3/28/06 10:00 p.m.

March 28, 2006 at 11:38 pm 6 comments

Mike's nurse has described Mike's condition today as "unchanged," basically.  Mike has not been very active today, relating to his neurological responses.  We have been reminded on numerous occasions by those caring for Mike that this is nothing to be worried about.  Every test (they are conducted hourly) will not necessarily yield a better response than the one before it.  A general upward trend, with more and more consistency is what we need to look for and pray for; and it has been stated that we are seeing this. 

It is good to note that Mike's internal cranial pressure (ICP) has decreased to between 0 and 1.  It had been between 5 and 8 for much of last week.  As a point of reference, the nurses did not want to see that number above 25, and zero is the number we want (that is what is normal for everyone).  So, it is exciting to note that ICP appears to have returned to normal.

It has been mentioned that Mike's latest CT scan showed improvement.  The CT scan provides a number of pictures of the brain, and it is showing that Mike's brain is moving closer to its pre-injury position and shape.  Obviously, that is good. 

The EEG results still need to be explained by a neurologist, so we cannot give any information on that.  

Thanks for signing up for prayer — the list will be updated immediately, so we can see where we are with that.

Looking forward, please watch for 2 updates per day:  late morning, and late evening.  Mike's nurses have requested that this be the pattern of calls to the ICU for information.  However, if we receive information at times from those who are with Mike in his room, important updates may occur at other times as well. 

Entry filed under: updates.


6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Megan Pehlke  |  March 28, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you so much for the continual updates on Mikes condition, being more aware of what is going on and having you take the time to actually explain what all of these tests mean makes things a little less scary:) It has also been so helpful in lifting up specific and direct prayers!!! God is GOOD!! Praise and Glory be to Him as we continue to surround MIke and Michelle and the Kids, what a testament you all are!!
    “Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you” 1 Peter 5:7

  • 2. Jon Shipman  |  March 29, 2006 at 1:06 am

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:6-7

    Sounds like everything is on the up and up. You guys have just been on my mind recently and I just thought I’d post another comment. I feel that the Lord is working here, no doubt about that. I will continue praying. Praying for Mike’s recovery. Praying for you. Praying for everyone.

  • 3. David Thommes  |  March 29, 2006 at 3:20 am

    I’m glad to hear that things seem to be progressing in a positive light for Mike. As the entire community comes togeher to pray for Mike’s improved health, I wish you and your family continued peace, love and support. The Thommes family continues to pray for you and would like to thank you for the impact both you and Mike have had on my brother Kevin & I. God Bless!
    -David Thommes-

  • 4. Tom Oster  |  March 29, 2006 at 8:28 am

    Please assign me a prayer time slot (vigil) if you would like, it doesn’t matter when, but know that I will be upholding Mike in regular prayer and Church of the Holy Spirit, Roanoke has Mike on our hearts. Thanks for the link to this website!

    under His mercies,
    Tom Oster

  • 5. Deb Stecher  |  March 29, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Praise GOD! As I am traveling my day starts out in prayer and checking this website. I am filled with hope as I read about Mike. Thanks to all of you that are keeping up this site. My prayers are for each of the family members also to keep your strength and health during this time. Share our love with Mike!
    Blessings Michelle. We love you so much…

  • 6. Alice Shupe  |  March 29, 2006 at 11:58 am

    Michelle, Tom and I are frequently in prayer for you, Mike, your children and famiies. The updates are so helpful in praying specifically. We see God being honored in all of this and our faith is built up. May He continue healing in Mike and sustaining you…
    “The Lord takes care of his people like a shepherd. He gathers the people like lambs in his arms. He carries them close to him. He gently leads the mothers of the lambs.” Isaiah 40: 10-11


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