Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Valiant Men

Sad News On the Home Front

I don't know how to say this, but, if you read my post "I parted then with valient men" from Memorial Day, I told you about my uncle Louis who was in Vietnam and was disabled-military related.

I received a call at 6:34 this morning that he was in the VA hospital in critical condition. He has diabetes and neuropathy in his feet and legs. He had an ulcer on his foot that wouldn't heal and became gangrenous. They are saying that the infection has entered his blood stream and he's in the ICU. No news on the exact status beyond that.

Normally, I wouldn't ask, but, if you can spare a few moments, please say a prayer for him and our family.

Thank you.

11 comments:

Cigarette Smoking Man from the X-Files said...

What little electromagnetic juice I can beam at the situation with my feeble mind, consider it beamed.

Indigo Red said...

I can spare a few moments for your uncle and your family.

Sgt. B. said...

Same here... Message to The Man Upstairs enroute...

Scott from Oregon said...

My Mum has got one of those little sores that won't heal, as well...... Lots of heartfelt angst, heading your way...

Cowboy Up Boston Red Sox said...

I said a prayer for your Uncle. Hope it helps.
Congrats on 1 year blogging.

Barb said...

I'm sorry, Kat. Prayers on the way - you are in my thoughts.

John said...

My prayers are with your Uncle!

alix said...

ok, kat. i can relate, hon.
glowies on the way.
thinking of him...

Twosret said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle. I will pray for him.

Kat said...

Thank you everyone. I appreciate your kind thoughts.

As an update, he has been transfered to a "step down" unit and they are considering putting a pace maker in and amputating some toes. The main concern right now is his pneumonia. He has heart problems and low immunity as it is, so this is a big concern.

alix said...

thanks for the update, kat.
oh gosh, you guys must be SO worried. will have him in my thoughts until further notice...