Abby here. I’m Mickey’s daughter and luckily, I am Dad’s admin, so I’m able to log in and post. My husband and I traveled to Georgia Wednesday afternoon because my father has been admitted to the ICU. He has severe pneumonia, COPD, and renal failure. Yesterday he was intubated and sedated and he remains in that condition. It’s taken me about 36 hours to realize that we haven’t yet contacted the people with whom he communicates the most! There aren’t many updates to give since right now, their primary aim is to treat this pneumonia so he’s sedated (and luckily, stable). I’m willing to take the risk of him being very annoyed with me for “outing” him in this way since I know you all are so engaged with him and will begin to wonder why your very chatty friend has suddenly gone quiet. Dad doesn’t ever like to be special, but as you all have probably worked out by now, he’s pretty amazing. And right now, he’s pretty sick. I can say he’s in very good hands. Mom and I are very impressed with the staff at the hospital.
This will probably embarrass him (frankly, I don’t care), but here’s a photo I took of him a few years ago. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Mom and I will check them later today. Doctors make rounds in the ER between 10 and 12, so we may know more later today.