Sunday, September 12, 2010

Talked to Mikey!

10:25 p.m.

A little while ago, I got a call from Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and it was the big guy himself.  I couldn't believe it.  He sounded amazingly well; in fact, Mikey said the doctors are calling his progress "miraculous."  They've seen no one recover faster.  The power of prayer, my friends.   Good work!

Mikey says a severe pulmonary embolism went though his heart and blocked both lungs, but contrary to my previous report, there is no heart damage.  His 29-hour drive from Vegas to Nashville was the catalyst; sitting for long periods of time can cause this problem. 

Tomorrow he goes under again for another procedure--sounds like a leg/groin/vein thing.  Um, as you can tell, I'm not a nurse.  At any rate, Mikey expects it to take only about a half hour. 

But not to minimize; this is serious shit, people.  Our friend almost died.  Before the emergency surgery Saturday morning, the doctors gathered his family and told them something to the effect of, "Say whatever you need to say to him; now's the time."  

Holy crap. Yet earlier today, he was doing laps around the ICU, followed by a train of tubes and machines. Miraculous.  Mikey is so very grateful for all your good wishes.

God bless. 

8 comments:

R. Jacob said...

I would be very happy to have you worry about me. Mikey is a lucky guy.

Tara said...

Thanks so much for keeping everyone updated Linda Lou! Mikey, I'm thinkin about ya :)

dle said...

While I really enjoy your blog...I must have checked it a dozen times looking for update on Mikey! Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop...you are a great friend to him and I appreciate you keeping us all in touch!!!

Carol in MN said...

This is indeed good news! Thank you Linda Lou for knowing how many people care about Mikey and keeping us up-to-date until Mikey can share on his own. He is blessed to have such a following...

Get Better Mikey!! ** hugs **

SirFWALGMan said...

good to hear

Julie said...

Oh that's so good to hear. Give him a big cyber hug from me, will ya?

Anonymous said...

Thank You Linda Lou!

jw

Brian said...

Thanks for the updates, I am getting all of the news at once as was away for the weekend...

Holy Crap is literally all I can say...sitting for Unbelievable..