When Noah was wounded in Iraq, one of the first people to call me was my wonderful friend, Stacy from "Keep My Soldier Safe" (now G.R.I.T.S.). Her son Michael was deployed about the same time...
Well Michael has been in a motorcycle wreck... she just called me on her way to the hospital so she doesn't know anything yet... and then she had to hang up because a cop was pulling her over for speeding! (I told her to make him give her an escort!!) She said she'd call me tomorrow and I told her she had to call me tonight or I wouldn't sleep!!
So please start praying that Michael is alright.
You think when you have them home from the battlefield your worries will be over... sometimes they bring some of the battle home with them...
UPDATE: 11:00PM Sunday
Stacy called... Michael has a fractured pelvis, both arms are broken, one is very bad... they are deciding what surgeries need to take place... he's sedated and intubated to assist his breathing. The initial head CT was negative for bleeding (he did have his helmet on). I'll update as I can. PLEASE KEEP PRAYING!!
UPDATE: 11:00AM MONDAY
Michael was awake during the night and they removed the breathing tube, but they had to re-insert the tube this morning. He has not been conscious long enough to assess his neck and spine, but they are hoping that adjusting his pain medications will help rouse him. Stacy and her family are at Michael's bedside. Michael is listed in stable condition.
Please keep Stacy and Michael and the family in your thoughts and prayers.
UPDATE: 6:00PM MONDAY
Spoke with Stacy a few hours ago... Michael was in surgery... he had awakened early in the afternoon. He's not happy about being there and wants to go home (that will be a while). They put a screw in the broken pelvis and a plate and screws in one arm. Got pain for sure. Stacy says he is holding his own and doing well (under the circumstances). It is going to be a long road to recovery. She asks that everyone keep praying.
Stacy we love you, Lady. Thinking and prayin' for you all.