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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-15-2017 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larry McGlynn and Jim Oberg shared concerning word that Apollo flight controller (and cS community member) Sy Liebergot has been hospitalized. From Sy's wife, Craig (via Jim Oberg):
On Aug. 29, Sy was admitted to the ICU with pancreatitis and sepsis. Once the last infection was under control, the surgeon removed his gallbladder. He was discharged home after 10 days. However, on Wednesday he awakened in excruciating abdominal pain. I took him to the ER and he was admitted to ICU. He was septic with a necrotic pancreas.

He is on high powerful IV antibiotics and a feeding tube is currently being inserted so he can get nutrients. This is a day by day process and has been a bit like a roller coaster. Currently, they are trying to get his temperature down as it is quite high. Prayers please.

rgarner
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posted 09-15-2017 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rgarner   Click Here to Email rgarner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope Sy recovers quickly, he is one heck of a great guy!

randy
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posted 09-15-2017 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts and prayers are with Sy and his family.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 09-15-2017 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Best wishes to Sy.

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posted 09-15-2017 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 4allmankind   Click Here to Email 4allmankind     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Terrible to hear this. Thanks to all for this update. Let's all hope for good news from Sy's team going forward.

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posted 09-15-2017 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All best wishes for a speedy and full recovery to Sy!

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posted 09-16-2017 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I join in wishing Sy a full recovery but this is a serious disease. A "necrotic pancreas" means his tissue is dying. This will be a difficult challenge to overcome.

Lynn spent three weeks in the hospital in 2015 with acute pancreatitis. It masked her Gastroparesis which wasn't diagnosed until after her pancreatitis was successfully treated.

Sy's condition described by his family is more serious and extremely painful. He is in my prayers.

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posted 09-16-2017 04:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh!, I wish a quick recover.

Kite
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posted 09-16-2017 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thinking of you at this time Sy. Wishing you a full recovery.

star51L
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posted 09-16-2017 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for star51L   Click Here to Email star51L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoping for a speedy and full recovery for a well-respected man.

Greggy_D
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posted 09-16-2017 08:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can beat this, Sy.

rjurek349
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posted 09-17-2017 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All our thoughts and prayers for Sy!

Lunar rock nut
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posted 09-17-2017 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts and prayers are with Sy. Please have a speedy recovery.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 09-17-2017 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sy has been moved to a regular room this morning. Progress!

He is running a low grade fever.

rjurek349
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posted 09-17-2017 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's great news! Thanks for the update.

mrspacehead
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posted 09-17-2017 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mrspacehead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news! Hang in there Sy!

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posted 09-17-2017 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hoping for a speedy recovery. I developed pancreatitis when I had gallstones. I feel your pain.

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posted 09-18-2017 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, too, Sy. You're a fighter. Keep fighting!

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posted 09-18-2017 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well, Sy. It's a privilege having you with us.

uk spacefan
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posted 09-19-2017 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for uk spacefan   Click Here to Email uk spacefan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stay strong Sy, and get well soon.

It was a real honour to meet you in London several years ago and I always enjoy reading your book.

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Hope Sy gets well soon. Privileged to have met him in Runcorn, UK a few years ago memorable night some great photos of us together.

Had a bad experience with gallbladder disease — awful thing it is too — stay strong wishing you all very best...

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posted 09-19-2017 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon, Sy.

astro-nut
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posted 09-20-2017 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get well soon and speedy recovery!!

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posted 09-21-2017 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad he is making progress. Get well soon Sy.

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posted 09-25-2017 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How is Sy?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-25-2017 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A mutual friend visited Sy in the hospital about a week ago and shared then that Sy expected to be there for at least another week as he continued to recover.

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posted 10-03-2017 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dwager   Click Here to Email dwager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any new word on Sy?

Robert Pearlman
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An update from Sy's wife Craig, via the Space Hipsters group on Facebook:
Sy has been admitted to the Texas Medical Center. He has had 4 transfusions of blood because he has what is believed to be an ulcer bleeder and GI has been unable to stop it. Hopefully endoscopic surgery will be able to stop the bleeding and allow them to drain a pancreatic cyst that has been giving him trouble. He was in rehab after a bout with pancreatitis among other things.
Update:
Sy came through both procedures with flying colors. They were able to drain the cyst and take care of the bleeding.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 10-16-2017 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sy is home. Now he is resting and recuperating.

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Excellent news! Thanks, Larry.

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posted 10-16-2017 03:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for uk spacefan   Click Here to Email uk spacefan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful news. Wishing you have a speedy recovery Sy.

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posted 10-16-2017 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*whew!*

Good news!

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Great news. Hope you feel really well again soon Sy.

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posted 10-16-2017 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lspooz   Click Here to Email lspooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's no place like hone - great news

lspooz
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There's no place like home - great news, and wish him well on the rest of recovery

lspooz
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There's no place like hone - great news.

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posted 10-16-2017 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whew, that was a close one. Here's to hoping you have a wonderful and alert holiday season.

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posted 10-17-2017 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 13 all over again - also with a happy outcome!

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