Chad had a MRI this morning and it showed that the 11th vertabrae is fine, but his 8th is torn. On Wednesday he'll have surgery on his shoulder and on his back to fix the vertabrae. His sternum will heal on its own. His pain is being managed better today, with thanks to some good drugs and an AWESOME GOD. The surgeon said he will be walking on Thursday and should be going on early next week.
We do absolutely know who the ultimate healer is and have been praising him through all of it and will continue to praise him. I could have easily lost my husband in this accident and those who have seen the humvee since the accident are not sure how him and his driver even got out of it because it's pretty well flattened, and that was after just one flip and going aprox 25 mph. This could have been much worse, but we praise JESUS for her mercies and protections.
The other soldier was released from the hospital. I do not have any other info yet other than he'd suffered a concussion. We're hoping to talk to him tomorrow to just check and see how he's doing and make sure he knows we are not blaming him. It was an accident and we know he obviously never intended this and do not want him ate up with guilt over this. We know GOD knew this would happen and his mercies were on them both. They easily could have met our Savior.
I will update either Wednesday or Thursday on how his surgery went. Please be in prayer for continued healing and pain management and for Chad's surgeon on Wednesday as he performs Chad's surgery.
In Christ Alone
Monday, August 16, 2010
Posted by Christy at 7:08 PM