Though his doctors are unsure what caused the issue, what we do know is that Mike has a very long road ahead. Every person's recovery is different, and though they can't tell us how his body will react over the next few weeks, he will likely undergo several procedures to help the healing process including intervention to help drain the area where the pancreas once was as well as possible gall bladder removal. The recovery process is also often rife with set backs, and was described as a roller coaster ride. He will have good days, and bad days, and very likely more hospital stays. The doctors said to plan on Mike being sick until June at the very least. The remaining pancreas may necrotize again, and should that happen he will become a type I diabetic. The prognosis is daunting to say the least, but he is a strong and healthy man, and remains hopeful and positive.
We are setting up this site because we know how much Mike has given to the community and are hopeful that the community can come together to support him and his family through this terrible time. Please give what you can. All funds will go directly to support Mike, Anne, Gus, and Saoirse.
You can follow Mike's road to recovery here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcgrathsroad2recovery
- Margaret Fitzgerald
- Carol Durant
- Jason Bowers
- Abby & Clark Baker
- Jim Temple
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