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  1. August 16, 2019 Journal entry by Laurie Boeser — 57 minutes ago Duke has had a couple of positive days. He is resting better at night, his lungs are improving (pneumonia), he has his eyes open a lot and appears to be a bit more aware of his surroundings. He has been sitting up in a recliner for a couple of hours each day. He’s doing periodic trials throughout the day where he breathes mostly on his own (ventilator settings turned down). Because he still has delirium, the Drs suggested a tracheotomy instead of taking him off the vent completely. He needs to be alert and consistently able to follow directions in order to remove the ventilator. He’s not quite there yet. Therefore, he will be having a trach procedure on Monday. This will get the tube out of his throat and help him be more comfortable. Hopefully then he can get off the sedation which has been required due to coughing spasms from the pneumonia and/or from the sensation of the tube. He also restarted his cancer med today. So we feel thankful for these positive steps. He still has fight left in him! So we ask for prayers for his surgery on Monday and for his cancer med to get busy and zap those nasty cells. We look forward to each and every day with Duke, Dad, and Grandpa! God bless him and keep him safe (he used to say that to our kids at bedtime). And our continued thanks for the many ways that people are helping us. ❤️
  3. I would need to be air lifted out of there....I’d get lost and claustrophobic
  4. Yup......paid almost $300 Cdn for a lower bowl ticket by the time everything was said and done last season. I bought through Vivid Seats.
  5. August 13, 2019 Journal entry by Laurie Boeser — 1 hour ago Duke continues to battle - thank the Lord! Not much change to report - still has pneumonia, still on vent, still has delirium. But he is getting better rest which will help him with all of the above challenges. His top notch care in the ICU at the UofM gives me peace of mind when I leave each day. Thank you for the cards with well wishes, prayer cards, hospital visits, and nice text messages. It helps so much. Again the UofM commented on the constant support of Duke by family and friends. ❤️ ❤️❤️
  6. Ummmm...doubt it. People involved in this type of thing are deranged. And he was dealing with some of the world’s most powerful people, he wasn’t just in it by himself.
  7. The minute anything outlandish is suggested, people call the conspiracy card and ignore it (without even doing any of their own research). There is a lot of stuff like this going on....and it’s truth, (or, at the very least, a lot of truth in it) not conspiracy. People need to wake up!!
  8. Latest update on Duke - August 9, 2019 Journal entry by Laurie Boeser — 49 minutes ago Duke remains on the ventilator. He went thru a couple days of agitation (most likely a side effect from a medication given - which he is no longer taking) and that hindered some progress. His pneumonia is also zapping his energy level so we continue to wait for a potential removal of the ventilator. He has developed ICU delirium which ‘comes with the territory’ per the nurses and doctors. Of course, he is already mentally compromised by his Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury (car accident in 2012). His eyes are open but he is not interactive. I think ‘time’ is what he needs....time to rest, time to heal, time to recover. The doctors commented to me about the family support he has been given at the hospital and how they wished other patients were so fortunate. He is truly blessed! So prayer warriors - please keep those prayers coming!!
  9. Update on Duke ..... encouraging news! August 7, 2019 Journal entry by Laurie Boeser — 1 hour ago Duke is improving! He may get off the ventilator in the next day or two. His pneumonia is improving. He is more alert but not too happy about a tube in his throat. Thank you to those of you who have provided delicious meals, sent beautiful flowers, and dropped off gift cards. It is so helpful. Prayers are holding our family up! Also, if you have never taken a CPR class, consider signing up for a class or google ‘CPR - chest compressions’. No more mouth to mouth is required. You can save a life!
  10. I posted an update yesterday....scroll up!