Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On Wednesday 1/18/17 Doug was in a serious snowmobile accident. He incurred multiple injuries. The impact was all on the right side of his body. There are multiple rib fractures on the right side both front and back which punctured his right lung. The liver and right kidney had small lacerations . Function of both the liver and kidney have returned to normal. He has a fracture to his right scapula. Currently he is on a ventilator to assist him with his breathing and to keep his right lung inflated. He has developed pneumonia and is fighting a fever. The antibiotics have not been successful and they are making changes to find the antibiotic that will be most effective for him. He is hospitalized at Hennipen County Medical Center(HCMC) downtown Minneapolis in the intensive care unit.