Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Surgery

Michele is doing great. This morning she had an abdomen surgery and was able to partially close up (just waiting on swelling to decrease to finish the job). Slight fever today, but keeping it controlled. She is really on the road to recovery we believe, and continue to be thankful for everyone's prayers and well wishes. Nephews Steven and Jeff arrived early this am. Teresa now has Sasha (Michele's puppy) and she is with her puppy friends - thanks Teresa. Teresa will be opening an account at Vectra Bank, where her and Michele work, for Michele's recovery. So many people have asked how they can help. Of course all the prayers seem to be what we need the most. In time, when we get her home there will be lots to do to help, so thanks so much for all your offers. We will let you know when Steveie D. needs something. Right now its just day by day and hoping to get her out of the ICU and transferred to the step-down unit. They are not allowing flowers in the ICU, but thanks so much Cafe Diva for the gorgeous arrangement. The boys' hotel room really needs a smell good!

I forgot to report that yesterday they exercised her lungs by allowing her to breath on her own for a bit. This is how she will gain her strength. River just took Zach and Corbin to work out - they need to expend some energy. I am just watching our camp here in the corner of the ICU waiting room. It looks like a yard sale here. We are sharing the room with the family of the young women from Denver who lost her unborn baby in a hit and run. Pray for this family as well.  Tragedy's like these are not wished for on anyone, but I have seen so many people come together in family love and faith in this room for healing.


  1. Thank You so much for all that you are doing for Michele, Steve and Zach. So awesome that they have such fantastic friends to take care of them. All our love and prayers and healing thoughts to Michele and also the woman who lost her baby, such a tragedy. Thank you again and looking forward to Micheles beautiful smile back in Steamboat. Also thank you for all the updates.

  2. I am watching for updates almost hourly. I've known the Dunklin's for so many years. Michelle [Diehl] thank you for being their tower of support and keeping us all clued in! I can only imagine how hard it must be. Deep breath. Deb Tyree

  3. Thank you for the updates on the blog. It is such a blessing to get info. about the progress being made. Thank you Lord for the good news today, please continue to give Michele your strength as she recovers. Give Steve & Zach all they need as they fight along side her. Stay strong Michele, sending you love and lots of prayers!! Angel.

  4. Thank you Michelle Diehl for this blog. It's a great life line for all of us to know Michele's progress.
    Michele..many, many people are praying for you. Keep up your fighting spirit. God is there by your side every second.

    Isaiah 41:13 NKJV For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

    I love you Michele, come home soon!

  5. Here I am in St Helens Oregon reading the Pilot and see the terrible news about Michelle's accident. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you Michelle, Steve and Zach. You are a fighter and have such a positive outlook, you can recover one day at a time and be your special smiling self home again in time. We send our love as well...Laurie Cluster and Dave Millikan

  6. Aunt michele, it's Sean. I just wanted to let you know i love and miss you. I hope you get better, and know my thoughts and prayers are with you.