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Long-time Montana Teamster Jack

Eden Recovering from Stroke

 

December 2013 issue  

 

Jack and Helen Eden in the Corvallis 2012 Memorial Day Parade (the mule’s 20th)  

 

 

     We wanted to let RMR readers know that teamster and back-country packer Jack Eden, of Hamilton, Montana, is home recovering from a stroke he suffered on September 19, 2013, while at the North Idaho Draft Horse International Show.

     Jack’s wife Helen has been keeping his many friends and family updated on Facebook. On September 22 she wrote, “Jack and I ran into a little adversity yesterday morning when he experienced a couple of mini-strokes (the first was at our favorite eating establishment in Sandpoint, the Hoot Owl Cafe). We hustled him to the Bonner General Hospital ; they sent him on to the ‘big blue hospital’ in Coeur d’Alene .

     “After an hour or two in CdA, Jack started chomping at the bit that I should return to Sandpoint and make sure the four-abreast and ladies’ team classes got put together and driven last night. (I think our friend Harvey Lippert and I did him proud with a Fourth Place in the four-abreast and a First Place in the ladies’ team!)”

     Jack and Helen remained in Coeur d’Alene (while their mules were being cared for by friends in Sandpoint) until Jack was moved to a rehabilitation facility in Missoula , Montana on October 2.

     Helen wrote the next day: “Although initially the stroke seemed like a mere pothole in the road, it eventually paralyzed Jack’s right side and affected his speech and swallowing.”

     By October 30, Jack was finally home in Hamilton ; and soon after, the mules that had been cared for in Idaho arrived home, too. Jack will be continuing physical therapy locally. A Missoula doctor discovered he has an intermittent irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) that caused the stroke.

     Helen says that Jack is making progress and has a good attitude, but he is very tired. She thanks everyone who has helped them out!

     She requests no surprise visitors, but folks can call her at 307-689-4013, preferably during the morning or evening.

 

            

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