4/10/06, 5:30 pm

April 10, 2006 at 5:52 pm 9 comments

Well, Mike is keeping us all on our toes, as usual.  A CT scan today revealed that fluid build-up has dissipated significantly over the last few days, and that surgery to relieve the build-up is not now necessary.  (It would seem that prayer that the surgery go well has produced an even better result.) 

Late this week, the situation will be re-evaluated, to see if surgical intervention will be necessary at all.  If it is not, then there may be nothing which would preclude a transfer to a rehabilitation facility.  Please pray for Mike's neurosurgeons as they make these decisions and make recommendations concerning the facility best-suited for Mike.

Also, Mike continues to do very well with his tests "off the vent," so it may also come to pass that when Mike is released from the ICU, he can go to a facility as a non-vent-dependent patient, which would be very good.  (Specific-prayer suggestion. Thanks.)

Finally, so many of Mike's "extended" family (that means you all) have posted so many beautiful and encouraging words and Scripture verses that I will be occasionally singling some folks out, by copying them to the update posts.  Your expressions of faith and hope, and of love for Mike and Michelle, not only lift them up, but sustain all of us who are in prayer for them.  (And that doesn't mean you can't just drop a note to say that you continue to check on Mike and pray for him.  It's always nice to know how many are keeping him in prayer.)

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  • 1. Debbie Dixon  |  April 10, 2006 at 6:03 pm

    PRAISE GOD for this good news! Thank you for the update. I have been checking the website all afternoon for news regarding the scheduled surgery. Prayer continues day and night from thousands of people across this land. Hugs all around. YEA GOD.

  • 2. Sharon Guidera  |  April 10, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    I had not checked the website in a few days, and a lot sure has gone on! Praise God that Mike did not need the surgery and that progress continues. We continue to lift up Mike, Michelle and all family and friends in prayer. We ask that Holy Week is a time of great blessing to you all.

  • 3. Heather Hamby  |  April 11, 2006 at 12:12 am

    Thanks for the updates that we recieve. Lee YoungLife team in Michigan is lifting up Mike, Michelle and the family in prayers. I pray that Mike will continue to become stronger and stronger as the days go by.

    Colossians 2:2-3
    “My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they mat know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

  • 4. Lisa Wiehe  |  April 11, 2006 at 7:56 am

    I am so happy to hear that Mike didn’t need surgery! God is answering our prayers daily! We continue to pray for the entire Zegarski family.

  • 5. Steve Fisher  |  April 11, 2006 at 9:47 am

    Hello Michelle:

    I know Mike a little but brother Steve and Kirsten much better. I have been praying for you and Mike and following the journey you all are on on the web site. “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear….” Psalm 46:1, 2a. I wish I knew the why of this trouble, this journey in the wilderness. But I do not. I do know you are not alone; besides the legions who are praying, the God of the universe is your refuge and your strength. He is an ever-present help. I know full well that it doesn’t always feel this way. Try not to fear. But do not worry; He knows us. He knows we fear. Just feel that arm of strength around you when the fear begins, then take a deep breath and rest in that strength. I believe that God is having an in-depth visit with Mike in this undistrated state. I look forward to hearing what God has taught him during this time. Bless you both.


  • 6. Nate and Kara  |  April 11, 2006 at 10:28 am

    Thanks so much for the updates, Kara saw Michelle in church and was so encouraged. We continue to read regularly and pray for Mike, Michelle and their extended family.

  • 7. Scott Remmy  |  April 11, 2006 at 10:52 am

    Danielle and I, as well as Mike’s friends from UD and Moeller, check this site multiple times daily. Its great to read about Mike’s recent progress, the incredible support of his family and many friends, and the strong faith of the people visiting this site. Mike…we continue to pray for you and your family and wish you a speedy recovery.

  • 8. Todd Shaffer  |  April 11, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    I recently heard about Mike’s unfortunate event. I went to school with Mike and graduated with him from Moeller. While he and I were not great friends, having ran around with two different crowds, he was always a pleasure to talk to and was very genuine in everything he said. I too suffered a similar event in my life almost three years. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to undergo two surgeries. While my event is no where close to the extreme that Mike has undergone, I too believe prayers are a powerful thing. After my recovery I really learned allot about myself and my lifestyle. As my family and extended family firmly believe that God has a plan for each of us, and he would not throw obstacles at us, no matter how painful or hurtful they may seem, he knows that whatever cards we are dealt, he has given us the strength and wisdom to overcome these obstacles. I will pray for Mike and his family and hope that he recovers 100%. It’s tearful to me to see the pictures of Mike with his children knowing what a great father he is and will be. We will continue to pray for him and everyone in his family for a quick and safe recovery. And as painful as it may seem, if God has decided that Mike should join him in his kingdom, then his life needs to be celebrated every day thereafter. Thank you for setting up this website so that we can think and pray for him. Best wishes and prayers…Todd Shaffer

  • 9. Michael & Beth Ann Hunter  |  April 11, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    Praise God about the improvements seen recently. Hope you all are hanging in there. Was reading in Jeremiah 33 recently and it really ministered to me. Jeremiah was in captivity and was describing the devastation and destruction of Israel. But the whole chapter is all about how God promises to restore and bring joy and vitality once again. Our prayers are that you would keep up in hope and know that God’s desire is for restoration. May that restoration be seen in Mike’s body!


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