Michael has been having very bad v-tach tonight. In fact, dangerous life threatening v-tach, and the docs were at a loss. With his heart functioning at only 10%, v-tach is quite serious.
Michael called Tonja and told her she needed to wake up the kids. He said the hospital was making an exception for them to come visit their Daddy.
Michael then told her they had found a heart.
MICHAEL IS GETTING A NEW HEART, thanks to answered prayers, and the kindness of a stranger and this stranger's family. They are giving Michael the ultimate gift, a chance at life. I cannot even begin to express the gratitude I feel towards these people, and my deep sadness at their loss. Our prayers are with this family, and we hope they find some comfort knowing their loved one's heart will soon beat within Michael...giving him life.
Surgery is scheduled for 4:30 a.m. cst. The surgery can last anywhere from four to 12 hours.
You folks have been amazing standing by Michael, fighting for him, praying for him, walking him through this. He really needs you now. He needs your prayers and good thoughts. He needs you to be there with him through his surgery and recovery. Thank you all so much. Hugs--