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    I was told that friends in Havasu and on PB have asked how Michael (Essex502 and Howard) is doing. Its been 14 Unbelievably Painful Months that Michael has been dealing with this illness (GBS). However, with that said, there is IMPROVEMENT! Currently he is being treated for weaning off the ventilator. Yes, he's been on the ventilator for over a year, and its a long, slow process trying to wean off. There is movement in his arms, wrists, shoulders and neck area. Its not full range of motion and its still shakey, but we're moving along, day by day. Its been hard for him. Not being able to talk or communicate with me or anyone else, its been EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING for him, to say the least. I am working on getting this device that works with your eyes to communicate on a computer. He would be able to type out letters, answer emails, go on the internet, answer the telephone and it can speak the words as well. Until he is off the vent and talking on his own, this will be the next best thing. This is a slow (insurance) process as well. But he is still hanging in there, although its been very hard for him, frustrating and painful. He looks good tho! I hope and pray - maybe THIS YEAR, we'll be back out to Havasu. Thank you to all that have kept Michael in their prayers and ask about him.
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    Lisa - Julee and I think of you and Mike all the time. You are both the strongest, most loving people we have ever met. We will continue to hope for a great 2010 for you both and as always, we are here for anything you need.

    Lots of Love!
    Patrick & Julee

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    Good to hear progress is being made. Hang in there. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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    Thank you for the update. All the best to him. Hoping for less frustration and more celebrations
    I love my wife, my wife loves me! What a great world!

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    Good to hear progress is being made. Hang in there. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
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    Some folks asked how Michael was doing over on RDP. I met you two at the first Howard Regatta and I'm sending more prayers!

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    My illness seems trifling compared to GBS...My prayers go out to Michael and you too! My wife has been taking care of me every minute since mid-December and I know it's hard for her...may God bless you and give you the strength to carry on, and I hope Michael continues to improve.

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    lisa tell mike TITTIES AND BEER said hello and i have a bottle of sphnapps so hurry and get well(one night mike and i drank way too much sphnapps he said it was good for you i almost died) get well mike
    CLEAR YOUR MIND ,AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW

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    I may have missed it but I haven't seen an update in a long time. Does anyone have any updates on Mike's progress? I was just thinking about him the other day and wondering what the status was.

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