|Not to be a conspiracy theorist but they could literally be vising anybody in the hospital.|
Thank you for lifting Todd up in prayer. He's still in ICU under care of a superbly skilled staff. A long surgery repaired numerous breaks in Todd's upper body, docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear. (Damn, Todd was really injured badly. It's a good thing his wife was able to make it to his bedside.....you know, eventually.)
Requiring a bit more than our usual fix-all up here - Duct tape - some gnarly incisions to enter his innards will be reminders of how life can change in the blink of an eye. (And skating through TSA detectors with bionic parts will now be anything but the blink of an eye!)
(Mocking Todd for his injures, always a supportive and nurturing thing to do. Can't you just feel the love?)
So thankful for today's medical technology including 3-D X-rays, temporary pain blocks and epidurals. (Medical science, always so much more effective than prayer.) I'm voting for their continued use until a resting position is found that allows minimal wincing with each breath. (That's a hint that she expects you to share your pain meds with her Todd.)
We say Mat-Su Regional Hospital is the best place to start life - all our babies are Mat-Su born - and these ER and ICU days show our local medical experts are most outstanding at continuing life, too... by the grace of God. (And they are great at keeping secrets too, aren't they Sarah?)
It's all good though, and I hope whatever challenges you face today - physical, emotional, financial - you'll have confidence in the care around you, and you'll apply Todd's consistent advice: "Don't sweat the small stuff." (Small stuff?)
Your care for Todd is more appreciated than I can express. Thank you. And thank you to the still-mysterious snowmachiner(s) who came upon the wreck and provided critical help that night. I hope to meet you soon!
- Sarah — at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.
Wait! She hasn't met the "bystander" who found her husband broken and bleeding in the woods?
How is that possible?
Now there is a guy who has a story to tell that I imagine is worth a pretty penny.
Okay so here we are coming up on a week since the accident and we STILL have not seen a picture of a damaged showmachine or for that matter a damaged Todd Palin.
Seeing Willow and Piper on a hospital bed does nothing to convince people used to the lies coming from the Palin family of the severity of Todd's injuries.
I'm not saying that he is not hurt, but you know what they say on the internet, "pictures or it never happened."