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Old 04-01-2022, 03:44 PM   #1
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March 28th my 15yo son almost died. He was running on the track during the athletics portion of school and collapsed. Three rounds of cpr brought him back and he was life flighted to Memorial Hermann Childrens in downtown Houston. We spent four days in the hospital and thankfully brought him home last night. God is GREAT and we are so thankful to still have him in our lives. Kade was diagnosed with long QT syndrome which is an electrical issue in the heart. It’s a common killer amongst teenagers as it is difficult to detect without an ekg and an expert in long QT reading the ekg. The prognosis is good. He will be on meds for it for the rest of his life and there are certain exercises (high intensity repetitive exercises like sprinting for time or swimming laps) that he has to avoid but the doctors are confident he will otherwise live a full life. He definitely took some years off ours. The HS trainer and coaches saved his life. The hospital staff took awesome care of him and us and I can’t say enough how in debt to them we are. I just want to beg this group for additional prayers as there can never be to many. I also want to suggest if you have an athlete child you have them tested. No parent should go thru this. Just fyi he has had 3 prior incidents not nearly as serious where he had EKG’s and this was not caught. We are just so thankful that he is still here. Hug your kids and loved ones as life is short!!
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:47 PM   #2
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Dang, prayers for yall. God is good!
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:49 PM   #3
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Great news that he survived and has a diagnosis for how live a long life! Prayers up.
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:49 PM   #4
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:54 PM   #5
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Wowso glad hes OK. Thats so scary.


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Old 04-01-2022, 03:56 PM   #6
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My goodness that’s terrible and maybe even a blessing all in one. Thank god it happened in a location where people could help.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:01 PM   #7
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God is Great. Hug your son for all of us! That story gives me goose bumps. Praying for continued healing.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:01 PM   #8
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Glad he’s back home prayers sent
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:07 PM   #9
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Thank God hes alive and OK. Thank his coaches too!


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Old 04-01-2022, 04:13 PM   #10
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Prayer sent. Glad this turned out good.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:16 PM   #11
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OMG. Glad he’s OK.

Kudos to all that made it possible, and praise God for them being there and watching over their efforts.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:17 PM   #12
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My nephew collapsed during football practice 5 years ago. Heart stopped beating. Luckily the coaches had a defibulator that was donated by The August Heart Foundation. They ran got the defib and got his heart beating again. That was some horrifying few days. Glad your son survived. Prayers.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:18 PM   #13
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Prayers sir, Glad he is ok!!
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:21 PM   #14
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:22 PM   #15
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Eye opener for sure. Thank God your son is fine.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:37 PM   #16
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Amen and glad he’s home with the family.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:43 PM   #17
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:44 PM   #18
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Glad that everything is going well for y'all and your son. God has a plan for him and is not done working through him.
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:48 PM   #19
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Old 04-01-2022, 04:49 PM   #20
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:20 PM   #21
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Just one of many things coaches and trainers do to make sure kids are taken care of! So happy he is ok and god bless those coaches and trainers.
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:23 PM   #22
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Thank you Lord! Prayer sent.
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:51 PM   #23
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Prayers up! I’m so glad the coaches and staff were able to save him.
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:53 PM   #24
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Wow!
God is good and along with the coaches, nurses and doctors that saved your son's life.
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Old 04-01-2022, 06:02 PM   #25
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One of my worst nightmares...glad the coaches were able to react and let the training we do take over! Glad he is OK and has a good prognosis! Continued prayers

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Old 04-01-2022, 06:02 PM   #26
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Glad he pulled through and thankful for the quick actions of the trainer and coach!
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Old 04-01-2022, 06:11 PM   #27
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Glad he is still with your family. Prayers sent for continuing recovery.
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Old 04-01-2022, 06:33 PM   #28
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Old 04-01-2022, 07:24 PM   #29
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Old 04-01-2022, 07:27 PM   #30
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Praise God! Great news and continued prayers
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Old 04-01-2022, 07:40 PM   #31
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Old 04-01-2022, 07:43 PM   #32
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Old 04-01-2022, 07:43 PM   #33
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Wow! Glad he is gonna be OK.

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Old 04-01-2022, 08:01 PM   #34
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Thank goodness for those coaches. Good to hear your son is doing well. Your family is our thoughts and prayers.
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Old 04-01-2022, 08:01 PM   #35
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Praying, Lord please watch over and heal this young man, and be with all the family as they support him.
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Old 04-01-2022, 08:05 PM   #36
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Wow. Glad hes going to be okay.

You need to get in touch with the Cody Stephens Foundation to see if they can help screen the other student-athletes at his school.

Codys dad, Scott, is a good friend of mine

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Old 04-01-2022, 08:08 PM   #37
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God is great!
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Old 04-01-2022, 09:00 PM   #38
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March 28th my 15yo son almost died. He was running on the track during the athletics portion of school and collapsed. Three rounds of cpr brought him back and he was life flighted to Memorial Hermann Childrens in downtown Houston. We spent four days in the hospital and thankfully brought him home last night. God is GREAT and we are so thankful to still have him in our lives. Kade was diagnosed with long QT syndrome which is an electrical issue in the heart. Its a common killer amongst teenagers as it is difficult to detect without an ekg and an expert in long QT reading the ekg. The prognosis is good. He will be on meds for it for the rest of his life and there are certain exercises (high intensity repetitive exercises like sprinting for time or swimming laps) that he has to avoid but the doctors are confident he will otherwise live a full life. He definitely took some years off ours. The HS trainer and coaches saved his life. The hospital staff took awesome care of him and us and I cant say enough how in debt to them we are. I just want to beg this group for additional prayers as there can never be to many. I also want to suggest if you have an athlete child you have them tested. No parent should go thru this. Just fyi he has had 3 prior incidents not nearly as serious where he had EKGs and this was not caught. We are just so thankful that he is still here. Hug your kids and loved ones as life is short!!
GOD has plans for this young man. years ago my nephew went thru the same thing while running his track event (they didn't know why or what happen). My prayers are with you and your wife. As a father myself, you having to endure watching and NOT know what is going to happen next.... that is very gut wrecking. Many prayers for full and healthy life to come. Stay strong my brother and God will get you thru this

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Old 04-01-2022, 09:05 PM   #39
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Prayers for a speedy recovery and for that event to not occur again.
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Old 04-01-2022, 09:40 PM   #40
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Old 04-02-2022, 05:01 AM   #41
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Praise be to God. Prayers for your son, family and all who helped him.
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Old 04-02-2022, 06:06 AM   #42
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Old 04-02-2022, 06:14 AM   #43
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have mercy! That was a close one! So glad he is doing better and well and home.
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Old 04-02-2022, 06:31 AM   #44
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Scary. Glad all are well.

I'm thinking about just buying a defibrillator to keep with me...
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Old 04-02-2022, 07:48 AM   #45
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Terrible and a miracle wrapped into one. Glad people were around that knew what to do. I had an acquaintance of mine (he was a senior when I was a freshman) die from something similar (they just called it cardiomyopathy). He just dropped covering a kickoff and never was resuscitated. Four years later I remember watching Hank Gathers have the same fate. Glad coaches and trainers are more educated now and know if someone goes down they need to assess immediately.
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Old 04-02-2022, 07:54 AM   #46
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Prayer for all. Can't wait to see God's Plan for him.
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Old 04-02-2022, 07:57 AM   #47
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Praise God and for those who were there!
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Old 04-02-2022, 07:58 AM   #48
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Sorry for what you went through. Glad to hear he is OK.

This could be genetic. You might consider testing you, your wife and your son. And then any other children.
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Old 04-02-2022, 08:37 AM   #49
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Prayer sent. We hear about these incidents all too often. Great advice about parents getting their kids hearts checked as well.
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Old 04-02-2022, 02:59 PM   #50
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