View Full Version : Well it's been a long time, but need some prayers again For Son

09-07-2012, 10:04 AM
I have not posted an update on my oldest son in a long time, but there has been a lot going on, sometimes good and sometimes not so good. He is about to be out of the military after 12 years now and as most of you know he was blown up by an IED in Dec. 2006 and they took his leg in 2007.
Well he has had it cut off 4 times including that first one and each time it heals and gets pretty good for a while, but soon his stump tears open and has a hard time healing again and even if it does it's only a short time before it open again and good many time with infection.

Now that he's getting out and going to work for the Green Beret Foundation he and his wife are most likely getting a divorce. He does get disability also, but has a pretty bad case of PTSD as well which is a whole other problem.
Then Yesterday he called me today after his trip to see his prosthesis guy and a doctor he wanted him to see since his stump keeps tearing open and has been like this since they cut it off in 2007. He has had it cut off again 4 times and now this doc took X-rays and said he would have to have some cut off again, good grief! He told him he told him could wait, but that would only be putting it off until later as it has to happen. He said he had not set the date yet just because that was the last thing on his mind going over over to Orlando to see this new Doc, so it was a big surprise and not something he was prepared for, but he knew by the time he called me that it would happen in the next 2 weeks. So in the next 2 weeks he will have his 5th amputation and hope and pray this one is good. Part of the problem is he was burned so bad that his skin is very thin and has no give like normal skin does.

Thanks for the support you guys have given! We all appreciate all the prayers from before and want to thank you in advance for another round of prayers.

Cane Pole
09-07-2012, 10:38 AM
Prayers from Brenda and me. I see sadness every time I go to the VA. I always visit our warriors at the hospital unit.

09-07-2012, 10:41 AM
Prayers sent ..........

09-07-2012, 10:41 AM
Prayers from my family and tell him we are grateful for his service and regretful of his sacrifice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09-07-2012, 11:13 AM
I hate to hear that he is having these problems. It was bad enough that he sustained the injuries and now he has to deal with complications and a divorce. That is a lot for one man to deal with. Having dealt with the original injury he sounds as if he is a strong young man and will be able to deal with this. I again thank him for his service to this great country and pray that he heals quickly.

09-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Thoughts and prayer are with your son and the family.

09-07-2012, 11:50 AM
My prayers are always with you my friend.

09-07-2012, 11:58 AM
Thanks guys we really appreciate it.

I need to clear one thing up though, he's not really young since he didn't get his Green Beret until he was 37 and just turned 44 a few days ago, LOL!

For you guys that were not hear when all this happened I have a little bit of the story I am posting so you know what this is all about.

A little back ground for you that don't know the story. He joined up right after 9/11. He was in the 3rd ID when they first went into Iraq and his company was part of the ones that set the speed record for moving that far and were the ones that took over the airport in Bagdad and first that went downtown there. when he came back it just was not good enough so he signed up for selection for Special Forces and made it in. It took almost 2 years of additional training to get that Green beret and then next time over to Iraq is when the IED was set off under his vehicle. It was a shaped charge, the kind from Iran and was set off by someone watching which then there was a fire fight. It didn't go off right or he would have been cut into and killed. He was lucky, but still injured pretty bad as his legs burned really bad and he has no buttocks at all as they were blown off. Lots of nasty shrapnel inside him too. They were out looking for the bad guys and just got caught in a trap.

It took a couple days to get out of Iraq because of the weather, but as soon as they took him to Germany a burn unit flew out of San Antonio to Germany to pick him up and bring him back. The security even back here in the hospital was very tight and they didn't even put his name on the door to his room. We were told not to say much on line as far as his name and stuff like that as they wanted to keep all that to a minimum and even told part of the family that had planned some kind of event that they didn't want them doing that. This was to protect him and us as his family.

Thanks again guys.

09-07-2012, 12:05 PM
prayers for your son and all of our heroes.

09-07-2012, 12:06 PM
Wishing him well, Skip. Keep us updated.

... cp :kewl

09-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Prayers sent

09-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Me and my family will be praying for your son and your family. God Bless all the veterns especially all those like your son that gave so much.

Eager Beaver
09-07-2012, 01:18 PM
Prayers sent Skip. We all appreciate what he has sacrificed for his Country and family. EB

09-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Prayers sent and will continue, for all our service members.

09-07-2012, 02:52 PM
You have my prayers for your Son Sir.

09-07-2012, 02:57 PM
Prayers lifted up Skip

09-07-2012, 03:14 PM
Skip all of us send our prayers and best for your son and his loved ones.

09-07-2012, 03:44 PM
So sorry to hear this, has thought no news was good news, he will be in our prayers..........

09-07-2012, 04:01 PM
Adding you all to my prayer list. Sounds like a strong man. It's terrible that that his wife isn't made of the same stuff. I know it's tough on her but it's sooo much tougher on him. God bless.

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09-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Man that's rough skip. I bet it's nearly as hard on you as it is on him.

09-07-2012, 04:56 PM
Prayers sent

09-07-2012, 08:50 PM
best wishes to all, hope the outcome is good.

09-07-2012, 08:50 PM
Prayers going your way and his from Oklahoma.

eagle 1
09-07-2012, 11:25 PM
Prayers sent . Thank him for his service and all his sacrifices . God be with you friend .

09-07-2012, 11:48 PM
God Bless him Skip. I prayed that this was done last go around. Prayers ongoing.

09-08-2012, 06:04 AM
Prayers goin up...

09-08-2012, 08:43 AM
Prayers sent!

09-08-2012, 10:14 AM
Prayers sent from here as well. It's the warriors like him that make it possible for the rest of us to be able to go about our daily lives the way we are most fortunate to do. Freedom is so often taken for granted. Thank him for his service. Wishing him the best.

big minnow
09-08-2012, 12:17 PM
I'm praying for him!

09-09-2012, 03:46 PM
prayers are sent for you

09-09-2012, 05:46 PM
My prayers are with your son and your family.

09-09-2012, 06:46 PM
Prayers for his best recovery and also for you and the rest of the family. His support team is his family and friends. I hope all things work out for the best. Thank him for his sacrifice and sense of honor and duty.

09-09-2012, 09:44 PM
Thanks so much guys, we all appreciate it! Will let y'all know how it goes, but surgery is somethine in the next 3 weeks! 2 Admerials and their wives are planning his retirement ceremony for around the 1st of November which we will try to go there for that!

09-09-2012, 09:47 PM
as a war veteran myself i offer my prayers to your son and comfort for you and your family. i would also like to put you all on a prayer
chain through my church if that is ok.
God Bless,

09-10-2012, 06:41 PM
I hope this is the last time he has to go through this. Our thoughts are with him and you!!!!!!!

09-10-2012, 07:08 PM
Words are not enough to describe the thanks and gratitude from my entire family. Prayers sent.

09-11-2012, 06:38 AM
Oh my father, I come to you right now in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in behalf of the one mention, not only him but his father his mother and family members, his wife and all that have been touched by the trials of this world...may you give grace where grace is so desperatly needed, heal the hearts that are broken right now. We pray for peace (that passes all understanding) to be given in this time of turmoil in these peoples lives. Grant the doctors the skills to find and repair the problems of healing of the leg. Father would your grant all of us here in America the chance to repent of our sins and wash us as a nation and strenghen us in these last days. We more than ever need you now in a real and super-natural way! May you fill every person who reads this and turn their hearts towards you..in Jesus name Amen!

09-11-2012, 07:58 AM
Prayers sent

09-11-2012, 08:40 AM
Prayers sent ,We admire our veterans and gratefull for their service. My dad was a 100% service connected disabled Korean War Veteran.

09-11-2012, 08:48 AM
Thanks so much guys, we have always been able to depend on members here to give their support to us and it's always been we appreciate so much! I can remember when this all started in Dec. 2006 and how much meant to my entire family as well as myself.

Icejohn we would be honered to have you add him to your prayer chain, thank you!


09-11-2012, 09:43 AM
I don't know how I missed seeing your post until just now Skip, but I did. I'm praying for your hero of a son and for all the family.

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
09-11-2012, 10:36 AM
Prayers sent for a successful surgery and healed heart as well.

09-12-2012, 10:13 PM
prayers have been sent, i want to thank your son for his service to our country and i am regretful for his sacrifice. May he find the strength and courage to find peace and tranquility as he continues to put his life back together. He is one of the good guys and a hero to all of us.

09-12-2012, 10:33 PM
Thanks guys we sure do appreciate the support and prayers. I hope every time it comes out good and will end the problems, but so far it's the same thing over and over with that leg. He keeps a good attitude though and has been something to watch. I couldn't be more proud of him and that is for sure!

09-12-2012, 11:50 PM
Prayer sent.

yankee doodler
09-13-2012, 07:22 AM
Lord you are a just and merciful God that grants your children immense grace. Skips son has paid such a huge price for the freedom we hold so dear. He needs more than what this world can offer in healing. I ask you to provide the care, healing, peace and comfort that only you can give. Show him how much you love him Father and bring him peace and comfort in knowing that you have not forgotten his great sacrifice. Amen.

09-13-2012, 09:49 AM
I will pray for him.

09-13-2012, 02:42 PM
you are not forgoten brother

09-15-2012, 09:19 PM
your son is a true hero who has given so much for all of us. I will be honored to beg God for his help.