuries are just ignored if amazing recovery doesn't come in the first weeks or months. The truth is, it's a long road back from brain injury, and it takes focused intensive therapy. Think about it. When a child is born, and begins to mature, he gets the focus of adults most of his waking life. Constant attention is paid to "potty training" until the child gets out of diapers. Then there's "pre-school", where the child is constantly engaged by adults getting the learning process started, and preparing the child for ever more intense learning experiences. A person with a brain injury often "forgets" all they learned as a child, those basic skills.

Well, why in the world would any reasonable person think that all of those skills can be re-learned easily with the patient in a room by themselves with no real stimuli for all but 15-30 minutes of "therapy"? If an injured person can eat "some of the time", they almost surely possess the skills required, and only need to be taught and encouraged. The same thing applies to bathroom skills.

The problem is that most "rehabilitation facilities" do not have the staff or the desire to actually do the job. Many of them are poorly run "nursing homes" at best, and basically nothing more than a "dumping ground" (yeah, a sad thing to say) for people that no one wants to take care of anymore. They have a minimal staff, poorly trained, who are only interested in getting through the week and collecting a check. It's far easier for them to practically force feed a patient and change their diaper than it is to actually try to help that patient.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TequilaChaser on February 05, 2010, 08:18:15 AM

~snip~
Nobody will advocate for Morph like his friends and family, if it "feels wrong" to you it probably is.
~snip~
From what your describing he's being warehoused by an institution that feels the primary task is his comfort (and whats easy for them)...not his recovery.

The 1st thing I would do is prompt his parents to have a follow up meeting looking to specifically assess his current condition and to establish benchmarks, measurable goals and timelines. Example "Morph will feedhimself 27% of the time (up from ~10%) in 2 weeks...

Then set up an ongoing review and adjustment....as often as once a week in the beginning. If they won't do this then he's being "warehoused" not recovered. Interview facilities and check for a documented procedural process that actively sets benchmarks and looks to involve family and friends in the process of recovery...not exclude them from the business of warehousing.

humble/snaphook is absolutely right........ I don't think it could be expressed/viewed any better than how snap has commented
 :pray :angel:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: saantana on February 05, 2010, 12:00:02 PM
Don't give up hope. My wife, my best friend & loving companion was in a coma for 2 months. The neurologist told the family she would never walk, never talk, be completely dependent for the remainder of her life. She is a walking & talking miracle (can't shut her up). She lost 3 fingers & 8 toes to frostbite, and had 3 chest tubes and a feeding tube for months, but is now nearly mentally whole, very sharp witted, and cracks me up with one liner zingers constantly. Prayers for Morpheus.

Wow - what a story!

This discussion made me think of something I saw yesterday that made me reflect on my in comparison great ordinary life.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/03/concussions.teen.brains/ (http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/03/concussions.teen.brains/)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Knite on February 05, 2010, 12:02:25 PM
They have a minimal staff, poorly trained, who are only interested in getting through the week and collecting a check. It's far easier for them to practically force feed a patient and change their diaper than it is to actually try to help that patient.

I agree with just about everything you said except this part, which I feel is being a bit unfair to the people working at the facility. yes, in some cases the person is just there to collect a check. But in a lot of other cases, the person wishes they could do more, but because of how the system has been completely twisted legally, they cannot. Not to mention how often these people are trying to make a living caring for someone, getting a thanks of families no longer coming to visit their bed ridden relatives, punched, pulled, prodded, pooped, and puked on while trying to help. Add to the fact that most of these places are insanely too low staffed because the place is not making enough, and that sometimes places like nursing homes are home to people who are severely mis-diagnosed, and you've got a lot of reasons for the care not to be all that great beyond the employees not caring. Yes, our heathcare system can use a lot of help, but it's not always as simple as other people not caring.

Plus, no one will ever care for someone more than the friends and family of the individual. I'm with Humble... if you're unsure, there's no shame in asking for other opinions or trying to find "another way".
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Strip on February 05, 2010, 12:09:15 PM
If I may ask ... how long was that process ? What type of therapy was used ? How long was she in the PT hospital ?

The reason that I ask is that Morph is supposedly in a very fine hospital but of all the times that we have visited him, we have seen him out of his room/bed once. They only allow 2 of us in the room at one time and he is constantly drugged. If he doesn't eat fast enough, they feed him and most times they just flat out feed him ... personally, I think that they have made him "lazy" ... our stance would be ... put that food in your mouth yourself or go hungry. He is still wearing a diaper because he will forget to ask to go to the bathroom ... I would have thought that they would take the same approach one would take while potty training a toddler ... ask every hour or more if he has to go to the bathroom or just get him up every hour and walk him to the bathroom and see if he will go.

This has frustrated the crap out of us. I am no brain specialist, but I would think that the more interaction along with changing venues would only stimulate him.

Based on this post alone I would tell you that looking for another option is probably for the best.....

Strip
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on February 05, 2010, 07:33:28 PM
I agree with just about everything you said except this part, which I feel is being a bit unfair to the people working at the facility. yes, in some cases the person is just there to collect a check. But in a lot of other cases, the person wishes they could do more, but because of how the system has been completely twisted legally, they cannot. Not to mention how often these people are trying to make a living caring for someone, getting a thanks of families no longer coming to visit their bed ridden relatives, punched, pulled, prodded, pooped, and puked on while trying to help. Add to the fact that most of these places are insanely too low staffed because the place is not making enough, and that sometimes places like nursing homes are home to people who are severely mis-diagnosed, and you've got a lot of reasons for the care not to be all that great beyond the employees not caring. Yes, our heathcare system can use a lot of help, but it's not always as simple as other people not caring.

Plus, no one will ever care for someone more than the friends and family of the individual. I'm with Humble... if you're unsure, there's no shame in asking for other opinions or trying to find "another way".


Sorry, I'm just not buying it. We went through this with 5 different facilities with my father. In the vast majority of the cases, it is true. It got so bad that at one point, my wife, who works for the state health related boards, went to the ombudsman and had one of the facilities shut down and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars. They damned near killed Dad outright, and the damage they did ruined any quality of life he had, and set him on a rapid downhill decline that eventually killed him. There were three facilities that she had to deal harshly with before it was over. Dad has been gone just over six years. And just last year, my wife had to do the same thing again, over my hunting buddy's mother, who was sedated to the point she nearly slipped into a coma, simply because she was a bit contrary, and troublesome. While I'd love to think that nursing homes and rehabilitation centers are staffed by mostly good people as a rule, direct experience, as well as my wife's experience at her job, tells me that is quite far from true. And it is a damned shame.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on February 05, 2010, 07:46:36 PM
snappy,

i wonder if when morphy's parents take him back home with them that they could let him stay at home with them and screen the nurses and aides that come to help him, have all his PT there at their home so it is monitored. its just a thought. atleast they would know he would be safe and i know its got to be frustrating for them seeing their son go thru this, it might be better for them to do it this way and get him out of that rehab place all together.


i dont trust doctors much and i still think that morphy's docs are giving up on him too soon and aren't making sure he gets what needs to be done so he can recover faster.

let us know if u look into things more snappy, i would like to know how it goes and would still like to know how morphy is doin after the move home. not sure if there is a way for u to keep in touch with them but u have been a great friend and i trust they know this and will keep u informed on how he is doing. <<S>> snappy and all u guys that keep us up to  date i know its hard whether its bad or good we all still care about him. thank you all again!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on February 06, 2010, 02:19:11 AM
If he doesn't eat fast enough, they feed him and most times they just flat out feed him ... personally, I think that they have made him "lazy" ... our stance would be ... put that food in your mouth yourself or go hungry. He is still wearing a diaper because he will forget to ask to go to the bathroom ... I would have thought that they would take the same approach one would take while potty training a toddler ... ask every hour or more if he has to go to the bathroom or just get him up every hour and walk him to the bathroom and see if he will go.

The average staff member is only going to do what they have to; the bare minimum. From the way it sounds he has been combative (which can further alienate the staff) and they are keeping him sedated because of it. The only way anything is going to improve is if the administration lights a fire under the routine staff to do go the extra step with documentation as proof.

To be blunt, the only way anything will change is if his family (preferably a Power of Attorney) complains to the administration. They do need to keep their complaints as a list of defined events and they also need to season them with future realistic goals. If no change happens after a month or two, they need to consider moving him to a facility that may be more successful or at least more attentive to his needs.

For goals, I'd push for a weekly list. For example;

---------------------
Week one: patient will feed himself lunch (I'm guessing he is most coherent at this time). If necessary, foods he can pick up with his hands (like sandwiches) will be provided. He will be allowed to take as long as he needs to finish his meal, provided he has the ability to finish.

Week two: He will continue to feed himself lunch, with a few meals consisting of articles he has to use silverware for (like pasta/shells). He will begin to dress his upper torso in the mornings with assistance.
-------------------

Granted, I don't know where he is at as far as his functioning. Regardless, make those goals reasonable and known to the family, the staff, and most of all to Morpheus.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RobMo68 on February 06, 2010, 05:06:48 AM
:( Let's hope something will change, beyond doctors' ability of prediction....

Loop de Lupo, long time no pwn bro! <S>


I was saddened to hear of what happened to Morph (got an e-mail from another forum about it, recently)!

And while I'm not a "religious" person, my thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff, and to his family and friends (epsecially to them, as Jeff will need them around him, to help him recover).

<S> to SlapShot and others for the updates!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on February 06, 2010, 12:47:40 PM
Please my friends, never underestimate the power of prayers.  I don't want to get Skuzzinated for a religious post because that's not my intention.  Just please keep Morph in your thoughts.  Amazing things have happened.

Keep fighting Morph!  It's a fight pure and simple.  KEEP FIGHTING!  We're all pulling for you!




ROX
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on February 06, 2010, 01:18:31 PM
If I may ask ... how long was that process ? What type of therapy was used ? How long was she in the PT hospital ?

The reason that I ask is that Morph is supposedly in a very fine hospital but of all the times that we have visited him, we have seen him out of his room/bed once. They only allow 2 of us in the room at one time and he is constantly drugged. If he doesn't eat fast enough, they feed him and most times they just flat out feed him ... personally, I think that they have made him "lazy" ... our stance would be ... put that food in your mouth yourself or go hungry. He is still wearing a diaper because he will forget to ask to go to the bathroom ... I would have thought that they would take the same approach one would take while potty training a toddler ... ask every hour or more if he has to go to the bathroom or just get him up every hour and walk him to the bathroom and see if he will go.

This has frustrated the crap out of us. I am no brain specialist, but I would think that the more interaction along with changing venues would only stimulate him.

2 months in ICU, then a few days in TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) step-down unit. Then 7-8 Months in Elks rehab hospital where she arrived still in a coma, learned how to speak, eat, and worked on fine motor skills. Then a few months of Out Patient therapy. Unfortunately every TBI patient is different. There are as many variables as there are neurons in the human brain.  
Often, there is a sudden awakening and things begin to improve. Remember that when the brain is injured, there is a decrease in the chemicals that help with alertness, concentration, learning etc. If he is very young that works in his favor. Young brains are still building new "Wiring" anyway, so they are able to compensate. The more damage the more months to relearn everything, just like it did the first time he learned to "Potty", or eat independently. My wife, standing behind me reading, says she "Had to go through all this".  It's tough! Hang in there. Prayers for him from Boise.  :aok
P.S. After reading the remaining posts (Many were good) I agree that progress can often be very slow like baby steps, 2 steps today, 3 tomorrow, etc. & his mind HAS TO BE STIMULATED! He will only gain what he has to have because it's required of him. Hope that helps.  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on February 06, 2010, 08:49:44 PM

Sorry, I'm just not buying it. We went through this with 5 different facilities with my father. In the vast majority of the cases, it is true. It got so bad that at one point, my wife, who works for the state health related boards, went to the ombudsman and had one of the facilities shut down and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars. They damned near killed Dad outright, and the damage they did ruined any quality of life he had, and set him on a rapid downhill decline that eventually killed him. There were three facilities that she had to deal harshly with before it was over. Dad has been gone just over six years. And just last year, my wife had to do the same thing again, over my hunting buddy's mother, who was sedated to the point she nearly slipped into a coma, simply because she was a bit contrary, and troublesome. While I'd love to think that nursing homes and rehabilitation centers are staffed by mostly good people as a rule, direct experience, as well as my wife's experience at her job, tells me that is quite far from true. And it is a damned shame.

This does happen and caregivers/nurses get caught in the middle between Gov't funding cutback & greedy companies not happy with the same 2% profit everyone else is living on, & some still expect to make the same money they did when the Medicare/Medicaid machine was in high gear. In recent years, the fed has stopped reimbursements for physical/occupational therapy after xxx amount of days, under specific circumstances because there was a lot of graft going on, billing 85y/o gramma that hasn't participated with the therapist for 6 months, but the bill keeps coming. Everyone suffers, including honest facilities & caregivers, because of the greed of a few, or sometimes several. The caregivers feel just as cheated as you did when this happened to you. IMO :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: tassos on February 07, 2010, 11:05:33 AM
What happen if we send him something that he remebered like a P51 Model ore a AH t-shirt?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Simaril on February 08, 2010, 06:47:30 AM
Attention to meds, meds, meds!

Just can't assess what's happening when people are on substantial doses of sedating meds. He may not be making progress BECAUSE of the ativan - which is a long acting relative of valium. Especially when coupled with meds used to prevent muscle spasms, help with sleep, help with pain, help with depression - the sedation effects can add up tremendously.

There is a time and a place for meds like Ativan, but all too often they get added to a med list and are left on board permanently. Some places will let med lists grow until even young healthy people are on 15-20 medications in extended care facilities. Specific advice for the family - if it hasnt been tried lately, would really be worth trial of tapered dose reduction. Can't know where is brain is really at when its being doped up.

And by the way - Ativan has a half life of 14 hours, which means it will take 2 - 3 days for any dose change to reach a new baseline blood level. (Rule of thumb is 4 half lives to reach steady state.) Taking it the other way, if a med is only being given on an as needed basis the levels can still be boosted enough to keep it always in the system, never completely clear, if a dose is given inside 2-3 half lives.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on February 08, 2010, 07:38:23 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Another winner. Over medicating is one of the biggest problems brain injury patients face. Every effort should be made to continually reduce every medication until the absolute minimum dosage to prevent problems or discomfort (for the patient) is given. All to often, medication is given to prevent problems or discomfort for the staff or the doctors and not for the benefit or in the best interest of the patient. Brain injury patients can be very demanding, time consuming, and troublesome. Especially those who are strong and otherwise healthy.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on February 09, 2010, 07:07:32 PM
A lot of truth here. My wife was heavily medicated for years from fear of starting seizures. She had one Grand Mal immediately after surgery so she spent nearly 10 years over medicated (IMO) from unfounded fears. She had trouble speaking in more than 2-3 word sentences. The medication was acting as a neuro-restraint inhibiting free flow of ideas and speech patterns. They had never challenged her meds, even though she was seizure free for 10 years. (Now seizure free for 16 years) This is why state facilities require patients psychotropic meds be challenged unless justified by strong documentation. When we slowly began weaning her off her meds, her speech took off in nearly normal patterns immediately. Her mind suddenly sharp and able to relay in speech everything she had been trying to say for 10 years. Over-medication is a REAL problem and takes a strong MD to see it and do something about it without undo fear. Some seizure disorders however, never subside. That is truly sad because the must live under the constant cloud of a medicated mind/body. I do not imply my wife's experiences are typical, but if we had not tried, where would she be?  (IMO) :frown:
The a fore mentioned opinion is in no way a medical opinion related to any person other than my wife. No decisions should be made without the advice of a physician/practitioner.  
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Simaril on February 10, 2010, 06:38:54 AM
A lot of truth here. My wife was heavily medicated for years from fear of starting seizures. She had one Grand Mal immediately after surgery so she spent nearly 10 years over medicated (IMO) from unfounded fears. She had trouble speaking in more than 2-3 word sentences. The medication was acting as a neuro-restraint inhibiting free flow of ideas and speech patterns. They had never challenged her meds, even though she was seizure free for 10 years. (Now seizure free for 16 years) This is why state facilities require patients psychotropic meds be challenged unless justified by strong documentation. When we slowly began weaning her off her meds, her speech took off in nearly normal patterns immediately. Her mind suddenly sharp and able to relay in speech everything she had been trying to say for 10 years. Over-medication is a REAL problem and takes a strong MD to see it and do something about it without undo fear. Some seizure disorders however, never subside. That is truly sad because the must live under the constant cloud of a medicated mind/body. I do not imply my wife's experiences are typical, but if we had not tried, where would she be?  (IMO) :frown:
The a fore mentioned opinion is in no way a medical opinion related to any person other than my wife. No decisions should be made without the advice of a physician/practitioner.  

Again, don't let yourself - or someone you love - get put on medical cruise control. There have been enormous changes in medications available in the last 10 years, and while not every change is a miraculous one there are many categories where there are new treatments with fewer side effects or with greater potency.

There IS risk with any change, risk that things could get worse. But as long as folks are willing to take that risk, it can be helpful to try tinkering - especially if the current treatment program has troublesome side effects. For example, when someone's been treated for depression and has been doing well for 3-6 months, I'll often suggest a trial of lower dose to see how things go. Doesn't always work - some problems are chronic, just don't get better - but you don't know till you try.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on February 12, 2010, 12:18:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btX49lLYBoc

Had to share this. Morpheus, if there's a word that means as much to you, I'd get your family to chant it.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Traveler on February 12, 2010, 02:53:16 PM
Hope his health insurance holds out or his parents are very very very very rich.  What did he do for a living?  He's a young guy I'd guess, living parents, girlfriend.  Perhaps he's covered by his parents health plan, until he's 21 or so.  then what?  There is a reason that the medical profession refers to motorcycles as donorcycles.  TBI is a horrible injury,  one that is very common to our American vets returning from war and senior citizens in old age.  It could very well be that the apparent lack of progress is due to the exact reasons given by the doctors and nurses attending morpheus.  That the damage to his brain is such that he will never progress byond this point.   
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ack-Ack on February 12, 2010, 04:36:18 PM
  It could very well be that the apparent lack of progress is due to the exact reasons given by the doctors and nurses attending morpheus.  That the damage to his brain is such that he will never progress byond this point.   

that may be very well true but why give up hope?  Miracles sometimes do happen.


ack-ack
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Traveler on February 12, 2010, 05:49:57 PM
If I may ask ... how long was that process ? What type of therapy was used ? How long was she in the PT hospital ?

The reason that I ask is that Morph is supposedly in a very fine hospital but of all the times that we have visited him, we have seen him out of his room/bed once.
Are you visiting him everyday , at different times of the day?

They only allow 2 of us in the room at one time and he is constantly drugged.

The limit is a standard hopsital policy at just about every hospital I know.  In the case of TBI they may limit it to one person at a time. It's for the good of the patients, not just the one you are visiting

If he doesn't eat fast enough, they feed him and most times they just flat out feed him ... personally, I think that they have made him "lazy" ... our stance would be ... put that food in your mouth yourself or go hungry.

yea, that's the ticket, that will teach him a leason, are you nuts?  The brain like other orgains needs engery , we supply it with energy by feeding the body with food.  He may very well suffer a brain injury to an area of the brain that controls hunger, left alone he may never elect to eat on his onw, because he doesn't feel hungry

He is still wearing a diaper because he will forget to ask to go to the bathroom ... I would have thought that they would take the same approach one would take while potty training a toddler ... ask every hour or more if he has to go to the bathroom or just get him up every hour and walk him to the bathroom and see if he will go.

again it could well be that Morpheus has lost the ability to identify that urge, he doesn't know that he has to go. He feels nothing.

This has frustrated the crap out of us. I am no brain specialist, but I would think that the more interaction along with changing venues would only stimulate him.

It very well may, but because of his TBI it may also terrorize  him as well.  His brain no longer works the way it use to work.  However you are 100% correct about one thing, you are not a brain specialist.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on February 12, 2010, 06:03:25 PM
You assume a great deal, considering you've never seen Morpheus, before or after his accident, and do not know him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Traveler on February 12, 2010, 06:45:14 PM
You assume a great deal, considering you've never seen Morpheus, before or after his accident, and do not know him.

I wish him well and if I was god, I'd make it so it never happened to him.  I do not know him as most in this thread do not know him.  I do know something about TBI.  I was an army combat medic and work as a volunteer in a VA Hospital as an EMT, PCA and Phelbotomist.  I am a realest. I never assume.  Had I met him before his accident, I'd have told him as I have every motorcycle rider I meet to get a car that motorcycles kill or worse.  This is worse.  The reality is that his insurance has limits, his parents resources have limits, That his best chance for meaningful recovery is the first 120 days.  That every TBI is unique to the injured person and will impact each one differently.  There is no magic pill. Once brain tissue dies, it's gone.  Nothing will replace it. nothing.  Not every area of the brain is capable of taking over all functions of injured areas. 

I am not assuming that there are evil forces at work and that's way Morpheus has failed to make progress beyond a certain point.  I am not assuming that his doctors are over medicating.  I am not assuming that he spends 95% of his time in bed.  I wonder how old Morpheus is?  is he over 18?  Now that he is awake is he making his own medical decissions?  Very tricky legal issues concerning TBI.  Unless he has named his parents medical proxy, they have no legal grounds to make decissions.  Doctors are legally bound not to discuss his health issue with anyone other then him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on February 14, 2010, 09:14:35 AM
"yea, that's the ticket, that will teach him a leason, are you nuts?  The brain like other orgains needs engery , we supply it with energy by feeding the body with food.  He may very well suffer a brain injury to an area of the brain that controls hunger, left alone he may never elect to eat on his onw, because he doesn't feel hungry"

No I am not nuts and I take offense at your tone. I have sat there and watched him feed himself with no problems at all ... he is quite capable in that regards.

"again it could well be that Morpheus has lost the ability to identify that urge, he doesn't know that he has to go. He feels nothing."

Or it could be that he can identify the urge, but forgot what to do when he has the urge ... much like a child ... that was my point.

"However you are 100% correct about one thing, you are not a brain specialist."

I going to say this one time ... take your condescending tone elsewhere.

We have known Jeff for over 5 years now and what we do, we do out of love for a "kid" (27 yrs old) that we think needed some external friendly stimulation outside of "family".

I had a feeling that posting my personal feelings might go in this direction ... it won't happen again.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TwinBoom on February 14, 2010, 09:27:21 AM
THIS IS A THREAD ABOUT THOSE WHOM CARE FOR JEFF KEEP THE CRAP OUT OF IT :furious
"IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY DONT SAY ANYTHING" :old:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: pervert on February 14, 2010, 09:29:07 AM
THIS IS A THREAD ABOUT THOSE WHOM CARE FOR JEFF KEEP THE CRAP OUT OF IT :furious
"IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY DONT SAY ANYTHING" :old:

+1
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Traveler on February 14, 2010, 01:35:11 PM
"yea, that's the ticket, that will teach him a leason, are you nuts?  The brain like other orgains needs engery , we supply it with energy by feeding the body with food.  He may very well suffer a brain injury to an area of the brain that controls hunger, left alone he may never elect to eat on his onw, because he doesn't feel hungry"

No I am not nuts and I take offense at your tone. I have sat there and watched him feed himself with no problems at all ... he is quite capable in that regards.

"again it could well be that Morpheus has lost the ability to identify that urge, he doesn't know that he has to go. He feels nothing."

Or it could be that he can identify the urge, but forgot what to do when he has the urge ... much like a child ... that was my point.

"However you are 100% correct about one thing, you are not a brain specialist."

I going to say this one time ... take your condescending tone elsewhere.

We have known Jeff for over 5 years now and what we do, we do out of love for a "kid" (27 yrs old) that we think needed some external friendly stimulation outside of "family".

I had a feeling that posting my personal feelings might go in this direction ... it won't happen again.


I took offense at your "... our stance would be ... put that food in your mouth yourself or go hungry" tough love approach.  I also think that the trained professionals treating him  have a better idea on the correct approach needed and understand the extent of his TBI. 

Your friend could also be losing ground because of something called CVA, Cerebrovascular accident. This condition often follows TBI and is the cause of additional function lose.  The brain is more prone to CVA following a major TBI and can occur at any time and often occurs many times. 

As I stated before you have no idea as to the extent of his injury and unless prior to the accident he gave his parents his medical proxy neither do they.  All the medical professionals are bound by law not to discuss his medical conditional with anyone other then him.  They know what they are treating him for you don’t.

I just think that all the second guessing that I see going on in this thread about treatments for something that no one except the patient and medical professionals knows anything about  is counter productive.   

I feel bad for the guy and I hope he gets as well as he can.  But your approach to his feeding himself is just nuts.   
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on February 14, 2010, 02:27:36 PM
I took offense at your "... our stance would be ... put that food in your mouth yourself or go hungry" tough love approach.  I also think that the trained professionals treating him  have a better idea on the correct approach needed and understand the extent of his TBI. 

Your friend could also be losing ground because of something called CVA, Cerebrovascular accident. This condition often follows TBI and is the cause of additional function lose.  The brain is more prone to CVA following a major TBI and can occur at any time and often occurs many times. 

As I stated before you have no idea as to the extent of his injury and unless prior to the accident he gave his parents his medical proxy neither do they.  All the medical professionals are bound by law not to discuss his medical conditional with anyone other then him.  They know what they are treating him for you don’t.

I just think that all the second guessing that I see going on in this thread about treatments for something that no one except the patient and medical professionals knows anything about  is counter productive.   

I feel bad for the guy and I hope he gets as well as he can.  But your approach to his feeding himself is just nuts.   


....and for all of your big words, all of your information and your lousy attitude you could very well be spouting BS !

Let these people have their hopes and dreams and their positive attitudes even IF they might be mis-placed. It makes them feel better and it doesn't hurt anyone.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TW9 on February 14, 2010, 04:03:16 PM
he's an EMT and a Combat medic aka not a doctor.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on February 14, 2010, 05:18:52 PM
slappy,

dont let some idiot that THINKS he knows anything about what is goin on in this thread hold u back from anything in here. you and ur squadies have done great things being there for morphy and thats all that matters!



traveler...or whatever the hell ur name is, you not welcome in this thread. this thread are for those that are standing by morphy and keep praying every single day that he will be able to walk, or talk or just do everything that he used to be able to do without any problems. we dont need idiots like u comin in here running ur mouth and taking a bad tone toward the people that actually know this guy and especially the guys that have been there for him for the past year and keeping us all updated on him.

dont bother replying to this post if u have NOTHING good to say...just keep steppin...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on February 14, 2010, 07:56:48 PM
that may be very well true but why give up hope?  Miracles sometimes do happen.
ack-ack
Agreed AkAk, in this venue, there is no need to state the obvious. His family/friends are well educated in the "Worse case scenario". My wife's Trauma surgeon & neuro-surgeon both said very grave things about her potential while she was comatose. Thankfully, they were mistaken. Hope is a good thing.  :D
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on February 14, 2010, 08:06:50 PM
Traveler look dude noone here is posting negative things about anyones posts but yours. this is a post to show the support and care this community has for Jeff. if you have nothing better to say or you have something against someone here so it VIA PMs not on this thread
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on February 14, 2010, 08:38:43 PM
Considering Jeff has a brain injury, and is not currently competent, I think the medical professionals are required to discuss his condition with his closest kin, since Jeff is not able to make decisions for himself. And if they are not, his parents can ask a judge for a durable power of attorney, and odds are they'll get it. At that point, any medical decisions will include them.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: xFURYx on February 15, 2010, 02:43:23 AM
first of all this post started out really good, it was all about jeff and wishing him well, then it started to become posts full of virtual doctors
so im gonna say to u virtual doctors STFU and GTFO....

Morpheus is a cracking person, full of fight, ive played with him a few times in game, and spoken to him, he knows me as the sheep farmer from wales...(sheep shagger)

and im gonna tell you people straight, one day soon i hope he is going to be reading these posts, and he will see all the shyt you have posted, wow great boost to the mans confidence wouldnt you say.

we understand he has had a terrible accident and as a result he is in need of all our help, prayers, and support, we are missing one of our virtual pilots, and its up to us as his online squaddies and friends to bring him home..

so please if you can not say anything positive, comforting or supportive, then piss off and dont say anything at all.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Knite on February 15, 2010, 09:48:24 AM
THIS IS A THREAD ABOUT THOSE WHOM CARE FOR JEFF KEEP THE CRAP OUT OF IT :furious
"IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY DONT SAY ANYTHING" :old:

I agree TB... I'm sorry for my earlier tangent. I only posted to defend against the negative comments on medical professionals made by another member in this thread. I apologize if that started a tangent. I only wish the best for Morph and hope that his recovery, no matter how fast or slow, is always a step forward day by day.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on February 15, 2010, 10:21:27 AM
[iWe have known Jeff for over 5 years now and what we do, we do out of love for a "kid" (27 yrs old) that we think needed some external friendly stimulation outside of "family".

I had a feeling that posting my personal feelings might go in this direction ... it won't happen again.


Slapshot, thank you for all you've done keeping us all informed and standing by Morph through all of this. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mars01 on February 19, 2010, 10:29:46 AM
We made it up to see Morph this past Wednesday and I have to say it was a good visit.  They got Jeff fitted for glasses.  He was only able to see close up and that may very well be the reason he has been having a hard time doing anything.  The more I thought about it, what we take for granted, being able to see the fork, food, bathroom etc. may be with his very limited vision he couldnt do the simple things.  Only time will tell.  He got the glasses this past Sunday so we shall see, fingers crossed.

Morph was in really good spirits and honesty this was the first time I saw a very small glimpse of the old Morph inside what is still a very disabled Morph.  He still can not talk very well and his mobility is still very limited.  But when we were talking with him he really seemed to understand what was going on, he was alert and responsive and joking.  He didn't seem like he was in his usual daze or as lethargic as usual.  He asked about the plane I'm building, which was a surprise to me.  I started to show him some of the pictures I have on my phone and he really seemed like he understood what he was looking at and kept saying Wow, OMG, nice, wow.  In the past visits I have occasionally talked about it with him and shown him some pictures, but he would kinda sit there dazed and not really responsive.  I didn't think he really understood what I was showing him.  But this time he seemed tuned in.  We sat and watched that Bears guy that does the survival show and all of us, Morph included were cracking jokes making small fun of some of the extraordinary things we were seeing.  And Morph really seemed like he was getting what we were saying, although he still had a hard time getting the words out.

So thank you all for your support and please keep praying for Morph, the three of us left there much more upbeat and much more hopeful for things to come than the last visit. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on February 19, 2010, 10:36:25 AM
Thanks for the update. Prayers and hopes for his continued recuperation.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on February 19, 2010, 11:53:11 AM
Thanks for the update Mars.  Good to hear you saw some signs of the old Morph.  Hopefully this bodes well for the future.  Tell him we miss his cartoon 38 up and about :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on February 19, 2010, 05:36:08 PM
We made it up to see Morph this past Wednesday and I have to say it was a good visit.  They got Jeff fitted for glasses.  He was only able to see close up and that may very well be the reason he has been having a hard time doing anything.  The more I thought about it, what we take for granted, being able to see the fork, food, bathroom etc. may be with his very limited vision he couldnt do the simple things.  Only time will tell.  He got the glasses this past Sunday so we shall see, fingers crossed.

Morph was in really good spirits and honesty this was the first time I saw a very small glimpse of the old Morph inside what is still a very disabled Morph.  He still can not talk very well and his mobility is still very limited.  But when we were talking with him he really seemed to understand what was going on, he was alert and responsive and joking.  He didn't seem like he was in his usual daze or as lethargic as usual.  He asked about the plane I'm building, which was a surprise to me.  I started to show him some of the pictures I have on my phone and he really seemed like he understood what he was looking at and kept saying Wow, OMG, nice, wow.  In the past visits I have occasionally talked about it with him and shown him some pictures, but he would kinda sit there dazed and not really responsive.  I didn't think he really understood what I was showing him.  But this time he seemed tuned in.  We sat and watched that Bears guy that does the survival show and all of us, Morph included were cracking jokes making small fun of some of the extraordinary things we were seeing.  And Morph really seemed like he was getting what we were saying, although he still had a hard time getting the words out.

So thank you all for your support and please keep praying for Morph, the three of us left there much more upbeat and much more hopeful for things to come than the last visit. 



awsome update mars!!! ty for keeping us posted! you guys rawk!! :rock

im so happy to hear that morphy had a good visit with you, im sure that you guys coming in and hangin out with him from time to time really does lift his spirits in ways yall might not realize! once again ty guys for all you have done for morphy!  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on February 19, 2010, 05:59:08 PM
Ty Mars :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on February 19, 2010, 08:01:59 PM
This indeed is good news!

 Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

   :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SirLoin on February 20, 2010, 06:45:47 AM
 :aok :airplane:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on February 20, 2010, 07:33:36 AM
thanks for the update mars
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on February 20, 2010, 08:41:05 AM
Thanks guys, and WTG Morph !!! keep at it buddy, we're all pulling for yas !
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Die Hard on April 01, 2010, 04:25:39 PM
Any news?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ElGuapo1 on April 01, 2010, 06:21:24 PM
Prayin Hard for ya Morph!!!!!!! :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on April 01, 2010, 06:40:42 PM
                       :pray                :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RedTop on April 01, 2010, 07:23:07 PM
 :pray ing for Morph....You can do it bud!!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on April 01, 2010, 08:51:15 PM
hoping for good news
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ozrocker on April 02, 2010, 07:12:56 AM
<S> Morpheus
Prayers for you and family. Get Well soon!

                                <S> Oz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on April 03, 2010, 03:48:34 PM
Baby steps. As with my wife, years after her initial injury she was still increasing her abilities month by month with slight progress every month. Harder for people to see when they are with him every day. You will undoubtedly be shocked at his progress when you go back in several months/years. WTG Morph  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on April 04, 2010, 03:29:16 PM
any more updates on morphy??
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Greziz on April 05, 2010, 01:56:53 PM
I dont know how old this thread is but I thought I felt the my six was missing a certain p38 pilot riding me into a crater. I sincerely hope morph gets better.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RobMo68 on December 08, 2010, 02:05:43 PM
OI,,,,,,lest we forget,,,but I haven't...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: LLogann on December 08, 2010, 02:19:42 PM
BUMPer..............  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on December 08, 2010, 02:29:35 PM
 :salute    :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ozrocker on December 08, 2010, 02:54:40 PM
Any new info anyone?
 :pray and Best Wishes!
                                                   <S> Oz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on December 08, 2010, 04:43:30 PM
 Yes please any news would do.

  My best wishes to Morph and his family,

    Season Greetings.



            :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: waystin2 on December 08, 2010, 06:18:09 PM
Worthy bump.  Any news?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: fbWldcat on December 08, 2010, 06:40:26 PM
Wtg, nice save, waystin. Yes, any news?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on December 08, 2010, 07:24:22 PM
still hoping for some news too
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pigslilspaz on December 08, 2010, 08:20:00 PM
still have my thoughts for him.  :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on December 08, 2010, 08:43:23 PM
still have my thoughts for him.  :pray


Same here.

More thoughts & prayers.  :pray   :pray   :pray

It it always a rocky road to recovery.  The secret is...NEVER GIVE UP!

My wife is an OR nurse and she has seen people thought "never to walk again" come walking in (sometines with a cane) to thank the staff. 

NEVER GIVE UP!


ROX
(and family)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on December 08, 2010, 08:45:20 PM
still have my thoughts for him.  :pray

Same here.

More thoughts & prayers.  :pray   :pray   :pray

It it always a rocky road to recovery.  The secret is...NEVER GIVE UP!

My wife is an OR nurse and she has seen people thought "never to walk again" come walking in (sometines with a cane) to thank the staff. 

NEVER GIVE UP!


ROX
(and family)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Yeager on December 09, 2010, 01:20:11 AM
Worthy bump.  Any news?
I would think when the news comes we will know about it.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RobMo68 on February 27, 2011, 03:45:51 AM
I would think when the news comes we will know about it.

That may be, but we keep hope alive, for him, regardless!

And hopefully, he can atleast read this (or atleast his family/friends can read it to him), and KNOW, we're still thinkin of him!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: VAMPIRE 2? on February 27, 2011, 04:32:36 AM
salut morph,   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on February 27, 2011, 10:36:07 AM
i was just thinkin bout morphy yesturday...i too was wondering how he is doing.....


 :salute morphy!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: M0nkey_Man on February 27, 2011, 11:24:25 AM
 :salute , anyone heard any news about his condition?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RoGenT on February 27, 2011, 12:07:00 PM
 :eek:


 :pray for speedy and complete recovery
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ripsnort on February 27, 2011, 01:31:11 PM
Wow, I should check GD more often as this is the first I've heard of Morph's predicament.

Godspeed to your well being Morph.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MarineUS on February 27, 2011, 02:46:41 PM
 :pray :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wolfala on March 12, 2011, 10:49:39 PM
Anything lately?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Messiah on March 13, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
Nothing in the BK forums, sorry guys  :(. We're still hoping for the best.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SKJohn on March 14, 2011, 11:39:16 AM
Anything lately?

I was just thinking about this recently as well.  I wonder how he's doing?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ROX on March 14, 2011, 06:31:20 PM
Must say...if someone is a friend and has any way to find out if would be a good thing.

If the news is such that it should be by PM only, then so be it.

He is still VERY much in my thoughts and prayers, as well as his family and friends.   :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: JOECROW on August 15, 2011, 01:37:33 AM
Still praying for you sir .<S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Vudu15 on August 15, 2011, 09:42:04 AM
Me too :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kamori on August 15, 2011, 10:04:30 AM
Slapshot had been talking to his Dad when Jeff had his accident.

Kam
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ap1102 on August 15, 2011, 10:06:26 AM
masherbrum and slapshot seem to have had contact with morpheus family after the accident. if they are still in game they may be in a position to know current information.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: des506 on August 15, 2011, 11:01:11 AM
rest well dude! we will update you on everything when you wake up!... our prayers and thoughts are with you.
 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texasmom on August 15, 2011, 06:31:23 PM
I hope he's doing well :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SuperDud on August 16, 2011, 08:12:53 AM
As far as I know there's been no updates. Mars was in contact with the family, but I'm not sure if he still has a chance to speak with them since they moved morph.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on December 15, 2011, 12:55:46 PM
It has been close to 18 months since we last saw Jeff. Last we saw him, he was in a wheelchair. The last time we tried to visit him, they had moved him to a "lockdown" unit for what they called "boot camp". Due to his frustration, at that point in his rehab, Jeff had anger issues and would get violent at times ... at the drop of a hat. Boot camp was to be a period of 6 weeks with no visitors ... not even family ... that hopefully would address the anger issues ... well, it took a little longer than that.

It was during the boot camp period we lost touch with Jeff. We had heard that Jeff always had a hard time after a visitation. He didn't like the fact that people were leaving and he wasn't. So between him going to a lock down unit (his parents never told us he was going to this unit) and thinking that our visits were causing some of his anger issues, and not hearing anything from his parents and thinking that they may might not want us around, we thought that he must have gone thru boot camp, was released, and moved to Maine where his parents had said that they were going to move once they sold their gun store.

When we were visiting Jeff ... Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself would go out for buffalo wings after our visit. Well, we continued getting together around once a month and would going out for wings anyways.

Mars01 got married this summer and we hadn't gone out in quite awhile, so I texted both of them last Friday telling them that we needed a "wing fix" and we agreed to meet this Wednesday. On Sunday, I get a text from Mars01 saying that he just got a call from Jeff's mom and Jeff has been asking for us and she was wondering if we would like to see him.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllll yeah we would.

His mom made a phone call, got our names on the visitor list (he is still in that lock down unit) and told the rehab place that we would be there Wednesday night.

We get into his unit and the aid brings us to an activities room with a large table and some chairs. She asks us to take a seat and she will bring Jeff into us. Well, the 3 of us damn near crapped out pants to see Jeff come WALKING in on this own power and steady as can be and with a HUGE smile on his face. His speech is very low in volume and hard to understand at times, but we sat there and talked, broke each others balls, and laughed for over an hour before they told us we had to go.

Part of our conversation was focused on Aces High and some of the people he had lots of fun with ... all the Blue Knights, XtremeJ, Betty, and a handful of others. I told him about all the new planes and vehicles and he was really excited. The reason that he was excited is, according to his mom, Jeff has been doing so well, he could be released soon and Jeff is looking forward to getting behind the stick again.

His did ask if anyone had claimed "Morpheus" and we said no way ... it's still waiting for you. I told him that I didn't think that Skuzzy would let that handle go so easily ... I hope I am not lying  :D

When Jeff does get released, his mom said that he will be looking to move into a "group" home and we can only hope that it will be nearby ... I asked him if he was going to move to Maine where his parents are at ... He looked at me with this quizzical look and said ... Are you F(*&(*& kidding me ? He wants to stay in Connecticut.

We are now going to see if we can get our names on the list of people who can take him out for an "excursion". If it happens, we will be taking him out for some wings which he loved to eat before all this crap happened. Not sure when the last time he had a decent buffalo wing, but hopefully he will be licking his fingers soon.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mipoikel on December 15, 2011, 12:59:39 PM
Great news!! :aok Thanks for update.!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TequilaChaser on December 15, 2011, 01:02:13 PM
Absolute Awesome News, Slap!

how your post just made my day so much brighter, thanks for posting........

best post I seen on these boards in a very long time, I must say........

 :salute   :cheers:

TC
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Skuzzy on December 15, 2011, 01:04:21 PM
Thanks for the update Slapshot.  And yes, his game ID is still waiting for him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ack-Ack on December 15, 2011, 01:14:59 PM
That's such wonderful news Slap, I really miss Morph and wish one day soon to see him up again in the unfriendly skies.

ack-ack
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Vudu15 on December 15, 2011, 01:17:50 PM
WWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Get that man some wings stat! I loved the part where he looked at you funny with the moving to Maine  :x


 :cheers: :bolt:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on December 15, 2011, 01:19:29 PM
excellent news, thanks for the update slappy

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: waystin2 on December 15, 2011, 01:31:45 PM
Great news Morph!  Everyone is pulling for you.  Slapshot you get a check mark for good deed done Sir. :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dead Man Flying on December 15, 2011, 01:37:25 PM
Nobody made me laugh harder in this game than Morph.  I'm ecstatic to hear about his ongoing recovery, and I might just have to fire up the game again when he makes his reappearance.  Send him my best, Slappy!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on December 15, 2011, 01:38:16 PM
Brought tears to my eyes!

Great news!!!

Thanks Slap!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on December 15, 2011, 01:39:11 PM
Great news Morph!  Everyone is pulling for you.  Slapshot you get a check mark for good deed done Sir. :aok

Thanks, but there are 2 other AH old timers involved here too ... I just tell the story.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: B4Buster on December 15, 2011, 01:43:18 PM
Come up here to Maine, I'll get you fellas the best wings around  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on December 15, 2011, 01:47:32 PM
Nobody made me laugh harder in this game than Morph.  I'm ecstatic to hear about his ongoing recovery, and I might just have to fire up the game again when he makes his reappearance.  Send him my best, Slappy!


Already did Lev ... we talked about all the Blue Knights and some of the crazy stuff we did ... had tears in our eyes from laughing so hard and the best part was that it was him that remembered some of the crazy antics that we had forgot about. His long term memory is much better than his short term memory. He doesn't remember any of the problems that he got himself into prior to getting sent to the current unit he is in. He knows he was there, but doesn't remember a thing about it.

Also, I thought in all of this that he might lose that devilish ball bustin' attitude ... nope ... it's still there and it was great to see last night.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Rebel on December 15, 2011, 01:54:18 PM
Excellent, EXCELLENT news. 

I was just thinking about him last week, and wondering what the status was. 

Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on December 15, 2011, 01:59:08 PM
Brought tears to my eyes!

Great news!!!

Thanks Slap!

I don't mind saying it did the same to me. I sit here typing through tear blurred eyes. Slap thank you and the others for being such great friends to Morph. I also thank you for the update.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Frodo on December 15, 2011, 02:06:16 PM
Great news!  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on December 15, 2011, 02:11:03 PM
Indeed good news! :cheers:





   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on December 15, 2011, 02:42:55 PM
Wonderful news Slap!  Tell Morph when he gets back he will have more wingmen then he will know what to do with.  I think we can scrape together enough 38 parts for him to get him back in a Lightning too!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shane on December 15, 2011, 02:56:48 PM
Great news... wonder if we can get Fugi to make him a special drawing of sorts?

Yeah, I have no plm volunteering the talents of others.   :neener:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Easyscor on December 15, 2011, 02:57:17 PM
That's very uplifting news! Thanks!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: fudgums on December 15, 2011, 03:16:11 PM
Great News!! :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on December 15, 2011, 03:53:32 PM
i am so happy to hear this. glad Morph is doing better. thanks for not giving up slap
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Kwan on December 15, 2011, 04:01:17 PM
Excellent news ...........   :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on December 15, 2011, 04:06:13 PM
Well that's just awesome news! Great to hear.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Changeup on December 15, 2011, 04:38:38 PM
Thanks Slapshot....he sure sounds like a fighter...I look forward to flying with him soon!

Changeup
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Zoney on December 15, 2011, 04:46:52 PM
I guess I missed flying with Morph becuase I started just 2 years ago.  Sounds like a great guy, hope to fly wiht him soon.  How's his hardware situation?  Does he have what he needs to play?  I have some extra equipment and a little money to spare, let me know what he needs and if I can I will give it to him and ship it no charge.  My guess I'm not the only one willing to step up for this.  Let's make sure he "can" play when he is ready to gents <S>.


Come back to us Morph, you got old friends waiting and new guys wanting to meet ya!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Changeup on December 15, 2011, 04:50:17 PM
I guess I missed flying with Morph becuase I started just 2 years ago.  Sounds like a great guy, hope to fly wiht him soon.  How's his hardware situation?  Does he have what he needs to play?  I have some extra equipment and a little money to spare, let me know what he needs and if I can I will give it to him and ship it no charge.  My guess I'm not the only one willing to step up for this.  Let's make sure he "can" play when he is ready to gents <S>.


Come back to us Morph, you got old friends waiting and new guys wanting to meet ya!

Good call...I've got lots of extra stuff...700W PS, 6 gigs of mem...and what I don't have I'll go buy.  Maybe building a machine for him would give him even more to look forward to.  Sticks?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Edbert on December 15, 2011, 04:52:47 PM
Get well soon Morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: cobia38 on December 15, 2011, 04:55:57 PM

 Great news !!!! Best wishes and speedy recovery to Morph  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Max on December 15, 2011, 04:56:02 PM
Thanks for the update and fabulous news Slap. We'll continue to keep Jeff in our thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Soulyss on December 15, 2011, 05:24:41 PM
Thanks for the update Slapshot, wonderful news indeed.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Drano on December 15, 2011, 05:44:43 PM
Absolutely great to hear this. :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Daddkev on December 15, 2011, 06:21:51 PM
 :pray :angel: :pray :angel: :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on December 15, 2011, 06:30:23 PM
Great news... wonder if we can get Fugi to make him a special drawing of sorts?

Yeah, I have no plm volunteering the talents of others.   :neener:

No problem, just give me some ideas. At this point all I can think of is a 38 with a big set of nuts hangin off the bottom!  I flew with Morph when he was "Jeffer" and flew with the Mafia for awhile. Can't wait to see him back!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Jenks on December 15, 2011, 06:45:11 PM
Happy news indeed!  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shane on December 15, 2011, 06:51:50 PM
No problem, just give me some ideas. At this point all I can think of is a 38 with a big set of nuts hangin off the bottom!  I flew with Morph when he was "Jeffer" and flew with the Mafia for awhile. Can't wait to see him back!

How about a smoking, damaged plane on approach with a bunch of people waiting/waving/encouraging down around the runway?

Or a banged, bandaged up warrior, holding a "fit to fly" certificate, climbing into his bird for yet another sortie (also with a group encouraging)

Something along those lines, perhaps?

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: grizz441 on December 15, 2011, 07:58:40 PM
Great news, glad to hear he is continuing to make strides.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TequilaChaser on December 15, 2011, 08:03:52 PM
Last time me and Morph were winging it was the 2 of us on Knights defending  one of the countrys from trying to take an Airfield...... we both upped in Hurri C's  and knocked down the 14 to 18+ coming in to take the field......

we would get knocked down every now and then, but the 2 of us held off the on slaught until they finally gave up the fight.......

I think Morph had his accident shortly after that no more than a handful of months anyways......  

one of those memories that one doesn't forget out of all the 100's of thousands of sorties over the years......

I will volunteer to pitch in my help as well, if Morph needs help with a PC Gaming Rig......  just let me know Slap! ( or us know ! )

I am positive I can pull something together that is worthy of playing this game near top graphics ability.......

TC
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SIK1 on December 15, 2011, 08:21:47 PM
I'm glad to hear that he is making good progress.  :cheers:

 :salute from one Mafia member to another.

Remember once Mafia always Mafia.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on December 15, 2011, 09:10:20 PM
Great to hear about Morpheus, Slapshot!

Last time I talked to Morph, he invited me to the BKs. Ask him if the invite is still open...  (I kid, I kid).   :devil
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on December 15, 2011, 09:11:40 PM
Great news slap..     :banana:    thanks for the update..

                :salute

 From one Mafia member to another.
Remember once Mafia always Mafia.

           (Quote from Sik1)
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Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 68ZooM on December 15, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
thats just freaking awesome new, thanks for sharing this made my whole month. :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: pervert on December 15, 2011, 09:24:55 PM
Good to hear  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on December 15, 2011, 10:13:19 PM
SlapShot, thank you so much for sharing this. I heard about this great news from Ack Ack, and it absolutely made my day. It's the best news I've heard in a really long time.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: oakranger on December 15, 2011, 10:49:10 PM
That is outstanding that he is doing well, will still pray for him. 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTR on December 15, 2011, 10:53:06 PM
WTFG Morph!!!

great news  :D

Better start polishing up a few :)

I also am willing to chip in to get a system up and running when he is ready to take the plunge.

awesome news....

cheers!

RTR
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nutzoid on December 15, 2011, 10:54:58 PM
Made my day! Outstanding news!  :salute

Nutz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: AAJagerX on December 15, 2011, 11:14:20 PM
Great news!  Continued best wishes and prayers for Morph in his recovery.   :salute

It's been a long road, and it'll be great to see him back.   :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: bravoa8 on December 15, 2011, 11:19:23 PM
Can't say I remember this person but, its good that he's doing good, I hope he gets better and stuff works out for him!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tarmac on December 16, 2011, 12:28:39 AM
Awesome to hear, and thanks to Slap and Ack-Ack for spreading the word.  Keep up the good work Morph, keep the good news coming. :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Scotch on December 16, 2011, 03:02:55 AM
glad i checked the bbs. good to hear. wtg morph
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Elfie on December 16, 2011, 07:48:53 AM
Way to keep hanging in there Morph. I've heard you've had some really rough times and I'm glad things are finally getting better for you. Keep working at recovery!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Lusche on December 16, 2011, 09:15:28 AM
Just noticed this. That's some great news  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Knite on December 16, 2011, 10:30:31 AM
Thank you very much for the update. I didn't really know Morph beyond the BBS and some good natured ribbing in the mains years ago... I'm SO glad to hear he's making progress. Let us know if he still loves his wings. haha
Phenominal news!!!!!!    :aok

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pawz on December 16, 2011, 10:57:10 AM
Thanks for the news guys!  :banana:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on December 16, 2011, 11:35:20 AM
It has been close to 18 months since we last saw Jeff. Last we saw him, he was in a wheelchair. The last time we tried to visit him, they had moved him to a "lockdown" unit for what they called "boot camp". Due to his frustration, at that point in his rehab, Jeff had anger issues and would get violent at times ... at the drop of a hat. Boot camp was to be a period of 6 weeks with no visitors ... not even family ... that hopefully would address the anger issues ... well, it took a little longer than that.

It was during the boot camp period we lost touch with Jeff. We had heard that Jeff always had a hard time after a visitation. He didn't like the fact that people were leaving and he wasn't. So between him going to a lock down unit (his parents never told us he was going to this unit) and thinking that our visits were causing some of his anger issues, and not hearing anything from his parents and thinking that they may might not want us around, we thought that he must have gone thru boot camp, was released, and moved to Maine where his parents had said that they were going to move once they sold their gun store.

When we were visiting Jeff ... Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself would go out for buffalo wings after our visit. Well, we continued getting together around once a month and would going out for wings anyways.

Mars01 got married this summer and we hadn't gone out in quite awhile, so I texted both of them last Friday telling them that we needed a "wing fix" and we agreed to meet this Wednesday. On Sunday, I get a text from Mars01 saying that he just got a call from Jeff's mom and Jeff has been asking for us and she was wondering if we would like to see him.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllll yeah we would.

His mom made a phone call, got our names on the visitor list (he is still in that lock down unit) and told the rehab place that we would be there Wednesday night.

We get into his unit and the aid brings us to an activities room with a large table and some chairs. She asks us to take a seat and she will bring Jeff into us. Well, the 3 of us damn near crapped out pants to see Jeff come WALKING in on this own power and steady as can be and with a HUGE smile on his face. His speech is very low in volume and hard to understand at times, but we sat there and talked, broke each others balls, and laughed for over an hour before they told us we had to go.

Part of our conversation was focused on Aces High and some of the people he had lots of fun with ... all the Blue Knights, XtremeJ, Betty, and a handful of others. I told him about all the new planes and vehicles and he was really excited. The reason that he was excited is, according to his mom, Jeff has been doing so well, he could be released soon and Jeff is looking forward to getting behind the stick again.

His did ask if anyone had claimed "Morpheus" and we said no way ... it's still waiting for you. I told him that I didn't think that Skuzzy would let that handle go so easily ... I hope I am not lying  :D

When Jeff does get released, his mom said that he will be looking to move into a "group" home and we can only hope that it will be nearby ... I asked him if he was going to move to Maine where his parents are at ... He looked at me with this quizzical look and said ... Are you F(*&(*& kidding me ? He wants to stay in Connecticut.

We are now going to see if we can get our names on the list of people who can take him out for an "excursion". If it happens, we will be taking him out for some wings which he loved to eat before all this crap happened. Not sure when the last time he had a decent buffalo wing, but hopefully he will be licking his fingers soon.


AWESOME NEWS SLAPPY!!! Thank you soooooooo much for the update, please tell Morphy that I said hi and send my love to him. I am so glad to hear that he is gettin better and glad that yall were able to go see him. I would love to see morphy back in the game...he was so much fun to fly with and against. Morphy is very lucky to have such great squadies like you guys! <<S>> 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Karnak on December 16, 2011, 11:55:07 AM
Great to hear that, SlapShot.  I hope his recovery continues on this line.  He has come a long, long ways.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: gpwurzel on December 16, 2011, 01:17:02 PM
Best news I've heard all week - thanks for keeping us updated.

Wurz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wax on December 16, 2011, 06:38:16 PM
Great News Slap.. Thanks for keeping us updated.. Please tell Jeff I said whats up.. Hes a great guy I remember back about 7 years ago him driving from CT to Long Island to come to my 40Th Bday. We had a blast did shots of moon shine and he passed out on the couch :D.. Again great news cant wait for his return.. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SEraider on December 16, 2011, 06:41:45 PM
We should never take our health for granted.  Lets hope for a full recovery for Morph.  :old:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MajWoody on December 16, 2011, 06:57:14 PM
Good luck Morph. Glad you've made some big strides. Hope you're back in game soon & bring some of your old squadies with you. :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: waystin2 on December 16, 2011, 07:13:59 PM
Thanks, but there are 2 other AH old timers involved here too ... I just tell the story.

Well then 3 gents should get good marks!  I stand corrected.  You all have gone above and beyond to help a fellow AH'er.

 :salute

Way
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dace on December 16, 2011, 08:58:50 PM
Really great to hear this. Hadnt heard anything in so long.  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on December 16, 2011, 10:21:31 PM
Wish I knew him, but Woot Woot! anyway... :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hap on December 16, 2011, 10:43:29 PM
Very good news indeed.  Tell Jeff, hap says "hi!"
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: JOACH1M on December 16, 2011, 11:43:44 PM
Good news so far! Keep working Morpheus!  :salute :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ripsnort on December 17, 2011, 08:35:07 AM
Thanks for the updates fellas. :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SirLoin on December 17, 2011, 09:29:19 AM
Get back soon Sister Morphine  .
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: oboe on December 17, 2011, 09:46:55 AM
Awesome news!  Thanks for sharing and best wishes to Morpheus!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: lambo31 on December 17, 2011, 10:24:06 AM
Great to hear Morpheus is coming along so good. Thanks for the update Slapshot.    :aok


Lambo
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MarineUS on December 17, 2011, 11:37:05 AM
Wow! Glad he is doing better! Can't wait to fight him in the skies again. :P
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Howitzer on December 21, 2011, 01:15:28 AM
Being out of the game so long I had no idea this happened to Morph.  I thought he had just hung up the stick like I did...  Let him know I hope he gets better soon, completely blew me away reading this post.  Flew with him in the Mafia, WOT and BKs..  Thanks for being there for him Slappy and Mars, that post is just awesome to hear!

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on December 21, 2011, 11:26:39 PM
mothertrucker I thought there was news. I dumped about same speed low side though and only though of Morph. That was 2 years ago almost, and I'd love to know how he's doing, so on and so forth.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: olds442 on December 21, 2011, 11:32:46 PM
 :pray :pray :pray

EDIT: finds this artcle is 2 years old......FAIL!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on December 22, 2011, 07:50:41 AM
:pray :pray :pray

EDIT: finds this artcle is 2 years old......FAIL!

You fail!

Had you read.the entire post you would have seen that a well know player had an accident that almost killed him. He suffered head injuries that made recovery very tough. The latest news is that he is out of his wheel chair and has learned.to walk again. His recovery has been a long and slow one, not to mention something of a miracle!

Maybe you should to read before you open your big mouth.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: olds442 on December 22, 2011, 08:23:23 AM
You fail!

Had you read.the entire post you would have seen that a well know player had an accident that almost killed him. He suffered head injuries that made recovery very tough. The latest news is that he is out of his wheel chair and has learned.to walk again. His recovery has been a long and slow one, not to mention something of a miracle!

Maybe you should to read before you open your big mouth.
WOW.... I'm such a frickin idiot, i hope this guy is doing ok. and again sorry for my rude post i thought he was ok by now, however that is still no excuse.

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wildcat1 on December 22, 2011, 08:31:31 AM
Slapshot that is great news! I hope he recovers fully and quickly.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Seanaldinho on December 23, 2011, 10:39:46 AM
Friendly bump to send my prayers. :pray :angel: :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: shegotya on December 26, 2011, 05:55:12 PM
Great news!

Keep it up Morph!  :pray



Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ozrocker on December 27, 2011, 10:08:51 AM
Glad to hear he's improving from this ordeal. It's got to be a tough, frustrating time.


                                                                                                                                                         :cheers: Oz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RedTop on December 28, 2011, 06:23:51 PM
Best post I've read here in ages....

Thanks for the update and GET WELL SOON JEFF!!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Scotch on December 28, 2011, 06:26:54 PM
It's going to be really cool when he finally gets a chance to read this thread.  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wolfala on December 28, 2011, 07:48:57 PM
Slash,

Let me know when he can get behind the real stick. Got a 4 place Cirrus with his name on it and a lot of guys that would love multiship with him.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/376385_10150505114451214_656951213_10694735_863206066_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392191_10150505100436214_656951213_10694717_813114788_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/388662_10150448555876214_656951213_10488841_952682668_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Acidrain on December 30, 2011, 08:54:50 AM
It has been close to 18 months since we last saw Jeff. Last we saw him, he was in a wheelchair. The last time we tried to visit him, they had moved him to a "lockdown" unit for what they called "boot camp". Due to his frustration, at that point in his rehab, Jeff had anger issues and would get violent at times ... at the drop of a hat. Boot camp was to be a period of 6 weeks with no visitors ... not even family ... that hopefully would address the anger issues ... well, it took a little longer than that.

It was during the boot camp period we lost touch with Jeff. We had heard that Jeff always had a hard time after a visitation. He didn't like the fact that people were leaving and he wasn't. So between him going to a lock down unit (his parents never told us he was going to this unit) and thinking that our visits were causing some of his anger issues, and not hearing anything from his parents and thinking that they may might not want us around, we thought that he must have gone thru boot camp, was released, and moved to Maine where his parents had said that they were going to move once they sold their gun store.

When we were visiting Jeff ... Mars01, BadBoy58, and myself would go out for buffalo wings after our visit. Well, we continued getting together around once a month and would going out for wings anyways.

Mars01 got married this summer and we hadn't gone out in quite awhile, so I texted both of them last Friday telling them that we needed a "wing fix" and we agreed to meet this Wednesday. On Sunday, I get a text from Mars01 saying that he just got a call from Jeff's mom and Jeff has been asking for us and she was wondering if we would like to see him.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllll yeah we would.

His mom made a phone call, got our names on the visitor list (he is still in that lock down unit) and told the rehab place that we would be there Wednesday night.

We get into his unit and the aid brings us to an activities room with a large table and some chairs. She asks us to take a seat and she will bring Jeff into us. Well, the 3 of us damn near crapped out pants to see Jeff come WALKING in on this own power and steady as can be and with a HUGE smile on his face. His speech is very low in volume and hard to understand at times, but we sat there and talked, broke each others balls, and laughed for over an hour before they told us we had to go.

Part of our conversation was focused on Aces High and some of the people he had lots of fun with ... all the Blue Knights, XtremeJ, Betty, and a handful of others. I told him about all the new planes and vehicles and he was really excited. The reason that he was excited is, according to his mom, Jeff has been doing so well, he could be released soon and Jeff is looking forward to getting behind the stick again.

His did ask if anyone had claimed "Morpheus" and we said no way ... it's still waiting for you. I told him that I didn't think that Skuzzy would let that handle go so easily ... I hope I am not lying  :D

When Jeff does get released, his mom said that he will be looking to move into a "group" home and we can only hope that it will be nearby ... I asked him if he was going to move to Maine where his parents are at ... He looked at me with this quizzical look and said ... Are you F(*&(*& kidding me ? He wants to stay in Connecticut.

We are now going to see if we can get our names on the list of people who can take him out for an "excursion". If it happens, we will be taking him out for some wings which he loved to eat before all this crap happened. Not sure when the last time he had a decent buffalo wing, but hopefully he will be licking his fingers soon.
I almost cried  :salute

callsign - Tallywho
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Butcher on December 30, 2011, 09:46:31 AM
Wish I could donate some Cheddar, maybe we can help him out.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DakOne on January 02, 2012, 03:31:10 PM
Gods speed for a full recovery
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: fbWldcat on January 05, 2012, 08:17:53 PM
Just logged in for the first time in a month. Great news. I remember him joking a ton with everyone who flew with him. Great guy, and always nice to hear good news like this.  <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mwk522 on January 07, 2012, 11:28:28 AM
 :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mensa180 on January 20, 2012, 11:30:42 AM
Can't believe I missed this, AWESOME!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Daddkev on January 20, 2012, 11:56:09 AM
 :salute Hope all goes well! :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on January 20, 2012, 05:14:19 PM
getem Fugitive  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tom5572 on January 20, 2012, 09:47:16 PM
Iam looking forward to the day when Jeff reads this post and writes the final reply. That will be a good day.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on January 21, 2012, 04:46:27 PM
Iam looking forward to the day when Jeff reads this post and writes the final reply. That will be a good day.

  QFT!!!



    :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on January 21, 2012, 06:15:24 PM
Slash,

Let me know when he can get behind the real stick. Got a 4 place Cirrus with his name on it and a lot of guys that would love multiship with him.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/376385_10150505114451214_656951213_10694735_863206066_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/392191_10150505100436214_656951213_10694717_813114788_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/388662_10150448555876214_656951213_10488841_952682668_n.jpg)

I think Slap might be your guy.  :D
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on March 18, 2012, 11:15:56 PM
Any more news updates on Morphy? I hope everything is still going good for him. Slappy please tell him i said hi and sending thoughts and prayers his way.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ozrocker on March 19, 2012, 06:50:59 AM
I'm sure Medical bills must be off the chart. Does anyone know if any fund raising
events took place, or are planned?



                                                                                                                                                  :cheers: Oz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 07, 2012, 03:04:01 PM
Well ... Mars and I finally got a change to visit Jeff last night. Something came up and BadBoy58 couldn't make it.

Finally, after 3 years (this April), Jeff will be released next Thursday. He will be moving to a "Group" home in Manchester, Ct.

He is so looking forward to getting into his own place and is frothing at the mouth to get back in Aces High. We assured him that his handle "Morpheus" has been saved and protected by Skuzzy ... he could not believe it and was ecstatic that Aces High (Skuzzy) would do that for him.

He says that he will have internet access at the new place and his Mom is going to be getting his computer and "gear" out of storage. We will be taking a trip to the new place, hopefully before the end of June, and we will check out his computer and gear and will determine if he needs upgrading.

We don't know how he will be paying for his internet access and his AH sub but if he falls short or needs some new hardware, we may be asking for some assistance.

Stay tuned ...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hajo on June 07, 2012, 03:06:53 PM
Just yell.  I would be more then happy to help.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Seanaldinho on June 07, 2012, 03:10:08 PM
Great to hear!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: B4Buster on June 07, 2012, 03:12:06 PM
I would also be more than happy to donate a month or two subscription to AH. Feel free to put me on the list.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: shegotya on June 07, 2012, 03:15:31 PM
Thrilled to hear this!

Thanks for the update!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Daddkev on June 07, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
 :aok :salute :aok :salute :aok :banana: :x :banana:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Changeup on June 07, 2012, 03:24:26 PM
Put me down for $400.00 worth of whatever is needed, parts, Internet, or AH.  If its parts, PM me an address with his name and I will order them in direct.  Just spec the exact parts so I don't mess it up please.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: nrshida on June 07, 2012, 03:34:09 PM
Will Morpheus regain all of his dexterity? Excuse me of this has already been answered, I could not read all of this thread.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on June 07, 2012, 03:49:34 PM
Awesome!!! It brings tears to my eyes knowing Jeff is doing well enough to be thinking/itching to come back! Best news in a long time! Thanks guys for staying in touch with him and keeping us posted  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dragon on June 07, 2012, 03:55:42 PM
Good news indeed.  Count me in for at least 1 month of prescription.   ;)


 :x
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Butcher on June 07, 2012, 04:15:33 PM
If someone can setup a paypal account in morpheus's name, it would be easier if someone wants to donate, can someone pm me.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: cobia38 on June 07, 2012, 04:28:11 PM

   :banana: :banana: great news indeed,thanks for the update !!   :banana:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on June 07, 2012, 04:37:37 PM
Good to hear.  I think the crowd can keep Morph in the game  :)

Let us know what we can do :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hap on June 07, 2012, 04:48:19 PM
Jeffer, hope to see you in the skies soon.

<S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Max on June 07, 2012, 04:51:49 PM
Slap let me know how I can help. Great news!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on June 07, 2012, 05:23:43 PM
Thanks for all the feedback and offers. Mars and I will know more a little more down the road after we actually check out his new place and see what he has and does not have.

@nrshida ... his dexterity is no where near what it was before the accident but a whole lot better than it was 3 years ago. He strongly favors his right (stick) hand and has always had some trouble with his left hand. We told him that would have to change if he wants to get good throttle control.

We hoping that the game will not only be fun for him again, but also therapeutic ... sharpening his eye hand coordination ... critical quick thinking paths ... etc. We just hope that once he gets going, he won't get frustrated and abandon it ... it is going to take a whole lot of work to scrape off all the rust and get the "machine" in working order again.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: klingan on June 07, 2012, 05:53:48 PM
If someone can setup a paypal account in morpheus's name, it would be easier if someone wants to donate.

this
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Golfer on June 07, 2012, 06:14:21 PM
I'm good for his subscription for however long he needs/wants it.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: pipz on June 07, 2012, 06:40:02 PM
Fantastic news! Its great to hear he is doing better  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: B4Buster on June 07, 2012, 06:51:00 PM
Put me down for $400.00 worth of whatever is needed, parts, Internet, or AH.  If its parts, PM me an address with his name and I will order them in direct.  Just spec the exact parts so I don't mess it up please.

Very noble  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: W7LPNRICK on June 07, 2012, 06:56:10 PM
Well ... Mars and I finally got a change to visit Jeff last night. Something came up and BadBoy58 couldn't make it.

Finally, after 3 years (this April), Jeff will be released next Thursday. He will be moving to a "Group" home in Manchester, Ct.

He is so looking forward to getting into his own place and is frothing at the mouth to get back in Aces High. We assured him that his handle "Morpheus" has been saved and protected by Skuzzy ... he could not believe it and was ecstatic that Aces High (Skuzzy) would do that for him.

He says that he will have internet access at the new place and his Mom is going to be getting his computer and "gear" out of storage. We will be taking a trip to the new place, hopefully before the end of June, and we will check out his computer and gear and will determine if he needs upgrading.

We don't know how he will be paying for his internet access and his AH sub but if he falls short or needs some new hardware, we may be asking for some assistance.

Stay tuned ...

WTG Morph!  Thanx Slap  :salute
&  :salute to the Skuz-meister for saving his callsign...
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on June 07, 2012, 07:08:27 PM
i have computer parts plus i can help with AH account and i can fork in some money for internet
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on June 07, 2012, 07:19:32 PM
He will be moving to a "Group" home in Manchester, Ct.

Slap, I live in Vernon, right near the Manchester line. If there is something I can do for him you let me know. If his AH gear is missing, I have a spare CH Fighterstick and CH Prothrottle he can use. Looking in my closet, I do NOT have any pedals, unfortunately.

I'll PM you my phone number, address and e-mail address.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Changeup on June 07, 2012, 07:21:07 PM
Slap, I live in Vernon, right near the Manchester line. If there is something I can do for him you let me know. If his AH gear is missing, I have a spare CH Fighterstick and CH Prothrottle he can use.

I'll PM you my phone number, address and e-mail address.

I have 9 Logitech 3D Pro's...I was saving them for a bonfire.  If he is a Logitech guy, I will send them ALL to him.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on June 07, 2012, 07:41:31 PM
I would also be more than happy to donate a month or two subscription to AH. Feel free to put me on the list.
Same here :aok Great news Slap, thanks for the update :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RedBull1 on June 07, 2012, 07:49:28 PM
I believe I have a headset or 2 laying around for him  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MarineUS on June 07, 2012, 08:47:23 PM
I have 9 Logitech 3D Pro's...I was saving them for a bonfire.  If he is a Logitech guy, I will send them ALL to him.
holy cow. O_o
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mbailey on June 07, 2012, 08:49:10 PM
I could throw in a set of Saitek rudder pedals Del,........would they work with the CH gear?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: lambo31 on June 07, 2012, 08:51:21 PM
Well ... Mars and I finally got a change to visit Jeff last night. Something came up and BadBoy58 couldn't make it.

Finally, after 3 years (this April), Jeff will be released next Thursday. He will be moving to a "Group" home in Manchester, Ct.

He is so looking forward to getting into his own place and is frothing at the mouth to get back in Aces High. We assured him that his handle "Morpheus" has been saved and protected by Skuzzy ... he could not believe it and was ecstatic that Aces High (Skuzzy) would do that for him.

He says that he will have internet access at the new place and his Mom is going to be getting his computer and "gear" out of storage. We will be taking a trip to the new place, hopefully before the end of June, and we will check out his computer and gear and will determine if he needs upgrading.

We don't know how he will be paying for his internet access and his AH sub but if he falls short or needs some new hardware, we may be asking for some assistance.

Stay tuned ...

Awesome news Slap, thanks for sharing.  :aok

Lambo
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: DakOne on June 07, 2012, 09:28:25 PM
Get well Morpheus <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Soulyss on June 07, 2012, 10:11:50 PM
Thanks for the update Slap, great news indeed.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: fbWldcat on June 07, 2012, 10:28:34 PM
 :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: steely07 on June 07, 2012, 11:14:29 PM
Great news indeed, I'd also be able to help with a couple of months subs, let me know, <S> Jeff :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Frodo on June 08, 2012, 12:29:10 AM
 :aok Great news
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BaldEagl on June 08, 2012, 01:05:09 AM
I'd help.  I can't do much but would do what I can.  Just PM me.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: danny76 on June 08, 2012, 01:35:40 AM
Thoughts for a rapid recovery  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Butcher on June 08, 2012, 08:09:30 AM
SlapShot,
you are the closest to Morph, about the week he gets moved - and gets some time to settle in, if you could setup a paypal account for him it would be appreciated, we could surprise him with the entire amount.

Kind of a "welcome back to AH misses ya" Pretty sure everyone can scrounge up some change, perhaps we can get enough to buy a new PC or if not a pretty nice stick setup=)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on June 08, 2012, 09:32:53 AM
:aok Great news


  Indeed it is!




   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ACE on June 08, 2012, 09:59:09 AM
SlapShot,
you are the closest to Morph, about the week he gets moved - and gets some time to settle in, if you could setup a paypal account for him it would be appreciated, we could surprise him with the entire amount.

Kind of a "welcome back to AH misses ya" Pretty sure everyone can scrounge up some change, perhaps we can get enough to buy a new PC or if not a pretty nice stick setup=)
I dont know morph but with me working with my father and not having any bills to pay ill be hlad to donate .
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on June 08, 2012, 10:36:11 AM
Well ... Mars and I finally got a change to visit Jeff last night. Something came up and BadBoy58 couldn't make it.

Finally, after 3 years (this April), Jeff will be released next Thursday. He will be moving to a "Group" home in Manchester, Ct.

He is so looking forward to getting into his own place and is frothing at the mouth to get back in Aces High. We assured him that his handle "Morpheus" has been saved and protected by Skuzzy ... he could not believe it and was ecstatic that Aces High (Skuzzy) would do that for him.

He says that he will have internet access at the new place and his Mom is going to be getting his computer and "gear" out of storage. We will be taking a trip to the new place, hopefully before the end of June, and we will check out his computer and gear and will determine if he needs upgrading.

We don't know how he will be paying for his internet access and his AH sub but if he falls short or needs some new hardware, we may be asking for some assistance.

Stay tuned ...

Let me know also. I'd be happy to pitch in.

Slapshot..... there are friends and there are FRIENDS. You fellas are the real deal! Thanks!!!


PS I'd also like to add that it is the little things like Skuzzy/HiTech saving the callsign for Morpheus that make me know I'm running with the right group.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pawz on June 08, 2012, 11:50:57 AM
It would give me great pleasure to help morph out just let me know where to send it. Morph Wax and Yucca were my first friends on AH I couldn't  wait to get home from work to laugh with those crazy guys!

Thanks for keeping us all up to date with his status!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: zack1234 on June 08, 2012, 01:51:56 PM

  Indeed it is!




   :salute

I have sent you a PM :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on June 08, 2012, 07:47:19 PM
I'll chip in a few quid via paypal if that is going to happen. It would be amazing to see your callsign in the skies again morph
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Edbert on June 08, 2012, 08:09:59 PM
Ya know I have been inactive on AH for 5 years or more, but the thought of jeff coming back is enough to reopen an account.

Keep us informed Slappy, either here or in the squad forums please.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Changeup on June 08, 2012, 10:51:30 PM
Ya know I have been inactive on AH for 5 years or more, but the thought of jeff coming back is enough to reopen an account.

Keep us informed Slappy, either here or in the squad forums please.

OOooooo....the return of the Blue Knights?  If there was ever a reason, this is it.

Throw in a sprinkle of a few others I've only heard about and the skies will be filled with mayhem.   

Morpheus, you sir are a stud.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on June 10, 2012, 07:26:46 PM
That is awesome news! I can't wait to see Morphy back in AH! I would be happy to help him any way I can!!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on June 10, 2012, 08:41:24 PM
Great news  :aok   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Domin on June 22, 2012, 04:28:19 PM
This is fantastic news!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on June 22, 2012, 06:15:28 PM
Ya know I have been inactive on AH for 5 years or more
That long already?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TequilaChaser on June 22, 2012, 08:36:21 PM
Thanks for all the feedback and offers. Mars and I will know more a little more down the road after we actually check out his new place and see what he has and does not have.

We hoping that the game will not only be fun for him again, but also therapeutic ... sharpening his eye hand coordination ... critical quick thinking paths ... etc. We just hope that once he gets going, he won't get frustrated and abandon it ... it is going to take a whole lot of work to scrape off all the rust and get the "machine" in working order again.

Slap & Mars ( BK's )

thanks for keeping us updated, and feel free to pm me a list of any pc parts needed,  regardless of what they might be.....

if we can get Morph back in the game, I am sure we will be able to keep him from getting frustrated and abandoning it.....  I truly believe Morph is stronger will, than that, my personal opinion..

the good news is much appreciated

 :cheers:

TC  ( Johnny )
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Flench on June 22, 2012, 08:55:41 PM
I dont know how I missed this thread .
Get well Morpheus <S> ! I'd be happy to pitch in too .
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Edbert on June 23, 2012, 05:18:09 PM
That long already?
Give or take a bit, been about 13 years since beta.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mars01 on August 03, 2012, 12:07:18 PM
Bump for Morph
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on August 03, 2012, 12:27:04 PM
If that means your bumping the thread for morph to find it easier......... Welcome back Morph!!!

Fugitive,aka MDJOE
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: shegotya on August 03, 2012, 12:50:03 PM
If that means your bumping the thread for morph to find it easier......... Welcome back Morph!!!

Fugitive,aka MDJOE

Sounds like it is for Morph!! If so ...

Hey Morph ... you are missed and thought of often!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on August 03, 2012, 12:55:43 PM
If that means your bumping the thread for morph to find it easier......... Welcome back Morph!!!

Fugitive,aka MDJOE

Yup ... We got a very bare bone box up and running for him so he could get on to the internet and start cruising the BBS. We have another box of his that we are assessing hardware-wise to see what he is going to need to update to in order to run AH.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: JOACH1M on August 03, 2012, 12:59:53 PM
Even though he has no idea who I am not do I know who he is, I'm happy to hear everything is getting better! :salute :pray
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bodhi on August 03, 2012, 01:03:14 PM
Yup ... We got a very bare bone box up and running for him so he could get on to the internet and start cruising the BBS. We have another box of his that we are assessing hardware-wise to see what he is going to need to update to in order to run AH.

Slappy,
Give a shout if I can help. 

Welcome back Morph.  Look forward to seeing you up.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Midway on August 03, 2012, 01:04:20 PM
Don't know you Morpheus, but read about you.  I hope you're doing better every day. :aok

You're in my thoughts. :salute :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: tunnelrat on August 03, 2012, 01:05:35 PM
Even though he has no idea who I am not do I know who he is, I'm happy to hear everything is getting better! :salute :pray

 :salute :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ozrocker on August 03, 2012, 01:08:59 PM
Good to hear things are better :aok
 :salute  Morpheus


                                                                                                                        :cheers: Oz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Hajo on August 03, 2012, 01:11:17 PM
Okay Morph!  Glad to have you back!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Zoney on August 03, 2012, 01:15:17 PM
Morpheus


Look across the street.

See the playground over there.  Bunch of guys kickin rocks over there, lookin at their shoes, just waiting for you to cross the street.  Lets play.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tom5572 on August 03, 2012, 01:40:46 PM
Welcome back Morph looking forward to seeing you in the cartoon skies, go easy on us.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on August 03, 2012, 01:44:13 PM
Glad to your getting back on the boards and soon back in game Morph. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you on this long haul.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tracerfi on August 03, 2012, 01:57:32 PM
 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tracerfi on August 03, 2012, 01:58:15 PM
Glad to your getting back on the boards and soon back in game Morph. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you on this long haul.
whats his board name
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ack-Ack on August 03, 2012, 02:34:50 PM
Ya know I have been inactive on AH for 5 years or more, but the thought of jeff coming back is enough to reopen an account.

Keep us informed Slappy, either here or in the squad forums please.

It would be nice to see you flying again.

ack-ack
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dead Man Flying on August 03, 2012, 02:38:44 PM
whats his board name

I'm pretty sure it's just Morpheus, same as his in-game handle was.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wildcat1 on August 03, 2012, 03:02:23 PM
Welcome back morph  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Seanaldinho on August 03, 2012, 03:09:04 PM
Cheers mate!  :aok :cheers:

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MarineUS on August 03, 2012, 03:10:30 PM
Welcome back.  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on August 03, 2012, 03:22:34 PM
Yup ... We got a very bare bone box up and running for him so he could get on to the internet and start cruising the BBS. We have another box of his that we are assessing hardware-wise to see what he is going to need to update to in order to run AH.

Well I guess that means we'll have to scrape up some 38 parts for him too then :)

Welcome back Morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SuperDud on August 03, 2012, 05:49:38 PM
WooT!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TwinBoom on August 03, 2012, 05:58:25 PM
WB Morph Tb/Blixen here  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wax on August 03, 2012, 06:36:13 PM
yo Jeff welcome back bro hope to cya up and flying soon.. :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Widewing on August 03, 2012, 06:46:29 PM
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: megadud on August 03, 2012, 06:57:40 PM
WooWOOoOO!!!!  :banana: :rock :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BaldEagl on August 03, 2012, 07:08:18 PM
Welcome back to the boards.  Hopefully the sky's not far behind.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: betty on August 03, 2012, 07:59:28 PM
Yayyyy!!! WELCOME BACK MORPHY!! Cant wait to see you back in tje game. Its been a long road for you and im so happy to hear you doing so good. I have been keeping Jaxxo informed on how you are doing as Slappy would give us updates. We all had a drink in Dayton 2010 Gathering in your honor as we all were praying for a speedy recovery for you. I will text Jaxxo and tell him to check the BBS so he will know how you are doing. Once again...WELCOME BACK!!!! Wootttttt!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on August 03, 2012, 08:02:57 PM
Too cool. Welcome back Morph :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: killnu on August 03, 2012, 10:35:45 PM
Great to see!!  I should be able to come back and have Morph kick my arse back into shape after my deployment.

~S~
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Soulyss on August 03, 2012, 11:51:52 PM
Welcome back Morph!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 04, 2012, 02:06:23 AM
welcome back man
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bong40 on August 04, 2012, 08:38:27 AM
 :aok Welcome Back Morph!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Sperky on August 04, 2012, 09:32:26 AM
Welcome back Morph!   :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: texasmom on August 04, 2012, 12:37:02 PM
M, I'm so glad to hear of your steady progress. :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Easyscor on August 04, 2012, 01:25:08 PM
Welcome Home!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Flench on August 04, 2012, 06:13:02 PM
Welcome back Morph <S> !
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Morpheus on August 05, 2012, 01:46:50 PM
 :angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: pipz on August 05, 2012, 01:50:04 PM
Rite on!  Now theres a post we have been waiting to see for some time.  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: shegotya on August 05, 2012, 01:51:18 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

Your response has been long awaited!! Good to see ya' Morph!! You got quite a few pages of support to read ... what a great community we have here.

Welcome back!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: The Fugitive on August 05, 2012, 01:57:02 PM
YES!

Welcome back Morph !
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: cactuskooler on August 05, 2012, 02:01:08 PM
Welcome back!

(http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh473/cactuskooler/bow.gif)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RedBull1 on August 05, 2012, 02:11:03 PM
Welcome back Morpheus! Looking forward to getting shot down by you soon sir  :salute :salute :salute :salute :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: morfiend on August 05, 2012, 02:24:45 PM
 Really glad to see this post, hopefully you'll be back soon and players can stop confuzing me with you..... :lol


  If you need to knock the rust off drop by the TA in the evenings!





   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Karnak on August 05, 2012, 02:42:27 PM
Great to see you post again, Morpheus.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: gpwurzel on August 05, 2012, 02:43:38 PM
There's a post I'm glad to see, welcome back Morpheus

Wurz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mipoikel on August 05, 2012, 03:02:16 PM
Woooohooo! Welcome back Morpheus!  :banana: :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SunBat on August 05, 2012, 03:07:42 PM
Excellent!  Happy endings are awesome!!!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Stang on August 05, 2012, 06:56:36 PM
WOOOWOOO!!!

 :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Grits on August 05, 2012, 07:02:47 PM
 :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Bodhi on August 05, 2012, 07:52:44 PM
Welcome back Jeff!  ;)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Masherbrum on August 05, 2012, 08:07:40 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

Welcome back bro!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SIK1 on August 05, 2012, 08:53:37 PM
Really glad to see you back Morpheus.  :cheers:

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on August 05, 2012, 08:55:23 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

Great to see this Morph.  your 38 is waiting :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tracerfi on August 05, 2012, 08:57:03 PM
 :salute :salute you poor guy it must have been bad anyway :salute :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Delirium on August 05, 2012, 09:02:58 PM
Welcome back, Morph! Good to see you! As Corky said, your 38 is ready for you.

If you need ANYTHING, let me know, I live within sight of the Vernon/Manchester line and can deliver things for you. I'll PM you my address, like I did with Slapshot.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ack-Ack on August 05, 2012, 09:07:15 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

Nice to see you up and about.   :salute

ack-ack
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: palef on August 05, 2012, 09:08:49 PM
Sometimes, life doesn't suck. Welcome back chap.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Captain Virgil Hilts on August 05, 2012, 09:23:45 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

Great news, truly great news. Welcome back my friend. Tell Corky to give you the keys to my hangar, there's plenty of P-38 Scrap Iron in there, help yourself. Hope to see you up when I return to the game later this year.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Guppy35 on August 05, 2012, 09:26:13 PM
Just to add Morph,  I think you'll have enough wingmen when you get back in the air, that no one will be able to shoot at you while you get the rust off :)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RedTop on August 05, 2012, 10:19:02 PM
Welcome back Jeff. Awesome to see you back.


Jeff aka RedTop
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Tom5572 on August 05, 2012, 11:10:06 PM
A fellow 38 driver has returned, today will be a great day. Welcome back, see you in the skies.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nath[BDP] on August 05, 2012, 11:11:13 PM
Amazing morph!! Welcome back.  lookin forward to more films! 
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: BiPoLaR on August 06, 2012, 12:23:16 AM
Amazing news my man. Welcome back Morph.  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Plawranc on August 06, 2012, 03:53:20 AM
MORPH!!!!

Buy a lottery ticket first mate  :salute

Then come fly with us idiots!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Flossy on August 06, 2012, 04:16:59 AM
So good to see you back, Morpheus!  :salute   Take care and hope to see you in the skies soon!   :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: lambo31 on August 06, 2012, 06:25:23 AM
 Welcome back Morph. 

 Lambo
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TheBug on August 06, 2012, 07:53:27 AM
Welcome back Morph.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 06, 2012, 08:02:17 AM
haha awesome to see your name posting again morph

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shamus on August 06, 2012, 08:54:57 AM
Good to see you back Morph.

shamus
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pyro on August 06, 2012, 09:23:54 AM
Welcome back Morpheus.  Congrats on the milestone, keep up the hard work.   :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Shuffler on August 06, 2012, 10:14:40 AM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

Odd that one can be so concerned about others in an online game. Reading this post made my eyes a bit watery.

Long time in coming. <S>
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Zoney on August 06, 2012, 10:19:53 AM
Welcome back sir, I'm looking forward to being killed by you  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: B4Buster on August 06, 2012, 10:27:12 AM
Welcome back!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: kilz on August 06, 2012, 11:02:57 AM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

welcome back Morph congrats on the recovery

AKA LTARkilz
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: xxIENAxx on August 06, 2012, 11:06:20 AM
Welcome back Sir  :salute : Keep up the hard work.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ink on August 06, 2012, 11:17:56 AM
welcome back....another 38 bomber target cool beans :devil











glad you are getting well :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Wolfala on August 06, 2012, 11:58:48 AM
Yup ... We got a very bare bone box up and running for him so he could get on to the internet and start cruising the BBS. We have another box of his that we are assessing hardware-wise to see what he is going to need to update to in order to run AH.

We got the parts list yet?
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SlapShot on August 06, 2012, 02:23:33 PM
We got the parts list yet?

Not yet.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: xNOVAx on August 06, 2012, 03:16:08 PM
Welcome Back Morph  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MarineUS on August 06, 2012, 05:31:45 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.
Glad to see you up and typing!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: pervert on August 06, 2012, 05:34:47 PM
Glad your better, motorbikes bad lesson learnt  :D welcome back  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on August 06, 2012, 06:31:08 PM
<<S>> Morpheus! Welcome back to the AH lifestyle. I'd be glad to help out a little bit if I can.

Some nostalgia for you; if you recall any of your wonderful films you made, and don't have them I have several saved in the original format they were offered for download. If we can find a host I will gladly upload them. The entire folder is 768MB, but I know several aren't your work.

I hope you do well sir, and my prayers and best wishes as always to you and your family.

Screen capture of the thumbnails:
(http://i.imgur.com/iXsmv.png)
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 2bighorn on August 06, 2012, 09:54:05 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.

 :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mister Fork on August 07, 2012, 12:41:31 AM
Welcome back Morph! :D

I've got an ATI 5770 vid card if ya need it guys (to the ones putten together Mor's gaming rig)

Fork
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dead Man Flying on August 07, 2012, 07:45:45 AM
Some nostalgia for you; if you recall any of your wonderful films you made, and don't have them I have several saved in the original format they were offered for download. If we can find a host I will gladly upload them. The entire folder is 768MB, but I know several aren't your work.

Amazing!  We were actually looking for those films the other week, but nobody seemed to have them anymore.  Lemme see if any of the BKs have some hosting space for you.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Dragon on August 07, 2012, 10:26:10 AM
Welcome back Morpheus.

 :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Acidrain on August 07, 2012, 01:06:26 PM
:angel:  :airplane: :neener: :x :x :x :x :x :x :rock :rock :rock :devil :devil :devil

hello guys  I am right now sitting in front of on my computer for the first time in my own place since my accident.  I look forward to seeing all you guys online. Thank you for all the concern. Once MARS finishes my computer I'll be up and running.SO WATCH OUT......I will be abck soon. Thank you all again. Thanks for all the prayers. As bad as the accident was I am fine now.
:salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Golfer on August 07, 2012, 01:20:22 PM
Welcome back Morph. Somewhere I wrote it but your subscription is still on me for as long as you need it to be.  I owe you after freeloading in your FTP web space for a while.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Foe on August 07, 2012, 02:23:02 PM
Welcome back Morph!


graenmet
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Mustaine on August 07, 2012, 06:01:15 PM
Amazing!  We were actually looking for those films the other week, but nobody seemed to have them anymore.  Lemme see if any of the BKs have some hosting space for you.

I just replied to a PM, I'm gonna forward it to you.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Scotch on August 07, 2012, 08:06:19 PM
 :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: dev1ant on August 07, 2012, 11:43:10 PM
Welcome back man!  :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: MajWoody on August 08, 2012, 12:22:04 AM
Great news.   :rock
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: 007Rusty on August 08, 2012, 12:06:58 PM
   Glad to see you back Morpheus.   :cheers:     :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: ALFAMEGA51 on August 08, 2012, 02:23:37 PM
Welcome back sir  :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: RTR on August 09, 2012, 10:37:46 PM
Welcome back Morph, we missed you around here :)

cheers and great to see you back!

RTR
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 10, 2012, 05:31:04 AM
<<S>> Morpheus! Welcome back to the AH lifestyle. I'd be glad to help out a little bit if I can.

Some nostalgia for you; if you recall any of your wonderful films you made, and don't have them I have several saved in the original format they were offered for download. If we can find a host I will gladly upload them. The entire folder is 768MB, but I know several aren't your work.

I hope you do well sir, and my prayers and best wishes as always to you and your family.

Screen capture of the thumbnails:
(http://i.imgur.com/iXsmv.png)





Panther, Peaches and I think the Yucca ones were made by me. You can tell because morphs editing is much better than mine. I'd like to rewatch quitre a few of those movbies again, notably magic carpet ride and AH past and present both by morph.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Ouch on August 10, 2012, 05:12:12 PM
HOT DAMN!!!!!

I've been out a while and come to check the boards and MORPHEUS IS MOBILE!!  AND FLYING!!!   :x 

Go get'em Morph!!!
 :airplane:

Damn, guess I need to break out my HOTAS system and get back into the saddle myself.

Ouch
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Nath[BDP] on August 11, 2012, 04:18:14 AM



Panther, Peaches and I think the Yucca ones were made by me. You can tell because morphs editing is much better than mine. I'd like to rewatch quitre a few of those movbies again, notably magic carpet ride and AH past and present both by morph.


check my channel.  thanks to mustaine they are up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/mplayer98?feature=mhee
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Slash27 on August 11, 2012, 05:14:32 AM
check my channel.  thanks to mustaine they are up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/mplayer98?feature=mhee
Awsome. Thanks Nath and Mustaine :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: mechanic on August 11, 2012, 06:29:25 AM
Thanks Nath that's brilliant, and Mustain

Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: SHawk on August 11, 2012, 11:19:35 AM
check my channel.  thanks to mustaine they are up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/mplayer98?feature=mhee

Sweet! :aok
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Heater on August 12, 2012, 07:18:00 AM
Welcome back Jeff  :salute :salute :cheers:
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Pawz on August 12, 2012, 04:34:39 PM
Welcome back Morph! Haven't spoken to you in years will be good to see you up and flying bro! PM me if you need help with anything.
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Chemdawg on August 12, 2012, 04:58:20 PM
Welcome back sir!  :salute
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: Qrsu on August 15, 2012, 01:45:21 PM
Welcome back Morpheus!
Title: Re: Morpheus
Post by: TequilaChaser on August 16, 2012, 01:20:59 AM
We got the parts list yet?
Not yet.

I'm Glad to see you back on the bbs posting again, Morph, Sir! still keeping you in my daily prayers on your road to recovery......

please post a list or pm a list of any parts / materials / controllers, that Morph might need on that gaming rig........  regardless if it is AMD or INTEL  or NVIDIA or ATI, etc..........

<S>

TC ( Johnny )