UPDATE: 10:00pm, 7/30, from Dee at Wartburg Watch:
I was told by the ICU nurse that Eagle has been transferred to another floor. She would not give me further information but said he would not be be able to receive phone calls for the next hour or so. I will probably not update this until the AM. Thanks, Dee.
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UPDATE: Eagle will have a CT scan. Surgery is a possibility depending on what they find.
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UPDATE: 2:15pm, 7/30, from Dee at Wartburg Watch.
I got to speak with Eagle. He still has a fever at 102 and a low blood pressure along with a rapid heart rate. His leg is badly infected. He could not sleep last night because of the activity in the ICU. They are still awating the blood cultures.
The doctor hopes to transfer him to a floor tomorrow but it is up in the air. He would love visits once out of the ICU and gave me permission to give those who want to visit his real name and location.
I told him of the numbers of comments and well wishes and he was mega-grateful. He will view them after he is more stable and not feeling so sick. Keep praying. I am humbled by the love ALL of you have shown. Note from CM: Me too.
UPDATE at 10:00am, 7/30 at Wartburg Watch.
Some people have been having trouble with the email link in the post below. This is a “mailto:” link and you may need to allow pop-ups in order for it to work. You can also click the “Write to Chaplain Mike” link in the upper right hand corner of the site to send emails for Eagle to me.
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UPDATE at 10:30pm at Wartburg Watch.
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I saw this on Wartburg Watch today and called Dee immediately to find out more.
It seems our friend and regular commenter, Eagle, is in the midst of a serious health emergency and is hospitalized near his home. I don’t know enough to share details (and that would not be appropriate without his permission anyway), but he is in the Intensive Care Unit and the medical staff is trying to understand his condition and provide the best treatment.
He also has no family near him at this time.
I am monitoring the situation and staying in touch with my Wartburg Watch friends and hope to talk to Eagle soon if possible.
I will update you as I can, but I am asking you at this point to pray for him. If you would like to send messages of encouragement and support to him via email, you can send them to me at THIS ADDRESS.