Hello my fellow 12th Man and thank you for the 5 pages of
I am BFS/Leif's younger brother. I am sitting in the hospital right now.
here is the story - Leif was at a bar in downtown minneapolis watching the vikings packers game. there was the usual banter between opposing fans and nothing much was happening, late in the game it became more intense and a vikes and pack fan started getting more heated and leif stepped in and separated them, the bartender told each party to go to separate ends of the bar and the groups were separated, leif later made eye contact with the packer fan and he (pack fan) motioned with a head nod to meet him outside, since leif was the peacemaker and had no beef with the guy and was the one who separated the two leif figured the guy just wanted to have a smoke and apologize and make peace, leif went outside and the guy had his back turned and leif said "what's up" and the guy turned around and stabbed him in the lower left-side of his abdomen, leif initially thought he was punched and then looked down and realized the guy stabbed him, he said to the guy "are you serious?! you f'n stabbed me?!" he then stumbled back into the bar and doesnt remember much from there.
he is very very lucky, the wound missed his intestines, kidney, liver everything, the stab actually knicked but didnt sever his intestine, had it cut it, he could have suffered septic poisoning, the doctors had to cut him open and squeeze his internal organs to check for punctures and leakage so he is also experiencing pain from that too, there is about a 12 inch incision from below his belly button to his zyphoid.
leif is in a lot of pain, he is doing much better today but by no means is in the clear, they switched up his meds and they seem to be working much more today, he can speak more clear and his thoughts seem to be more coherent, it is not pretty and he is expected to be in here 3-7 days.
i'm sure he will hop on at some point to update everyone more but that is the story and the status update for now.
Again, thank you to everyone for the concern. Myself, our family, and Leif greatly appreciate it.