July 2018

Obituary of Michael Medlock

By |July 27th, 2018|

Michael “Mikey” Medlock Madison, MS In the early hours of the morning on July 26, 2018 Michael “Mikey” Medlock, 32 of Madison, MS, peacefully left the Earth surrounded by family. A visitation honoring Mikey’s life will be held Monday, July 30, 2018 from 11-1 P.M. at Natchez Trace Funeral Home located in Madison, MS. With a Celebration of his life service beginning at 1:00 P.M. Monday at Natchez Trace Funeral Home.  A Live Streaming of the Celebration of Life service will begin at 12:50 P.M. if you follow the link below. Mike was born November 11, 1985 in [...]

Two places, one time…

By |July 24th, 2018|

#teammikey, Mike came home from the hospital on Sunday evening, not in super great shape.  He was still very foggy, slow and confused.  Much to our dismay, he has continued to deteriorate mentally and physically since then...his disease progression too great.  He's in two places...he's here, but he's not. He is refusing to eat, drink or take any of his medicine.  His recognition, what little speech he uses, and motor skills/mobility are depleting.  He is sleeping almost constantly, but seems comfortable with pain controlled.  We decided to admit him to hospice care last night and truly feel we've made the [...]

On a path of peaks and valleys…

By |July 19th, 2018|

#teammikey warriors, Late Monday night, Mike had what I will call an "episode".  He was incoherent, unable to speak, and kinda delirious (like he'd had a seizure or stroke, but he thankfully had not).  He was admitted to the ICU at the hospital that night.  They cultured his picc line to check for infection (which is pretty protocol).  He did test positive for c diff...not fun...which they have started treating.  The docs gave him a steroid shot for possible swelling on the brain as a cause of the incoherence.  They really weren't sure what was going on.  There was [...]

Keep on keepin’ on…

By |July 8th, 2018|

Howdy #teammikey warriors! I apologize for the LOOOONG overdue update!  Here goes... Mike is doing well!   I was in the 'Sip visiting last weekend and it was so so so super great to see Mike still rocking at home, getting stronger, getting up and about, eating, laughing... etcetera, etcetera (cue The King and I, movie buffs!).  He's been out of the hospital for over a month which is amazing given how up and down things were there for awhile.  He seems to be pretty steady right now.  Mike is still on the TPN bag, hopefully for just a [...]

June 2018

Short + Sweet…

By |June 10th, 2018|

Howdy #teammikey warriors! Quick update... I'm happy to report that Mike has been home from the hospital for a week!  He was discharged last Sunday morning!  I was grateful to be around to be able to help get him home  (Jenny's house) and settled before flying back to Indy.  He was elated to back with his stuff and Coop 🙂  He's feeling pretty good at this point - the TPN bag is helping keep nutrients flowing in to his system constantly, the nausea is fairly under control, he's hungry (WOOOT!!) and grazing on some real food throughout the day. [...]

May 2018

The Confounded Nausea Puzzle…

By |May 30th, 2018|

Alright, #teammikey.  Bear with me... Mike is back in the hospital.  The anti-nausea meds they put him on helped for a few days and he actually did get to eat a few slices of Monicals pizza!!!  Unfortunately, that didn't last long though and the nausea came creeping back in.  So, on the 21st we had him direct admitted to expedite some tests that we hoped would help nail down the cause(s) of his nausea issue.  He had another brain scan (still clear...Dr. Young actually said it looked even better than last month's scan) and he had a scope of [...]

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