Monday, August 31, 2009

Erik Skaggs Update

Good news! Good news! Erik Skaggs was released from the hospital this morning (Tuesday). His kidneys have regained some semblance of function. Erik is up and walking, but still very fatigued. He still has a lot of water weight gain and his blood enzyme levels are still far from normal. He will be reporting back to the hospital for daily blood tests. His life is still far from normal. He says he's looking forward to a fitful night's sleep after having been poked and prodded for the last seven days straight at regular four hour intervals.

You can help defray Erik's mounting medical bill by sending a check to Umpqua Bank, 250 N. Pioneer Street, Ashland, OR 97520 made out to the “Erik Skaggs Medical Fund.” Any assistance that you could provide would be much appreciated by Erik. Please note that the Fund name should be on the outside of the envelope.

10 comments:

Nick said...

Just a thought for others trying to help Erik out by raising funds, we're holding a 'fun run' in Memphis, TN (yes, there are ultrarunners east of the Mississippi). Perks: t-shirt swap (saves $) and donations with some schwag to hand out.

Anyway, there is more info on my blog.

Nick Lewis

http://ultrarunnerdude.blogspot.com/2009/08/erik-skaggs-medical-fundrun.html

Rennaker said...

Very cool Nick!!

Jason Halladay said...

Please let Erik know his friends from NM are thinking about him and I'll get some bucks in the mail to help defray his hospitalization costs. Stay strong, Erik!

Gill said...

Hi Erik, Jenn, Hal and Ian,

Francesca and I wish Erik all the best for a quick recovery!

We're putting a little dough in the mail, now let's all just hope Obama can get us all covered ;-)

Gill/Francesca
Charlottesville Running Company

Dane said...

Erik,

Tons of people you do not know, and who until recently may have never know you, are pulling for your quick recovery.

Dane

Scott Dunlap said...

Great to hear! Is it too much to ask to get a picture of that water retention? I'm such a lurker. ;-)

All the best, SD

HeidiHo said...

WHOO HOO!!!
Eriks busted out!!
Wishing him a very speedy recovery.

Robert said...

Erik - Keep on truckin buddy - My thoughts are with you!

Bob Julian Jr.

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