Thursday, June 19, 2008

POD #7 (A day late)

"Houston, We have a Problem"

You can assume that when the blog is not posted between 9pm and midnight something is up. I spent the whole night at Michael's bedside dealing with pain issues. I felt like I was back in residency again. They were unsuccessful in putting his NG tube back in to control pain and nausea. He is on his way back into the CT Scanner as we speak. They want to check the biliary tree (gallbladder and liver) as well as look for small bowel obstruction (which can be common after such major surgery). Most likely the treatment is all the same "a tincture of time".

I will update you all later today on the CT findings. For now nothing is going in Michael's mouth. And yes, the spaghetti did stay down but I'm not sure when it is going to come out.

Sending our Love,
Dawn & Kids


OBShell said...

We were worried and knew something was up... Another hurdle to overcome. All will be well. Pain stinks. Get Mike feeling better and let's fix things so that you all can come home.
Love, shell, tam, beth, gayle

Beth Collins said...

We'll keep out thoughts and prayers extra positive today! Send out a shout if you need anything from the home front. We feel a little helpless but your strength continues to amaze us on a daily basis. Send the kids our love.
The Collins Family

Becky said...

Everyone, every day, almost every hour asked about you at the MSAA summer event...

We all are keeping you and your family in our prayers and and minds. I hope today is better for you....

Keep Smilin' I know it isn't easy...


James, Karri, JD & Jarrett said...

I was wondering what was up when I got to work this morning and there wasn't an update. James tried to call last night too without an answer. Praying that all goes well and that you will be headed back to Michigan soon...we are trying to warm it up for your return!!

Tell the kids that JD needs some running pointers. He has to run 10-15 miles in 2 hrs on Sat eve for wrestling camp!!

Hope to talk soon...

Karri,James,JD & Jarrett

t&mjmarker said...

Was very worried when saw no posting. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. My girls ask everyday "how is Ruger's Dad doing." So, let him know that the twinnies from Tiny Treasurers are sending extra prayers to his Dad. Dawn, take care of yourself as well. Prayers and love, Meri Jo and family

brittneybook said...

Our prayers are all about you! Any NG tube luck? CT results? The ER crew is lifting you up.....
Love, Brittney and ER folks

Lynn said...

We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Our son, Hunter is in Magnum's class and Hunter is keeping Magnum and his daddy in his daily prayers. We are sending you all the positive vibes we can and hoping you can come home where we can all help you as much as possible! Stay strong!

The Sparks from Boyne Falls

Laurie Bingham said...

Hi Cousin Michael,
Just wanted to let you know and check your status on the blog everyday, or Mom calls Aunt Theresa. Sounds like you been pretty sore, We are still praying for you and hoping you return home soon.
Lots of Love

Bobby, Anna, Bowdy, Bailey and Tucker said...

OK, I thought I told Michael I didnt want to hear that again! Just like Apollo 13 we will bring home that Spaghetti successfully. Still wish we were closer to lend our support.
Hope Nana and Papa got there to lend you a hand. Say hi.


Link said...

Dawn, Michael and Family: I want to send you all the best and my thoughts and prayers for Michael's speedy and full recovery.

My name is Ryan Link and I am the Project Manager for the AFAC Triathlon. Winter's site and dedication are amazing. If there is anything we can do for you please let me know. I look forward to meeting you on September 21.

Ryan Link
East Coast Project Manager
Athletes for a Cure

Karen said...

Your blog is wonderful. I hope it provides a small amount of healing for you, as you post and read what your family and friends are saying. My son Andrew, is in Winter's class. He has mentioned that Winter's dad was sick. When I discovered that he was indeed ill, I felt the urge to reach out to you somehow. Andrew adores Winter and she is a direct reflection of her parents. Winter this, Winter that! "Mom! Winter is on the internet!" - as he shows me his google search and there she is, running in a marathon. How precious! While we have never met, please know that you truly, truly are in our prayers. Andrew and I wish Michael well. Prayer is powerful, and you have a big group pulling together for you. May God bestow his gift of healing upon Michael. Karen & Andrew Campbell - Boyne Falls

Patricia said...

Spaghetti has been my favorite food since I was a little girl. I will never be able to eat it again without thinking of you and all you have gone through. Hopefully today's CT scan brings about some positive answers. I will keep checking in for blog updates. Thank you again Dawn for keeping us so well informed.
Love, Patty

tanya Dandeneau said...

I was wondering why there was no blog.. but was hoping that things were on the upside of "get out of jail card" ? You must have hit the Go back to jail space :) Never did like that game. Chin up though and keep tossing those dice.You're bound to get some luck.

Love Tanya and the Dandeneau's
PS the sun is peeking out and 60 degrees today.

Linda said...

We are all hoping for a good outcome from the CT scan. Don't worry about getting back to Michigan because the weather is not that great. I'm sorry Michael is having so much pain. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day. Sharon and I are thinking of you and the family. We hope you can come home soon.
3-11 shift-deptartment closed-all are waiting for you. I think you should go to Mall of America and get some of those shoes with the skate wheels on the bottom for when you get back.

wendyb said...

Magnum & Ruger: We hope your dad feels better soon. - Carrie and Brady B.

We are pulling for you. We wish all of you the best.

Wendy B. - OMH, Boyne Falls

peggyd said...

Dear Dawn and Michael,
So Sorry to hear about the set back but I guess it is to be expected after somebody was playing with your organs for 12 or more hours. Hope this is minor and very temporary.Dawn don't worry you won't be missing Friday lunch this week I won't be bringing lunch in until you are back to share it with us.
Love and hugs

allen said...

Dawn & Michael,

Tincture of time is one of the hardest remedies to wait for, especially when you feel so awful. Allen and I will pray for this setback to resolve as quickly as possible. I am so sorry that your family has to travel this difficult road. You are all amazingly strong, physically and mentally, which I hope will serve you well as Michael continues to recover.
God bless you all. You will be in our prayers.
Joy and Allen Saunders
Kansas City, Missouri

Kristie Taubitz said...

Stay strong! Remember we're here for you and we'll keep praying!
I'm looking forward to seeing you and the kids. Not to much longer and you'll all be needing haircuts.
We love you and wish you strength and peace!
Kristie, Joe, Jessica, Michael and Zack-man Taubitz

Weiss Family said...

Hang in there, Michael....although right now it probably seems impossible to believe.....try to remember that God never gives us more than we can handle. You are an amazing person....look what you've been able to get through already! Everyone here constantly has you in their heart.....
Wishing you a restful evening,
All our love,
Linda, Jason, Kate, and Cooper

sue said...

Hope you had a better day with less pain....I would of checked on you sooner but my blackberry had a mind of it's own today and would not allow me to do anything. I was so hoping it was the no news was good news....take care and if I can do anything for anyone Sue

Richard Berman said...

Michael, Our prayers are with you. There are 10 million cancer survivors in America today and the survival rate is improving all the time. You will be one of them. I am a cancer survivor and am proud to be sending you this message. You will be sending it to others.