On this Tuesday, I received an urgent text from my good friend, Rebecca.
On Sunday, July 10, her husband, Jack was playing flag-football and got tackled by a guy on the opposing team. He slammed his entire arm/elbow into Jack's face. The impact sounded terrible and the hit was so hard that Jack's feet left the ground and his body twisted as he fell.
The concussion caused an orbital blowout fracture so that more than 80% of his orbital floor was blown out and his muscle got entrapped in the fracture. Thank God that his CT scans came back negative, so there is no swelling in the brain.
Jack's surgery was on Wednesday, July 13. The surgeon was able to put the prosthetic (plastic bone) in and stabilize it with two screws. The eye muscle that was trapped is now free! The surgeon said that Jack did very well and he has high hopes for recovery. "A strong, young man like Jack should recover relatively quickly and he has a low likelihood of complications."
Jack had no complications with the anesthesia. Praise the Lord! He is on the mend and will have a follow up in a week at which point the fracture site and eye sight will be assessed. Hopefully he'll have an equally uneventful recovery!
Rebecca, Jack, and their 10 month old baby girl have been through such a scare this past week, financially, emotionally, and physically. The doctor visits and surgery costs were an immense hit to their new family. We would so appreciate your support in helping to pay their medical bills. Fortunately, they have insurance, so your donations will help them meet their deductible. Please consider donating so that their financial worries will be lessened and they can recuperate quickly in all aspects!
More than anything, they have been so thankful for all the prayers, thoughts, well wishes, messages, texts, and phone calls that they've received. They are blown away by the love of their community.