Update 5:30pm — I spoke with Eagle by telephone earlier this afternoon. He said he feels very run down, but there are some positive signs. “Slow progress,” he called it. More than anything else, he said how much he has been impressed by the grace that has been coming his way through all of you. He also mentioned the chaplain visit as a helpful and encouraging contact. The infection in his leg is still a problem, and he continues to run a fever, so let’s continue praying for him.
You all are amazing. Thank you.
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Update 11:20am — Eagle said the doctors said his CT looked good with no spread to the bone, etc. Although the cultures are still not back, they are beginning to think that it is not staph (MRSA). They are planing to continue the IV antibiotics since it is clear that he has some sort of infection.(I’m betting strep-medical people like to place bets on organisms). He is still waiting for the Infectious Disease specialist to visit him.
He had a great conversation with the hospital chaplain who emphasized grace and mercy over condemnation. He said thinking about all of you who care is an example fo that. A friend is going to deliver his smart phone later today so he can read all of the comments. Thank you so much for sharing your love with Eagle.
Again, thanks to Dee at Wartbug Watch for taking the lead in this caring community!
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8:30am — From Dee at Wartburg Watch:
Of course, Eagle called while I was in the shower and I will not be able to ring through on his room phone until 10AM. This is the message that he left. He was moved to the cardiovascular floor since they can monitor him while giving him a quiet room to sleep. His blood pressure is looking good but his temperature is still high and his leg is bright red and blistering. He does not have the CT results as yet. He says he would be happy to receive visitors so I will contact those of you that have offered. I will update after 10AM.