Sunday, May 4, 2008
Our friend Michael Kelly, Associate Dean of the University of San Diego School of Law, has had a ghastly week, and it won't start getting better for a while. He's in intensive care at Sharp Memorial Hospital here in San Diego with Guillain Barre Syndrome. Guillain Barre hits pretty quickly. On Sunday, I was at Mike's house for a party and he was just fine; by Wednesday he was hospitalized and is now on a ventilator.
The good news is that Guillain Barre victims do recover. There will be a very, very inconvenient period while Mike is stuck in bed unable to move or talk beyond signaling "yes" or "no." But after a fews weeks, the symptoms will begin to lift. In the meantime, my fellow Right Coasters and I will be visiting Mike often, so if you want to send Mike a note, you can send it to us, and we'll take it there and read it to him. You can e-mail me or if you want to send a handwritten note, mail it to me at: Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110. Don't e-mail Mike directly, since I suspect nobody has access to his account except for Mike himself and Mike cannot get to it yet.