Mike had a good night last night. There were a couple of very minor episodes of coughing, which causes him great pain. All in all he is doing fantastic for a guy who last week was knocking on Heaven's door. He should take a walk today. Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes. It means a great deal to his recovery.
Mike is hurting and tired, but making great progress. No word on when he'll be out of ICU or when he can have visitors, but we know these things take time. We'll continue to send updates, as they become available.
We had a request from the contact form from Jonathan Menard a writer for the Herald-Guide for information on Mike. I wrote a lengthy letter back. Can any of you comment with any corrections or embellishments? I left in the original message below my response and crossed out Mike's cell number.
Jacqueline is with Mike now. Mike is in good spirits. Mike is able to talk a little but his speech is slow and labored. Mike is on 4 liters of oxygen. He is breathing good but in a lot of pain in his ribs because there are 3 chest tubes on his side pushing against his ribs. Mike is on insulin due to the antirejection medication that he is taking. The docs are getting ready to have Mike sit up. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Jacqueline will update us again later.