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Old 2012-02-27, 9:57am
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Mike had to be admitted to the hospital over the weekend. We have been struggling with a mysterious abdominal issue for the last few months and reached an unmanageable point. At the moment he can not even tolerate liquids. While they continue to find the root cause, he is being hydrated and pain is being managed. He is having bouts of 8 (on a 10 point pain scale) for up to 6 hours at a time as often as 3 times a day. I am very glad he has given in to going in to be cared for.

My time will be spent as the advocate for his care at the hospital while he is on medications that impair his ability to make clear decisions. I will do my best to catch emergencies regarding kilns, but please be patient with us. Leaving an email or phone message will be your best bet. I am not allowed to have the phone on in the hospital.

I will try to keep you posted on the progress as I can. We have ruled out many scary things like cancer, pancreatitis, gallbladder, and organ failures, and are grateful. Now we just need a solid diagnosis of what it IS.

I do have a team to build product that will be working under my guidance once we get Mike out and stable. That may be a few days or a week, I just don't know yet. We appreciate your understanding.

Pam and Mike
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Old 2012-02-27, 10:02am
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(((((Pam and Mike))))) Lots of white light and wishes for a swift and accurate diagnosis. I am so sorry this is happening to him.
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Old 2012-02-27, 10:03am
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Pam and Mike, I am sorry to hear. You are both in my prayers.
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Old 2012-02-27, 10:09am
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I know this must be a scary time, but I hope & pray that they will discover the cause & work to fix it quickly so he (and you) can get home & recuperated.
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Old 2012-02-27, 10:15am
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I'm praying for Mike and for you, Pam! My you have answers quickly and may this be something that can be easily taken care of once you know what it is. Strength for you both!!
Hugs from a very happy Glass Hive Kiln owner,
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Old 2012-02-27, 12:05pm
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You are in my thoughts and prayers. I promise not to have any emergencies. Tell Mike we're praying for a quick and simple diagnosis and very speedy recovery!
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Old 2012-02-27, 12:44pm
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peace and gentle healing to the two of you......

I have had this kind of experience myself and wish you a speedy and accurate diagnosis.

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Old 2012-02-27, 1:01pm
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Sending healing energy his way.
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Old 2012-02-27, 1:37pm
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Speedy recovery wishes.....
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Old 2012-02-28, 8:18am
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Praying for you, Mike and the doctors!
For the doctor's wisdom,
Mike's body to fight off what is causing him to feel pain and
peace for you while you make important decisions to care for Mike.

I hope you can find comfort in this:
Psalm 103:2-5
New International Version (NIV)

2 Praise the LORD, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Praying for blessings and grace for you and your family,
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Old 2012-02-28, 8:41am
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Wishing you both the best!
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Old 2012-02-28, 8:52am
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AAHH!

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Old 2012-02-28, 9:00am
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So sorry to hear about this. Sending good thoughts and wishes your way. Not knowing is the worst part of being sick. Hope Mike gets the care he needs quickly.

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Old 2012-02-28, 9:21am
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Any news today?
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Old 2012-02-28, 9:22am
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Old 2012-02-28, 1:22pm
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So sorry to hear of this about Mike. Hope that the cause is found, problem solved, and that Mike is good to go very soon. It's taking a lot of energy from you, too.

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Old 2012-02-28, 1:40pm
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I'm so sorry, hope Mike has a speedy diagnosis and recovery. Pam, take care of yourself, too, and please let us know how he's doing when you get a chance. *sharon*
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Old 2012-02-28, 5:43pm
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My thoughts are with both of you. Please keep us updated when you can. Hoping you feel better soon, Mike!
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Old 2012-02-28, 5:55pm
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I hope Mike gets better soon. You both will be in our thoughts.

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Old 2012-02-29, 5:18am
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Old 2012-02-29, 6:10am
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Good luck with finding a diagnosis and an easy cure.
Sending hugs to you both and white light and healing thoughts to you Mike.
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Old 2012-03-05, 1:36pm
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I have been updating in the bathroom daily, my drive by technique for in and out fast. I should have popped them in here too, sorry about that. We really appreciate the thoughts, prayers and love you have been sending. You guys are really helping us keep fighting.

Mike is home from the hospital, but we still have no idea what is causing the issue. He was put on three different treatment plans, one takes all the allergy related foods away, another is a steroid to deal with an autoimmune issue, and the third deals directly with the abdomnial spasums. One, or the combination is giving him a much needed break from attacks. We have 48hrs of no pain meds so far. I hope for more, but am braced for anything.

He is still a rag doll with no energy, but he is eating more and more volume every day. At least I have his brain to pick while I and two others try to be him on the shop floor today. He is needing lots of rest to recover. We go see the GI and primary tomorrow to see if we can get some more solid answers. It will have us on the road all day to get both places and back.

I do have production happening on a low level today, with our sons Brent and Chris. Brent has been studying under Mike for the last year and just so happened to graduate to building kilns a few months ago. They are both huge assets to the business, and we would love to pass it on to them in our golden years (which are still far, far away).

Thank you again for your support. We really appreciate your kindness and patience while we get this thing whooped.

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Old 2012-03-09, 6:52pm
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Pam and Mike,
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Pam, hope all goes well.
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Old 2012-03-19, 6:08am
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thank you guys for all the good wishes.
12 days of feeling good know with no attacks and eating again, lost 40 pounds over 30 days of no food.
I almost feel human again
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Old 2012-03-19, 6:21am
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That is amazing news! Here's hoping & praying you have seen the last of it!
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Old 2012-03-19, 8:29am
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So glad you are feeling better! Keep up the good work!
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