[meteorite-list] Mike Miller in ICU - Thoughts and Prayers Appreciated
From: Ruben Garcia <rubengarcia85382_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2014 21:29:39 -0700
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...
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
> 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
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-- Rock On! Ruben Garcia http://www.MrMeteorite.comReceived on Tue 20 May 2014 12:29:39 AM PDT