4/22/06 9:30pm

April 22, 2006 at 10:38 pm 2 comments

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.

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  • 1. Dan and Beth Griebel  |  April 23, 2006 at 12:03 am

    “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:1-2

    We rejoice in the progress that you are making. It is so amazing how far God has carried you in the last month. Keep your feet fixed on the Rock, Mike, he won’t fail you! We are praying for the Lord to continue to use this situation in the lives of everyone who hears about you. I am asked daily by people in our community about how the Z family is doing and what new accomplishment you have made. We are proud of you and we love you so much! The prayers and praises will not cease to pour out of Burbank, CA. Michelle, we are praying for you to have rest and to be filled up with the love of our Savior!
    Love the Griebel’s

  • 2. Mark Tait  |  April 23, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    Romans 15:13
    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Mike and family are prayers are with you all as you move to the rehabilitation center.

    Mark and Emily Tait


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