Help Zac Evenson and his family!
Zac is a 16 year old from a small town in Montana. He plays football, he wake boards and dirt bikes. The day after Christmas he was tearing the 22 handgun that he had received for Christmas down and putting it back together. He didn’t realize there was a bullet in the chamber. When he was putting the slide back on it slipped and the gun discharged. His hand was injured between his ring finger and pinky. The bullet went through his left leg above the knee. The bullet severed the artery on the side of the left knee and the bullet lodged lower into the leg. He was in surgery about six hours and had to have a vein taken out of his right leg and repair the artery that he blew out. It went in through the back of his knee with a 6 to 8 inch incision to fix that artery that they are hoping will hold. They made an incision down both sides of the left calf that they have to leave open so that the swelling doesn’t restrict the blood flow to the leg. There is a possibly that he could need a few more surgeries. And at least 8 to 12 months recovery. There is possible nerve damage. It will take at least a few days before we know much more. He will spend at least 7 to 10 days in the hospital. He is in the ICU now. We can use all the prayers that we can get. The family does not have health insurance but are trying to get it and the medical bills are not cheap. His father is currently unemployed and his mother is taking time off to take care of Zac and their one year old daughter. The family could really use the help for paying any expenses. Any donation is so greatly appreciated.+ Read More
Our favorite teenager has been home since Friday. He finally showered and not just a sponge bath. His wounds are all stitched up and looking good. We go to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully get the drains out of his legs. I've got the job to change his dressings and I must say I'm getting pretty good at it. He's doing PT here at the house. Chad is in charge of that and doesn't let him get away with being lazy. He will start PT with a therapist in about 3 weeks as soon as Dr. Craig says he's healed enough to do more. Oh and his appetite is back!! He really missed Grandma's cooking. I will give an update tomorrow on if he gets the drain tubes out or if we have to wait a bit more. Thank you EVERYONE for the support!!
Our favorite Teenager is having surgery tomorrow to sew up the fascias. Then hopefully he will be coming home on Friday!! We still have a long road of Recovery ahead of us but he can't wait to get back to his environment. He misses his friends, his sister, his bed and top ramen Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared. It means the world to us and we are so thankful!!