Update on former basketball coach Don Meyer

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Coach Don Meyer remains in a step down room according to information from Northern State University Wednesday.

They are in the process of decreasing his pain medication - this is making him a bit uncomfortable but he continues to focus on the journey in front of him. Coach Mayer was looking at the paper Wednesday and finding articles that he had Carmen, his wife, sending out to various people with personal notes.

The immediate focus continues to be on his leg, and monitoring blood counts and a blood clot in his arms.

Coach Meyer's daughter Brittany arranged for a picture of Governor Palin to be delivered to his room. Coach Meyer was pleased. His comment to folks continues to be "Pray for him and Vote for Palin."

The family continues to request prayers for his recovery.

(This information is provided on a regular basis by the university relations department at Northern State University. For complete updates on Coach Meyer, please Click Here).

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Coach Don Meyer
Avera McKennan Hospital
800 E. 21st St.
Sioux Falls SD 57105

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Archived News from Northern State University Athletics

Sept. 7, 2008 - Carmen and family would like to thank EVERYONE for their thoughts, prayers and wishes the last few days. The family would especially like to thank all of those who responded so quickly to the accident. Coach Meyer had another surgery on his leg Thursday morning. Time and rest are very important thing for him right now. Coach is working towards getting out of intensive care - but needs rest in order to accomplish this. The family thanks everyone for their "team effort" and is especially grateful for the emails, wishes and prayers.

Sept. 11, 2008 - Northern State University Officials will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. today at Great Western Bank, 100 North Phillips Ave 6th Floor, Sioux Falls to discuss the condition of Men’s Basketball Coach Don Meyer. Meyer was injured in a car accident while traveling to a team retreat on Sep. 5.

Sept. 12, 2008 - NSU to Hold Press Conference - (Listen Here) Takes several minutes to download 15.6 MB

Sept. 15, 2008 - Coach Meyer continues to in a step down room. Rest is critical right now for him and the family appreciates all who are sending their wishes via email and cards. As coach continues to get stronger the family is visiting with doctors and specialists about options going forward. Thanks to everyone for their prayers.