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WR Patten in hospital with viral meningitis

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    Prayers for David and his family. This is serious stuff.
     
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    Amen to that. Pray for David.
     
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    Wow. Sincerely, best wishes to Patten and his family, hope for a speedy recovery.
     
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    I wonder if the rest of the team's at risk too given the fact that its contagious?

    Not to minimize the dangers - and not knowing the situation here - thank goodness its not bacterial meningitis as that the more dangerous of the two

    Viral meningitis is most dangerous to kids or those with weakened immune systems - an adult with viral meningitis might not have symptoms all that different than a strong flu.
     
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    scary stuff

    best of luck to him
     
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    Not to downplay the seriousness of it but as BisG pointed out, viral is the less severe meningitis. A friend's wife just had this and she was hospitilized and treated but was released a day or two later. Here's to a speedy recovery for DP.
     
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    A speedy recovery....prayers to DP..
     
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    Not so. I watched my Dad delirious for a fortnight. He didn't lose his life -- but the medics were surprised. Very warm thoughts for David and his family.
     
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    My first reaction when I saw that on giggle this a.m. was "crap"! Get well soon David. :rocker:
     
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    Redskins | Patten expected to return Monday
    Fri, 4 Aug 2006 12:28:37 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs said WR David Patten (viral meningitis) will likely return to practice Monday, Aug. 7, according to Gary Fitzgerald of Redskins.com.
     
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    I'm glad to hear that your Dad made it OK, Mike.

    I'm also glad that David is on his way to recovery. He was a guy that I was glad to see get the bucks in FA. He made it the hard way.

    What's a fortnight? I would really help if you posted in English on this board, Mike. :rofl:
     
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    I really had no idea that this word wasn't used on both sides of the Atlantic -- just means two weeks.
     
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    It IS used on both sides of the Atlantic. We like Patsnutme anyway!
     
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    It is used over here but very rarely. I'd bet at least 25% of Americans have no clue what it means.
     
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    Count me in the other 75%. It appears frequently in literature. I bet (but never confirmed) that it's a contraction of "forteen nights".

    Anyway, back to the main topic - I'm glad to hear DP is recovering.
     
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    I think some have to develop a better vocabulary....fortnight is common in the US..but not as much as in the UK..obviously....
    GREAT to hear DP is doing better!!!
     

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