Last Thursday, Mike Thorsen was admitted to the hospital with an infection in his leg. The infection has been diagnosed as cellulitis, and he's on antibiotics to get it under control. And it's working.
Under "really good news", he has very good medical coverage, and his brother is taking care of the mundane details as needed. He's been getting lots of visitors, and I can see his humor has improved over the past few days.
His brother has also brought in a DVD player and a selection of discs, so he's got something to keep him occupied. (I was hospitalized [for ten days] with an infection six months after turning my ankle into bone meal, and for the whole visit, the only symptom of infection was that everything below my right knee was warm to the touch. The rest of me was bored. A DVD player would have been nifty.)
As for visitors, if you're not one of the regular visitors, I suggest you check with lyzard13 or edgreen86 before heading over.
I brought a card to LASFS Friday for gaming night and Saturday for MasonCon, and got lots of signatures. The card shows a photo of a patch of sand, with a bare-bottom baby crawling out of the top of the frame. Only the bottom and the legs are visible. At the bottom of the card I wrote in, "Official Hypodermic Syringe Decoy", and inside, I wrote "Get well soon, Mike".
As I say, I got lots of signatures. In both of my serious infections, I was on antibiotics for ten days, so I believe I can bring the card to the next LASFS meeting and he'll still be in the hospital when I bring it to him the next day. So:
Anyone who won't be able to get to LASFS to sign the card, feel free to leave a comment to this message and I'll print them out and enclose them in the envelope with the card.