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skiptomylu
09-09-2009, 06:02 PM
Well he went back to BAMC to rehab again and was doing pretty well until a tear opened again on his stump. It seems that in one spot his skin stuck to his bone and has no give so he tears it and now it looks like they will take the 3rd cut in a couple of months if it's not better. Really don't think there is a way for that to improve and they want to get back to better tissue. Part of the problem I think is his skin is so thin where he was burned.

He has been working his tail off though as far as getting in shape. They take bike rides (kind you peddle with your arms) of like 55 miles and of course in San Antonio it has been a brutal summer with almost 60 days of 100 or higher temps(when I was there about a month or more back it had hit 53 days in a row).

Other than that things are good for him and family. Had my grandson for a couple weeks again this summer and we had a great time.

He is going to go to Colorado this month for an Elk hunt so things are still great the way people treat our wounded warriors is absolutely wonderful. Oh and he did get another promotion a while back to E7.

I was hoping the next update would be saying it's finally over and he is done with rehab and all, but not quite yet.

father of 4 does great work making out military guys canes for the ones that need them. I salute him for sure and think he is working on another one now for a soldier at BAMC. You sir are a good man!

Anyway thanks to all our friends here at crappie.com,

Skip

smoothlures
09-09-2009, 06:32 PM
Still sending prayers up for you all Skip!

father of 4
09-09-2009, 06:55 PM
Prayers sent to your Son Skip. Thanks for the Compliment. I also have started a Non Profit Organization called Hunting with Soldiers where I take Soldiers and Disabled Vets hunting for free as well as I have bought a house where I will be putting them up for free. I am ran strictly on donations. I would be HONORED to take your Son on a deer or hog hunt Skip. You just let me know and we will get him scheduled when hes ready. NO CHARGE except his food and gas to get here.

father of 4
09-09-2009, 06:57 PM
Oh by the way Skip, you can come on up with him if you want and hunt to my Friend. Nothing like the pain a Father goes thru when his Children hurt. If he has a kiddo that he wants to bring, come on with them too ;)

pwbuilding
09-09-2009, 07:06 PM
you guys are great people. i will pray for your son. may GOD bless ya all.:)

deputyking
09-09-2009, 07:11 PM
for the update. Our gratitude and prayers are with him and for his recovery. Keep us informed.

crappiewisdom
09-09-2009, 07:42 PM
Words can't begin to express my thanks to your son and your family. My prayers go out to your son and to your family. God Bless.

Fatman
09-09-2009, 07:52 PM
Skip,

Tell your boy he's got lot's of folks pulling for him.

Fatman

shipahoy41
09-09-2009, 07:54 PM
Thank you for the update. You and your son are still in my prayers.

catman
09-09-2009, 09:01 PM
skip you're family is in my prayers.f04 thanks for what you are doing.

skiptomylu
09-09-2009, 10:51 PM
Thanks so much guys and gals I appreciate it as does he. He has got to do a lot of things because he is a wounded warrior and that has helped a lot, just like the Elk hunt will do.

we are so thankful he lived since the kind of IED that hit him usually cuts that guy in half, but for some reason this one didn't go off like it could have. There has been many things from this that has made a difference in all of us. I mean he was injured very badly, but it could have been his life.

My son and his wife have been working with the care coalition since he got to a point he could do things like that. They became mentors because the way they handled his injury and recovery.

I wish each of you could have seen what I saw in that hospital(BAMC) with all the other wounded soldiers and their families. It was really something to see and learn these things(there are lots of volunteers at BAMC and the Guest House across the street)even existed.

We are surly thankful and we appreciate all the support we have got here.

Thanks again,
Skip

Blackhawk19
09-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Thanks for the update, I will keep your Son in my prayers.

"G"
09-10-2009, 09:21 AM
My prayers are with your son and yours and his families Skip.