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hi folks...

I just wanted to let you know that the company is on stand by at the moment. My dad had suffered a severe brain stem stroke and a mild heart attack on Monday evening and is currently on life support. I was originally scheduled to go out of town for a couple of days on Monday for business and ended up cancelling that due to the current situation. Right now, we're away from home and staying at the in-laws residence as it's close proximity to the hospital. My family and I have been devastated and exhausted from the past couple of long days and nights of waiting for test results. Medically, it's not looking good but we're trying to hang on and stay strong during this difficult time of our lives. I'm even sorryer as I've got a bunch of recessed grills sets still waiting for me at home to finish up and send out and I can't get to them yet. We're planning to return home this Friday and I will continue to finish and send out orders as fast as I can. Please bear with us as we'll do our best to get orders out on Friday and continue fabricating more to fill others. If you have any question regarding the status of your order, please PM me and I'll address it as soon as I'm able. Please note that I don't have access to a computer too much as most of my time is at the hospital. But, I'll respond to your e-mail as soon as I can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Sorry for your troubles...wish the best.

Don't worry about us...take care of your family.
 

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Jesus man, take care of the family first and worry about the grills later. Nothing is important at this point than your family. We are praying for you and just hope that things turn out all right.

Thanks for letting us know and please keep us posted. :grouphug:
 

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Take care Rudy. You'll get to our orders when you get to them...

Thank for letting us know though. Our thoughts will be with you.
 

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Family always come first. All other can wait
or thoughts and prayers are with your father,you and the rest of the family
 

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Family comes first, I'm sure evryone will understand. Jestures like yours to notify everyone of your situation indicates how you feel about your customers and being with your family at this time is what we would expect you to be doing. Best of thoughts to you and your family..
 

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FAMILY 1st and foremost, praying and hoping your Dad will recover.
Also hope there is not a member here that would be asking anything about an order or status of an order.
 

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Rudy,

My heart and prayers go to you and your family. I pray that your dad recovers and that you and your family find the strength to get you thru this difficult time. I'm certain I speak for most people in this forum when I say that family comes first, we thank you for sharing and will extend our sincere support to you. May god's blessing be with you.
 

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To all...

I want to thank you all sincerely from the bottom of my heart for your kind support, thoughts, and prayers. As of today, the doctor had gave us a brief summary of what had happened with my father. They suspect a clot may have traveled up his leg and up into his brain stem blocking the main artery to his brain. This causing an intant chain reaction of a massive stroke in this area of the brain stem. This happens to be the worst area to have a stroke as the brain stem is the central area that controls the basic auto motor functions such as breathing, blood pressure, pupil dialation, and other basic motor skills we take for granted and involuntarilly control. The stoke spread from the back of his brain to the front affecting both halves of the hemisphere. As a result, brain swelling occured and according to the blood tests, he suffered a mild heart attack in the process.

He is currently on life support with a ventilator keeping him breathing and alive and being fed via intravaineously. The past few days, have been a nightmare for all our family. Being the eldest of four kids and having the same exact name and birthday as my father, I'm trying to stay strong and focused on the facts of the event and not let my emotions get to me especially in front of my mother. She's been turning to me for support and guidance but is often succumbed to the devastation of the reality of the possibility of losing her soul mate for over 40+ years. I'm trying my best to encourage her to be strong with herself and her faith in order to get through this traumatic time of all our lives.

The doctor's prognosis, thus far, have been pretty blunt and bleak. Despite our desperation to seek answers to our questions and possible alternatives to solutions, have been met with his cold hard facts type of replies. The next 48 hours will determine the outcome for my father whether it will be good or bad is all up to the man upstairs at this point.

We've come home late tonight to try to gather pieces of our life back together again temporarily. I'm going to try to hand finish a few sets of grills and pack them to ship out maybe tomorrow depending on my time schedule as I need to make a 2 hour trip to the other side of the bay to pick up my prototype vacuum-formed side skirts to finish and fit on my vehicle some time later next week for production in the near future. After picking them up, I'll be returning to meet the rest of my family at the hospital later in the evening.

The small thread of hope so far is that his vitals have stablelized for now and he has shown more physical signs of activity in terms of his body twitching and jerking from outside stimuli. We are exhausted, emotionally drained and beaten physically and mentally. But, we're not giving up on Dad. And we hope that things will continue to stablelize further and even hope that things could possibly reverse its course. As for now, we're thankful for every day he's with us, even though the odds are against us, we continue to hold our faith high and hope that there'll be further signs of improvement soon. This traumatic event has, in a sense, brought my family closer than before. As each one of us lived our busy, high-pressured, and isolated fast-paced lives, this lesson has brought us to realize the importance of having a supporting family through a crisis like this and the reality of how precious and short life really is.

Again, thank you all for all your e-mails, PM's, thoughts and prayers for it is much needed and appreciated from me and my family.

Please contact me if you have questions regarding your orders. I'll do my best in the time made available to me to finish up pending orders and send them out ASAP.

rudy
 
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