Hi Folks! Thank you to everybody that left a message to Mike in the "Sign the Card" thread! I printed them up and along with a card from all of us, was able to pop in to the hospital and visit with Mike for a short bit. He was very appreciative to hear that all the folks here have been sending their prayers and well wishes since he had first taken ill. He has been unable to get onto a computer since this whole thing has started, so he was looking forward to reading all the kind thoughts that you folks have left. He was sitting up and having something to eat when I got there. His son Andrew snuck in a little fast food for him. Not surprisingly, he told me he was not a fan of the hospital food. His wife, Peggy was also there. And sometimes I let Peggy do most of the talking. I think everything he does right now is a real chore. Its hard for him to breathe let alone speak. I'm sure it didn't help when I started to make him laugh. Let me tell you guys, a pulmonary embolism is nothing to laugh at. It started with him not feeling well and at first they thought it was the flu. Mike said the next thing he knew he woke up in the hospital. From there it took the doctors a little while to get a handle on what was going on. When I asked Mike how he felt, he said "Like I got hit by a truck" He still appears to be quite weak, but his hand shake was firm and he is definitely happy to be alive. Although he is not at all happy to still be in the hospital. Right now there doesn't appear to be a time frame on him going home. I know he misses being home with his family, including his dogs which he hasn't seen since this started. He also misses this place. And now he knows we miss him as well. This recovery looks like it is going to be a slow process, so we will have to keep those prayers and positive thoughts coming.