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8/29/06

Miike went to Edward last night for some attention relating to the fever which he has had for about a week-and-a-half.  He did not have a “spike” in fever, or anything alarming occur.  It appears that his doctor was just not willing to wait any longer to see the matter resolve on its own, having allowed it sufficient time to do so.  Anyway, he’s doing fine.  He has been placed on antibiotics, and he should return to ManorCare on Thursday.  Mike continues to be awake, alert, and responsive.  He has been making some good showings in therapy, so it will be great to see him return to it.

I was reminded today of how thankful we can be in all of this — even for these trials that we see Mike encounter, and which appear, more and more, simply to be a part of this process.  I ran into a former work associate who relayed a haunting account of her friend’s husband suffering a cranial hemorrhage a couple days ago.  This young man, just 31, had complained of a headache behind his eye which grew progressively worse, until he asked his wife to call an ambulance.  Paramedics worked with him in his home for awhile before transporting him to a nearby hospital, but efforts to save his life were unsuccessful.  There was no mention of surgery having been attempted (maybe it could not have been performed fast enough, or maybe they didn’t know what was happening).  He had two little girls.

We all know how many things had to come together back on March 21st (and even earlier, considering the AVM diagnosis), in order for Mike’s life to be saved.  I’m just so indescribably thankful for a brother like Mike, and that he is still with us.  I am so sorry for this other family, that they are living out the tragedy that we escaped so narrowly (or, so it appeared).  I don’t know their names, but I hope that you will say a prayer for them as they endure their loss.  And one of thanks for all we see in Mike’s progress.  We have so much to be thankful for. 

August 29, 2006 at 8:28 pm 4 comments


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