Help Steve "12th Man" Pine & daughter
So now the sad news. As many of you all know last week we talked with the care team of his and they have told us its not looking good. They are not able to take him into surgery to have the peg tube inserted (feeding tube) its just not possible because of him still in critical condition and he wouldn't make it through the surgery but also because of his size its just not able to be done. They also showed my mom the CT Scan of his brain and his brain is swollen and is pressing against his skull and because there is no more room to swell its causing other problems now. His body isn't able to control his body temperature anymore so he is constantly running a fever of 100.0 or more and he is given Tylenol to bring the temp down but it can only control it for a short time. And then the other night when we got up to tell Steven goodnight the doctor pulled us aside and stated that his heart was showing signs of v-tech which tells us his heart is getting weak and his heart is about to give out and also his organs are starting to show signs of them shutting down so the doctor told us it can be any time now that he can pass. So after that information he set a meeting with a palliative care person so my mom could talk her on what the next step will be. So knowing that Steven would never wake up and he would be put into a nursing home until his body would give up and knowing what Steven wishes are and that is not to be kept alive on tubes and machines we have now made the choice nobody should have to make for someone at the age of 34yrs old.
On Saturday we are going to take Steven off the breathing machine and let him pass peacefully. The doctors said it may be minutes to hours to a day or so it just depends on how his body handles it. Anybody is welcome to come by and see him from now till the day he passes if you wish to come say your good byes. But thank you all again for the love and support you have shown Steven and our family
Its crazy, i have "known" you since 3rd grade, yet never knew you. Sending prayers to you,your friends &family. .. praying you prove doctors wrong& come out of this ...
O' dear Steven, I'd remember that face from anywhere.I met u about a year ago at the chapel bar on 164th, I was there for a bachelor party and u made my night. I met u out in the smoking area and we talked for like a half hr. U then told me u were having a lot of medical problems and u were tring to turn things around and tring to do right by urself for ur kids that u adored more than anything. U told me how ur kids had made a major impact on u. Then we went inside and u got up on the mic and sung,it was beautiful man. u were such a genuine,loving guy and it didn't take me long to see this. Even though I only knew u for a night I felt and feel very touched by u and I know there's much more things that u are needed for here whether it's in person or spirit. I prey to u jesus that u give him the strength to endure his journey to Angelhood. :) His spirit will surely be missed.. pass and rest in peace, my fellow brother..