As most of you know, Michael was in a really bad motorcycle accident. He is currently in ICU, and is making tremendous progress!! His pelvis is broken in 3 places which required surgery and will require him to be on a walker for 4-6 weeks. A broken back and neck which will require and back brace and neck collar. He has a very long road of recovery ahead of him and we would like to do everything we can to make that recovery a little easier for him. His wife will be his main care taker which means she's not going to be able to work much either, as he will require lots of help. Let's pull together and try to help our friend, brother, and son as much as we can guys!! We all know how much you love Michael and we/he really appreciate the prayers and calls, and visits to the hospital.+ Read More
For those of you who may not know, Michael was involved in the accident on 67-167 on Saturday June 17th. He was med-flighted to baptist in critical condition. he suffered a skull fracture, bleeding on the brain, a broken neck, broken back, and a broken pelvis; in 3 places. He was placed on a vent as well as a feeding tube and was sedated for 4 days to allow the swelling to go down and so that he wasn't using his strength to try to breathe but to heal. He had surgery the next day to repair one of the fractures in his hip. He's extremely confused and remembers nothing about the accident. He's retaining more and remembering people coming to see him more and more each day. He's in a neck brace, back brace and will be on a walker for 4-6 weeks once he's home. He is covered in road rash literally from head to toe and is in a lot of pain from that as well!! we have no idea when he's coming home, he's got a long road ahead of him. Most of you know that Michael is retired due to his auto-immune disorder so he doesn't work and he does and will require 24 hour care for quite some time after he's able to come home, his wife will be his main care giver so she won't be able to work while she's taking care of him. Anything at all you guys can do to help them out during this time would, I know be greatly appreciated an used towards medical bills and maintaining their home while he recovers. The nurse just came in as this was being typed and said he's moving to a regular room, thank you Jesus!! And passed his swallow study so he can eat finally!! He's making progress!!! Please continue to pray and share this link. Thank you all so much!!!
Michael had PT today and he did well, he was able to sit up on the side of the bed, and stand for a few seconds. Taking baby steps. And he don't like it one bit!! He wants to get up and go!! His swallow study didn't go as well as we'd hoped So they're gonna try again tomorrow. He's still having periods of confusion but is talking and retaining more!! His skin is hurting him really badly, and I think most of us know how bad road rash hurts!!! He has made tremendous progress though guys!!! Doctors said he's got a long recovery ahead of him but that he's gonna walk away from this!!! Keep those prayers coming guys! They're working!!