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t+10 Mike is sick - posted on behalf of Mike by his dad

PHILIPPINES | Saturday, 28 April 2012 | Views [341]

Hi.  This is Dean, Mike's dad.  We just heard from the building programs lead for All Hands in the Philippines that Mike has been sick and in the hospital for the past couple of days, diagnosed with Dengue fever (not Dengue hemorrhagic fever, which would have been much more serious).  Following is the communication that we received:

Mike wanted me to send you a quick note on his sickness.

He took ill earlier this week, and after 3 days went to get some tests at a nearby hospital.  They took him in for some further testing and observation where he has been able to rest the past 2 days.  He informed me that he was officially diagnosed with Dengue, which does match many of the conditions he was reporting.   It's not life threatening and he is receiving excellent care and constant monitoring.  
I saw him yesterday and he is in good spirits and recovering well.  He expects to be out tomorrow or the next, they are working to get him back to a level of normal, maybe not carrying 2 shoulders of 42kg cement bags Mike style normal, but regular human normal.

He doesn't have internet access at the hospital where he is, so don't worry that he hasn't been his active online self.

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