Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another update

A few more updates today...Overall, Rob's doing OK but definetly not out of the woods. He's become jaundice but the doctors feel it's from all the blood products he's received. To date, he's received over 100 units of blood. His urine output has also increased which is good but it is really dark. The doctor is very confident it is from muscle breakdown which is not uncommon in a situation like this. His lungs are not producing much output anymore so the chest tubes may be able to be taken out within the next few days. His temps have remained stable with the use of a cooling blanket. The blanket causes the shivering action so it's hard to tell if Rob is shivering or moving sometimes. The doctor did tell me tonight that if he does happen to wake up, he will mildly sedate him for 2 reasons: 1) he doesn't want him to pull out tubes and 2) to take the "edge" off. He said this will only be intermittant and not cause him to go into a deep sleep again. At this time the doctor doesn't believe he is septic although he said he would be shocked if he didn't have some sort of an infection in his legs from all the debris in the field. It takes a few days for blood cultures to come back on that. They may or may not do the MRI tonight. The doctor said he would like to have Rob take it easy for awhile since it was pretty hard on his body from flying for so long. So, rIght now we're just waiting. That's the hardest part. I wish I could have a snapshot of a year from now so I can see where we'll be. But, as so many of you have written and reminded me, "God is in control and anything can be done through Him." Ryan and Nancy Kules stopped by and I was able to talk to them about things which really helped. It's so nice to have someone so close to you that's gone through the same thing. They were even so kind as to bring me some much belated cheesecake (thanks, Nancy!!!). Then today Ryan took me out to lunch and again we spoke. He said it perfectly "it's almost a blessing and a curse to know someone who's gone through this." It's so easy to compare Ryan's recovery to Rob's but every person is different and every person recovers differently. Only time will tell, but I have faith that everything will turn out ok. I know many of you would like an address as to where I'm staying. I don't have one right now but as soon as I get the chance, I will get a PO box and put it on the blog site. I'll update again soon.

74 comments:

The Spencers said...

Rob,

Hang in there. I hope to see you soon.

Dena,

Let us know if there is anything some ex-Datokas/Ironhorsemen can do for you.

24/7 we will come running.

Greg and Heather

The Bender's said...

See God agreed with you, time to give Rob a little break and let him have some time to recover! Just an update before you mentioned that and then the doctors tell you that is exactly what they are doing!!! He is listening Dena, and will continue to do so! Although the wait must be very difficult, just remember God and Rob are working non-stop together to bring him back to you and your girls!
And girl take this time to get some rest or chat with friends. I am so glad you got to be with Nancy and Ryan. And for your families being there for one another. You are amazing! I have always known that since I met you and now the whole World does too!! Wow, over 8000 checks on your site!

Love you girl! And Rob, take this much deserved break and heal, heal, heal! Love you too!

Anonymous said...

Dena
Hang in there. The recovery road is a long bumpy road with many curves. I know you feel bad about having those moments where you feel like crying, but you deserve and need to take the time to let everything out. Thank you so much for keeping the blog up to date. I check for updates many times throughout the day as I pray for Rob's recovery. Tell Natalie hi and that I am thinking of her.

Nataly (Boruch) Sanley

the helgoths' said...

Dena, I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. You have totally amazed me with the strength and courage that you have shown. Don't forget to take care of yourself though, Rob will need you at 100% to get through this. There are so many people pulling for you as you already know. That is amazing in itself. This has touched so many people, and we need to realize that we never know what lies ahead for any of us. We just need to keep a strong faith, and remember that God will see us through. Give Rob a hug for us. Love, Pam, Ryan, Nolan, Mason, Logan and Keyan

brittneyjackson said...

Hi Dena, Just wanted to tell you I was thinking of you. Hang in there.
Love you,
Brittney

Anonymous said...

I really don't know what to say except that I'm sitting here crying and I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Squeeze Rob's hand and let him know that a family here in Frisco is praying for him.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, sweetie. One day at a time that is all He asks. We'll keep you in our prayers.

Janie Lockhart

Anonymous said...

Rob,
My brother knows you from your time together in Iraq. He has posted this blog on his website, so those who know him now know of you.
I cry for you, for my brother, for all who are risking their lives each day.
I have followed your progress, through your wife's words. Be strong, and know that you are in the thoughts of so many who know someone who knows you...

Rosie said...

Dena: Take one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time, AND TAKE CARE OF YOU! YOU need to get some rest and be strong when Rob will need you. I KNOW this is hard to say on my part, I know you want to be there 24/7 for him, but he's going to need you strong for along time.
IF you need to talk to someone, I have names of professional people that will help you through this, BUT a good cry is a GOOD thing! SO YOU GO FOR IT!
All of these updates are so helpful, I am sure you don't need to or want to tell 9,000 people. WOW, alot of people on this website love you guys. IF you are reading all of these GOD BLESS YOU, I am doing my best to keep up with them, TAKE SOME OF THEIR ADVICE girl. I KNOW you don't want to, but you need to.
I can get u your address as FH.
Speaking of FH, my girlfriend Pam is awesome isn't she? I LOVE HER SOUP, and she's a wealth of information, SO call IF YOU NEED ANY ANSWERS.
All of us at FH Andrews would love to see you, you let us know when's a good time, cheesecake is my favorite.
I don't know Nancy & Ryan but you are truly blessed to have them for your friends and everyone else out there as well.
PLEASE DENA, TAKE CARE OF YOU, AND KEEP UPDATING US, HOPE WE GET TO SEE YOU SOON, YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS DAILY AND OUR THOUGHTS MANY TIMES A DAY.
Rose Fisher House Andrews AFB

Julie said...

Dena, love You, we are praying and thinking of you! Julie Noonan

Elizabeth Mills said...

Dena,
Just wanted to let you know that if you need anything let me know. I hope and prey for you and your family.

Elizabeth Mills

Chaotic Mom said...

Dena, I've never beent through anything like you guys are going through right now. There have been a few years that have been difficult, and your statement, "I wish I could have a snapshot of a year from now..." really tugged at my heart. Somebody once prayed for me that I would have "a peace that passes understanding." I didn't understand that until I felt it. I'm going to pray for that for you tonight, and probably every day for quite some time.

Ryan and Nancy sound like really good folks, and wonderful support for you right now, too.

Me and the boys are praying for you guys.

--KLM

caring aussie said...

Dena, what an amazing person you are, thank you for the updates, an extraordinary effort given what you must be going through. Please don't forget to put the same effort in to caring for yourself. Thinking of you and Rob more frequently than I'd ever thought it possible to think of strangers from different worlds. Both of you have touched my heart.

Becky said...

Dena,
You and Rob have been in my thoughts today and everyday since I stood at your moms side as she received your call. My heart aches for you and the tears flow as I read your blog.
We're praying for strength for you and healing for Rob. All in God's time. Waiting is so so hard.
Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength , an ever present help in trouble.
Peace be with you. We love you.
Becky and Charles

Nate Schott said...

Rob, Dena, and girls
I google searched your name last Tuesday when we first heard about everything. There were a couple things out there, but not that many. I did it again today and that numbered has rocketed! It seemed like there are thousands. It is amazing the amount of support you have! It really gave me a boost of pride in this great nation. It really rejustified for me the reason I also served this great country. Dena, I also know what it is like to be a military spouse with children, as my wife is still serving active duty. It really takes a lot! Just keep tackling everything second by second, minute by minute and know we are all here for you.
Love,
Tator (Rob's cousin Nate)

Jackie Fjell said...

Wow, Dena-two updates in one day! You are truly awesome, and so are Ryan and Nancy! How great that you have those close friends who truly do know what you're going through in addition to your family! I don't know what else to say except we keep on praying! We drove by your Dad's tonight & their flag is at half-staff. Veteran's day will be even more special this year as we pay tribute to all our servicemen and women who serve so selflessly and bravely! Hang in there, girl! Love & Prayers--Jackie & Joe

Justin said...

Rob,
God only gives us what we can handle. One more day down, and our prayers continue.

Jen Clark said...

Thank you for your honesty, your openness, and your vulnerability. It is amazing to watch how you are used by God in this situation. I am encouraged and inspired by your determination. You admit it will be tough but your attitude will keep you on your journey to watch and help Rob get better! Know that you are being used by God to strengthen the faith of someone you have not even met!

Linda Hawkinson said...

Dena and Family,
You don’t know me, but my kids (Paige & Keith Tyler) are close to you and Rob. I’m Paige’s Mom. I just want you both to know that we keep both you and Rob in our family and personal prayers everyday!
If I could leave you with one thing it would be to tell you to always try and look at each situation and ask God what am I to learn from this? And remember to listen for that still small voice. He has many gifts for us, but there not all easy. I truly believe with all my heart that everything we each go though in this life is to teach us something. To trust, to listen, to have patience, to ask for help (really hard for most people) – Don’t let it tear either of you down, because that’s the adversary working on you and wanting you to just give up! God wants you to succeed! (all things that bring happiness and good feeling are from God) So when things get hard and they will , remember that and ask God to guide you both.
God Bless you All & from all the comments your in ALL our Prayers!
Linda Hawkinson--North Ogden, Utah

Anonymous said...

Prayers and good thoughts for all of you from AL. Thank you both for your service and sacrifice. It's appreciated more than you'll ever know. We'll keep praying.

angiementink said...

Dena,

I wanted to let you know that we have been thinking of you and praying for Rob everyday.

Angie Mentink

Tamara said...

Dena,

Jason & I've been checking in on your blog several times every day. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for taking the time to keep us updated. You've been wonderful about giving us a little window into your challenges and thoughts as well as the small victories you and Rob experience as hope shines through the chaos.

*Sending you love and support from the Pape Family*

Michelle said...

Dena,

I read both of your updates today and they were so moving. I could feel your heartache with every word. I wish I knew you, and lived close by so I could fly over to that hospital and give you a big hug! You are being so brave and I can tell by your posts that you are a remarkable woman.

I think one thing that would really help you is to sleep for at least ten hours. Jetlag, and long flights do people in when they are on vacation. Imagine the effect it is having on you with all this stress.

I am so glad to hear that more of your family were able to go to D.C. to support you and your husband. It will be so nice to take shifts so that some family member can always be by his side and yet all of you can get the rest you need.

There is no worse stress than dealing with the nightmare you and your family are living right now. You MUST get away from it all now and then or you will go off the deep end. Maybe a movie, or a quick pedicure in between visits with Rob would be just the thing you need.

God will see you through this, and thousands of us are praying for peace and healing for your family.

With respect and admiration....

Anonymous said...

Dena,
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rob, You and Your daughters and entire family!
Gregg and Cindy Urban

Anonymous said...

Rob, Dena and family,
Our love and prayers are with
you all as you continue to fight
this very difficult battle. Your strength and courage are so amazing.

Hold Rob's hand and tell him we
all want our hero to get better,
our hearts go out to you.
Take care,
Joan Krause and family

Liz said...

Praying you get more good news about the cultures. Thanks again for taking the time to keep us posted. Huge hugs and lots and lots of prayers.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for God to give
Rob and your family strength through this tough journey.
I appreciate all your updates. We read them daily!

Anonymous said...

Rob,
we are seeing great progress on your part! You are a strong guy and you need to keep fighting for your family. God bless you.
We continue to have you in our thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.
Ewald

B-Mama said...

Dena,
I don't know you, but I wish I could be there right now to give you a hug. Know of our prayers from afar. Stand strong, sister, and continue to run this race set before you!

Blessings,
Bethany Gasperini and family (friends of Brent Andrew, who served with Rob at Ft. Riley)

Anonymous said...

Dena, I'm Polly - a friend of Barb and her family. We knew each other in Guatemala. I have only seen you and the children in photos that Barb has. When I opened your blog and saw Rob's photos and your family photo is when it hit home. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I was very happy to read that Chris, Jenny and Natalie all there with you and Barb. Barb had been planning for a number of friends to come to San Antonio to greet Rob when he came home and I hope we can still do that when Rob is released from the hospital and is back at home. Please kiss Rob and give a big hug and kiss to Barb and Chris, Jenny and Natallie for me. You are in my prayers and my heart. You are a beautiful loving person. Best Wishes, Polly

Hanson's Family Journey said...

God is with you all and we're praying for you! Continue to be strong Rob and Dena!

beka zerbst said...

Rich and I continue to keep Rob, you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the updates on his condition. You are amazing in your strength and courage.

The Zerbsts

Anonymous said...

Dena,

I had one of those chilling experience when I checked my mail the other day – there was an e-mail with a disturbing subject line from your Aunt Joyce that revealed nothing of the content but yet it was evident that this would not be good news. Since then we have repeatedly read your blog and all the comments.

We are so very very sad to read about all the terrible things that Rob and you are going thru at this difficult time. You, Rob, and your children are in our thoughts every morning, every evening, and there between.


Stig, Ulla, and Per

Marianna said...

A PO box would be a great idea ~ I'd like to send a card.

I hope the temperature drops soon...

Keeping your family in my thoughts,
Marianna

Anonymous said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are praying for your recovery and family. We hope to see you soon. From Korea wishing you love.

Kelly and Corey Boernsen

DUTCH in Atlanta said...

Address? Package with Paul Franklin's book was mailed yesterday to you at the Fisher House in Bethesda. Since he went through the same loss as Rob, I feel certain it will give you some hope.

When things calm down a bit, Im sure that Paul and/or his wife, Audra would be happy to share their experience, strength and hope with you.

In the mean time, stay strong. You are not alone.

DUTCH in Atlanta
(Army Dad and Navy Dad)

Leta said...

As others have said in prior comments, your blog is the first one I check every morning and the last one before bed. I keep you in my prayers and thoughts throughout the day.

Rob ~ keep fighting. There is victory down the road and from the comments on this blog there are legions of people who love you and have your back.

Dena ~ you continue to inspire me with your strength and faith. I hope you find a way each day to take care of you in whatever way you need to.

Betty said...

Dena and family,

Just want to let you know that friends of Bill and Deb S. are praying for all of you too. We are a small prayer group in Schuyler NE---small but mighty in our prayers. We will follow your blog and as with everyone else we know God has this situation in his loving hands. We ask Him to allow you, Dena, and Rob to feel his loving arms wrapped around you---holding you close as only a Father can.

Schuyler friends

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 11/06/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.

cary said...

Great to hear how you are doing. I've linked to your story here and here, and will be mentioning your site on Friday morning 0700 on The O Word, an internet radio show.

May Rob continue to heal; may God continue to give you comfort.

Anonymous said...

Dena and Rob,

We continue to check your blog every morning. My heart goes out to you. I wish we were closer so we could come visit. Hang in there and keep your faith in God. We pray for you daily.
James and Julie McGahey

Chris said...

Thinking of you.

Love from MN said...

Rob, the prayers continue from MN and I'm so glad you can have your family with you. Hearing from your siblings and dad along side your wife and mom and mom-in-law, let's you know they're all giving you their love and support. The body is amazing and it needs time to heal. Patience will be the next hurdle for everyone.

Dena, Barb, and Bev, make sure you are getting your rest and taking care of each other. You have been on a roller coaster of emotions.

Rob, may you find peacefulness knowing that many are pulling for your recovery.

Love You Rob Yllescas!!
Aunt Julie (Schott) Davidson

Anonymous said...

Hang in there...both of you. You are both doing really wel in the midst of some pretty tough circumstances. You both remain at the forefront of my heart and my mind. I will be out of town for a few days and off the blog, but please call me anytime if you need anything, or just need a listening ear.
Love,
Kim

Bree Loggins (wife ofSFC LOGGINS) said...

Dena,
Got this email today from someone on my HighSchool ROTC page where I had left a prayer request for Rob. Thougtht I should share......

Kitty Carmody Hagan said,
"Thank God! Subscribed to the feed myself. My Mike spent 4 years with Uncle Sam and then another 10 or so in the 141st F/A of the LA National Guard at Jackson Barracks, NOLA. Called up for Desert Storm and federalized two weeks before college graduation, and based at Ft. Hood, and D/S ended just a couple weeks before his unit left. So that story really resonated with me. Mike ended up as SFC of B Battery of the 141st, but served as the Top Kick., so of course, we love our boys. I can't imagine what they're going through now. I haven't signed the log, though I suppose I should, but I put them on every prayer chain I can think of, and got an email forwarded back from CANADA Monday that one of our writers' guilds had picked it up and spread it to all their prayer chains, as well. They're tied in internationally. So, partially through your post, Rob and Dena have become quite "famous." There are better ways to earn fame, I suppose, but how humbling to realize how many people care!"

Anonymous said...

Ditto what others have already said here: Thank you for taking time top post your updates, and take care of yourself! You have prayers and love from my grateful family here in Minnesota.

Most sincerely,

Jenifer Fadness
Ruthton, MN

Kevin Paul said...

My prayers are with all of you.

LTC Kevin Paul
UNL Class of 1989
Fort Knox, KY

Karen said...

Dena,
I wish I could give you a BIG hug right now.

Remember that flight attendants always tell their passengers to put their own oxygen mask on FIRST... Before the person sitting next to you, before your kids even. There is a reason for this. So, too, must you take care of yourself first so that you can take care of Rob as well. Don't feel badly about having to take time to rest, regroup, or have a good cry.

I will pray that Rob's rhabdo resolves quickly, and that his body continues to heal.

Sending lots of love and prayers your way,
Karen M.

Anonymous said...

Rob and Dena,
I can't imagine what you have gone through and have yet to go through, but faith, hope and loving support, even from people you don't know, will guide you both through this difficult time. The Bible says the Lord will never give us more than we can handle, but this situation is certainly a test for your family.
Our 17-year-old daughter joined the National Guard in June of this year. We had to sign for her because of her age, but she has planned to do this for over three years. The day I signed that piece of paper, I had mixed emotions. I was reluctant to let my "little girl" join the Guards, but on the other hand was so proud of her for wanting to serve her country. She attends Osceola High School and will leave 3 days after graduation for basic training in Georgia. Rob must have felt this same need to serve his country, and I am so proud of him and all of our soldiers who serve and have served. Thank you Rob for your sacrifice for our freedom - I truly believe God will heal you and reward you and your family. Dena - keep the faith and know thousands of people are praying for you and your family. Please remember to take care of yourself as you know the road ahead will be long. God bless all of you, and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for keeping this blog so everyone can follow Rob's progress. Take good care of those little girls!
Jocey and Randy Boruch, Osceola

Lisa said...

Dena,
Thank you for the text. I know you're busy and I appreciate you taking the time to respond. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. I am so happy that all your family is with you now to keep you strong. I cried today when I read your Dad's comment. I wish so much I could be there to give you a huge hug right now! Take care of yourself so that you can continue to be Rob's rock. We love you!
Lisa and Luke

personal said...

Dena
I have been following your blog and Rob's progress with interest and prayer for his recovery. I am amazed at the response of both your friends, family and others and hopefully this helps to keep your spirit and strength up. I cannot even imagine the emotions you must feel and what it takes to get through this. Your comment on wishing you had a snapshot of what it will be like in one year may be answered somewhat by taking a look at a book written by Lee Woodruff "In an Instant" which she wrote about the difficulty she experienced as the wife of Bob Woodruff the TV commentator who was injured by an IED in Iraq and their experience with recovery. It is an inspirational book and the emotions you describe even at this early point in time are very similar. It is available at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Familys-Journey-Love-Healing/dp/0812978250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225983644&sr=1-1

Know well that Rob is in my thoughts for a fast recovery. Our troops have always been the true heroes and their sacrifice for all of us is never forgotten. I also include their families in that sacrifice also and have tremendous respect for you. Keep up your spirits.
Paul

Aunt Jeanne' said...

Hi Dena, Looking forward to your PO Box, and hope that every day gets better for both you and Rob. Take care...our prayers continue. Love Uncle Doug and Aunt Jeanne'

Chris said...

Dear Dena,

You are getting quite a medical education-none anyone would ever want. We will keep hoping for little victories on the path home.

Rob,

Welcome back to the USA, Sir! Thank you for all you have done for us. My wife, boys, and I are rooting for you.

CC

Anonymous said...

Dena,
So glad to know that you all are back in the states. That sure makes it easier for family and friends to gather round and be there for you and Rob. It's okay for you to have a let down once in awhile and have a good old cry. I think you have done amazing at staying so strong under extremely tough circumstances. Thanks again for the updates. Hang in there and we will continue to pray!

Love, Sue Porter

Hilliard Family said...

Rob, Dena, and family,

You are in the prayers of many at Ft Leavenworth.

The Hilliard family

Kathy said...

Dena, I will start by introducing myself. My name is Kathy Creed. My son, Sgt. Bryan Creed, is part of B Troop. SSG Couch is his platoon Sgt. With that being said, please know that my husband, Tim & I have lifted you, Rob & your entire family up in prayer. I cannot begin to know what you are going through, but please know that we are praying for each of you. Our hearts break each time we hear news like this; but we do know that God will take care of each of you. We are so thankful & so very proud of each of these soldiers. Our continued prayers from North Carolina are with you and your family. Tim & Kathy Creed

TheBronze said...

Rob, Stay strong and get well soon. You and your family are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I am a teacher at Timer Ridge and heard about your family's situation. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers daily. I pray God's speedy recovery for you Rob!!

Audrey Mayo

Faye said...

Dena and Rob,
Just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers. I have a friend that lost both of his legs in Vetnam. He does so well it is hard to tell anything is different with him. He even bowls in a league.
I am Adam Jackson's Aunt.
God Bless!

mwbarker said...

I just heard from Chaplain Ron Cooper about what your family is going through. My family and friends' prayers are with you. May God provide Rob, you, and your entire family strength and encouragement during this difficult time. May He give extra wisdom to the doctors that are treating Rob and surround the room with His presence. God will see you through this!

fuzzys dad said...

I found you via The Bronze Blog. I will continue to pray for Rob and you. Take care and May God Bless you both.Rick

~gkw said...

May God hold you close during this time and comfort your family...

I'll be praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Dena,
I am a friend of Dustin and Beth Soechting. I wanted you to know we along with our church in Hoover, AL are praying for your family.
In Christian Love,
Michelle Judd

Grandma Faye said...

Dena, Grandpa and I are praying for you and Rob continously, We want you to keep strong, and we want Rob to heal quickly, We really enjoyed seeing the little girls Sunday, We got a lot of kisses. We are keeping you in our prayers, KEEP the FAITH. Love you lots, Grandpa and Grandma O.

Alan & Jodie said...

Dena and Rob, we are parying for both of you. WE have asked the prayer chain at our church to pray for you Dena and for Rob's speedy recovery. While we are no located in your physical vicinity you are both in our prayer and our hearts. God is all powerful and he will carry you through this challenge. Rob is a strong man, I have only talked with him once, but I watched him the night he left Ft Hood and his inner strength and courage were very apparent, that will get him through, God and Rob are working together and God always prevails.

We are praying for all of you.

Alan

HeleninGuate said...

Dena, we've known Rob and his family since he was just a boy and went to school with our children at Inter-American School in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We're now in Guatemala City, but a friend from there called us with the news of his injury earlier this week. Be assured of our prayers for him and his recovery, you and all the family.

Julie. Soldiers Angels said...

Hello Dena, I'm a Soldiers' Angel from BC Canada. I heard about Rob and your blog through a miliblog site and have been praying for you both. In my capacity as a Soldiers' Angel, I work with the VA Puget Sound & the two Fisher Houses in Washington State. I'm so glad to hear you are settled into the Fisher House and know you'll receive great support there. You're an amazing woman and it is evident in every word you write, the strength of your love and faith. My heart breaks that this has happened to Rob yet I have no doubts he will apply his warrior skills to all the challenges ahead to achieve a strong recovery. Keep the faith and know you have a world of people praying.

julie morelli
Soldiers' Angels

Dena's Dad said...

I'm Alan Gissler,Dena's dad. I just want to take this time to thank each and everyone for your prayers and comments of support for Rob and Dena. I consider each and every one of you their guardian angels. Please continue your prayers for both and in no time at all, Rob will be back with us. I'm so glad that Dena asked (??) Rob to marry her! My son-in-law is truely an America Hero!
Alan

Anonymous said...

Guatemala sigue con oraciones para Rob y su familia.. They way Dena has taken this is wonderfull, God Bless her & all his family...

Sarah Meeks said...

Hi Rob,

I am a friend of Ryan and Nancy Kules and I wanted to let you know that I am sending my thoughts your way. Your work is admired by all and you will get through this with your wonderful wife and beautiful girls by your side. I look forward to seeing your bright smile on your face soon. Your wonderful smile so vividly sticks out in my mind from Ryan and Nancy's wedding a couple years ago. Keep fighting…

Dena...you are one tough cookie and I know from a friend stand point what you are going through is not easy. Remain strong for Rob and your girls, one day at a time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your family.

Praying for you all...

Love,
Sarah Meeks (the Kules friend from AZ)

delila said...

Rob and Dena,
I am a co-worker with Bree Malone in Missouri Valley, IA. My husband and I will pray for you and keep posted on your progrss.

We want you to know that we appreciate what you are doing to keep freedom alive not only in Iraq, but in America. Thank-you for what you have done.
Sincerely, Delila Bertelsen

Anonymous said...

Directed here by a fellow Husker fan who's praying for your family. We'll be praying for you as well.

God Bless You - The Meyerhoeffer family

Guatemala said...

Rob cuando despiertes y ya puedas tomarte el tiempo de ver la cantidad de gente que ah estado pendiente de ti y que te quiere, te daras cuenta de lo valiosa que es tu vida para mles de personas. eres un hijo de Dios bendecido!. Adelante ! mucha fortaleza, no te sueltes de la mano de Dios..

Bendiones y te queremos Rob

Anonymous said...

Stay strong!

You are in our herats and prayers.