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  1. catnfiddle

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    Mike and his husband were in a horrible head-on car crash Tuesday night. Our friend has suffered a shattered tibia, four broken ribs, and internal bleeding, including swelling in his brain. He is heading into surgery as I type this. I have just learned that even with a full recovery, he will never dance again (walk, yes).

    Mike is a very dear person to so many of us. His husband has given me permission to share this information with all of the forum. He told me to pray for the best but prepare for the worst. Please give him a moment of your thoughts.
     
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  3. MrsC

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    Holding Mike in my heart and prayers.
     
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    Sending prayers.
     
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    Prayers to Mike and Shane.
     
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    My prayers are going out to Mike and Shane.
     
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    This is devastating news. I hope that he recovers quickly and that his recovery is better than expected.
     
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    Praying for them both and that his recovery is better than they are thinking.
     
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    Oh how awful. My prayers are with them.
     
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    Horrible, just horrible. Prayers sent
     
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    Continuing to pray...
     
  12. catnfiddle

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    It's going to be a long night. When I have news, I will update. He has wonderful people by his side. I'm glad how many of us are ON his side as well.
     
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    Oh my gosh! That's so horrible! Please let his husband know that we are all thinking of him!
     
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    I am not a praying person, but I am so devastated to hear about Mike that I do implore any powers-that-be to watch over him. Thank you for letting us know and keeping us updated.
     
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    Adding Mike and Shane to my prayers.:angel:
     
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    Prayers are being said for both of them!
     
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    How horrible! Prayers and thoughts for both of them!
     
  18. catnfiddle

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    I didn't get any overnight texts from Shane, so I will take that in the "no news is good news", as he's been amazing about updating me with anything big.
     
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    Oh my. Sending prayers.
     
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    Prayers for Mike, his husband, and their family and friends.
     
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    How awful. Sending prayers.
     
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    Cat--please let us know any updates--I feel like the people here on the forum are almost family. I will have my students praying tomorrow for Shane and Mike.
     
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    Shane just texted to let me know Mike made it through the night. Still touch and go, but I'll take it!
     
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    Thank God.
     
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    This is so sad. I will be praying.
     
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    Small steps, but we'll take them. Continuing to pray for them both.
     
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    I will pray that he makes great progress. Was Shane hurt in the wreck?
     
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    He was. Broken femur, two cracked ribs, and a bad gash in his arm where the windshield cut him. He's mending nicely and hurting a lot less than he was a few days ago. His mother is on the scene taking care of both of them.
     
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    I just saw this. Prayers for swift recoveries for both.
     
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    Thanks for the updates, Cat. Still praying
     
  31. catnfiddle

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    He is AWAKE, and I know he would love this happy dance image in his honor:

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    Oh my gosh! I just saw this thread. Praying for Mike...
     
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    Awake is good news! Brain injuries are the scariest.
     
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    Yay Mike! Happy dances all around!!!
     
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    Happy dance for sure!
     
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    Praying for them both.
     
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    Praying for Mike and his family. How scary. Wishing peace and healing for his situation.
     
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    Very scary! Sending healing thoughts. It wasn't too long ago that he was ill in the hospital so it must be horrific to be there again.
     
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    Just saw this. Prayers for both.
     
  40. catnfiddle

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    He's totally on the mend at this point. Probably on a LOT of pain killers, but that makes sense.
     
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    That's great new. Yay, Mike!
     

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