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    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
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    My son was born on 9-15-11, and his name is Elijah Nathaniel Sher.



    However, my wife is still in the ICU, recovering from surgery to correct bleeding complications. The surgery was yesterday, and would seem to be successful, and since I didn't get any urgent phone calls while sleeping last night (they wouldn't let me sleep at the hospital), I'm assuming she's still okay, and I will be leaving for the hospital to see her and the baby boy shortly. Thankfully, little Elijah seems to be fine, and he's a very calm and mellow baby, with an "APGAR" of 9-9, which is apparently a super-high rating of his overall health and status.

    Any good vibes and positive thoughts/prayers/meditations for my wife Gretchen would be very much appreciated at this point.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
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    CONGRATULATIONS! I will pray for your wife.
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.3)
    Congratulations! Best wishes to you all.
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    Congratulations! Hope all is well with your wife, sending good thoughts your way.
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    Congrats, Issac, I'd smoke a cigar with you, if I could.
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    Excellent work. The Whitechapel WORLDFESTATION plan continues apace.

    The rest of you are letting the side down. MULTIPLY. *MULTIPLY!*
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.7)
    Congratulations with Elijah Nathaniel Sher, Isaac. I'll ask my gods to keep an eye on Gretchen.

    Peace

    (They'll probably slap me a third eye, because they're already on the case.)
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      CommentAuthorkahavi
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.8)
    Congratulations, Isaac, and I'll be keeping your wife in my thoughts.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.9)
    Congratulations and best of luck upon to the House of Sher!
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    Congratulations. I hope your wife recovers quickly.
  5.  (10221.11)
    Congratulations Isaac. Good thoughts for your wife are on the way.
  6.  (10221.12)
    Congratulations, and best wishes for your wife.
  7.  (10221.13)
    Congrat! All the best to your family, and best hopes for your wife.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.14)
    A thousand congrats and hopes for the best, sir. I bet you'll be an awesome dad.
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      CommentAuthorFishelle
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.15)
    D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.16)
    Congratulations, Isaac, and hopes for fast recovery for your wife. And get that kid some NEXTWAVE pajamas STAT! : )
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.17)
    Yay and congratulations! Best wishes to your family, healthy recovery for mom and all around woohoo!!
    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.18)
    Gratz!
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    Congrats man! I'm sending out good wishes to whatever cosmic forces happen to be listening.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2011
     (10221.20)
    Thanks, everyone! Gretchen and baby will be at the hospital for another couple of days, it seems. Gretchen seems to be healing, but they want to make sure she's out of danger before they transfer her out of the ICU. Some of the benchmarks for tomorrow will be her being able to sit up with assistance, and keeping down liquid food like broth and jello. If she can sit up without too much discomfort, we'll be able to put her in a wheelchair so she can see our son face-to-face again in the nursery.

    Elijah is spitting up some of his food, so he's on an IV for nutrients and some light antibiotics, as the doctor's philosophy is "it COULD be a stomach bug, and since he's here with us in the nursery, let's make SURE he's going to be okay." He's not in any danger, though.

    ...NEXTWAVE pajamas, eh? Dude, if I knew where to buy some of those, I'd get some for him, and for MYSELF.

    "NEXTWAVE: Warping The Next Generation As Quickly As Possible. OBEY!"

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