Friday 7/28/06 2:45 pm

July 28, 2006 at 3:02 pm 7 comments

the transfer got delayed a little bit by logistics so Mike is scheduled to leave Central DuPage Hospital SATURDAY morning around 10 am.  He will head over to Manor Care on Martin Avenue which backs up to Edward Hospital and visiting hours are 10 am to 8 pm.  They are incredibly friendly and have been so helpful to make this transfer possible.  Unless you have gone through a similar scenario it is impossible to convey the enormous amount of time and phone calls and energy that sometimes go into the transfer or hospitalization process.  Please praise God on my behalf for the saints i have encountered along the way in this debilitating process.  I have spoken to insurance representatives, multiple discharge planners, case workers, doctors, neurosurgeons, nurses and other titled people i cannot keep straight.  all have been compassionate in their sacrifice of time in fighting to make the details come together for mike’s and our family’s best interests.  We tend to live in a culture of skepticism about insurance and health care and i have felt nothing but blessed by the prayer and concern offered by every individual working with us and even those who i bother without even being a patient of theirs!

on a side note–i have been watching library movies piecemeal when the kids are asleep and it is taking me a week to get through Bowling for Columbine, a documentary looking at violence in America.  one section addressed the way we feed on fear here.  it is offered at every media outlet until we are engorged with fear and it infects our lives and interactions like a poison.  Our situation with mike has set our family up to be afraid– of mistakes in his care, or financial woe, lack of or slow progress, discouragement or any number of what ifs that we can dream up.  yet i sit and count blessings and surrender all fear because i believe in a God that reassures me…

Isaiah 41:10
    So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

thanks for holding our family up to this God who is bigger.    –michelle

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  • 1. Heather Z  |  July 28, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    Michelle,
    You’re amazing, and I love you dearly!

    Your sis-in-law,
    Heather

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  • 2. Debbie Dixon  |  July 28, 2006 at 5:59 pm

    Michelle-your faith and witness to God continue to be an amazing. Your love for Mike and positive attitude for all whom you have encountered in this journey since mid-March remain inspiring. Your reflection on fear in this country touched my heart as my 21 year old daughter travels in East Africa. I was suppose to have heard from her on Wednesday and whenever fear sets in I turn to God in prayer. My “minor” situations ALWAYS bring me back to prayer for you, Mike, your children, the parents and siblings involved. Dan has been wonderful to help with updates as we all know and as your mom or Mike’s family “check in” it is always of great encouragement–and leads us back to pray and praise with Jesus for the extended Zegarski family. Praise God for all He has done and has yet to do.

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  • 3. robin hersma  |  July 28, 2006 at 7:09 pm

    Michelle-
    We are all praying for you guys out at Wildhorse. Praise God that Mike will be close to home. We will continue to pray for progress for Mike. I marvel at your Christlike outlook and honesty. We look forward to seeing you guys when we het home. love, robin

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  • 4. Rosemary McGuire  |  July 29, 2006 at 10:11 am

    Michelle, Your faith is truly and inspiration to all of us who pray for you and Mike and the children. Thank you for giving to us in your time of need. Love, Rosemary

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  • 5. Matt Koupal  |  July 29, 2006 at 8:00 pm

    Hey Michelle:

    Manor Care is a great place. We’ve been there many times visiting friends and making friends and I know you’ll find the staff great. One great resident is Cliff, a double amputee that wears a baseball hat and loves sports. He’s a retired truck driver and is very conversational–look him up–he’s usually out on the porch.

    We’ll stop by and bring Puttley, our Golden Retriever, who is always a big hit. Maybe a big doggie lick is just the thing for Mike, or you.

    Matt

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  • 6. Janice Rubin  |  July 29, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    Michelle,
    I found myself wanting to pray Romans 12:12 again today for your family.
    Be joyful in hope,
    patient in affliction,
    faithful in prayer.
    Then I looked it up in the NLT…
    Be glad for all God is planning for you.
    Be patient in trouble,
    and always be prayerful.
    I kept thinking about Mike all day today as I drove down West St. two different times. I imagined him getting settled in on Martin Ave. and then I drove a little further & thought about the glee in your day as you realized how close to home he is.
    I am working at being…joyful, patient & faithful.

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  • 7. Gail and Phil Ebersole  |  July 30, 2006 at 5:04 pm

    Michelle, you do amaze me. I am praying that God will give you the moments of peace that you need. Also glad Mike is close to you for the time being. It has been so amazing to be at camps all over the division and have staff ask me about you all and pray for Mike’s full recovery. You have modeled something to many that we have not seen before. Much love, Gail

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