|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Monday, November 26, 2007 - 09:52 pm: Edit|
Information provided by Andy's wife, Doris.
"Andy is home from the hospital. We appreciate all of you holding off the e-mails. We would appreciate your holding off any jokes, pictures, etc. (anything except personal e-mails) for the next few weeks. He has undergone quite a bit of medical problems and still needs time to completely recover. Any of you who wish to get information on what he has gone through, please feel free to send us an e-mail and I will try to explain as best I can. Thanks for all your prayers. Doris"
|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 06:28 pm: Edit|
Information provided by Doris SMITH, 23 Nov 07
"Andy is back in the hospital. Today they had a lung specialist look at him. He is having several problems. He has Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Heart Problems, Sleep Apena; fluid buildup in the body; all that combined with his overweight, high blood pressure, and diabetes. He has a lot of things to overcome before he can come home. Wednesday when Valerie and I visited him he seemed to be doing good; the fluids had been flushed from the body; his breathing was good and he even had a sense of humor. Yesterday (Thursday) when we visited him, he was sluggish, kept falling asleep, and had lost his appetite. They are moving him to Intensive Care. He will be in the hospital for awhile. We ask that people continue to pray for his recovery." Thanks, Doris
Posted by Moderator: 17:25 PM, 23 Nov 07
|By Jerold J. Unruh (Jerry_unruh) on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 12:46 pm: Edit|
Glad to hear you are back home and on the road to recovery. John Moran and I spent an hour on the telephone recalling our days with you in Ansbach and catching up on old times. We need to do that again when you are part of the discussion -- we had some great times in the good old days! I will continue to pray for your total and speedy recovery Andy!
|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 04:03 pm: Edit|
Message from Doris on Monday, 15 October, indicates that Andy is at home, resting, responding well and generally making progress in his recovery from all of this. Hope to see him up and about and personally responding on here soon. Hang in there Andy...We're all pulling for you. Carl
|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Monday, October 08, 2007 - 07:24 pm: Edit|
Update: Monday, 8 Oct 07. Not the news we wanted to hear. Doris advised today that Andy's heart rate is unstable and that he is back in surgery for a Pacemaker. Please keep the Smith family in your prayers. ****I will be traveling to Corpus Christi, TX on Wednesday, 10 Oct for the CIDAA Annual Meeting. Will return on 15 Oct.. Updates questionable**** Carl - Moderator
|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 10:51 pm: Edit|
Doris called me today (late Saturday afternoon) and reported that Andy's recovery is good, but his Doctors will not release him until he gets fully off oxygen or the ventilator and breathing on his own. Hopefully will be able to go home home on Monday or Tuesday. Please send Andy a note or card to the address listed on page 137 of the current Gold Book. Carl - Moderator
|By John R Moran, Jr. (Jrmoranjr) on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 07:25 am: Edit|
Chief, get well soon, and when you are up to reading messages again, consider all the prayers we said for you and your family, and accept them as your due for a life spent serving others. When I started on the road to CID in 1971 (which, I realize, makes me a youngster around here), it was Andy Smith who took the time on a Saturday morning in Ansbach to explain the process and recommend a course of action. He was probably surprised when, 18 months later, this kid showed up back at the office, his recommendations followed, and with LTC Fontaine’s consent to be assigned to his shop as a PMI pending acceptance. Now, three careers later, I tell young folks about him to encourage others to be willing to mentor and lead others. Both he and Mrs. Smith (sorry, Ma’am, I still can’t call you by your first name) are the kind of folks you are lucky to meet in this life.
|By Bill Dortch (Bill765) on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 11:28 pm: Edit|
Andy hang in there! God Bless you and Doris and
all your family. Remember there are still a lot
of us old dinosuars who'd like to see stick
around awhile. Get well soon! Bill Dortch
|By Dwight C. Bishop (Bish8726) on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 09:09 pm: Edit|
Thanks Carl for keeping us posted on Andy--I really appreciate it.
|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 08:24 pm: Edit|
5:00 PM, Tuesday, 2 Oct 07: Doris called to advise that Andy is making good progress and if all goes well he will be able to go home by the end of the week. Carl Moderator
|By Jerold J. Unruh (Jerry_unruh) on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 11:25 am: Edit|
You, Doris and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers -- get well soon!
|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 01:46 pm: Edit|
Andy is currently hospitalized at the Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN. He underwent heart bypass surgery (Five arteries) on Friday and is now in recovery. I spoke with him briefly at 1:00 PM, Monday, 1 October 07. He is in good spirits and seems to be recovering on schedule. Current visitation is Familiy members only. Please, no calls right now. Doris will keep me informed about his progress and his anticipated date of going home. I will post that data as I receive it. Andy was informed that some members have posted messages to the website already. He expressed his thanks to all those who posted and your thoughts and prayers,but he has no way of viewing your messages until he returns home. Carl - Moderator
|By Henry Kuhn (Hkuhn) on Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 04:04 pm: Edit|
Andy! Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery.
Doris and Henry
|By Dwight C. Bishop (Bish8726) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 09:42 pm: Edit|
Hang in there Andy-We're all praying for you and your family. Know you won't be able to make Corpus, but YOU WILL BE MISSED. Hurry and get on your feet, so you can make the next one.
|By Riley G. Breedlove (Rgbreedlove) on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 06:15 pm: Edit|
Andy, Hang in there buddy. Our prayers are with you and your family. Riley Breedlove
|By Carl Craig - Moderator (Ccraig) on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 02:23 pm: Edit|
Andy's wife, Doris, advised that Andy underwent prostate surgery on 25 September and as a result of some apparent post surgery complications, has since been med-evaced to St Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN.
"Prostate surgery went fine; however, last night he started having chest pains and his stats went sky high; Valerie (our daughter) and I took him to the emergency room in Crossville,TN.
They admitted him to see if he was suffering from a heart attack. The heart doctor called this morning and said he didn't have a heart attack, however, they wanted to get him to a speciality hospital so they can run all types of tests and if necessary perform surgery. We would request all of you pray for Andy; we all know that prayers are answered."
Posted Wed 26 Sept 07, C. Craig Moderator