Update on John Ries

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Dad is settling into the step down unit (IMCU) today (4/30) and we are realizing that the past week has taken its toll on his body.

His mental state is more aware and clearer each day, but now we just have to allow time for the antibiotics and respiratory therapy to work in improving his pneumonia. He remains on 6 liters of oxygen and tires easily.

They tried to get him up walking this AM, but he quickly became fatigued and his oxygen saturation levels dropped into the 70’s and so they just got him positioned in a chair and had him sit up for a bit until he recovered.

He is eating and drinking pretty well and getting rest in between treatments, but is very tired.

The doctor who rounded on him today talked about the possibility that he may need to go to an outpatient rehab facility before transitioning to home. He will not be leaving the hospital until his oxygen needs decrease and that is just going to take time for the antibiotics and the therapy to help things along.

We will be talking with a hospital social worker tomorrow to discuss options for transition when he is ready.

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Pray for the Repose of the Soul of Mickey Duehren

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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mickey Duehren, wife of Bill (U ) and mother of David and Dennis Duehren, who passed away Easter evening.

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Prayer Request Update John Ries

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One of John’s daughters sent this early afternoon Mon, 4-29
—– Forwarded Message —–
Subject: John Ries update
Dad is slowly improving. He was moved out of the ICU today to the step down unit late this afternoon. He has been much more alert and aware and recognizes family and is asking frequently about “Vin the show beagle.” He still has some interesting stories to tell and odd dreams as his brain is still coming out of the effects of the ICU and various medication changes.
He is doing respiratory therapy and remains on oxygen to support his pneumonia.
He is able to eat and drink now, but is not real thrilled with the hospital food offerings. We are going to have to smuggle in some decent options for him.
He is working hard to participate in all of his treatments and is motivated to get well. He will likely need to be in the hospital through the end of the week.
We have all been so thankful for everyone’s love and support.

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Prayer Request

The following has been contributed by a member of the Saint Edward Email News and Prayer Request Network for your information:

I wish to ask for prayers for Dr. John Ries, a former member of St. Ed’s. He is battling a septic infection, brought on by pneumonia.
Thank you,
God’s blessings to you and all who support the Prayer Network.
Carla Zylius

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Prayer Network Still Available

Hi All,

I just wanted you to know our Prayer Network still exists even though we have not received any requests to pass along for some time. If you have someone who needs our support through prayer, please just reply to this email and I will forward it out to our 70+ members from St. Edward the Martyr past and present.
Thank you and Blessings,
David

Fr. Joseph Jan 3 Mass

—–Original Message—–
From: Karen Sheldahl [mailto:karensheldahl@gmail.com]

Dear friends,

I learned today by happen-stance Father Joseph’s 15th Anniversary of Ordination to the priesthood is Thursday, January 3, 2019.
It would be good to show our appreciation for Father by attending Morning Mass at 8:00 am. Please feel free to share this information with others.

Grace and Peace to you and yours in the New Year.
Karen