Since his release from the hospital, Erik has kept a pretty low profile. He spends his time at home, eating a low sodium, low potassium, low protein diet, and hydrating. We caught up with him today...
Skaggs says, "I'm eating salads, pasta, basically bland food...can't even have red sauce! I was up all last night peeing. That's a good sign, but I'm still 30 pounds overweight. I spend a lot of time lying on my back looking at my fat stomach. I spend my time hanging out with my brother, Kyle, and Jenn. I'm trying to stay positive. I feel much better today and my breathing is easier. I think I'm headed in a positive direction even though my enzyme levels have risen slightly in the past few days."
Here's today's Mailtribune article on Skaggs' status. Definitely some interesting comments being fired back and forth at the end of this article...
Meanwhile, several races have developed with the purpose to raise funds for Erik.
Here's details on a race in Memphis.
Rumor has it a similar run might happen in Washington State?
Here in Ashland, Oregon plans are going ahead for the "Birds of a Feather Run", a run for Erik Skaggs. The date has been set for October 24th and starts near Lithia Park and The Plaza in Ashland. Rogue Valley Runners and Southern Oregon Runners are working together to put this run on. Stay tuned for further race information and the application process.