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  • GARY BAKER

    Gary is in Fairfax Hospital, 330 Gallows Road, Falls Chrch, VA. 22072. Hospital phone 703-776-4001.
    Gary is in ICU at present so no flowers until he can get to a room.Cards are enjoyed.

    He has had several operations following receiving a badly broken leg received by stepping in a soft spot in a field. He has had an amputation of his lower leg. During one of these surgeries he suffered a heart attack but as of today his vital signs are normal and the doctors are amazed at how strong he is.

  • #2
    Oh, my goodness! So sorry to hear about the complications.

    Hope he feels better soon.

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    • #3
      To those who know him, would he enjoy a card from someone he's never heard of but was thrilled by his COTH article? I've never met the man but became a huge fan after reading the article (which I linked on the other thread).
      The Evil Chem Prof

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      • #4
        Oh my goodness! I hope he heals quickly.
        Come to the dark side, we have cookies

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        • #5
          just wondering...why is there an angry face by the title of the thread ?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mardi View Post
            just wondering...why is there an angry face by the title of the thread ?
            I think it was meant to be a sad, frustrated face.

            Anyway... how devastatingly sad. Does anyone closer to him know how bad the break initially was? It sounds like it would be tough to do *too* much damage just from a soft spot in a field. Poor Gary.

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            • #7
              Hoping for a speedy recovery! I too am a fan of his, very well written article it was.
              Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.

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              • #8
                This is horrible! How on earth? Gary is a true gentleman and a horseman, always generous with his time and good advice whether one is a novice or an expert. For years, Gary single-handedly organized and hosted the Zone 3 annual awards banquet, a thankless task. Jingles for you, Gary. You are my champion trainer!

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                • #9
                  ?? Fairfax Hospital has no listing for a patient by that name, so Loose Horse, can you update us please?

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                  • #10
                    That is a terrible way to spend Christmas, who would have thought that stepping in a soft spot in a field could cause so much damage. I hope he is on the mend soon.

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                    • #11
                      Complications

                      Gary developed complications from diabetes. It can cause severe circulatory problems, particularly in the lower legs/feet, so am guessing that's what contributed to the seriousness of the initial break.
                      "Socrates was a very wise man who went around giving good advice. They poisoned him." Anonymous...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jn1193 View Post
                        Gary developed complications from diabetes. It can cause severe circulatory problems, particularly in the lower legs/feet, so am guessing that's what contributed to the seriousness of the initial break.
                        I see. That's terrible.

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                        • #13
                          I wish Mr. Baker all the best in his recovery, however, I'm not sure if it is necessary to put specifics of his medical condition(s) etc. on the world wide web... those of us who don't know him personally need not know the details of his condition/physical status - there are supposedly privacy laws i.e. HIPPA - or is that only for medical personnel?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gottagrey View Post
                            I wish Mr. Baker all the best in his recovery, however, I'm not sure if it is necessary to put specifics of his medical condition(s) etc. on the world wide web... those of us who don't know him personally need not know the details of his condition/physical status - there are supposedly privacy laws i.e. HIPPA - or is that only for medical personnel?
                            HIPAA is really for providers, insurers, etc. That being said, I hope Gary has a speedy recovery! He always gives the Sidesaddle division opportunity at his shows and that is much appreciated for a dying division...

                            Hope he is on the mend soon!

                            E
                            http://community.webshots.com/user/greyhoundgal

                            Member of the OMFG I got banned clique

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Credosporthorses View Post
                              Hoping for a speedy recovery! I too am a fan of his, very well written article it was.
                              Sending best wishes too for a very speedy recovery to this great horseman...so sorry to hear of his injury!

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by starlight View Post
                                HIPAA is really for providers, insurers, etc. That being said, I hope Gary has a speedy recovery! He always gives the Sidesaddle division opportunity at his shows and that is much appreciated for a dying division...

                                Hope he is on the mend soon!

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                                Yes, but those of us on the board should respect his privacy and just leave the details out save for well wishes to a speedy and full recovery. As long as I've been involved in horses he's been a fixture. his recent article in COTh was spot on.

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                                • #17
                                  Oh No Gary!!!

                                  We are all thinking of you and pulling for you and praying for you. You are, as someone said, a "fixture" in our horse show world. We need you!!!!
                                  "Over the Hill?? What Hill, Where?? I don't remember any hill!!!" Favorite Tee Shirt

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                                  • #18
                                    Gary is a Zone 3 and VHSA institution. I hope we as a community can rally and give him any support he needs. He's an honest man, a dedicated horseman and given back to the sport his whole life.
                                    www.quiethavenfarm.com

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                                    • #19
                                      The hospital doesn't have a Gary Baker...isn't he W Gary Baker? I specifically asked if he was still in ICU. Have to get his full name!

                                      Gary is a gentleman and a Zone 3 advocate. Sending jingles, will check further.
                                      http://www.herselffarm.com
                                      Proud of my Hunter Breeding Princesses
                                      "Grief is the price we all pay for love," Gretchen Jackson (1/29/07) In Memory of Barbaro

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                                      • #20
                                        Does anyone have an update on Gary???
                                        "Over the Hill?? What Hill, Where?? I don't remember any hill!!!" Favorite Tee Shirt

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