Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Hospital Photos (and an update)
Justin had surgery on Monday to amputate his feet. Russ was able to make arrangements to stay another day so he could be there when Justin came out of surgery (Russ is home as of last night). When they were in there, the doctors discovered that Justin's knees were worse than they originally thought and wanted to go back in and take more of his leg (from the knee). Last we knew, that surgery was scheduled for today.
Justin is still surrounded by family in Maryland--his mom, dad, sister, and grandfather are still with him. We're hoping to get up there to see him before too long.
Here is a clip from the news in Corpus that was posted today:
8:45 p.m. update: Justin is out of his 2nd amputation surgery. They amputated from the knee and the new doctor (that Kim really likes) wasn't happy with the hip pin and went in to make some adjustments--for the better, of course.
Justin is so tired of having all of these surgeries. Hopefully this will be his last one for a while. Please continue to pray for Justin and his physical and mental strength.
NNMC (stands for National Naval Medical Center, but you don't have to write it)
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Building 10 Ward 5E
Room #5 East Room 9
Bethesda, MD 20889-5601
Attn: Lcpl. Justin Rokohl