It's been an eventful last few weeks since our last update!
Mike was discharged from the rehabilitation hospital on the morning of 3/4/16 & he started his journey to Mayo Clinic with a quick stop in St. Louis. Mike was very excited but a little nervous too. The trip was sure to be an adventure but also marked the start of a very critical point of his recovery regarding the future use of his right arm.
We made it on the plane and to St. Louis without any problems at all. It went so much better than any of us expected and it wouldn't of been possible without the help from great friends, family and the amazing staff at Southwest Airlines. Mike only had 3 days in St. Louis before heading up to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN but it was enough for him to see some family and friends. Mike for the first time in 5-1/2 months was able to simply go out to dinner and visit with friends and family which seemed to make him very happy to have a little bit of normalcy back in his life.
Mike arrived in Rochester on Tuesday 3/8/16 and his appointments started the next day on 3/9/16. Mike has be undergoing several tests and doing therapy since then. He still has a couple more tests this week before the doctors can determine what can be done for the brachial plexus nerve injury in his right arm. The doctors are great at Mayo Clinic and we are praying and holding out hope that they will be able to achieve some regained use in Mike's right arm. Please continue to keep Mike in your thoughts & prayers!
Feb 24, 2016
It's been a little over 5 weeks with no setbacks and trips to the hospital!!! Over the past couple weeks Mike has really been noticing some improvement in strength and has been learning a lot of new things. In therapy they have been teaching him how to do more with his left arm. Last week they transferred Mike to the TLC Program which stands for Transitional Living Care. Here they focus on teaching him how to adapt to living outside of inpatient care to the best of his ability.
Also an important date is quickly approaching. On March 4th we are taking Mike to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN to have his brachial plexus nerve injury evaluated. This is something that Mike and us have been working towards for a long time! The Mayo Clinic has one of the top, if not the top brachial plexus nerve teams in the country. We are very hopeful that they will be able to help Mike to regain some use of his right arm. Please continue to keep Mike in your thoughts & prayers over the next few weeks as this opportunity has a small window that is closing soon.
Jan 29, 2016
Mike is going on 2 weeks that he has managed to stay out of the hospital without any setbacks! The first week back to the Acute Rehabilitation hospital he was still pretty sick and not completely...
Jan 07, 2016
Mike was met with yet another setback on Friday evening. After resuming his acute rehab for less than a week post his emergency gallbladder surgery he had to be rushed back to the hospital on...
Dec 31, 2015
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation & left messages of support for Mike so far! Your support means so much to Mike and our family.
Mike resumed his acute rehabilitation on Monday...