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May 1, 2006 at 3:32 pm 12 comments

Mike has had a good weekend.  He has shown responsiveness by nodding and shaking his head in response to questions.  He has also squeezed a hand or blinked to indicate that he understood something.  Today, he nodded that he wanted to watch ESPN.

Mike has been alert much of today, tracking people in his room, listening, and responding to questions.  It appears that he may have his days and nights "straightened out." 

The temporary drain, previously installed to relieve Mike's head of fluid build-up, has been removed, and he will have another CT scan tomorrow, to determine whether a permanent shunt is necessary.  Pray that it will not be.

Mike may soon be ready to be transferred again, so please remember in your prayers, as well, his caregivers at the future facility.  Thanks for checking in on Mike.

Entry filed under: updates.

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  • 1. lisa wiehe  |  May 1, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    We check on Mike’s progress daily and continue to keep him in our prayers.

  • 2. Tom Derpack  |  May 1, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    Mike has been in our prayers and on our heart since March 21st when we received the telephone call about his condition. We praise our Lord for the healing that is taking place in Mike’s body and for the powerful impact this situation is having on so many life’s.

    We have known Mike since the very first day he arrived in Naperville so many years ago. It has been a real blessing to see how God has used Mike to share the love of Christ with so many over the years.

    Although we moved to Washington state 9 years ago we’ve had the privilege of staying in touch and will always have a special connection with this wonderful man of God.


    Tom & Judy Derpack

  • 3. Annie Udell  |  May 1, 2006 at 10:07 pm

    PRAISE GOD! It is so wonderful to see how much Mike’s condition is improving! My encouragement today comes from Psalm 25: 1, 4-5.

    To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
    Show me your ways, O Lord,
    teach me your paths;
    guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my savior,
    and my hope is in you ALL DAY LONG.

    Lord- Thank you for continuing your healing process in Mike, and Lord, Thanks for showing me what steadfast faith is through my friendship with Michelle. Lord, My hope is in YOU ALL DAY LONG!


  • 4. Lance Ross  |  May 1, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    I just found out about Mike tonight! Reading through the updates he has made some very good progress! God is so good!!! Hang in there Michelle, family and friends!!! Know that you have another friend praying in Minnesota for all of you!

    Take care and God Bless!

    Lance Ross (worked with Michelle and Mike at Castaway)

  • 5. Chris Klonne  |  May 2, 2006 at 10:35 am

    Mike, hang in there man! Glad to read that you wanted to watch ESPN! You’re obviously as tough as any pro athlete. My family will continue to pray for your speedy recovery.

    Chris, Iris, Carson & Maxwell Klonne
    class of ’90

  • 6. Mike Lehner  |  May 3, 2006 at 9:40 am

    It was really encouraging to hear the latest news on Mike’s progress. Try and see if he wants to listen to the Reds game, I’m sure it would put him in a good mood to know that his beloved Reds are in first place. Everyone in Dayton has you in our thoughts and prayers daily.

  • 7. Emily Bishop  |  May 3, 2006 at 10:49 am

    You are all on my heart all of the time….May you continue to feel that you are SOOOOO surrounded by those who love and pray for you constantly. Having this wonderful web site gives us the opporunity to feel as if we are there with you….

    Love and strength and prayers to you.


  • 8. matt and eli  |  May 3, 2006 at 11:59 am

    We love you guys so much and are thinking and praying for your whole family. Thanks for the continued updates. Your courage and faith are remarkable and truly inspiring.

    Matt and Eli

  • 9. Kathy Schultz  |  May 3, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    Love and prayers for Mike, Michelle and family every day.
    Thank you for updates.
    You all are inspiring and your faith in our Lord and Savior
    is a wonderful display for all to witness. Mike is on many
    prayer lists, as you know, and we truly believe that the power
    of prayer will prevail.

    Kathy S.

  • 10. the Hunters  |  May 3, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    praise the Lord as a lot of progress seems to be made since the last time I checked. You all continue to be in our prayers, especially Michelle and Eli and McKaela.

    Michael & Beth Ann

  • 11. Beth & Dan Griebel  |  May 3, 2006 at 6:58 pm

    We will be praying for all that lies ahead, confident that the Lord will fully heal Mike. We miss you all and love you a lot. Counting down the days until we can get back to Naperville.

  • 12. mark Lehner  |  May 5, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    Wonderful news!!! Keep fighting Mike!!! Michelle- we continue to pray for your strength. THis would usually be the time of the year that Mike and I would have our annual conversation about the Reds winning the penant this year- Let him know the Reds are in first place and have the best record in baseball!!! We love all of you. Keep fighting!!!



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