Monday, June 16, 2008

POD #5

Bowel Strike Continues

No new news from Rochester this evening. Bowels are still on strike. Kidney function is improving after a little hiatus (Creatinine 2.5 for those interested, down from 2.8). The gallbladder looks like it may have some sludge, unsure if that might be the problem. (I knew all those useless organs should have been removed ie, gallbladder, appendix, tonsils). His spirits are still pretty low right now, I'm certain he hasn't realized how fortunate he is yet, especially when he looks around and all he sees is lines (down to 6 now) and bags. More reinforcements from Michigan will be headed in tomorrow on my side to help with morale and child-rearing. Today was "tour Toys r us" day. If someone could keep the driveway plowed of snow that would be nice! No snow here. Just 70's and flooding to the south. Anyone coming the southern route needs to think twice. Many major roads closed down around Chicago. Last group that left here ended up in Kentucky before they could get back to southern Michigan!

Hopefully I will get some new photos on the blog soon. This whole computer stuff is new to me as my friends and co=workers will attest.

We hope to blow this "Popsicle stand" by the weekend, but time will only tell.
I am still amazed the new people that this blog is finding its way to. Michael will have a chapter book to read soon.

Night' Night'
Dawn & Kids


AnnMahan said...

I just returned to work on OB after a month and a half of travels, and learned of the ordeal you are all going through. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with your whole family.

Wishing you strength and healing,
Ann Mahan

sue said...

Good morning everyone. Hoping for a better day for you Michael. Give it all you got today. It is just raining again in Gaylord and 49 outside.....brrrrr Take care Love Sue

jan said...

Michael and Dawn: I am praying for a healing time today. Give it your best, Michael. Thank you for the update, Dawn. I know the progress is slow but you are in really good hands. Jan

Mary Caverly said...

Hi Michael and Dawn, I just got the news of your ordeal here in in Texas. Michael you are a fighter and with Dawn and your family by your side hopefully each day will be a little better than the last one. You both will always be special to me as two of my favorite bride and grooms! I'll never forget "the arbor" and "the itenary"! Michael we put you on a prayer chain here in our hometown and you know what they say...everything in Texas is bigger! Love to you both, Mary and Al Caverly

obtam said...

No Snow! Just raining, and raining, and raining. When you all get home, the sun will be shining, promise.
Hang in there, Praying for Micheal to get stronger and everyday be better then the day before.
I am so glad all the kids are there to see their Daddy and brighten his day.
Love and prayers from OB Land, Miss ya "E". See ya Soon.

tanya Dandeneau said...

Well the 3rd shifters are on their way. Mom and Dad took off this morning and are going to spread the love from us to you. Hope you are doing Ok MIchael? Take it slow and remember time will heal. Just stay positive and strong and keep that smile. We miss you here and the kids say "HI" . As of 11 o'clock is is a high of 47 degrees and rain- Good day to stay in bed :)
Rest easy-
Tanya , Chris,Keigan, Kinley & Annika

James, Karri, JD & Jarrett said...

Hello..."morning exercise" time!! Michael, I can guarantee James would rather be out there being your personal trainer than back here in Michigan!! I'm surprised you didn't have to kick him out! All of us would be there in body if possible, but know that we are there in spirit.

Hang in there and stay strong, Michael. We are here for you and praying for your recovery to be smooth and speedy!

Dawn and kids, wish we could be there to fill up some of your time. Jarrett asks daily how Uncle Michael is doing. JD reads the blog and they are both waiting for updated photos of the kids. Dawn, I understand your pain when it comes to computers!!!

We'll talk soon...take care
Karri, James, JD & Jarrett

Becky said...


Keep your hopes up.... you'll be up and around soon... and leaving this adventure behind you and starting a new one..

Keep Smilin'


Gary said...

Michael, Dawn and Family: I am new at this blogging and hopefully this gets to you. I want you to know that everyone in the BFPS is praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts as you begin the joiurney to recovery. We see you as a strong, adventurous, and very positive family and know these traits will serve you considerably as the recovery and healing process takes place. You have given great support to the BFPS since enrolling your children here and have become part of a large family and we would like to extend our support to you at this time. If there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask. Again our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary Urman

Karen Storey said...

Just a quick note to let you know we are thinking of you all daily. I know things are really tough right now Michael but hand in there - it will get better.
Thanks for the continued updates Dawn.
Love Cousin Karen and the UP Gang

Lori P said...

Hang in there Mike, Dawn and family. It is great to see all the support and love that is out there. My thoughts are with you.

Lori (Wrubel) Powles

Nicole Valuet said...

Hey There Doc & Family!

Just wanted to let you know that I have been thinking about and praying for you and your family. It seems like things are going pretty well for Michael, and your blog is such a great idea! I hope to see you soon and give you a big hug! Your kids are adorable, too.

Nicole Valuet

Renee' Elias said...

Michael this is one of those very rare times when we will rejoice when you fart. Then we know those bowels are working.
KEeping you in consstant thought and prayer. Renee'

Beth Collins said...

Hi Ruger.
Hope your dad is feeling better. I really miss you. There is a lego land at the Mall of America in Minnesota. Maybe you can go there. It's cool. I hope I see you soon. Maybe we can play legos or go fishing. I caught 13 fish yesterday. I caught bass and big sunfish. Today it is rainy and cold. I went to the movies with Laurel and her brother. I am making your dad a picture to help him get better when he comes home. caeden collins

maryann said...

Hi Dawn, Michael and kids. We are always thinking of you. I am always asking Ted for an update, so I am glad there is this blog so I can read your updates firsthand. I agree with you about those useless organs. Hopefully the gallbladder won't create further issues for Michael. I wish very active bowel sounds for Michael soon. I asked my Mom to say prayers for Michael, I swear she has a direct line. I guess I have babbled long enough. Take care of yourselves and hang in there. Teddy says hi to all his friends. P.S. Ted asked that you ask James about his unfortunate incident after leaving our house. Give Michael our best. Ted, MaryAnn, Teddy and Noah

susans said...

Hi, Michael:

I have been thinking of you and your family often and am hoping for a quick recovery for you! It sure seems like you have a strong team (Dawn, kids and lots of family and friends) on your side! Everyone here at home can't wait to see you out and about soon!

Susan Soffredine

Bri said...

Dawn, Mike and kids- You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We wish you a speedy recovery.
Bri, Doug and Baby Ben

Eleanor Bennett said...

Michael, Dawn and kids.
Just want you to know I pray daily for Michaels complete and speedy recovery; and Dawn and the kids for strength peace and comfort.

Eleanor Bennett

Tammy said...

Michael and Dawn you continue to be in our thoughts. We hope and pray you get the pain under control. Read some books to keep your mind strong and positive. The Road Less Traveled is a great on. Keep strong mentally. Fight hard. We love you both.

Todd and Tammy