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Title: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: UPNET on March 02, 2011, 04:48 PM
Bobby is in the LaTrobe PA. hospital with the flu and pneumonia. He was taken by ambulance this past Sunday. He awoke with a high fever, and had trouble breathing. He is a diabetic, and is on steroids to fight pleurisy. Of course, the steroids have really messed up his blood sugar. He is in isolation, and has three I.V.'s loaded with antibiotics. I spoke to him briefly today, and said to say hi to all on this forum.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to him, and his wife Stacy.

Regards to All,
Chris


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: mikenchico on March 02, 2011, 04:58 PM
Disturbing news, our thoughts go with him also. Always a regular in the GWTW Chat room whenever you want to talk a little kites with somebody. Wishing a speedy recovery Bobby, see you in chat soon.



Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: whitey on March 02, 2011, 04:59 PM
I wondered about him lately because he's usually in the chat section here in the eve..
 My thoughts and prayers go out to him,...and Stacy too.

Thanks for letting us know,

whitey


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: Jared on March 02, 2011, 05:06 PM
Thinking of him here, too.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for his speedy recovery!


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: Alfredo on March 02, 2011, 05:14 PM
 I hope he recovers soon. I talk to him on the chat room every day or so. I was also wondering if he was ok, since I knew about his diabetes. :-[ If you talk to him again soon, please tell him that the 14 year old forum rat says that his thoughts and prayers are with him as well; That and will cheer him up a little.
Thanks for letting us know, Chris.
Alfredo.
 :(


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: kiteclique on March 02, 2011, 05:32 PM
I am very sorry to hear that ... get well soon Bobby

-Frazer


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: DD on March 02, 2011, 05:40 PM
Bummer, pass along my well wishes! I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers, thanks for posting this


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: Stuart99 on March 02, 2011, 05:53 PM
That is sad news, if you talk to him again tell him that I am thinking of him.


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: fidelio on March 02, 2011, 06:06 PM
if you speak with him again, please let him know we all wish him well and hope to see him here soon.

- darren


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: JimB on March 02, 2011, 08:42 PM
Thoughts to you, Bobby, and your family and may you recover quickly and completely. Flying season is coming. Get up and get out there.


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: RobB on March 03, 2011, 04:27 AM
Well wishes to you, Bobby ! A speedy recovery, and hopefully stronger & better than ever when this is all done...

 ;D  Rob.


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: DonCrash on March 03, 2011, 06:34 AM
Wishing him well and and a good recovery.


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: cgregurich73 on March 03, 2011, 07:42 AM
Best wishes for a healthy recovery.  Bobby got me hooked on skyburner kites
so he needs to get better soon flying season is right around the corner.


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: AeroStar on March 03, 2011, 09:07 AM
I just talked to both Bobby & Stacy this morning (Thurs 3/3).  He is still on three powerful antibiotics but his condition has stabilized.  Bobby also feels as if he's on the upswing so that was good to hear!   

Optimistically, doctors are saying he may be discharged on Sat but this coming Mon is probably more realistic. After leaving the hospital, he'll require a PICC line to continue his antibiotic treatments.  For sure, it's going to take some time to fully recover.

Please continue to keep Bobby in your thoughts and prayers.  With the onset of Spring, that should be good motivation for him to get better and back on the flying field! :)

-Paul 


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: UPNET on March 03, 2011, 10:25 AM
Thanks, Paul. I just got off phone with him also. He does sound better. I relayed to him all the thoughts and prayers from the Forum members. He said to thank all the members, and I know he appreciates you all. I believe it really helps.


Chris

PICC Line:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripherally_inserted_central_catheter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripherally_inserted_central_catheter)


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: Charly on March 06, 2011, 05:48 PM
Bobby,
  I am sorry to hear your having health issues.  Your in my thoughts and prayers.  Get well soon so you can go fly the new Skyburner T&T you just got...LOL

Take Care
Charly


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: st3307 on March 08, 2011, 11:11 AM
Hey  Guys   thank all  very  much  for  the  well  wish  I am    back  home   now  and feeling   much  better    still weak  as  a     new  born  baby    but  on the  mend    thank  you  once   again  for  the  prayers  and  the  well  wishes         hope  to see  you in a   flying  field  shortly      good   air  always  Bobby 


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: fidelio on March 08, 2011, 12:13 PM
here's wishing for a full recovery. good to see you! welcome back!


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: Ben on March 08, 2011, 01:12 PM
Bobby,

Glad you're feeling better. Here's hoping for a full recovery and a speedy return to the flying fields.

Ben


Title: Re: Bobby Benton ( st3307)
Post by: Charly on March 11, 2011, 09:42 AM
Bobby,
  Thanks for bringing us up to date.  I am glad to hear your home and feeling better.

Charly