Philippe Briaux is still hospitalized in Cleveland

Discussion in 'Advanced Squad Leader' started by Ray Woloszyn, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Bret Hildebran

    Bret Hildebran Active Member

    Jan 31, 2003
    NE OH
    FYI - I saw Philippe this evening - he seemed in remarkable spirits all things considered. The surgery sounded like an ordeal, although he wasn't in much pain and indicated he felt the cut more than the broken bone at this point. We were able to get the iPad on the hospital Guest WiFi so he should have some connectivity at least which hopefully makes the stay more pleasant. His exit plan is still being formulated and he hopes to learn more tomorrow (Friday) on when he may be able to fly back and exactly how. It sounds like his insurance company is trying to figure out the best options to get him back to France quickly and safely. He currently has a walker and has some mobility, although he indicated today's big journey was around 2 meters, but it's at least progress.

    I let him know the many kind thoughts and offers to help so he's at least aware of the well wishes...
     
  2. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
    To relate to my offer (and those that contacted me privately to help pay for it), Bret indicated to me that Philippe may be going home in the next few days, so it seems unlikely I could get him a laptop in a timely enough fashion that he would have much if any time to use it. So, unless the insurance company cannot work out a speedy return, I will refrain from sending a laptop. Thanks to all who wanted to join; my offer was not as generous as it sounded as I figured I would not have to bear the burden myself in the end. We are a generous bunch. I do know that I would hate to be a stranger in a strange land without a laptop at least to play VASL, correspond with friends, and buy stuff to make life bearable on my return home.

    Please let me know Bret if things change.
     
  3. hongkongwargamer

    hongkongwargamer Well-Known Member

    I think Justiciar has a very legitimate concern. Based on the info on this thread, it's already possible to get an idea as to where he might work and possibly live. If I am the one stuck in a hospital away from home I would certainly appreciate someone watching out for my family. This is a public forum, info here is accessible via any search engines .. and can easily be aggregated with other pieces of info on the internet.

    I am constantly stuck by how easy it is to put together enough info to Google Street View folks (esp US) .. see how many cars they have in the driveway .. get names and phone numbers sometimes of their relative as well. Not that I will ever do it (heh heh) .. but heck, there are all sorts of folks out there.

    Rgds Jack
     
    Justiciar likes this.
  4. Ray Woloszyn

    Ray Woloszyn Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Kernersville, NC
    Philippe's wife wrote me that he is being be moved to another facility as these days the hospital wants you out of their hands to avoid any infection. Let's hope he gets out of the USA as soon as possible. Many thanks to Brett for his visit. Of course, Brett is suffering also due to the Indians' demise.
     
    Stephen Frum likes this.
  5. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
    Good lord, he must be used to it by now. :)
     
  6. Jacometti

    Jacometti Active Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Halifax, NS
    Thanks Bret for looking after our valiant French friend. Please pass him my best regards.
     
  7. Stephen Frum

    Stephen Frum Member

    76
    Sep 21, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Yes, Bret, thank you so much for looking in on our friend. I am so sad that he is having to go through this horror and wish very much that I lived in Cleveland so I could visit. Let us all keep the good thoughts going to Philippe!
     
    DC and rdw5150 like this.
  8. Nadir_E

    Nadir_E Active Member

    831
    Mar 3, 2004
    So. Cal.
    Not on GS much these days, so just learning of this unhappy news. I hope that Philippe will be winging his way home to a speedy and full recovery.

    -N
     
  9. Ray Woloszyn

    Ray Woloszyn Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Kernersville, NC
    Update on Philippe. He is still in the same hospital and room 827 and the same phone number 216-957-7139. He has conferred with a French doctor concerning travel which is still a question mark. If he is moved out of the hospital to a different facility, I will let everyone know here. He is still in a good mood considering all that has happened.

    His misfortune will now be a part of ASLOK lore such as the hookers at the truck stop in Youngstown, the swimming pool at that downtown Cleveland hotel, Captain Taco, Robbie Weissbart's Hitler jig dance upon rolling eyes, Bob Bendis' dog, etc., etc.
     
    Nadir_E likes this.
  10. Ganjulama

    Ganjulama Tuco B.P.J. Maria Ramirez

    Oct 30, 2003
    Wilmington, NC
    These 2 legends are unknown to me. Robbie's dance is self explanatory, but who the heck is Captain Taco?
     
  11. tallin

    tallin Active Member

    207
    May 1, 2008
    Rocky River OH

    Captain Taco is a Mexican dive that was next to the Brookpark motel that is closed now due to prostitution:)
     
  12. Spencer Armstrong

    Spencer Armstrong Canard de Guerre

    Mar 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    Omai. The jokes just write themselves.
     
    GeorgeBates likes this.
  13. Paul M. Weir

    Paul M. Weir Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2004
    Dublin
    What did the taco joint do? Kill the hookers (supposedly named after General Joe Hooker, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Hooker), cook and serve them to customers! ?
     
  14. Justiciar

    Justiciar Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2008
    Within Range
    Bret has a new mini-theme "Last Man Standing" [or some such catchy name]....so scenarios that start with some SMC wounded already...many are that and heroic too... But Philippe merits a mini in his honor.
     
  15. Ray Woloszyn

    Ray Woloszyn Active Member Silver Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Kernersville, NC
    I remember Steve Pleva commenting on the greasy tacos there that it would be better to toss the taco in the toilet right away since it was going to be there anyway in 15 minutes. Surprisingly they are still in business and have a website!
     
    pensatl1962 and Paul M. Weir like this.
  16. Paul M. Weir

    Paul M. Weir Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2004
    Dublin
    OK, it was the hotel that closed down, my bad. The hookers must have been really complaining very loudly about the state of the hotel to anyone who listened. It shows ASL players will put up with anything to get their playing fix, worse than heroin.
     
    Spencer Armstrong likes this.
  17. Philippe D.

    Philippe D. Active Member

    818
    Jul 1, 2016
    Bordeaux
    My guess is, in many parts of the world it's way easier to find heroine than a game of ASL. Might be cheaper as well.
     
  18. GeorgeBates

    GeorgeBates Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Live at Budokan
    You rang?

    WW.jpg
     
  19. Brian W

    Brian W Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 2003
    USA
    Clean up on aisle Brian.
     
  20. GeorgeBates

    GeorgeBates Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Live at Budokan
    It was either this or a picture of Lorde.
     
    Paul M. Weir likes this.

Share This Page