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Rick Bales heart attack,193257 on the HAMB

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by basicbob, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. draider
    Joined: Jul 12, 2004
    Posts: 461

    from Texas

    Get better soon Rick!
  2. Been praying for Rick since dad called me to tell me.
  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,120

    Jalopy Joker

    wishing Rick the very best. one day at a time, since you never what will come your way.
    with positive thoughts from his immediate Family, and his H.A.M.B. Family, he has a lot going for him.
  4. monkeywrenching
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
    Posts: 299

    from maryland

    My prayers are with him and his family
  5. indianhead74
    Joined: Mar 3, 2005
    Posts: 159


    Thanks for the info, Prayers for Rick, Indy
  6. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,703

    from Nebraska

    Anyone know any results after this morning's operation?
  7. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,515


    This past August per the ad in the Rodders Journal, I contacted Rick to order tags for BLC headlights. We had a great talk and he sent them right out. Beautiful pieces. I am very saddened to hear of his medical issues and send him and his loved ones my very best wishes for a full recovery.
  8. Prayers sent, wishing a speedy recovery!
  9. Yeah, anybody? I've been holding my breathe all day, hoping to hear good news. Rick's a super guy---I wish him the best gettin' thru this.
  10. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,551

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    For the past year or so, Rick and I have been talking about hooking up in St. Louis for a couple of days to do shop tours and what not. In fact, I was eying a Riviera in Detroit and the plan was to drive home via St. Louis for the fun...

    I tell you one damned thing - as soon as Rick is back on his feet, I'm taking the first jet to Missouri.
  11. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,462

    from StL MO
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Oh man..... prayers for full and fast recovery.
  12. oldgoaly
    Joined: Oct 22, 2004
    Posts: 561


    Come on Rick! We are pulling for you!
  13. visor
    Joined: Aug 11, 2002
    Posts: 513

    from Missouri

    Rick is one of those guys that would go out of his way to help a friend
    or a stranger.
    Hang in there buddy. Prayers sent up.
  14. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,792


    I have known Rick since the 70's and just talked to him a couple of months ago. My prayers are with him during his operation and during recovery.

    Thanks Bob for the information.
  15. bradshaw
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 222

    from ontario

    Prayers are sent
  16. basicbob
    Joined: Nov 2, 2003
    Posts: 737


    Hello, thanks for all the kind words for Rick!

    Today Rick underwent a 7/8 hr operation to repair his heart.

    Monday they put Rick on life support which will keep his body going while his heart could have some idle time. His heart was very tired & seems to have liked the idle time!

    Today they gave Rick a double by-pass. It was during that work they decided Rick did not need battery pumps for both sides of his heart like they planned to do.

    The doctors were both satisfied how things turned out with explaination:

    Rick had someone call 911. Asap

    Barnes in St Charles treated Rick for a blood clot. Asap

    Barnes air lifted Rick to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis (premier heart instituite). Asap

    Doctors hooked Rick to life support to allow Ricks heart to rest. Asap

    Currently Rick is resting with another 5 or 6 days in intensive care. Rick will need some time in rehab before he is back to being Rick. My guess is once he is healthy his wife Karen will give him a beating for putting her thru this (I'm kidding Karen).

    Thanks again for yorur prayers & kind words

    Bob Perreault
  17. Candy-Man
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,713


    Wow, that is good news for a terrible situation !

    Glad to hear a bypass is what Rick rerquired and not the heart pumps...
  18. bigBADwolf
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 148

    from Batavia,IL

    Done, let god protect him.
  19. Thanks for the update Bob--definitely good to hear this. Get well soon, Rick :cool:
  20. He's a nice person. The world needs more Rick's in this world. Last talked to him in Columbus. He is in my prayers.
  21. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 477

    from PA

    good news, prayers for a speedy recovery.
  22. best wishes to Rick and family, from a happy customer down under
  23. ROTH32
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 4


    Rick my prayers are with you and your family
    thanks bob
  24. Fordgraydog34
    Joined: Jan 18, 2008
    Posts: 2

    from Kentucky

    Our prayers go to Rick and his family. A super guy! Bob
  25. Good news on Rick's progress. Praying it continues.

  26. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    you're a good pal, Bob...thanks for the update.
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  27. wkends
    Joined: Jul 26, 2005
    Posts: 570

    from Kentucky

    The updates sound good! Prayers go out for Rick and his family.
  28. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,195

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    thanks for the update Bob...were pulling for Rick......
  29. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    Good followup news BasicBob! Good to hear. Prayers from Indiana!

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