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    Mike Aitken Update

    Got this off his blog...


    This morning Mike informed his doctor that heís leaving on Friday, plain and simple. We arenít exactly sure where this came from since no one had discussed a discharge date with him. But, if you know Mike you know that thereís no arguing with him once heís made up his mind. After going back and forth a couple times, the doctor agreed and set Friday as a tentative discharge date. Weíll just have to wait and see if Mike gets his own way on this one!

    Mike has mostly been working on his balance the past couple days. He still gets dizzy easily, and has some blurred vision in his right eye. But, as with everything else, this is getting a little better as time goes by. He was even able to walk up and down a flight of stairs today without holding onto the railing.

    Mike is happy to be leaving the hospital for a few hours today on a pass. He is going to go to lunch and a movie with his wife. Mike is still on a soft diet and is only allowed thickened liquids, but heís still excited to get out and have lunch at one of his favorite places.

    Mike was having some trouble understanding why friends and family have been so emotional, and so elated at every bit of progress he has made over the past couple weeks. Since to him, he feels as though these are things he should be able to do with no trouble. His brother sat down with him and explained in a little more detail what had happened to him and just how close he came to losing his life. How we as a family, along with the global BMX family, prayed for him to live not knowing if he would ever wake up. Not knowing if he would ever speak to us again, not knowing if he would ever walk again. It truly has been a miracle, and a gift from God that we have Mike back with us.

    Mike is grateful to everyone who has been pulling for him for the past month and a half. He has the will and faith to get better, and there is no doubt in his mind that he will. He said heís not sure when he will be back on a bike, but the important thing is that he will.

    -The Aitken Family

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    Thats good. Is he talking like a normal person yet?

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    Glad to hear this! He sounded like a real nice guy from what I had read about him. Hope he can get back completely to a normal life real soon!

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    I hope the benefit jams keep happening... Thinking about doing a trails jam/benefit for Mikey next month at either Sunset or Gunbarrel here in Denver/Boulder. Any locals in the area should PM me to make this happen and lets get him some cash to pay the bills.

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