Again, your prayers are at work. We are so thankful that David has done well through today’s lengthy surgery. Here’s how it went…
9 a.m.: David’s surgery started, beginning with his left leg, specifically his femur. The rod placement went well!
11 a.m.: call from O.R. to say they were going to go ahead and start on his toes. They ended up putting four pins in, one in each of four toes.
1:00 p.m.: call from O.R. said they were going to start on his arm. The plates and bolts will help stabilize the fractures so they can heal.
4:30 p.m.: David’s surgery is done! Surgeon said they accomplished everything they wanted to today. That’s about as good a report as you can get!
They are concerned about some areas of dead skin around his ankle, but they won’t look into addressing that until a couple days from now. It may require skin grafting, but time will tell. We can certainly pray specifically about that, right?!
The medical staff said that the rest of today and tonight will be just heavily sedated sleep. I think after today’s procedures, 6.5 hours in fact, David deserves at least that much! He did know he had a big day ahead of him when we spoke to him this morning. Again, magnificent Nurse Mel did a good job of prepping him for it (let’s thank God for her!), and he shook his head in agreement when Tim asked him if he was ready.
One thing is evident: David loves his sons, his daughter-in-law, a furry grand puppy, his family, friends, co-workers, church family, and most of all his wife of 29 years–he adores them!–and he is fighting hard! And by the outpouring of love shown to him, we all feel the same for David!
Let’s begin storing up prayers and pleading for a successful plan and execution on the next and most critical surgery, his ankle. I think this scripture fits him to a T!
Psalms 6:2 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled.