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Ken’s Story

Currently Ken is still in the ICU and can only receive visitors that are immediate family.  The hospital also cannot release info on his condition to non-family so we will try to keep this site updated with the latest news for friends and family.

Ken had a rollover accident back on 9/11 and was flown down to Hennepin County Medial Center that same day.

His immediate injuries were a fractured pelvis along with a fractured thorasic vertebrate, a few cracked ribs and a lacerated kidney.

They were not able to operate right away because of internal bleeding from the accident, but by Wed of that week (9/16) he was stable enough to go forward with the pelivic corrective surgery.

By Friday 9/18 he was a bit more alert and even having small conversations with Ruby.

On 9/20 Ken had developed a GI bleed and has needed a few units of blood and breathing assistance via a respirator.

On 9/21they installed a filter in one of his veins to filter out any blood clots and found that the GI bleed was due to an ulcer caused by the trauma.  He is still on a respirator because of low blood oxygen saturation levels due to his COPD so they will do a temporary tracheostomy on 9/22 to alleviate the discomfort of the intubation  tube in his throat. This will also allow them to lighten the sedatives he is currently under.
 
Doctors are still optimistic about the outcome, but he is still in fairly critical condition.

As soon as Ken gets moved into a normal hospital room where he can receive cards and visitors we will update this website accordingly.

-- The Hausauers

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Funeral Services for Ken will be at 10:30 am Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the United Methodist Church at 9th St. and Beltrami Ave. in Bemidji, MN with Rev. John Roberts officiating.

Interment will be at 2:30 pm at the Evergreen Cemetery at 1105 3rd Ave NE in Brainerd, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.

Visitation will be from 6 -7 pm on Friday, October 23  at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, and from 9:30 - 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church on Saturday before the funeral service.

There will be a Masonic service for Ken at 7pm Friday, October 23 after the visitation at Cease Family Funeral Home.