Archive for April 22, 2006

4/22/06 9:30pm

Yesterday, exactly one month after his injury, Mike was transferred to RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale, where he will be under the care of a physician from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.  The transfer went smoothly, and Mike is comfortably settled in.  (Sorry this update comes to you late – I cannot update from RML right now.)

Mike showed some responsiveness today by squeezing his right hand to confirm that he could hear us, however he was not consistently responsive during the course of the day.  This is likely due to his having days and nights mixed up, as a result of a prolonged stay in the ICU (where daytime and nighttime activities are not very dissimilar, and where this confusion of time will commonly occur).  Mike did appear to do some tracking today, as well.

Please pray that a treatment program will be developed which will continue to guide Mike successfully through the recovery process.  Pray also for Mike's physical therapy, and that his joints and muscles remain healthy.  As we come to know more, we will be sure to let you know what Mike's treatment will involve, so that prayer can lead the way for him.

Although Mike's recovery began in surgery on March 21st, April 21st saw the true beginning of his rehabilitative care.  The weeks and months which will follow, we are told, will be absolutely critical for Mike.  And so, as much as ever, prayer will be critical — no less critical than one month ago.  On several occasions today, I told Mike to be strong and to be in prayer (as I know he is).  Thank you, all, for being strong and staying in prayer for him.

April 22, 2006 at 10:38 pm 2 comments


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