View Full Version : 1/26/07 Son Up Date as Of Last Night

01-26-2007, 09:41 AM
Over the last few days itís been up and down days with lots of pain in his leg and foot. Wednesday his wife told me he was in really bad pain in his foot, but still when they got him up in the chair/bed (itís a kind of bed that can be as a chair or tilt to let him to standing position) he insisted on taking 32 steps in place. She told him he inspires everyone around him because of effort like that. Oh and the swelling in his foot was about gone and the leg was better swelling wise.

Ok now for the better newsÖ. Yesterday was a very good day, still the swelling is much better and when he got in the chair/tilt thing he used a walker and took 32 steps again and not just in place, but actual walking with the chair/bed attached and with a walker, but still I am amazed heís able to do that.

He also got to visit with his kids yesterday. They donít get to see him often, but yesterday made a good day even better with that visit.

His attitude is great and I feel better and better as time goes on. I am more & more impressed with my son and his will to get better after this devastating injury; he is something else and I donít doubt that he will, in time recover to a point that will surpass most of the outlooks that were there in the beginning of this.

When we talked about the push we are expecting in Iraq the thing that disappoints him is that he canít be with his unit right now and for the coming push. Itís easy to see it in his face when we spoke of this and I know exactly what he means. Some would be happy to be alive after this and just glad to be back in the USA and out of Iraq, but not my son, he still would choose to be over there with his unit as long as they are. One of many reasons he makes me proud and I canít imagine any other dad being any more proud than I am.

Thank You for your prayers and please we still need them to make him well again and there is a long way to go still.


01-26-2007, 10:09 AM
sounds like what i had once with the swelling and such went two weeks with bone in leg broken and a walking cast on it when at the begining of a promotional exam bammo whammo the pain was so excruciating i barely made it out the building before i puked and passed out. the doc said that the bone had bled and it had only one way to go and it was down around the ankle where it pooled....worse pain i have ever felt...I dont mean to compare that with what your son is going through I am sure it is 10 times worse for him...and yes you have more than anyone the right to be proud not only is he your son but he is AMERICA'S son.God bless him his family and you...Keep up the vigil and fish when you can just so dad can relax once in a while...thanks for the updates

01-26-2007, 11:36 AM
Glad to hear that things are starting to get better. I'll keep praying for his recovery.

01-26-2007, 11:42 AM
Your son sounds like quite a guy. I'd like to meet him some day. His Dad too.

Ragfly Jig Man
01-26-2007, 11:45 AM
Way to go!!! The mighty power of GODs healing powers are definately at work here. I am so glad to hear that your son is doing better. When I read the update I got kind of emotional because of what your son has went through for me and the rest of this country. Skip, you also are to be commended for being there for your son. Not eveybody is luck enough to have a father like you. Please tell your son and his family that my wife and I are still praying for his recovery. Keep us updated. GOD Bless you.

01-26-2007, 11:47 AM
The brotherhood of the armed services is what drives these men to recover and get back to their brothers in arms. Even though he may never be able to. Sounds like a hero to me.

01-26-2007, 01:54 PM
Thanks for good news, hang in there...

01-26-2007, 02:10 PM
Great news............... won't be long before he's wetting a hook at this rate!

Tell him to take his time and don't rush too fast............... better to be healed up completely than not.

Y'all take care.


01-26-2007, 06:54 PM
Great news ! Prayers coming from SW Ohio!

01-26-2007, 07:41 PM
Prayers continuing from Kentucky for this awesome young man. Again, thank him for his service and sacrifice. God bless your entire family and God bless all those who serve in our military.

01-26-2007, 07:48 PM
All I can say is Thank You to your son for fighting for what we take for granted every day in this great nation. He and those like him are the reason we haven't been attacked since 911.

God's Speed to him.

01-26-2007, 08:19 PM
Skip.......I pray that God will heal your son completely,that God will
comfort you and the rest of your family.

01-26-2007, 08:53 PM
Skip, it sounds like you have raised ONE OUTSTANDING SON!! You guys hang in there and the prayers are still a coming from South Ar. May God bless you and your son my friend.

01-26-2007, 09:04 PM
Skip, your son is a real patriot. The country needs more heros like him. We will continue to pray for a full recovery for your son and comfort for you and the rest of your family.

01-26-2007, 09:22 PM
Thanks for the up date Skip,glade he is up and walking around some,keeping him and your family in our prayers.

01-26-2007, 10:38 PM
Between all the prayers and his determination I dont see any challenges he wont overcome. Be proud, he's served you and your family AND his country well and has all rights to be proud. I'm sure he'll make a fine recovery! ;)