Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mike had a good day, and is making good progress. He has been improving a little each day.


Julie and I are getting more and more requests about visitors to see Mike. Mike is in intensive care, or as they call it here TLC (Trama Life Center). The room is small, the equipment he is attached to is many. He is not awake or speaking yet. They only will allow Family in and only 1 or 2 at a time. We can streach family a bit but a lot of traffic to the room thru where there are 11 other open doors to TLC patients is an issue. Also we need to make sure you are ready for what you see. It has been a bit much for some of the adults already, so waiting a while may be best.

Mom and I are going to start picking up the pieces at home next week, so we won't be here at the hospital 24 hours any longer unless there are changes. We are planning on someone being here during the day and commuting home at night. Please call Julie to make sure one of us is here if you are going to come here. If you don't already know the number, use the email listed here and she will call you back. When he gets better enough to get out of TLC and into a regular room, this won't be an issue any longer. For now please make sure we know you are coming so that you won't be dissapointed.

For now Prayers, supporting each other, and keeping informed is what Mike needs. I am feeling the strength everyone is sending us, I'm sure Mike is as well.

Thanks, Mikes Dad.

Some of Mikes Flowers

Friday, August 29, 2008

News Articles

News stories about Mike's accident.

August 29

He is getting a little better today, and his splints were put on his legs today. Please keep him in your prayers.

Do you think of a case of hickups as a good thing? How about twice in the same day. The team in the room seem to think it is a good sign that we got from Michael today.
Personally I'm holding out for a big smile.

Goals we are working on now, continue to keep up the oxygen saturation levels while lowering the amount of outside medical intervention. (Outside intervention from the higher authority is welcome)

Mike in TLC

What Mike would want

Mike has been working very hard preparing for his ministry thru InterVarsity. His plans are to become a full time campus staff member at UW Whitewater once he raises his funds. In his role he will be serving as a lay minister to college students on campus. Keep him in your prayers. If you want to do something more for him, go to and click on donate in the left column, and donate a dollar in Mike Chaloupka's name. He would appreciate that more than anything at this time.


Mikes Dad, Jim.


Mike was hit by a car crossing the street. His injuries are 12 broken bones and collapsed lungs.

He is in critical condition. He is on a breathing machine. He is making improvements slowly. Day by day he is getting a little stronger.