OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by Texas Vike » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:15 pm

Way too young, coach Sparano, especially sad that those grandkids won't have a chance to get to know him as they would have.

Tough way to start a season; hopefully the team can rally and play inspired ball devoted to his memory.
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by Purple Domination » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:34 pm

Does anyone else find it incomprehensible that a 56 year old goes to the hospital for chest pains, is tested and released, and then dies four days later of heart disease? Perhaps I live a sheltered life from the harsh medical realities of this world, but I find this alarming.
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by dead_poet » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:07 am

Purple Domination wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:34 pm
Does anyone else find it incomprehensible that a 56 year old goes to the hospital for chest pains, is tested and released, and then dies four days later of heart disease? Perhaps I live a sheltered life from the harsh medical realities of this world, but I find this alarming.
When I read that part I was so pissed.
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:50 pm

Awful news. Prayers out to the Sparano family
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:46 pm

:r
dead_poet wrote:
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When I read that part I was so pissed.
My understanding is they needed time for the test results, and nothing they were able to see right away showed anything wrong. I saw a Facebook post that had links to articles about similar situation. It really does suck though...
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by dead_poet » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:12 am

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:46 pm
:r

My understanding is they needed time for the test results, and nothing they were able to see right away showed anything wrong. I saw a Facebook post that had links to articles about similar situation. It really does suck though...
So you don't hold him overnight for observation?
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by Cliff » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:02 pm

dead_poet wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:12 am
So you don't hold him overnight for observation?
It's tough to second guess a doctor without having more information. For example; a lot of people don't like staying in hospitals. Did he start feeling fine and decide he didn't want to stay?

The doctor could have been negligent, someone could have misread a test, etc. With the money he had his doctor was probably no slouch though ...
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:49 am

dead_poet wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:12 am
So you don't hold him overnight for observation?
First, the doctors can't make him stay. It's entirely possible that he asked to leave. Second, if tests come back all good, why would they have him stay? I don't know details, but I would assume if he was still in pain they would have kept him. I'm sure 99.999% of the time in cases like this, the patient is fine and noting happens. This just happens to be in if the 0.001% that ended poorly. The other thing is, it is possible that they couldn't have helped him at all. If it is his time, it's his time whether doctors intervene or not.
My point is, I am not faulting the doctors here, unless I hear they did something neglectful.
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:50 am

Cliff wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:02 pm
It's tough to second guess a doctor without having more information. For example; a lot of people don't like staying in hospitals. Did he start feeling fine and decide he didn't want to stay?

The doctor could have been negligent, someone could have misread a test, etc. With the money he had his doctor was probably no slouch though ...
I didn't see this before I responded, but I agree. It is certainly possible that someone messed up, but I am giving them the benefits of the doubt jntul I hear otherwise.
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Re: OL Coach Tony Sparano Passes Away at 56

Post by Maelstrom88 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:18 pm

Huge loss to the coaching staff. I always thought he was one of the best oline coaches in the NFL. Too young.
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