Published: December 27, 2011
Can anyone imagine antiques dealer Jon Magoun flat on his back in a hospital, punctured by a number of tubes, and taking it all in stride? Well, he is in the hospital, Maine Medical Hospital, the tubes have now been removed, he is on the mend, but complaining loudly about not being able to sort through his vast collection of antiques and start packing for the Nashville shows.
It all started on Monday, December 5, when Jon was out in the field cutting firewood and a freak accident resulted in a serious head injury (he ran over a sapling, causing a clod of mud to fly up and hit him on the side of his head). During the next few days he continued on with is normal routine, going to an auction and working about the house. On Thursday he went back to the wood cutting operation, but felt ill and came back to the house to rest.
“By early Friday morning he was not responding, so we called for help and ultimately he was air-lifted to the hospital in Portland. He went through a few very bad days, but he is making remarkable progress,” according to his wife, Carla. She reported a few days before Christmas that he was now “tubeless” and “had his first real meal of mashed foods.” (For a meat and potato man, bet he loved that!)
All who know Jon realize that he is not going to take this lying down. In fact, he is now sitting up most of the day and talking a blue streak to anyone who will listen. And it would not surprise us if he sold a moose head or two, and maybe even a canoe, to some of the doctors and nurses while he is there. The next step is rehab, and then, hopefully, back to the antiques show circuit.
For those who would like to send him a note, address it to him at 125 Ryerson Hill Road, South Paris ME 04281.
“I will deliver all of his mail to him,” Carla promised.
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