We would really appreciate your prayers for Mike. He's currently at a Kaiser hospital being treated for an unknown infection.
He was driving bus yesterday and was suddenly overcome with chills, nausea, vomiting for half-hour straight, etc. during a break. He was able to contact his dispatcher who sent EMTs but was almost passed out when they got there. They transported him by ambulance to Kaiser and his temperature was 103.7 around 1pm. After trying to get in an IV for almost two hours, his temp has been hovering between 99 and 101, plus was treated for an asthma attack during this time.
The physicians are a bit perplexed since it's not the flu/pneumonia but Mike's white cell count is extremely high. We have found a spot of severe swelling, redness and pain under his left ankle so they suspect cellulitis (deep tissue infection) and that the infection has somehow gotten into his bloodstream. They are worried are about the possibility septic shock and are still running tests. He's currently being treated with two high-powered antibiotics, fluids and medical monitoring. As of late last night, Mike was coherent and in good spirits other than worried about the unknown. His nurse took an extensive medical history since we're new to Kaiser and was impressed with his overall general health. Even though his weight causes logistical problems and the potential for severe consequences, he has limited health issues all things considered.
Please pray that doctors locate the infection and it's cured quickly, that the details of his work settle themselves and that Mike is quickly on the road to total health. Thank you so much.