Coach Pete

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News on Michael Lohberg

October 13
As usual there is some good news and some not so good news. First the good news. Michael’s hematologist told him on Friday that he is building red blood cells. That is certainly big. Of course his values are not normal, but there is activity and that is great. Friday morning, when Michael was due for a platelet transfusion, he had a fever and they took additional cultures and a chest x-ray. The x-ray came back negative and Michael went home with the good news about the red blood cells. Saturday at 5 pm, I received a phone call from the hospital, that Michael needs to be admitted. The culture came back positive for bacteria and he needs an intravenous antibiotic treatment. You can imagine Michael’s dismay, about to have a nice Saturday night dinner and a football game and then this. Oh well, he watched the game in the hospital instead and by Wednesday or Thursday he should be released. In the big scheme of things, just a minor set back and he is taking it well. Since he experienced a lot of back pain last time he was admitted, we took Christopher’s memory foam mattress topper and it turns out to be a life saver. So at least Michael is comfortable. He is only sad, that he still has not made it back to the pool. Hopefully soon. Thank you all for your continuing cheers and support,

  • The Coral Springs Swim Club will be hosting a 3K Family fun walk/ run fundraiser to benefit Coach Michael Lohberg in his fight against Aplastic Anemia. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on November 16, 2008. Let’s help Coral Springs make this event a huge success.  for the registration form and the event flyer with details about the race.  please, don’t hesitate to call
  • Bruno Darzi at 954-629-3092
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