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. It has been a week since Michael had his stroke at 12:35 during our lunch. Today, his was moved to the Neuro/Stroke unit out of the 6 days in the John Muir ICU. He had inhaled a mouth full of food following the stroke, which is the current battle. He has feeling in all of his limbs, stood holding onto a walker, lifted his legs following the directions of the therapist. His personality is eeking into his conversations giving us a window to his awareness, and personality. He isn't really awear of "why", but, it doesn't matter right now. Mike's children and all of my children have been closely monitoring and supportive our concerns for his well-being. Thank you for all of your prayers for all of us. Mike's faith has been evident as he prayed with the priest, making the sign of the cross and said every word of The Lord's Prayer. Keep those prayers and good energies coming for him.