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February 10, 2006

Step Down

Mikey's finally hit the step down unit!

He has a sitter with him. He needs it. Medications leave him just confused enough for him to not understand that he can't get out of bed.

As he and his wife were talking last night, she asked him if he had any questions for her. Mikey had only one.

"Do you still love me?"

I told her she should have said, "if you'd been in a coma for another hour or so, probably not." Mrs. Mikey laughed and said she wasn't feeling sassy enough at the time to come up with that. It's hard to be sassy when you're a big puddle of goo because your honey's only question is so damn touching.

I wish I could find a man like that. Well, one who isn't quite so dramatic in his attempt to get attention. (Yes, Mikey, I'm going to tease you endlessly!)

I'm going to call the hospital now and read comments to him over the phone. I think I have enough cough syrup on board to keep me from choking and sputtering too much. I'll blame my sinuses for any moments of weepiness, too.

By the way, Mikey says hi.

To make a donation and/or send get well wishes:

Mad Mikey
PO Box 882353
San Diego, CA 92108-2353

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February 09, 2006

Duck Season

I've been fighting yet another sinus/inner ear infection and will not go to the hospital until I am positive I have nothing to pass along to Mikey and his family.

Thus, updates will be provided when I get them from Mrs. Mikey.

From yesterday's phone call:

Mikey and the Mrs. were talking and Mikey kept asking if she saw the duck.


"Behind that guy!"

"I don't see a duck."

"It's right there, behind the guy."

"Okay. I believe you're seeing a duck behind the guy, honey."

Some of Mikey's meds are bringing along hallucinations. That's not unusual. If he's still having them without the meds, I'll worry. Or if Mrs. Mikey starts seeing things...I'd definitely worry then!

Things are moving slowly, as expected. He's still in the ICU and it's a good place for him to be. The bone flap, the lines, the fact that he has a long way to go - I can't imagine a better place for him to receive care. The next stop would likely be a step down unit. He'd continue to receive close monitoring, but not be stuck in ICU.

22 days of unconsciousness. Brain surgery. Machines breathing for you. You don't just jump right out of bed after that.

But he's back.

And it's duck season.

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February 05, 2006

Off the Vent

Mikey was being weaned off the vent. A gradual thing, giving his body a chance to take over basic functions without stressing his entire system.

Until last night, that is.

Apparently, Mikey'd had enough of the ventilator and ripped out the tubing before the docs could.

He is awake.


And talking. Okay, whispering. But, still...

Mikey is awake, communicating, and just as stubborn as ever.

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Who is Mikey?
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Mikey is a forty-something U.S. Navy veteran that is currently taking a break from being a full-time student at UC San Diego studying electrical engineering.

He's also a husband, a father, a former Independent/Democrat and is currently dealing with dialysis and getting on the national kidney transplant list.

The words written here are his opinions and his observations on the stupid things in life. If you do not like them or do not agree with them: tough squishies. In America, you're entitled to Freedom of Speech not Freedom to Not Be Offended.

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