[meteorite-list] Mike Miller in ICU - Thoughts and Prayers Appreciated

From: Jim Wooddell <jim.wooddell_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 16:04:03 -0700
Message-ID: <537D30E3.7070401_at_suddenlink.net>

Hi Ruben, I would like to meet you up there. Call me with your plans!


On 5/21/2014 3:59 PM, Ruben Garcia via Meteorite-list wrote:
> HI Jim, and all who've asked.
> I talked to several people that have seen Mike today and they tell me
> his condition is improving - but he will remian in ICU for a while
> longer. When I called the hospital they couldn't tell me much. I do
> know that he's breathing without the aid of a ventilator and that he's
> talking, but not much.... I keep saying that's always how he is ;)
> Anyway, I'm coming up to see him again on Saturday so I'll have a
> better idea and can relay that to the meteorite community as soon I
> see for myself.
> On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Jim Wooddell
> <jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net> wrote:
>> Hi Ruben!
>> Any update on Mike?
>> Jim
>> On 5/20/2014 8:57 AM, Ruben Garcia wrote:
>>> Thanks for posting on FB... Mike will appreciate it. Hope thinks are
>>> good with you and Wendy
>>> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 6:19 AM, Jim Wooddell
>>> <jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net> wrote:
>>>> Hi Ruben!
>>>> Good news he is getting better. Thanks for posting. I've been
>>>> forwarding
>>>> to FaceBook as some folks can not see this.
>>>> Please keep the good news coming! Hope all is well with you and your
>>>> family.
>>>> First think I thought of was he cut into something bad in a
>>>> meteorite.....you can never know.
>>>> All good here, just returned from Yelland Dry Lake and Tule Valley Dry
>>>> Lake
>>>> in UTAH.
>>>> Jim
>>>> On 5/19/2014 9:29 PM, Ruben Garcia via Meteorite-list wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Thanks to everyone that sent Mike an email message.
>>>>> In response to questions about Mikes illness:
>>>>> The doctors have treated Mike for pneumonia, and valley fever, but
>>>>> they're thinking now that the cause may be meteorite related.
>>>>> Mike has been cutting, sanding, etching, opticon-ing and lacquering
>>>>> meteorites for nearly a decade without using any type of mask. Even If
>>>>> not "THE" cause I doubt seriously it's helped the situation.
>>>>> Update: Just talked to Melissa (Mike's daughter) and she said Mike has
>>>>> responded somewhat favorably to the treatment. Just this afternoon he
>>>>> began breathing on his own and so they removed the ventilator. While
>>>>> still heavily sedated and in ICU he is trying to speak and moving
>>>>> enough that they thought he was trying to break the restaints placed
>>>>> on his arms and legs.
>>>>> It's looking better...
>>>>> Keep Praying!
>>>>> On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 6:42 PM, John Cabassi <john at cabassi.net> wrote:
>>>>>> Thanks Ruben for the information, please keep us informed on Mike
>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>> John
>>>>>> On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Ruben Garcia via Meteorite-list
>>>>>> <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>>> I stopped by to see our friend Mike Miller today at the hospital
>>>>>>> (KRMC) in Kingman, AZ.
>>>>>>> He's completely sedated and on a breathing machine. I was told that
>>>>>>> he's been in ICU for a few days and that doctors are somewhat baffled
>>>>>>> as to what has happened. Something is causing fluid build up in his
>>>>>>> lungs that is making it impossible for him to breathe unassisted. He
>>>>>>> entered the hospital on Wednesday evening due to pains in his chest
>>>>>>> and back but within hours had to be put on a ventilator to breathe.
>>>>>>> Mikes daughters (Ashley, and Melissa) work for him and will be
>>>>>>> checking his email. If you'd like to wish Mike well I'm sure he'd
>>>>>>> appreciate it. Here is his email. Meteoritefinder at gmail.com
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Rock On!
>>>>>>> Ruben Garcia
>>>>>>> http://www.MrMeteorite.com
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>> Jim Wooddell
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Jim Wooddell
jim.wooddell at suddenlink.net
Received on Wed 21 May 2014 07:04:03 PM PDT

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