Thursday, June 23, 2011

Update on Michael

Thank you to all those who are praying for my nephew's son, Michael, who is in the Naval Hospital at Bethesda for treatment of the wounds he suffered while serving in the Marines in Afghanistan.  We rejoiced this morning to learn he was no longer in the ICU and had been transferred to the surgery floor.  However, Michael has been spiking a fever as high as 104 and after surgery to further clean his wounds experienced an elevated heart rate.

The physicians treating Michael have reached the decision that it is necessary to amputate Michael's legs to above the knee.  The infection is too bad and there is not enough tissue to close his wounds.

Please pray for Michael's family as they struggle to accept this latest news.  It will certainly mean a more difficult rehab and recovery.  Please pray that this is the end of the infection and the beginning of healing. 

Thank you.

5 comments:

Barb said...

He and your whole family have been in my prayers daily, Judy and will continue to be. Thank you for keeping us up to date. My heart goes out to this brave young nephew of yours. Sending you more hugs. . .

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