Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I met with some of Erin's surgeons and they were happy with how the surgery went.

I'm relieved we acted when we did. They said that if we hadn't acted, we would have had to rush her into surgery later.

They had to give her a hysterectomy and take 1 of her ovaries. This will be ok with Erin.

She did need 2 units of blood and they recycled 2 units of her own blood.

She is in surgery recovery now (not ICU). Hopefully I will get to see her soon.

Sadly, I met our baby after he had died. He truly is beautiful. He weighs just 1 pound and is 11 inches long, but already had the beginnings of black hair. I got to hold him and talk to him. I'm glad for that. Erin will get to hold him when she recovers a bit.

The nurses and doctors really know what they are doing here - I'm glad somebody does.

I'll update this later on tonight or tomorrow with an update on how Erin is doing.

Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes.


  1. Love you brother.

    Kevin, Jeannette, and Stella

  2. We're with you guys in our thoughts.
    Brigid and Dan

  3. Thank God Erin is ok. I am so truly sorry. My heart is breaking for you all. We love you all lots.- Nikki

  4. It's impossible to make sense of all this right now. Although there is no explanation for what happened, only time will tell you "why?" Nothing anyone will say in the near future will convince you that "things happen for a reason" so we won't tell you that. We'll only say that we shed tears for you today.

    Please know that your courageousness throughout all this has been admired by us. Erin, Mike, and Lauren, you are in our thoughts. We hope to see you all again very soon!

    Much Love,

    The Batogowski's

  5. Mike, I sent gmail with links to NILMDTS foundation photographers if that's something you are interested in pursuing - let me know if I can help with anything today. xo N

  6. Erin and Mike,
    We are so sorry about the loss of your son. I can't imagine the pain you are going through. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Chris and Doug DiBartelo

  7. Aunt Tess and I are thinking about you and cannot imagine the emotions that you two are going through. We are very glad that Betty is there with you.

  8. Erin and Mike,
    You and your family are in my constant thoughts and prayers. Lindsay Knust

  9. Mike,

    Your friends and colleagues in Utah are so sorry for the loss of your son and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    David J

  10. Mike, Erin, and Lauren,

    We're so sorry to hear about your loss. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts and hearts.

    Chris & Sarah W.

  11. Mike, Erin, Lor Lor-

    Thinking of you three all day. There's probably no way to make sense of the "why"s of it all right now, but hope you can dip into the vast well of love you have for each other and use it to heal quickly. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.