Monday, July 20, 2009

A few pictures....Warning some are Graphic

This is before the halo surgery, they were doing a dressing change, keep in mind what your seeing is Dave's abs on his leg:




The large dark lump was removed during the halo surgery, this is how they monitored the flap with that special machine.



Pirate Dave


After the Halo surgery:




Dave will have this baby on for almost a year, 3-4 months of growing his bone then 6-8 months stabilizing it.

15 comments:

maggi said...

What a blessing you & Dave are to so many people! I will continue to lift y'all up in prayer. Thank you, to both of you, for Dave's service to America.

Lamp Tramp said...

That leg is truly beautiful to me! May it continue to heal and thrive with all the love and prayers that are coming your way from all this wonderful country! Love the PIRATE DAVE picture, David...you are too much! Love you both!

Maggie said...

Prayers for healing of his body and both your hearts and souls.

Princess Freckles said...

It looks much improved after the halo surgery! I pray that he continues to heal!

AirmanMom said...

The wonders of modern medicine!
Prayers are being lifted for strength and healing!
~AM

Danielle Atkinson said...

Isn't modern medicine wonderful? Keep on truckin' David. You're an inspiration to soldiers and civilians across the country (just judging from all the comments!). We love you and hope to see you soon.

ps...can we get the address where to send mail to you again? Somebody has a birthday coming up ;)

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Bella said...

Wow, Dave seems so strong and brave. Thanks for posting those pictures, it is amazing what he is having done. My prayers go out to you both.

EODLilly said...

Wow, that's is graphic! Yikes! I know it will be painful and I sure hope your halo dealio works out! Hang in there Pirate Dave. By the Way...Way to go standing on the new leg. Your such a champ. Luv, Lil

Wila (aka Ali) said...

The leg is looking great! What marvelous things technology and hope can create! Keep up the great spirits. :-)

thepreppyprincess said...

We are just amazed by what the reconstructive medical community can accomplish, it looks like it is gonna' be great.

Thank you both for sharing the story, the progress, the love.
tp

Griffith Family said...

Wow! Holy moly is all I can think of when I look at those photos. You have one incredibly brave husband. I hope that year flies by with fantastic results.

James said...

good stuff, i'll be around that way tomorrow and will swing by. hopefully i get caught up with you and the pirate.
cheers,
Jim

Niki said...

Prayers are continuing for you guys!

Many blessings, prayers, and warm hugs.

stefnur said...

Prayers up for you both....Dave and I have been following your progress since Jim and Sandy let us know of your situation. We are so impressed with the grace and maturity in which you both have faced this challenge in your lives. Wow.
Liz, love your blog! Please know that you are not alone, there are alot of arms holding you even when you can't see them or feel them. David, your strength is just amazing! Keep up the good work...you are one awe inspiring man.
If we can help in any way, let us know...
love, Dave & Stephanie Geiger