As many of you had noticed, the Deadz-Zone, Demo server, was down for a extended period of time, 18 days actually. I apologize for this outage, but it could not be helped.
On June 10th, I received a call that my Sister was in the hospital. She was being placed on life support because she collapsed, due to complications of a prolonged bout of Pneumonia. Her breathing was labored and heart pumping at only 15% capacity. WOW. Needless to say I packed a bag and drove to her side 200 miles away. While on this drive, I received several calls from doctors and nurses requesting my permission( I am her POA) to perform tests to determine what was going on. One of these tests was life threatening, as she had a known allergy to the contrast fluids used. But, there is a way around that in an emergency such as this. We proceeded and determined there was a (PE) Pulmonary Embolism in the right lung. Her heart was shutting down because it was under attack from a unknown virus.
Her stay in the hospital was 8 days. In that time she was on a respirator and had a heart assist pump inserted directly into the heart. This little miracle of science blows up a balloon inside the heart to help it pump. It did the trick. But, it does not work unless the heart is already or continues to pump some on it's own. After that I stayed in her home to care for her recovery and make repairs and install safety equipment. Sis has had a few setbacks, but nothing that can't be handled.
I returned home on June 28 th. While I was away, I stayed in touch with many of the family and gamers through normal channels and Facebook. Thank you all for your support and well wishes.