Miracles for Mike

Miracles for Mike

From Alexa Reuss

If 2020 wasn't already hard enough Michael was diagnosed with anaplasmosis (a tick disease) November 22nd 2020. He has been struggling in the hospital and needs our help.

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Update #4

about 1 month ago

I have some great news to share: Mike got to come home from the hospital today! He is on the road to recovery but his kidneys are still putting up quite the fight. He has some OT/PT to complete to build up some strength before he can head back to work. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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My Uncle Mike has been in the ICU since Sunday with a rare tick disease called Anaplasmosis. It came on fast, he wasn't feeling the best last Wed/Thursday, he had a negative Covid test so just figured it was something else but by Sunday his breathing was scary. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital, they were still pushing Covid, and 3 more negative tests later... His wife got to talk to the nurse, not sure what questions he had been able to answer or ask and she told the nurse that he'd been hunting 2 weeks prior and had ticks on him. This prompted them to run more tests and it came back positive for Anaplasmosis, a rare tick disease that can be very dangerous.

He's been sedated and intubated since Monday morning and his kidney and blood sugar levels are going in the wrong direction and we don't know why. His platelets are also not where we need them so he had a transfusion on Wednesday.

If you believe in Prayers, sending Good Vibes or any Positive thoughts please lift my Uncle Michael up. Its so hard for the family to not be able to be at the hospital with him. The video calls have helped but it is not enough, even though he's sedated and can't communicate we know he can hear us surrounding him with love. If you are able to give financially to help the family with the overwhelming bills to come you can do so here or if you want to avoid fees you can send money through Venmo to @AlexaReuss or Cash App to $AlexaReuss - please put "Miracles for Mike" as the message.  

Mike means the absolute world to so many people and know any help received will be greatly appreciated.  

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Alexa Reuss posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #4

I have some great news to share: Mike got to come home from the hospital today! He is on the road to recovery but his kidneys are still putting up quite the fight. He has some OT/PT to complete to build up some strength before he can head back to work. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Alexa Reuss posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #3

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the amazing support that you have given Mike and the family this far!!

Monday update on Michael from Melissa:
"He is a little more alert, but super crabby (those poor nurses) he's still getting some assistance with the nasal oxygen. Being intubated he got Pneumonia so they are treating him with antibiotics for that. His kidneys are still not doing good, he's got 2 numbers that are way to high and need to come down or they'll need to take other steps.
Keep up those prayers, good vibes and healing energy! Thank you for all the love and support... I miss him!"

He's slowly recovering but he still has quite a way to go before he can come home. The bills are still growing so any support, if you are able, is greatly appreciated. Just a reminder that Fundly takes a small percentage of every donation so if you are looking for a fee free option you can Venmo @AlexaReuss or Cashapp $AlexaReuss with "Miracles for Mike" to donate as well!

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Alexa Reuss posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #2

The technical issues have been fixed and the donate button is back up and running! Please let me know if any other issues occur.

Update on Mike from Melissa on Saturday: I'm so happy right now!!!!! They removed the breathing tube today! He's more alert, said a few words and I got an "I Love You" from him when we got off the video!!! He has other numbers that need to go down before he is ok to come home, but this is huge today!!!!

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Alexa Reuss posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

I love to see all of the support that Mike and the family has been receiving. We have run into a technical issue with Fundly and are working to get the donation function back up and running. In the meantime you can donate (with no fees!) to @AlexaReuss on Venmo or $AlexaReuss on Cash App. I will let you know when Fundly has fixed this, hopefully very soon!

Alexa Reuss commented on a blog post:
about 1 month ago
Not even 5 min. later I received an email that the account is up and running again. Donate button is reactivated!

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