Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Well, today was another long day filled with doctors appointments at Mayo Clinic, all in preparation for tomorrows surgery. It looks like it will be an early start in the morning with us arriving at the hospital at 5:45am and hopefully an 8:00am surgery start time. The good news of the day today was that the liver metastasis will be treated with high frequency ablation instead of actually removing a portion of the liver. The surgery could not come any too soon as the cancer is taking a toll on Michael, both mentally and physically. He is literally counting down the hours. I would anticipate sometime tomorrow afternoon we will update you on the surgery outcome. We have lots of love and support for both Michael and the kids, thanks to friends and family traveling great distances. What more could we ask for.

Good Night,

Dawn Estelle


stevelown said...

Mike & Dawn -

Wow. Just read this late last nite. All my thoughts and prayers are with you guys today. Will keep checking the site for updates.
Love ya both -

Steve Lown

Kathy Morris said...

Mike & Dawn -

You have been in our thoughts and prayers since we heard the news. I saw you guys at Relay but didn't get a chance to talk to you.

Sending extra good wishes today!

Dave and Kathy Morris

twrussold said...

Mike, Dawn:

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
We will check back for updates.

Wolfi, Tracy and Emma Russold

Kristie Taubitz said...

Hey Michael and Dawn,

What can I say but we love you and we're praying for a full recovery. Dawn, I've shared about the miracle God performed on my friend Nikki's cancer I know God is a God of grace, mercy and healing. We have Michael on our prayer chain and continue to think of All of you daily!
My Michael was just asking about you guys at lunch, just know we love you and if we can do anything, don't hesitate to contact us!
Michael - don't forget that awesome sense of humor of yours!!!
Love, The Taubitz Family

Danielle Fox said...

Michael, Dawn, and family,
I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Danielle Fox

Samara said...

Michael and Dawn,

I am positive that your family has more strength, perseverance, and hope than any other I can think of. I will keep praying and hoping and supporting and thinking of you every day.

I am honored to be a part of your journey. I'll be checking in on you daily.