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My son was wounded in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by blusky558, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. blusky558

    blusky558 Guest

    Well, I had a premonition that something would happen sooner or later. I got a call from my son that he had been shot in the arm during an attack during the night. He is currently at Bagram Airfield and due to be airlifted to Landstuhl, Germany for more surgery. Just trying to keep calm and cool and keep facts in my head as news come. I guess the blessing out of this is that it was his right arm and he is left handed. I will keep everyone posted as to events as they unwind, but it looks like a trip to Germany is in my future.

  2. debowah

    debowah Guest

    So sorry to hear that your son was wounded fighting for my freedom. Hope the news is better than you expect. If you go to see him, please travel safely and thank him and you for his service. I will pray for him and you and all who serve. Peace.....
  3. Jameson

    Jameson Guest

    God bless your son and the thousands of men and women of the armed services that protect us around the world.:pride
  4. Lisa63

    Lisa63 Guest

    blusky, your son is in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs are on the way to you, as well.

  5. bostongal

    bostongal Guest

    Jodee - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your son.

  6. BarbaraK

    BarbaraK Guest

    Jodee positive thoughts and good wishes are sent to you and your son. ((((((((((((((((Jodee))))))))))))))))
  7. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    OH Jodee...:(..I am so sorry, and prayers, and heal well thoughts from our home to you ,and your son, please keep us updated, and prayers continue for your Brother too....hugs Joanne
  8. JacquieP

    JacquieP Guest

    Prayers are on the way for both of you! Here's hoping that he gets better fast.
  9. herb

    herb Guest

    Wishing your son a speedy recovery :)
  10. Cricket

    Cricket Guest

    Just remember...he is safe and in good hands and that is what counts.God bless.
  11. Beryl

    Beryl Guest

    Oh Jodee....What frightful news to receive! ....but thankfully it wasn't worse.....and I know you are saying that to yourself over and over and over again....and yes, no matter what, it is awful!!! You sound like you are being very sensible and calm and I applaud you for that. I pray that your son has a full and speedy recovery....and your brother too! =hug=hug=hug
  12. So sorry to hear this.

    Prayers being said for you all.

    Hope you can bring him home soon.
  13. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    My prayers and good wishes for a speedy and complete recovery go out to your son. God bless him for his service to his country.

    Please keep us updated. I hope the news will be as good as possible under the circumstances.

    {{{HUGS}}} - you both are in my thoughts and prayers,

    Mary Ann
  14. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Guest

    Jodee - - so sorry to hear this - hey he was able to call you so that is good news! Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
  15. Oh my, how very scary for you. My thoughts and prayers will be with your son for a speedy recovery and safe return home.
  16. KathyC

    KathyC Guest

    So sorry to hear this; here's wishing a speedy & full recovery.
  17. lady-bug

    lady-bug Guest

    So sorry your son was wounded. I hope he recovers quickly.

    Please thank him from all of my family who is so grateful for his service in protecting our freedoms.

    And bless you for supporting him. I know it has to be tough on his loved ones at home that worry about his safety.
  18. Mbandy

    Mbandy Guest

    Sorry to hear that your son was wounded and I am so thankful that it was not worse. It is a shame when anyone is wounded in action but when it is someone close to you, that's always a tragedy. I am wishing him a speedy recovery and joining my fellow @ddicts in thanking him for his service :pride
  19. debowah

    debowah Guest


    Any updates on your son?? Prayers continue.......
  20. blusky558

    blusky558 Guest

    Thanks so much everyone for the love and support!

    He is at Landstuhl, has been seen by many Drs. Both bones are broken in his forearm, and the median nerve has been severed, along with tissue damage to the underside of his arm. They have are going back and forth about fixing the nerve first, then the bones, or vice versa, but he is scheduled for at least another 2 surgurys this week alone, followed by skin grafts from his hip to his arm to cover the open wound.

    He calls 2-3 times per day, plus we have access to the military DSN line from his sister's work, so she talks to him as well. His dad is flying out tonight to Germany. I can't afford the costs at this time, but it sounds like they will be sending him home here for convelescent leave sometime in the next few weeks, so I am getting things ready here.

    I have been in touch with an organization called Soldiers Angels who provide goodies and necessities to soldiers, both in the field and those who are injured. They are going to make sure he gets a birthday cake for his birthday next week!

    Again, thanks so much to all of you for your support, we truly are a Cruise @ddict family here!

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