This in not what you would expect as a normal post from me. A friend of mine, a visitor and contributor here on Timberwolf HQ is in critical condition. Brother Lonewolf has contributed comments on wolves and has provided some wonderful insights through his experiences with his own pet wolf. I would ask all who pass this site and read this post to take a minute to pass on healing thoughts and energy to my friend.
First let me tell you what happened. My friend is a law enforcement officer. He was off duty and stopped to help someone in need. A vehicle drove by and fired two shots at very close range. Being off duty, he was not wearing his vest and the bullets struck him in the chest. People wonder why police and law enforcement officers are sometimes a little on edge.
His condition is as follows:
He was shot twice at close range. Immediately after the shooting his lungs collapsed. Emergency services performed CPR on him all the way to the hospital, stopping 3 times to revive him. One bullet has been removed and the other is lodge close to both his heart and spine. A heart specialist has been called to determine if the bullet can be removed. There are no infections in the wounds at this time and he remains in a coma. His pet wolf, Makoda, is with him and his brother and friends are sitting with him reading all the messages being sent to him.
As of my publishing this post, there has been no deterioration in his condition, which can only be a good thing.
Please send all your thoughts, prayers and positive energy to brother Lonewolf to aid in his speedy recovery.
To all my readers and those of you who have been concerned about Brother Lonewolf, let me give you an update.
I have received wonderful news. Brother Lonewolf has had two full-time carers looking after both he and Makoda since the shooting. Brother Cougar and Brother Ironclaw have now had the opportunity to provide an update on Lonewolf’s condition. As of 36 hours ago Lonewolf was taken off life support and is now breathing on his own. He is still in a coma, however, he has squeezed both Ironclaw’s and Cougar’s hand at different times. The doctors have stated that his vital signs are improving and that the next 36 to 48 hours will still be critical to Lonewolf’s recovery.
Please continue to send healing thoughts, energy, prayers and positive pure intentions. While Lonewolf is recovering the addition of all the peace and love you have provided and continue to provide will help him find his way back to us.
***8 April – UPDATE***
Brother’s Ironclaw and Cougar have provided some information on Brother Lonewolf. He has slept most of the day, opening his eyes once or twice. He has made a couple of sign language gestures to indicate that he has pain and pressure in his chest, however he is still unable to respond to anything as yet. Lonewolf will try to look around the room and then he goes right back to a deep sleep for a few more hours. With all this going on, his vitals have remained stable. The medical staff continue to check on him every half hour.
Ironclaw and Cougar continue to talk to him and read all the prayers and thoughts expressed here on this blog in the comments. Please continue to send your thoughts and healing energy to Brother Lonewolf and his carers as they need our thoughts as well.
I thank all of you for continuing to follow this blog and while I have not posted any other articles on this site, I will do so again soon. Out of respect for Brother Lonewolf I have refrained from adding other posts until I could provide news of his improved condition.
***19 April – UPDATE***
Well, now for the good news. Brother Cougar and Brother Ironclaw have advised that Brother Lonewolf has ‘woken up’ for longer periods of time since my last update. He is now signing words and attempting to speak. This is great news. He had a scare late last week with an air bubble in his lung, however the surgery to dissolve/remove it was successful. Lonewolf will continue to need the love, support and prayers of everyone who has been sending positive thoughts, feelings and energy his way since the shooting. One bullet is still lodged very close to both his heart and spine and it will take some time to determine if this can be successfully removed or if it is safer to leave it where it is.
As Brother Lonewolf is normally a very active and if the bullet is left where it is he will need to vary his lifestyle somewhat to suit his situation.
If there is anyone with some suggestions as to how Brothers Cougar and Ironclaw may manage Lonewolf so that he does not damage himself when he starts to get active again, please leave a comment below as they are reading all your comments to Lonewolf.
Thank you all for your continued support of Brother Lonewolf.
***25 April – UPDATE***
Well the news tonight is very positive indeed. Brother Ironclaw has indicated that Brother Lonewolf is now off the oxygen respirator and is breathing on his own. Makoda remains at his side and has taken control of the territory around the room and the corridors. He howls at unknown people until they leave.
Brother Lonewolf’s vital signs have remained stable and he has woken up a few times throughout the past 24 hours. He is not attempting to speak as yet. After waking he falls straight back to sleep as his body goes through the healing process.
Brothers Ironclaw and Cougar thank everyone who has read about Brother Lonewolf’s condition and especially those who have left comments and passed on positive energy, thoughts and healing prayers.
Please continue to drop past and meditate on Brother Lonewolf and continue to send positive messages.
***5 May – UPDATE***
As stated previously in the 25 April update, the news tonight is particularly positive indeed. Brother Caribou, another of Brother Lonewolf’s guardian protectors, has indicated that Lonewolf is now spending more time awake and while he is breathing on his own there is still a lot of pain. This is only to be expected as he has a number of cracked ribs from the bullet impacts. Doctors indicate that the one bullet that remains in Brother Lonewolf has not moved and seems to be stable. Makoda remains at his side and has taken control of the territory around the room and the corridors. He halts all people at the door and will not allow them to pass until he has given them a good nasal once over. He then watches them until they leave. This includes Brothers Ironclaw, Cougar and Caribou.
Brother Lonewolf’s vital signs have remained stable and are beginning to strengthen as he recovers further. He wakes up a for longer periods of time throughout the day and night. He is speaking in short bursts and is reading emails and comments on this blog. The healing process continues.
Brothers Lonewolf’s protectors have again asked me to convey their thank everyone who has read about Brother ‘s condition; especially those who have left comments and passed on positive energy, thoughts and healing prayers.
Please continue to drop past and meditate on Brother Lonewolf continuing recovery. Please leave comments and positive messages as all are now being read by Brother Lonewolf.