Saturday, November 1, 2008
We have arrived in Germany
We arrived in Germany and made our way to Landstuhl. We are staying at the Fisher House located right across from the hospital. We met with the 1st ID liason, Sgt Schroeder who took us to where Rob is in the ICU. We were put in the waiting room and Dr Gram came in and spoke with us. Rob is currently in surgery. At that time, he had been in surgery about 1 1/2 hours and will probably be there for a couple more hours. Here are the updates we were given about him: during the blast, he suffered a jaw fracture. In order to repair this, they have to wire his jaw. Since he had been on a breathing tube, they removed that and placed a trachea so that his jaw could be wired. They were also going to again, wash his wounds and assess his fractured femur. At this point in time, they don't know what they are going to do about the fracture and will be deciding a mode of action sometime in the near future. As far as his neuro status, a couple of hopeful things is that anesthesia said that when he has been in surgery, and they were stitching him up, his blood pressure and heart rate would rise, which is a good indication. Obviously we don't want Rob to be in pain, but any reaction to pain is a good sign. Also, when his eyelids are lifted up by the doctors, he does flinch them. Besides that, there really aren't a lot of updates. I'm just anxious to see him. As soon as he gets out of surgery, the doctor is going to call the liason and he will come get us. I want Rob to know we are here for him. Although he is still unconsious, I truly believe he'll feel our presence. Rob is a strong guy and he will get through this. We all will. We just need to continue to be on our knees in prayer. I know I mentioned this before, but our main focus is getting ROB back. We can deal with anything else. So, PRAY PRAY PRAY. I am so stunned at how many people have already checked this site. I want to thank you for that and for the comments that have been written. It truly means so much to hear from all of you. God has truly blessed us to be surrounded and uplifted by so many wonderful people. Please continue to write comments because even though it may seem small to you, it means the world to us. I will write again after I've seen Rob.
Posted by Dena Yllescas at 7:09 AM