Another Forum member needs our Prayers.

Another Forum member needs our Prayers.

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:54 pm

I just heard that our hard working forum member Matthaus is very ill.. He is usually a 'work for 22 hours, every day' kind of guy.. Well Matt got sick Monday, and spent Tuesday in bed [unheard of], His wife Hope took him to the doctor's office Wednesday, who sent him to the hospital, Matt spent Wednesday night and Thursday morning at the hospital,, all kinds of tests.. it was determined it was a viral infection a MRI test was offered but declined.. Matt went home Thrusday night..but was no better this morning.

This morning, Friday, Hope took Matt to a different Hospital where a MRI was done, and a tumor on the Pituitary gland, in the base of the brain was discovered.. Matt is being taken to a Philadelphia hospital [sorry I can't remember the name] tonight.. Surgery to be scheduled ASAP..

So.. let's all keep Matthaus and Hope in our thoughts and prayers..

Praying for a speedy and full recovery...
Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Another Forum member needs our Prayers.

PostBy: stokin-railroad On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:08 pm

Thanks for the info Greg.Matt i hope all goes well for you and your family!very much in our thoughts and prayers for a quick and full recovery.
stokin-railroad
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160k

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PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:12 pm

Oh gosh, Of course I'll send some prayers in his direction. Hopefully that get that bad thing pulled out and some pills will get him back to normal pretty soon.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined


Re: Another Forum member needs our Prayers.

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:22 pm

Prayers from this family to your family for sure. Thank You for the heads-up LsFarm
jeromemsn
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker 90 dvc
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman elite fireplace insert

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PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:27 pm

Hope you get well soon Matthaus.
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

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PostBy: ken On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:27 pm

hope all goes well.
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

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PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:37 pm

Damn! I just exchanged PM's with him Monday about burning buck in a Harman stoker. I hope he gets as good a prognosis as Gambler did. You just never know anymore. I'm not a big "prayer" but I'll keep him in my thoughts and send alot of positive energy his way.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

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PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:04 pm

Damn that sucks. As I mentioned in Gambler's thread I had a brother with a brain tumor so I know at least what his family is going through. One thing that is great is they are having a lot of success treating it. If you read this Matt, good luck.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:16 pm

I'm with you on that Kirk. I talked to him as well on monday and he was at dad's last saturday with his daughter and we hoisted dad's stove into the basement. Matt you and your family are in our prayers and we all hope to see your smiling face soon. Get well my friend !
jpen1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:30 pm

My thoughts are with you Matt, get better soon buddy.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Another Forum member needs our Prayers.

PostBy: BinghamtonNY On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:35 pm

My prayers are with Matt and his family. Get well soon buddy!!!
BinghamtonNY
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Magnum Stoker

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PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:39 pm

Get well soon Matt.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

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PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:01 pm

Matt,

I will pray for your speedy recovery.

Mike Westbrook
mikeandgerry
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson Anthratube 130-M

Re: Another Forum member needs our Prayers.

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:19 pm

Get well Matt,

Pm'd him as well last week.

Matt and Hope,

I'm only a phone call away. Call if you need anything.



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Another Forum member needs our Prayers.

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:44 pm

I have only known MAtt / Matthaus for 11 months Now But we became close & good Friends in a short Time. We talk everyday on the Phone sometime three or four times a day and I am usually the one that goes with him to Pick up stoker boilers. When He or I find them I think I only ever missed 3 trips with him. I know we Picked about 15 boilers so far together and tons of coal & stoves I am at a loss Right Now and Hope and Pray he will come out of This alright He is a Great Guy & Friend I am glad Greg Posted this. He can use all Of the Prayers & Hope That we all can give I wish him & his whole Family a speedy & full Recovery Hang in there Buddy we have alot more stoker boilers to Pick up Take care All
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520