The following is from Kathy:
He has a hernia that kept growing and it was pressing on his esophagus. He only had a small opening to swallow food and when he was eating a burrito it ruptured his esophagus. They did the surgery around 2:30 am (1/28) and sewed the esophagus and tried to get rid of the air pockets but there are still some in there and they may have to go back in and get them. We will find out if he will need additional surgery on Wednesday. They couldn't fix the hernia so they are giving him medication that is suppose to keep it
controlled and help gradually shrink it so that this doesn’t happen again. They’ve moved him from ICU back to a regular room now. He will be here a minimum of a week and it could be more. When he is discharged, he will be coming home and out of work for about a month. We had to get a rental car to get out here to him and will have a lot of unexpected expenses incurred as far as hotel, travel, food, and his medical care as well because he’s uninsured. All of this on top of our regular monthly bills is becoming quite overwhelming very fast. Anything you can do to help financially would be amazing. Also please do not quit praying . God has performed a miracle in allowing me to lay eyes on my husband again and he’s still not out of the woods yet.