Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by redwhite2005 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:48 pm

I have chated with 3rd never met him but I wish him a full recovery.

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by jay64 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:12 pm

Good news for sure. I too want to wish him a speedy full recovery.

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Post by D » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:13 am

All things considered that was fun, it was also nice to get a 1st hand update on Ritch from his family.

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RALLY - Sunday, April 5th - STOP THIS SENSELESS HATE-BASED V

Post by mdean2001 » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:12 am

We hope that our BC Lions Fans and Friends will join the West end Community as we gather to protest this, and other community attacks. Community Leaders, Municipal, Federal and Provincial Politicians will be speaking at this event.

RALLY

STOP THIS SENSELESS HATE-BASED VIOLENCE

Sunday, April 5th

2pm (Nelson Park)

GATHER @ 2pm at east end of Nelson Park,

MARCH down Davie St. to

RALLY at Davie & Denman

TO VOLUNTEER CALL

604.660.7308
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by fishman » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:49 am

Isn't any violence "hate based"?

Personally, I don't care what motivated the attacker to do what he did to Ritch. It really doesn't matter either, it is unacceptable.
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by D » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:31 pm

I just got back from seeing Ritch, This is the first time I have seen him. he was out of bed sitting in a wheel chair. It took a moment but I think he recognized me, he cracked a few smiles and his eyes lit up from time to time. He seemed to enjoy the flames losing last night and the Canucks haveing a chance to take first place. And the football hat I brought ... hehe he always liked that hat and now it's his. I think he tried to talk a few times but he can't because he has a thing in his throat. I think they are hoping to remove the thing in his throat in a week to 2 weeks as they move him to another ward. His hands remained clenched in front of him, he moves his right foot a lot like he has an itch or he wants his leg in shape for training camp.

As many of you know it's not a great sight to see a friend in that condition but based on what I have heard and now seen Ritch is fighting and progressing slowly but surely. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers ... :cheer: Let's Go Turd :13thman:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by woody » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:29 pm

Thanks for the update! :beer:

Let's hope that the reports keep getting better every time! :cross:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by ArgoDave » Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:13 pm

C'mon Ritch, you can do it!!!! :D
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Ron » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:31 pm

he moves his right foot a lot like he has an itch or he wants his leg in shape for training camp.
You're a mod. He probably just wanted to kick you. :wink:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by ArgoDave » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:47 am

Ron wrote:
he moves his right foot a lot like he has an itch or he wants his leg in shape for training camp.
You're a mod. He probably just wanted to kick you. :wink:
Yeah, a symbolic form of payback. :devil: :wink:
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Cool » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:06 am

Ron wrote:
he moves his right foot a lot like he has an itch or he wants his leg in shape for training camp.
You're a mod. He probably just wanted to kick you. :wink:
Funny.

Here's hoping for his continued improvement.

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Re: RALLY - Sunday, April 5th - STOP THIS SENSELESS HATE-BASED V

Post by Rammer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:23 am

mdean2001 wrote:We hope that our BC Lions Fans and Friends will join the West end Community as we gather to protest this, and other community attacks. Community Leaders, Municipal, Federal and Provincial Politicians will be speaking at this event.

RALLY

STOP THIS SENSELESS HATE-BASED VIOLENCE

Sunday, April 5th

2pm (Nelson Park)

GATHER @ 2pm at east end of Nelson Park,

MARCH down Davie St. to

RALLY at Davie & Denman

TO VOLUNTEER CALL

604.660.7308

Here is a follow up on this event....

http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/news ... 1fc4c08cda
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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by tigger » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:22 am

Any Update on the Ritch :popcorn:

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Re: Ritch Dowrey - 3rdDown in dire condition

Post by Gerry » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:12 am

Yes. There has been an update on his condition posted at the Zone by Brian:

Re: Please read - re: our friend Ritch (3rd Down)

Postby Orangeshoes99 on Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:40 pm
Hey zoner's,

I saw Ritch tonight, and I am happy to be able to report more progress. Ritch is now moving all four limbs. We watched some hockey tonight, and he was talkative. Often times forming strings of words, or answering basic questions. I told him to squeeze my hand and he did. He has good colour, his hair has grown back. He's starting to be a little bit of a brat with the nurses. His hands and one leg are tied down, he keeps pulling out his feeding tube. The leg is tied to trip and keep it from rubbing on the other one where he has developed a sore from doing so.

He seems to ask a lot of questions. Most of them you can't understand, but you can tell by his facial expressions that he is asking one. There are many things he doesn't understand. If you ask him a question he may say yes, no, no not really, he may pause and think about it. The nurse said his mom came in today, I asked him if his mom was in today he said "no, yesterday".

Ritch is starting to get his spunk back. He dropped an F-bomb, gave the nurses a little grief. He doesn't like being tied down, but right now it's for his own good.

He still has problems swallowing, thus the feeding tube is still in. Other than that he's free of IV's and other tubes now.

Ritch is now out of ICU. There is still a restriction on visitors and a no information order at the request of the family.

So combined with the moving of the other two limbs, and more talking, more interaction, it seems Ritch is still improving, and it was a good visit!

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Re: RALLY - Sunday, April 5th - STOP THIS SENSELESS HATE-BASED V

Post by Reider » Tue May 12, 2009 12:25 am

Rammer wrote: Here is a follow up on this event....

http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/news ... 1fc4c08cda
It's nice to see people actually standing up and doing something about violence in their community. :beauty:

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