Tuesday, July 2, 2019

German Healthcare

Hello everyone, I'm afraid that this weekend hasn't been the best for the AW development team. It started out really well, I had a productive in-person meeting with Besty on Friday. We discussed the next few months of development, shared some ideas to help with development, and generally accomplished all that business-type stuff. Then on Friday night, we did some drinking, of course.

Saturday night, however, my wife had a stroke. This is the first chunk of time I've really had to write anything since then (it's currently Monday afternoon here). She'll be hospitalized for the next week, but she seems to be doing better than she was. The biggest concern right now is that there are still blood clots that could break off and cause another stroke, heart attack, or some other problem. The hospital will be doing a full-body MRI to look for the source of the thrombosis (clot), and a special heart sonogram from inside the stomach (apparently they do this by sticking things down the esophagus). 

We have to extend our brief stay in Germany, we were originally supposed to fly back to the States tomorrow morning. Luckily we're staying with my in-laws so we have some help. The biggest issue will be rescheduling our flight, as availability seems limited thanks to the summer and associated vacations. Fortunately, we are able to get some military travel discounts so it won't cost an arm and a leg.

Besty had his own family emergency on Sunday after returning to Russia. I don't want to share his family business without permission, but Besty himself is healthy so you don't need to worry.

We have the release coming up in 3 days. We were on schedule for releasing before all this happened, but with all the uncertainty there's a good chance we may end up pushing the release back a day or two. Sorry about that! 

Thanks for your support, it means so much to us.


Fun Fact - German hospitals don't have air conditioning, so my wife's room in the stroke unit was 33 degrees Celsius (91 F) on Sunday.

Fun Fact: Part Deux - The post image this time features the outside of my wife's hospital room, though I did add in a German nurse.


  1. Christopher NelsonJuly 2, 2019 at 3:56 AM

    Her and your health are the most important. If you need to take more time, please take it.

  2. Agree with Christopher, your families health is much more important than a game, take care and good luck.

  3. i hope all works out well for you and your wife, and yeah most Germans don't like AC which sucks because it gets hot and miserable in the summer, at least they have heated floors in the winter.

  4. Damn, hope your wife gets better soon :O And dont worry about us ;) we can handle some time without game-updates ;)


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