I’ve received a few texts asking about my brother, Mike. I’m going to post updates here about his status so friends and family can check in and get the latest.
Thursday, June 13th | Mike received a stamp of approval from the kidney specialist today. He is definitely on the road to recovery. I believe he’s going to be online soon, so I’m not going to post here anymore and allow him to speak for himself. This page will remain here for a while if you want to add to the messages below. However, I believe you all will be able to get in touch with him soon through your usual means. Again, thanks for all the kind words and good vibes. It meant a lot to us as a family and I’m sure he’ll enjoy reading all the comments soon. Good to know he has such a great network of friends and family. 🙂 Thank you so much!
Wednesday, June 12th / additional | Mike is indeed doing better. He was moved out of Critical Care. We talked and watched the last period of the Stanley Cup with him. He’s starting to eat again. He’s slowly becoming his normal (or abnormal?) self. He even cracked a few jokes – an involuntary reflex that he has no control over whatsoever. We are SO relieved.
Wednesday, June 12th | Good news! The nurse says Mike is alert and conversing. The good vibes are paying off! Thank you all for keeping him in your thoughts. I’ll have more after we visit.
Tuesday, June 11th / additional | Late afternoon, Mike was moved to the hospital that his usual doctors are affiliated with. Therefore, the family visit has been postponed. Mom and I will see him tomorrow afternoon in his new digs. Upside, they felt he was stable enough to be transferred.
Tuesday, June 11th | No news is good news. Mike remains resting in the CCU today. The next family visit is scheduled for 8 pm tonight. At our visit last night, he expressed how awful he felt and that he was really thirsty, not good things but good signs. Heart rate is down to 127, which is way down from Saturday.
Monday, June 10th | Not much change today. Antibiotic treatment continues along with extra oxygen. Still asleep most of the time. His heart rate continues to lower towards a normal level. He remains in the CCU.
Sunday, June 9th | Mike is asleep most of the time and continues to receive antibiotics. He is able to communicate with family members and hospital staff when necessary. He is not able to use electronic devices at all. His heart rate is slowly heading towards a normal range of (60-100 bpm). He is not able to receive visitors (outside of family members) nor is he able to receive flowers or gifts at the CCU. Feel free to wish him well below and I will make him aware of this page sometime during the recovery process.
Saturday, June 8th | Mike is admitted to the CCU and is receiving antibiotic treatment to fight infection.