Ed Matlack and Rufuz's Status
by Scott D. Zachary
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Ed rebounded for a while, but now he's struggling again.
Mr. Ed sent me an email at the end of July saying that many people on the Den were asking about Ed Matlack’s status. I apologize to Mr. Ed that it took me so long to reply, but toward the end of July my computer got hacked so I was out of touch and I was extraordinarily busy building a technical school, so I had no clue what was happening with Ed since he came to our granddaughter’s shower in Kentucky just before Fathers’ Day.
Ed was found a week and a half ago laying in his yard babbling. The EMT’s said his blood sugar was over 1,100, and his blood pressure was near zero. Ed lapsed into a coma, and the doctors and nurses gave up on him, but Rene and many others didn’t. There were many people of many Christian religions all over the country praying for him along with many people at Authorsden. Ed defied death and Rene and I and several friends shared Ed’s birthday on August 3rd with him. Rene has known Ed since they were kids, and she said it was his best birthday ever. All the nurses on the floor sang happy birthday to him, and he received seven dozen multi-colored roses. Personally, I’ve never laughed to the point of crying so many times in one day. Unfortunately, Ed regressed this morning, and we need your prayers as much as ever, especially with respect to Ed’s attitude.
Don’t worry. I will definitely look out for Woofie (Rufuz)—he’s an angel. Right now, he is sleeping in the middle of the king size bed here in my hotel room. I think I might find enough room on the fringe of the bed when I finally crash. Woofie needs your prayers too. He’s seriously glum without his best friend. While you’re at it, be sure to include Rene in your prayers. Woofie and I are en route to Kentucky.
Thank you for all of your prayers!
Scott and Rufuz
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|Reviewed by Rene Swing
|Thank you so much Scott for coming out & giving Ed the best birthday ever! I know it meant alot to Ed and it meant alot to me too. Having you here, even though it was just a couple of days, was a sheer joy & pleasure. Please give Rufus lots & lots of kisses & hugs from his Mommy & Daddy.
|Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
|Oh my I had no idea, please let him know that we I will have him in my prayers and all of you. So glad he had a wonderful birthday and that you were there to celebrate with him. I send prayers, huggs and kisses from Detroit.|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
Thank you for updating us on Ed and Rufus. I am continually praying for them both. Keep us posted!
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Ed is in my prayers none stop...wish I could just call him and give him a special "Stinky" laugh from South Africa...but cannot find the correct number to call his room!!
With my accent they think I am from MARS...lol!!
Sighhhhh...this was a bummer for all of his friends....but I am sure he will be back with "MUCH" to say on this board!!
Love and MANY hugs
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Bittersweet news. We are all pulling for Ed and I think he's pulling too. Thanks for taking Rufuz. He's sort of a national treasure thanks to Ed.|
|Reviewed by Chanti Niven
|I can't believe that I missed this news. I've been so absent from AD and haven't been reading much lately but this morning the news dropped on me like a ton of bricks. I'm shocked to learn that Ed is in such a serious condition and I will be praying for him, Rene and you Scott and of course Ed's beloved Rufuz. Please keep us updated with news. Chanti|
|Reviewed by larry linville
|I have not been on line as much lately and I'm glad I checked in this morning to get this report. I have already prayed and will continue to do so.|
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|Thank you, Scott...thank you so much...for the update, for being there for Ed, and caring for Rufuz, and giving strength to Rene. We want to help Ed however we can, but mostly boost his spirit now. Ed has so many prayers going up for him because people really DO care...he must know that. And for him to know that Rufuz is being cared for and loved by you...what a boost that will give him (Ed).
Blessings and Love to all of you...
|Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins
|Thanks for the update. We all care about Ed and Rufuz. I am still praying for a breakthrough.|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Thank you Scott, I have been worried about both of them, 1100 its a miracle he survived that, when my friends sugar went half that, she passed out and nearly died, but miracles happen and I am praying that Ed and Rufuz are given that miracle, I can not imagine what either are going through
In Christs Love
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
|Thank you Scott, thank you for being a top mate, and taking Ruffie, plze give him a good ole pat for me. I called the Hos about half hour ago Aussie time. I know it was late, but we felt we should at least say hello to Ed, so he could hear from us personally, we love him and are praying 4 him too.
We will continue to pray for him, is all one can do.
It was good to hear his voice..
Glad he had a good Birthday, so deserved!
Must catch up with Rene too, she deserves a medal.
Love to you
Ch'erie n Family
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Definately - don't worry about asking for prayers. Y'all got 'em. Thanks for the update -
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg
|prayers of love and light dispatched for all...bless you for the update and being there|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Rene has known Ed since they were kids, and she said it was his best birthday ever. All the nurses on the floor sang happy birthday to him, and he received seven dozen multi-colored roses. Personally, I’ve never laughed to the point of crying so many times in one day.
Now that is wonderful news!
I talked to old Ed on the phone in his hospital room after you left, and he was very happy that Rufie Boy was now with you. I think that really lifted his spirit again, and our good thoughts and prayers for the old Jersey Devil will continue. And give good old Rufuz a big bear hug for me.
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|God bless you is right sweet man...thank you so much for this update..also I am so glad Rufuz is being taken care of by you..I am praying every moment I have for ED and Rene and cant wait for Rufuz and Ed to be together again....please stay safe and well my prayers and Love are with all of you...
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|God bless you Scott, and thank you so much for this update. Thank you also for taking Rufuz, you don't know how hard we all prayed and hoped for someone to take him,and will continue to pray until God willing Ed and Rufuz are together again. I put them both on the prayer boards;-)Thanks again!