My Story

I came into the ER late Saturday night with a 104 degree fever and was sent home after a chest x-ray that ruled out pneumonia. I felt better the next day, talked to my parents, visited a sick girlfriend, and carried on! Well, early, early Monday morning I was sick! Headache, trouble speaking, and my right hand felt funny; so, I took a walk back to the ER. Many tests and a lumbar puncture later, my body decided it was going to start seizing. I was moved to ICU, put on a ventilator, and drugged with copious amounts of antibiotics to kill my hitch-hiker - meningococcal bacteria (meningitis). What a bugger!
Keep checking back as I will keep you updated as I kick this guy out!


Jill Kuehn signed Henry's Guestbook.

To Henry's family.... Our hearts ache for all of you.....our son Tommy a UW student died a couple of years ago of this same disease. We had dinner with him the night ... Read more

JoAnn Emerson signed Henry's Guestbook.

Hopefully, this little story will bring some solace to you as your family and friends grieve for Henry. Our son received an organ donation at UW-Madison and deep in ... Read more

Tricia McCabe signed Henry's Guestbook.

I'm so very sorry to hear about Henry. A bright light went out too quickly. He will be deeply missed. I feel blessed to have known him and I know Ellie feels the same way. ... Read more

Elizabeth Alexander signed Henry's Guestbook.

Today I'm acutely aware that part of Henry must still be with us -- the part that always made the people he was with feel a little more alive with possibility.  For the ... Read more

Joseph Holland signed Henry's Guestbook.

Doug, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.  I wish I could do more.  Joe Read more

Brian Machart signed Henry's Guestbook.

I want to let you know that we are thinking and praying for all of you. I can't imagine all the pain all of you are going through right now; I just want to offer our ... Read more

Alison Shank signed Henry's Guestbook.

Happy to know that you've arranged to celebrate Henry's life at Unity next Saturday.  We know Janne and Rob will help all of us to grieve this horrible tragedy together ... Read more

meredith mackaman posted a new journal entry, "Celebration of Life Details".

Hi All -We'll be holding a celebration honoring Henry's life at Unity Church in St. Paul next Saturday, April 20 at 4 pm. The address is 733 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, MN ... Read more

Ellen Weinauer signed Henry's Guestbook.

To Doug, Meredith, Maggie, and Owen: We have been struggling to find the words to speak in this moment of profound tragedy.  No word is adequate--the loss is truly ... Read more

Ellen Reeher signed Henry's Guestbook.

Dear Doug, Maggie, Meredith, and Owen, We were totally shocked and saddened by the news of Henry's passing. We have some wonderful, funny memories of Henry and Owen ... Read more

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