Well, Tony, Betty and Mikey got to Rochester, Minn. home of the famous Mayo Clinic on Saturday. They were met by members of Trinity Lutheran Church who have adopted the Pachecos while they are there. I spoke to Betty tonight and they spent all day today at the Mayo Clinic in several rounds of tests. One lasted 1 1/2 hours in which pins were placed all along Mikeys spine. Mikey was worn out and very sore…..Betty says there was even bruising along his spine because of this test. They are also changing medications, weaning him off the famous “patch” for pain. He meets with his three neurosurgeons tomorrow. One is Dr. Spinner and one is Dr. Shin. These are specialists in brachial plexus injuries. His first surgery has been scheduled for Oct 16 which is next Tuesday. It has been 3 1/2 months since his injury and there is only a 6 month window in which these surgeries have the highest success rate. Please keep this family in your prayers. More details to follow tomorrow.
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