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Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 3:39 PM
Subject: Update on raulrsalinas' health
Greetings to all our comrades, friends, family, and supporters,
I am not sure if you have heard, but raulrsalinas, our elder, teacher, & brother, was in a Houston hospital this past weekend.
He is suffering from an ulcerated esophagus. While visiting Houston last week, he started to cough up/vomit blood. An ambulance picked him up and took him to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, the doctors had problems stopping the bleeding and they told us it was very serious. So they immediately put him in a helicopter and flew him to St. Luke's Hospital in downtown Houston.
Thanks to Great Spirit, the doctors & nurses managed to stabilize him by stopping the bleeding. He remained there until Tuesday July 4. We had quite a scare!
raul is doing better now. He is now at home resting and slowly recovering. However, raul is not entirely out of the red. He visited the doctor today, and he was told that besides the ulcerated esophagus he also suffers from cirrhosis of the liver. And because of the cirrhosis, the liver is not working like it should, which is causing a back up of blood flow in the esophagus area.
So, for the next month, he will be going back and forth visiting his doctor who will be working on the veins that cause the bleeding in his escophagus.
We are asking everyone to send him good energy and say prayers for our elder raul. He is a little weak, tired, and worn out, but maintaining a strong and positive outlook. raul is a warrior and fighting to get well!
At this time, he is not taking phone calls or visits until he gets more strength and rest. If you would like to leave a message for raul, you can e-mail them to this address &/or call me Rene Valdez at 512-416-8885. I will relay any messages to him. Or if you want to send him a card/letter, please send them to:
1801-A South First St.
Austin, Tex. 78704
We thank everyone for their support, energy, & prayers in this time of struggle!
casa de Red Salmon Arts