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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:51 PM

David Ortiz shooting: Baseball legend needed parts of organs removed

Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had to have parts of his intestines and colon, as well as his gallbladder, removed after being shot in his native Dominican Republic, according to reports. The 43-year-old also suffered liver damage when a gunman fired at him from nearly point-blank range during an ambush at the Dial Bar and Lounge in the capital, Santo Domingo, ESPN reported.

“Doctors say he is out of danger, but he is heavily sedated and will be in intensive care for the next 24 hours,” Ortiz’s media assistant Leo Lopez told ESPN’s Enrique Rojas.

Lopez said the surgery, which lasted six hours, was performed by three doctors, led by Dr. Abel Gonzalez, at the Abel Gonzalez clinic.

“Doctors say that David is out of danger, thank God,” Ortiz’s father, Leo Ortiz, told ESPN. “What they have told me post-op is that the doctors believe he will recover quickly.”

The shooting suspect was identified as 25-year-old Eddy Feliz Garcia, police spokesman Col. Frank Duran Mejia said. He was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar in the upscale neighborhood, Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said. Garcia was treated at the Dario Contreras Hospital for a cranial contusion and trauma to his thorax, left knee and right leg, health officials said. He was then released to police custody.

https://nypost.com/2019/06/10/david-ortiz-shooting-baseball-legend-needed-parts-of-organs-removed/

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Reply David Ortiz shooting: Baseball legend needed parts of organs removed (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #1
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #7
NightWatcher Jun 2019 #9
left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 #10
tymorial Jun 2019 #8
nolabear Jun 2019 #2
tblue37 Jun 2019 #3
nolabear Jun 2019 #4
Green Line Jun 2019 #5
edbermac Jun 2019 #11
Cha Jun 2019 #12

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:54 PM

1. OK, the headline makes it sound worse than it actually is.

It's serious enough that they're being cautious and that's smart.

May he soon be headed for home!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:08 PM

6. Seriously?

Headline makes it sound worse than it actually is?

“parts of his intestines and colon, as well as his gallbladder removed ”
“also suffered liver damage”

That sounds pretty bad to me.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:11 PM

7. Well, from my viewpoint as a retired RN, things could have been a lot worse.

You can easily live without your gall bladder, for instance. And losing part of his intestines and colon could be bad, depending on which parts. The liver is quite sturdy and can regenerate itself, over time.

So, yeah, it could have been worse.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:43 PM

9. Plus you forget that Peg is way more of a tough as nails bad ass than any dozen of we mere mortals.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:39 PM

10. Walk it off ?

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:41 PM

8. worse than it actually is?

Seriously?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. Monstrous for anyone to do to anyone.

Was he targeted or was this just a godawful act? I just cannot fathom people.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:58 PM

3. The article I read said he was targeted. The guy dismounted his motorcycle and

walked directly toward Ortiz.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:59 PM

4. Good God.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:03 PM

5. There is an article in the Boston Globe quoting

two Boston trauma surgeons weighing in, saying that his injuries are very serious and could be life threatening for various reasons, mostly involving his colon. The Red Sox have sent the team plane to take him back to Boston as soon as he is able to travel.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:52 PM

11. My favorite picture of Big Papi.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 05:03 PM

12. Awww..

Mahalo for that.

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