David Steinhorst

First post: Jul 14, 2017 Latest post: Jul 24, 2017
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Hello all, My name is Lacey Morse (David's Daughter)
David (My Dad) was hit pretty hard with Pneumonia a few weeks back, he started to feel weak and short of breath. He went into the ER last week and found out he had pneumonia. They also had to tap his left lung to remove fluids. They ended up removing 600cc of fluids from just his left lung. Imagine a 20 oz bottle of water, yup thats about how much they took out!! 
Well he started to feel a bit better, returned to work but then started to decline again!
Weds July 12th he called me up and said he was in pain and it was hard to breath! So you bet, I took him in to the ER. Well to make a long story short, he wound up being admitted into the hospital that night!
The doctor said he has something pretty significant in his right lung that may need to be removed. He was not sure and wanted to the oncologist to give him a 2nd opinion.
Thursday July 13th he was sitting up, walking around, but need oxygen as his oxygen levels were pretty low. He got some rest and was able to eat. That night I called him before going to bed , He said he was feeling much better and he sounded good too. He only complained of his tummy hurting. I suggested it be his pooping pills they gave him. Then we said good night.
Friday July 14th Morning I get a call, telling me they had transferred him to St Mary's hospital in Rochester. They told me his breathing worsened, his oxygen levels were low and his blood pressure was low also. They said they had to sedate him and intubate him. Once I got up to the hospital, We found out he has a staph Infection in his lungs, that has also spread to his blood. They put him on a broad spectrum antibiotic to help until they could figure out which antibiotic would work best for him .
Leaving him Friday late after noon was one of the hardest decisions I have made, but knowing he is in good hand by the wonderful Mayo staff up there at St Mary's made me feel better. 
This is going to be a long road to recovery for my dad. But he is a fighter and will pull through this with no problems.
On a Positive Note, He will officially be Retired! It may not be how he had anticipated retiring, but non the less he is Retired.

We Do Ask at this time, To give David his privacy and ask that we have no  visitors who are not close family come visit. He is very fragile right now and honestly will not remember you coming up to see him.
If you would like to leave a note here on this CaringBridge site or his Facebook, my Facebook or Amanda's Facebook please feel free to do so, and I will read them to him as he wakes!

Thank you in advance for all the Prayers and well wishes! They are needed and welcomed!
We love you all very much!
David, Lacey and Amanda!!

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