Monday, August 16, 2010

An Extra Prayer, Please!

My brother, Lee, could use an extra prayer this morning as he will be undergoing a very detailed surgery.  My brother owns and operates his own trucking company and as he was strapping hay bales down for the haul one of them rolled off of the trailer.  He tried to get out of the way & ducked but the bale hit him from behind and rolled off of him.  A hay bale weighs anywhere from 1000-1500 pounds.  He was airlifted out of the field to WF & then airlifted on to Fort Worth for surgery.  His surgery was scheduled later so the correct support staff could be assembled for this delicate and detailed surgery.  He has broken ribs, broken tailbone, broken left side of his pelvis, & the right socket of pelvis is shattered.  He is slated for a 7 o'clock surgery, but of course he probably won't go in that early.  His surgery is estimated to take 6 hours unless things are worse once they enter.  If so he will have to have two surgeries.  He can put ZERO weight on his right side for at least 3 months.  He should go home in a week either with crutches or a wheelchair depending if he is able to support himself on his left side.  Lee has a very high pain tolerance and it is very difficult to see him in such pain.  Any extra prayers would be very much appreciated as he has a very long and painful road ahead of him.  The doctors have said his recovery time will be 6-8 months.

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear about your brother. It just sounds horrible. I hope everything went well with his surgery. You and your family will be in our prayers.