Prayers to Mongo
Prayers to Mongo

Bears News: Steve McMichael's health update in ICU

by - Senior Editor -

Chicago Bears legend Steve McMichael was admitted to the ICU late Thursday night with sepsis.

His publicist Betty Shepherd said on Saturday that McMichael's health is improving and cultures reveal the sepsis is gone, but he is still fighting pneumonia.

McMichael's DNR was voided since he was rushed to the hospital on his request.

"McMichael has a DNR in place until this push for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the Seniors category received more traction in the last month," his publicist said in a statement via WGN. "Late Thursday night, McMichael indicated to his doctor, who visits him at home, that he wanted to be taken to the hospital, so the DNR was voiced. While waiting for the ambulance Steve slipped unconscious. He woke up around 7:00 AM on Friday after being put on IV antibiotics to hear the infections. He has been improving ever since."

"Steve will be in the ICU for a few more days on IV antibiotics to clear this infection. He also has some fluid in his lungs which he is being treated for as well," said his wife Misty.

Misty appreciates all the prayers from the Bears community.

"He's as feisty as ever. Our Mongo is back! Please keep the prayers coming."

“It means everything to us,” said his wife Misty to WGN of her husband being a potential Hall of Famer. “Everybody knows, especially in the NFL world, that he deserves it, that his stats have always been there."

"Steve is living to see the day he is finally enshrined. His resilience is unmatched, just like his play on the field of the sport he still loves, his publicist said. "I was fortunate enough to visit Steve on Friday afternoon and he even cracked a smile. I want Team Mongo to know that their support is truly helping Steven through this difficult time in his life."

McMichael had 95 sacks, 13 forced fumbles, 17 fumble recoveries, three safeties, and 847 combined tackles in his 15 years in the NFL.

Prayers to McMichaels and his entire family, as everyone at ChicagoBearsHQ is thinking of you during this emotional and difficult time.

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