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Crosscut Jack, SASS #67759

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Gateway is in the hospital in Grand Junction, CO. Was at the shoot yesterday and having chest pains. Shot one stage and was finally covinced he needed to leave. Met up with his wife and she took him to the hospital. It was a heart attack and he also needed surgery. No details. Last I heard he was in I.C.U. Maybe someone with more or later information will join in. Gateway is one heck of a partner. I am praying for him and all who love him.

Crosscut Jack

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Prayers up to Gateway...He is an great guy. Hope he is ok. Please let us know when you hear something.

 

Painted Filly & Kiowa Kid

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Oh my heck.....I just shot with him at Winter Range....always enjoy his company, a great guy.....helped me clean up after a big shoot when everyone else had moved on, just him and I ridin around the range doin stuff and discussin "shootin & religion and philosphy".....great and strong in his Faith.......many prayers are on the way......Wolf & Jewel

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With all the great Pards in SASS you won't meet a more generous and genuine one than Gateway. Our prayers are with you Gateway. Lookin forward to our next meeting.

 

Blazen Vaquero & Sonora Blaze

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WOW! how fast life can change! I just talked to Gateway at WR and then again Wednesday or Thursday last week about vending and shooting at the CO State shoot. Gateway Kid is a real force for all the good in SASS.

 

Thumbs up to you, Crosscut Jack and others that convinced him to seek medical attention immediately! Prayers up for a speedy recovery.

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Prayers up for a full recovery.

 

Keep us posted.

 

~EE Taft~

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The Gateway Kid is the real deal and Pat and I share everyones concern over Gateway and wish him a full and speedy recovery.

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Guest Sheriff Pack Wolf, SASS #31917

I'm very sorry to hear about this.

 

I wish him a very swift and strong recovery.

 

Pack

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LORD GOD, please touch this man, give his dr.s wisdom, and comfort and strengthen his wife...

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I saw Gateway Kid this afternoon and he is recovering nicely from having two stints (sp) put in and may be released either tomorrow (monday) or tuesday. Then will be off work an such for at least a week.

 

The heart attack (chest pains, dizzyness, ect ) happened Saturday morning during Stage 1. In fact he shot the first stage with the symptoms and ran a super quick and clean stage. It was only after on the unloading table did the possee catch on that he was feeling sick and learned of the symptoms. It took about four of us to convince him to seek medical attention. He left w/o letting us escort/taking him; and he was on the operating table within 20 minutes after reaching the hospital. What determination and grit he has. It was a close call.

 

Anyway, as of now, he dodged a huge bullet of a heart attack and is recovering nicely.

 

Blastmaster

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Just as an aside, a few months ago I started carrying a small bottle of the 81 mg chewable aspirins in my gun cart. When I went to the doc a while back and they thought I might be having a heart attack, the first thing they did was give me three of those to chew up. Turned out I wasn't in case yer wondering. I hope I never have to use the ones in my cart for me or anyone else, but a good thing to have just in case.

 

Take care of yourself Gateway Kid.

 

Grizz

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Well, that's good news!

 

Prayers and hope for a continued good recovery.

 

~EE Taft~

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Gateway hang in there, I am pulling for you...

 

Ol' #4

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Blastmaster.....thanks for the update.........glad he got there in time and will be out soon......

 

Good job to you and the other folks on your posse for convincing him to go......that's what friends are for.... :D

 

regards......Wolf

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Just as an aside, a few months ago I started carrying a small bottle of the 81 mg chewable aspirins in my gun cart. When I went to the doc a while back and they thought I might be having a heart attack, the first thing they did was give me three of those to chew up. Turned out I wasn't in case yer wondering. I hope I never have to use the ones in my cart for me or anyone else, but a good thing to have just in case.

 

Take care of yourself Gateway Kid.

 

Grizz

 

I had a jug of those 81 grainers ( milli-grainers to be more xact) in the trunk of my car. Never thunk I could've use them for an actual heart attack. Learned something here Grizz.

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I'm certainly no doctor, and you shouldn't take medical advice from the internet, but I have heard from multiple sources that chewing one adult strength aspirin, or multiple of the low dose aspirins if you think you are having a heart attack will increase your chances of surviving and decrease the chance of long term heart damage.

 

But as I said, don't trust the internet for medical advice, do your research, ask a doctor, and if there is any chance you're having a heart attack seek medical attention immediately!

 

BTW, chewing the aspirin gets it in the blood stream much faster than swallowing it.

 

Grizz

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Blastmaster, thanks for the good news. Tuweep Tillie and I have been on pins and needles wondering how Gateway was doing.

Thanks to all you pards that responded to this need. Prayers are a wonderful thing.

Crosscut Jack

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