Just a brief update. Mike was up at 6 this morning and had a brief seizure. This was followed by a longer seizure. They gave as much ativan as they could and moved him back up to neuro ICU. Somewhere in that process they discovered that his blood pressure was low and the heart was not working right. The ultrasound showed blood clots in two parts of his heart and something else in a third. They think that the filter may have broken loose and that is the unknown item.
I am posting this at about 11 a.m. on February 26th, and they have just taken him into surgery. If it all goes routinely, it will be 4-6 hours long. They will remove the clots, the other thing, and fix what they think is a hole in his heart, if need be. The doctors use words like unstable, critical, and high risk. Not good. Our optimistic Dr. Fogleson said that this is an extremely serious situation.
We know that God has this entire situation in His control. We ask that you would lift Mike and the surgeons up to our God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ.