Roger Burgdorf Roger Burgdorf Update

First post: Aug 20, 2018 Latest post: Nov 27, 2019
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Six weeks ago, Roger missed the last two steps and fell while injuring his knee. At therapy the following week, he stopped breathing and passed out and 911 was called. He was admitted to Missouri Baptist icu and remained there for 5 days.  He transferred to the cardiac care step down unit and was proceeding with therapy. Late one night, while sitting in the chair watching the Cardinals game, he went into cardiac arrest and was moved back to icu. He was making progress when a week later, he suffered a respiratory arrest. He had a breathing tube in for three days, but his kidneys suffered damage and he has been undergoing dialysis frequently to help remove excess fluid to give his heart relief from working so hard. Physical therapy is working with him again and helping him get stronger.  The kidney doctor is hopeful that the kidneys may regain function with time.  He’s in good spirits!  Loved watching the pga last week and hasn’t missed many Cards’ games on tv:).  We thank everybody for their kind words of encouragement and most importantly, your prayers.