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Randy Austin - in hosptial

Posted By: Killer

Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/19/13 10:30 PM

As many of you will know Randy is the owner of the Chuckwagon in Torrey where we gather twice a year. He had a blood clot in his leg and there has been some damage, he will probably lose the leg. He is in critical but stable condition in a hospital in Murray Utah now. Please don't disturb his family but I'm sure they would all appreciate your good wishes and thoughts here and on Facebook.

Randy - you're a tough old goat - get out of there!

(This is all public information posted by the family on Facebook.)
Posted By: Kathy R

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/19/13 11:55 PM

Thank you Bob. I am very sorry to ready this, but appreciate the heads up. I wish Randy a speedy and positive recovery. What a blow, but he will plow through this. I am sure of that. Be well Randy!
Posted By: Whip

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 12:57 AM

All the good karma and prayers I can send.
Posted By: EffBee

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 04:16 AM

On my last ride to Colorado, I decided at the last minute to stretch my ride past SLC one evening and to go all the way to Torrey. Alas, there was no room at the CW, so Randy invited me to stay at his home that evening. That's just the kind of person he is.

Be well, my friend. We're all here supporting you.
Posted By: SageRider

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 02:05 PM

Thank you, Bob.
Randy, We're pulling for you and the best possible outcome!
Posted By: TEWKS

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 02:40 PM

Good luck and wishing you well Randy! thumbsup

Pat
Posted By: tallman

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 02:56 PM

Prayers and positive energy from our family to his.
Hope for the best outcome possible.
Posted By: Albert

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 03:06 PM

I only met Randy once (our only Torrey trip) but had an enjoyable chat. We're hoping and praying all comes out well. I plan to return to Torrey and really want to see you by the pool again Randy. All the best.
Posted By: Firefight911

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 03:34 PM

Sending prayers and thoughts!
Posted By: philbytx

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 08:42 PM

Loads of positive vibes and good juju heading toward Randy.....
Posted By: MikeRC

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/20/13 09:29 PM

Only been lucky enough to stay at the Chuckwagon twice, but Randy was an excellent host/proprietor. Best wishes for his recovery and for his family.

Michael Cassidy
Posted By: norah

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/21/13 12:17 AM

WOW...not good news frown. We will be pulling for you Randy and sending good thoughts and a lot of positive zen to both you and your family.
Posted By: Couchrocket

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/21/13 01:51 AM

Prayers for healing & skilled doctors...

Scott
Posted By: marcopolo

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/21/13 02:06 AM

I wish Randy all the best in what must surely be a very difficult situation. I've been to the Torrey gathering twice and liked it so much I returned two other times with my wife. Hang in there, Randy.
Posted By: ericfoerster

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/21/13 04:35 AM

Prayers and best wishes from Texas.

Randy always made me feel at home in Torrey.
Posted By: Kitsap

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/21/13 01:24 PM

Prayers from Italia.
Posted By: BadAdam

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/23/13 03:49 AM

No bueno but I bet he can still kick my ass with only one leg!
Posted By: Heck

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/23/13 04:51 AM

Get better soon Randy!
Posted By: Killer

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/24/13 02:27 PM

As of Sunday Randy was still sedated in the ICU and further surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.
Posted By: Kathy R

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/24/13 04:16 PM

Thank you for the update, Bob.
Been thinking about Randy and his family a lot.
Posted By: flyingreg

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/25/13 07:06 PM

Bob,

Thank you for this information and keeping us updated with news on Randy.
Posted By: Killer

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/26/13 03:31 AM

Randy had another long surgery today, he has had almost all of one leg removed due to the clot. The surgeon feels it went well although they had to remove more. Randy will remain under sedation for at least another 48 hours while they assess his condition.
Posted By: Joe Frickin' Friday

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/26/13 11:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Killer
Randy had another long surgery today, he has had almost all of one leg removed due to the clot. The surgeon feels it went well although they had to remove more. Randy will remain under sedation for at least another 48 hours while they assess his condition.


I guess there are worse ways to be, but man, that's got to be a hard thing to take. I hope things improve for him going forward from here.
Posted By: WURTY

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/26/13 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By: BadAdam
No bueno but I bet he can still kick my ass with only one leg!


I was thinking the same thing Adam.
Heal quickly Randy.. My ass will need a good kicking at Fall Torrey..
Posted By: Les is more

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/26/13 11:11 PM

So many healing and loving thoughts coming your way from here in San Diego, Randy. You and your hospitality to all of us are unparalleled!
Posted By: Tank

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/27/13 08:16 PM

Ahhh man, thatsucksabunch , We in Oregon sends the healing thoughts to you Randy... Look forward to seeing you in the fall
Posted By: gottago

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/27/13 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Tank
Ahhh man, thatsucksabunch , We in Oregon sends the healing thoughts to you Randy... Look forward to seeing you in the fall

what Bill said Randy. Rest up and get well soon. With your spirit this will be just a small bump in the road. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
Posted By: Ron_B

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/28/13 10:45 AM

Randy, thinking about you, best wishes for your recovery.
Posted By: enfoman

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/28/13 08:47 PM

Although we have never met.. Randy, My thoughts are with you and your recovery. Perhaps one day in the near future I could make Torrey and do so.

Bob
Posted By: Killer

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/29/13 08:26 PM

Randy is now conscious again (he was sedated) and can open his eyes and hear. He is on a ventilator so can't speak but the doctor has said he is strong enough to come off it, now just have to persuade the family they want him to speak...

grin
Posted By: Kathy R

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/30/13 02:58 AM

Whew! That is some good news. Thank you Bob!!

Stay strong Randy! Think of you and your family often. Looking forward to your continued progress and healing. HUGS
Posted By: barryNmarin

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/30/13 03:07 AM

Hang in there Randy! I'm really looking forward to seeing you in September. You are a tough... uh .... rascal so hang in there! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Barry & Katy
Posted By: Tank

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 06/30/13 02:10 PM

thumbsup wave
Posted By: Killer

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 07/11/13 01:43 PM

Randy is still in the ICU but he's off the ventilator and his sense of humour is apparently intact, he's giving the nurses a hard time!
Posted By: russell_bynum

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 07/11/13 03:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Killer
Randy is still in the ICU but he's off the ventilator and his sense of humour is apparently intact, he's giving the nurses a hard time!


thumbsup
Posted By: tallman

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 07/11/13 06:34 PM

Thanks for update.
Still in our thoughts and sending positive energy his way.
Posted By: Kathy R

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 07/11/13 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: tallman
Thanks for update.
Still in our thoughts and sending positive energy his way.


+1

Still in ICU. Wow man.
Posted By: Tank

Re: Randy Austin - in hosptial - 07/12/13 03:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Killer
Randy is still in the ICU but he's off the ventilator and his sense of humour is apparently intact, he's giving the nurses a hard time!



Let's see ICU .. on call massage, morning sponge bath, meals in bed, nurses willing to bring you stuff, except for the reason he is in there LIFE is good.
Hopefully soon Randy, they will get you back Torrey where you belong
Posted By: Killer

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 07/31/13 07:47 PM

Just heard from Randy's daughter Joyce. He is out of ICU but will be in the hospital at least another two weeks. He's much better and getting physical therapy and giving the staff a hard time.

You can send cards etc to

Randy Austin
Room 1206
Intermountain Medical Care
5121 South Cottonwood Street
Murray, Utah 84157

The hospital has a volunteer run gift shop for flowers and other gifts - (801) 507-5130

You can email him from a form on this page

https://intermountainhealthcare.org/hospitals/imed/contactus/Pages/email-patient-ssl.aspx

I'm not sure if he has his own computer with him.
Posted By: PhillyFlash

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 07/31/13 08:21 PM

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Randy. Looking forward to seeing you in September, sitting in front of the Chuckwagon, BS-ing with the crew.
Posted By: russell_bynum

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 08/01/13 12:04 AM

Originally Posted By: PhillyFlash
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Randy. Looking forward to seeing you in September, sitting in front of the Chuckwagon, BS-ing with the crew.


...wearing your d*cknose glasses, of course.
Posted By: Kathy R

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 08/01/13 12:11 AM

Thanks for the update Bob!
Posted By: EffBee

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 08/01/13 08:22 PM

I took it upon myself to call Randy, now that he's out of ICU, on behalf of all of the members of this board who hold him as our friend. He was in decent spirits, and told me he is being moved to a rehab facility in Richfield, UT, on Friday. This will be much closer to his home in Torrey/Teasdale, and will make it easier for friends and family to visit him.

He says he's going to learn how to use a wheelchair, and will then be fitted for a prosthetic and will learn to use a walker. It's going to be a big change for him, but he says he's good with it and glad to still be around.

I let him know that he had been in all our prayers and thoughts, and that we look forward seeing him this Fall in Torrey. He's looking forward to it, too.
Posted By: Killer

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 08/01/13 10:14 PM

Originally Posted By: EffBee
.he is being moved to a rehab facility in Richfield, UT, on Friday.


I wonder if he isn't going to tell Joyce grin
Posted By: 90%angel

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 08/07/13 05:52 PM

Get well soon, Randy! Good grief, where have I been on this thread? Not sure if we will be able to make Fall Torrey, but we'll be there in spirit. Heal well, friend!
Posted By: Marty Hill

Re: Randy Austin - doing much better! - 08/07/13 08:17 PM

Randy, wish you the best. Hope we can chat sometime in the future.
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