Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Prayers Please...

My niece Nicole's husband, Western was in a roll over car accident Sunday night and a 3-4 inch diameter tree limb went all the way through his body. He was in surgery for many hours. They had to remove a kidney and most of his liver as well as try to repair the damage to his chest cavity. It's the worst the doctors have ever seen. They said he probably wouldn't still be alive if they hadn't called in a liver specialist. They will keep him open for the next 2-3 weeks as he will need several more surgeries. It's very very bad! Western has served 3 tours in Iraq, but is home now and he is the father to a beautiful baby girl who needs her daddy. Please keep him and Nicole in your prayers.
***Edited to update***
The doctors have been working on Western all day trying to clean all the tree debris out of his body such as bark, dirt, bugs a pine needles. I've been told that they removed 409 needles so far. Their biggest fear is him dying from infection caused by all the foreign things in his body. He is in a coma and they will probably keep him in that state for a least a month. Prayers are definitely needed and appreciated.

16 comments:

September said...

Oh my gosh.

Jolene I promise to keep the whole family in my prayers. This is just awful..... :(

Hugs,
Tember

Rhona said...

Oh Jolene, I'm so sorry to hear about your neice's husband. I will keep him and your family in my prayers, as well as the doctors looking after him.

Briana said...

Oh my goodness Jolene! Absolutely, prayers going out right away.

familywithfivekids said...

This family will be included in my prayers as well as sending my love.

velvet brick said...

Consider it done, dear friend... prayers have been said and will be said again, many times over. God is mighty and the power of prayer is strong. Please...all of you take care of each other and know that we are supporting your family, Jolene. Blessings to you, Nicole and Western.
VB

crystal said...

Oh gosh!! So sorry to hear abou this. Prayers are going up for your family.

Monogram Queen said...

Jolene, your sweet nephew is definitely in my prayers. What a horrible, horrible accident. I am so sorry.

mascanlon said...

Oh my, all of my prayers and thoughts are with Western and his family now. I am so sorry dear Jolene but your family always pulls together and will find the strength and courage to support Nicloe and Western in the weeks to come.

amydc said...

Praying for Western, Nicole & your entire family.

Chickenbells said...

Oh Jolene...I am saying a prayer right now for the family. Please keep us updated!

Michelle said...

Sending prayers for Western, Nicole and family.

Anonymous said...

Jolene..
May God bless you and yours with love and most of all the understanding so that you may accept his will and support one another.
Please know that all of your "blog family" are with you in both prayer and spirit. I wish I could be there to give you a hug. Stay strong...beleive in the power of prayer...I will be calling the prayer chains at our church tomorrow morning to have Western and his family added to the list of those being prayed for.
Edna

Jeanette - said...

Jolene -
How awful, I will keep them in my prayers!
Hugs,
Jeanette

Rhona's Mum said...

What a tragic accident. Your whole family is in my prayers.May this young man heal and be returned safely to his family.

Jacquie said...

Oh my goodness, they will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

1RadChick said...

Still praying.... hoping you'll be able to give a positive update soon.

Hugs,
Tember