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#1 That Aud Smell

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:56 AM

Kyle Okposo is admitted to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Buffalo General.

I thought this deserved its own thread. Thanks for the heads up, Brawndo.

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Okposo has been in the hospital undergoing multiple tests to see what is wrong with him. So far they have not been able to pinpoint it



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And, not that it matters right now given his health scare, but I am fairly sure that this team has a playoff record pace when Okposo is in the lineup.

Well, wait a second: Looks like the team is 29-25-11 with him in the lineup. I don't think that quite projects to 90 points. Even so - they are a way better team with him in the mix, obviously.

Edited by That Aud Smell, 25 April 2017 - 05:24 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:59 AM

Such an awesome guy hate to see this happen to anyone but he is one of the nicer people and I guess that makes it worse. God speed to his recovery 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:01 AM

I discovered this morning while trying to find this tweet that I am blocked by Paul Hamilton. Which is weird, because I can't say I ever followed the guy or tweeted at him about anything ever...



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:02 AM

I hope they figure this out and soon for his sake. Nothing worse then having no idea what is wrong and why.

This is just the capper on a crazy awful season. From Eichel's ankle, to Kulikov's tail, to Kane's broken ribs and now this combined with bad play, bad coaching, bad leadership and a poor roster, I think this is a season everyone associated with the Sabres including the fans would like to forget.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:05 AM

I discovered this morning while trying to find this tweet that I am blocked by Paul Hamilton. Which is weird, because I can't say I ever followed the guy or tweeted at him about anything ever...

 

That happened to me with Vogl once. No idea how or why it would have happened. I emailed him and asked for an unblock -- he obliged.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:30 AM

That happened to me with Vogl once. No idea how or why it would have happened. I emailed him and asked for an unblock -- he obliged.

I mean, I guess I don't care one way or another? It's just amusing. The media in this town are so thin skinned. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:38 AM

I mean, I guess I don't care one way or another? It's just amusing. The media in this town are so thin skinned. 

 

Maybe.

 

I had actually inferred that some third-party 'bot-based service had effected a whole bunch of blocks for Vogl. Either that, or he just fat-fingered a mistaken block. My account and his had had many rational interactions on Twitter prior to the block.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:40 AM

Scary stuff. Hopefully it's identified quickly and is nothing serious.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

Again all my prayers for KO.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

GR announced he was admitted there, with him being sick and ending up there his DDx would include meningitis, encephalitis, neurovascular problem. Aneurysm maybe.

 

DDx = differential diagnosis, I infer.


Edited by That Aud Smell, 05 April 2017 - 09:05 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

I discovered this morning while trying to find this tweet that I am blocked by Paul Hamilton. Which is weird, because I can't say I ever followed the guy or tweeted at him about anything ever...

Preemptive strike.


Edited by PromoTheRobot, 05 April 2017 - 10:05 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:12 AM

DDx = differential diagnosis, I infer.

 

I was running with Digital Dental exchange.

 

But the interwebs (which is never wrong) also comes to your conclusion.

 

So the summation of this theory is that the interwebs and Aud are one in the same.

 

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:23 AM

At times like these it clearly illustrates that our fandom of a particular hockey team is not where it's at.

 

This is where it's at.

 

My prayers to him and his family.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:40 AM

People said Bylsma's system was confusing....

 

But in all seriousness.  That's scary crap.  The injury you can't identify and quantify is the fear of all athletes.  It's why they hate concussions.  A knee injury is a knee injury.

 

All the best to him.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:45 AM

Be well KO

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

DDx = differential diagnosis, I infer.


Yes sir.

The person in the media who should have the best information is The Bulldog. His wife is a Nurse Practitioner in the NICU at BGH. Of course HIPAA gets in the way

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:06 AM

Wishing the best for Kyle and hope they find out what it is..hockey is secondary in situations like that.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

Best wishes to him. Hopefully they figure out the problem quickly & there is a speedy recovery.

Prayers to him & his famiky.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

Unknown injuries are always far more terrifying than broken bones or torn ligaments. Hopefully they are able to get a diagnosis and get KO healthy. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:34 AM

People said Bylsma's system was confusing....

 

But in all seriousness.  That's scary crap.  The injury you can't identify and quantify is the fear of all athletes.  It's why they hate concussions.  A knee injury is a knee injury.

 

All the best to him.

 

Man, I'm so happy someone else did this, because I was totally thinking it but showed (in my view) tremendous self-restraint :lol:

 

More seriously, yea, unknown stuff is the worst. One of my friends just went through it--he was dropping weight, had zero energy, and so on. First they thought it was mono, then they thought maybe cancer, and they finally diagnosed an autoimmune disease. Whole process took like 3 months.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:54 AM

Man, I'm so happy someone else did this, because I was totally thinking it but showed (in my view) tremendous self-restraint :lol:

 

More seriously, yea, unknown stuff is the worst. One of my friends just went through it--he was dropping weight, had zero energy, and so on. First they thought it was mono, then they thought maybe cancer, and they finally diagnosed an autoimmune disease. Whole process took like 3 months.

 

It took a year before they finally decided my wife has fibromyalgia.  I think the testing is better now, but back then it was more of a process of elimination, with some really nasty diseases considered (like MS).  Fibro's bad enough, but at least it's not life threatening.


(And you should see the bunion I have.  Oy.)



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:36 PM

I'm a rheumatologist, who has many patients with neurologic manifestations. Knowing that Kyle is in the ICU is very worrisome to me. I really hope this is nothing and the caution being taken is due to him being a professional athlete.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:07 PM

Hope they find out quickly what he has and gets better soon. :(



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:12 PM

Is it marfans?

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

It's gotta be in back of the players minds, understandable they're not all there mentally.

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:23 PM

I hope that they can figure out whats wrong and that he can get on the road to recovery



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

So, I'm not the only one blocked by PHam. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:12 PM

Might have something to do with the terrible start against the Leafs.

They obviously weren't mentally there.

 

I'm concerned. This is a week of no answers and apparently some fairly serious symptoms.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:29 PM

I'm concerned as well. Hopefully this is all just precautionary and everything will be fine. 



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:56 PM

The hype on the postgame show seemed a bit unseemly. There really was no update.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:05 PM

The hype on the postgame show seemed a bit unseemly. There really was no update.

 

They can't really say anything, so i'm not so sure what kind of update you were waiting for... ?



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

:(

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:30 PM

The hype on the postgame show seemed a bit unseemly. There really was no update.


So the Sabres making a statement of their concern is hype?

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:05 PM

It's gotta be in back of the players minds, understandable they're not all there mentally.


Right as rain, as usual. <_<

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 11:08 PM

I went through a situation back in 2012 where my sodium level dropped really low and I ended up in a medically induced coma for five days. They did CT scans, EEG's, blood labs, etc. every day until I stabilized enough to be brought out of the coma. To this day they never came up with a reason for what happened. I left the hospital after 12 days and have been fine since. Well, what would be considered fine for me anyways. It's definitely a scary situation when no one has answers for your family and friends. And also something you never really think about until it happens. Hopefully they come up with amswers for Kyle and his family and he can get back to a normal life, with or without hockey.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:12 AM

What worries me the most is that he is in Neuro ICU, people that go in there .... its usually a brain tumor, stroke or some Neurological infection.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 02:18 AM

ICU sound always scary. I hope he makes a full recovery soon.



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:04 AM

Okposo developed a detached retina a couple/few years ago.

Any chance that the retina might have been indicative of some larger issue? Something vascular would be my (uneducated) guess.

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 07:43 AM

I had a stroke almost 3 years ago.  They  put me in the ICU when I went  to the ER saying I was not well. My BP was 247/ something.Asked why I hadn't got a room by 9 PM and they said they were waiting for an ICU room (an oh s--t moment). Next day they were giving me a brain scan when I hear "CODE STROKE" on the PA.I ask the guy "who is that for?" He said   "It's for you.". I then thought or said  "Oh S--it!" , threw up and don' have a clear recollection of the next three days. 



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Posted 06 April 2017 - 08:55 AM

I had a stroke almost 3 years ago.  They  put me in the ICU when I went  to the ER saying I was not well. My BP was 247/ something.Asked why I hadn't got a room by 9 PM and they said they were waiting for an ICU room (an oh s--t moment). Next day they were giving me a brain scan when I hear "CODE STROKE" on the PA.I ask the guy "who is that for?" He said   "It's for you.". I then thought or said  "Oh S--it!" , threw up and don' have a clear recollection of the next three days. 

 

Oh god, that's awful.