Former Alaska Governor and conservative hero Sarah Palin just made a tragic announcement about her husband Todd. After a serious snowmobile accident in Alaska, Todd will need “bionic parts” to live.
The crash happened about 70 miles away from their hometown of Wasilla, and Todd Palin – who is 51 – is still in intensive care with fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, and broken clavicle, and broken shoulder blade.
As Sarah explained on Facebook:
Thank you for lifting Todd up in prayer. He’s still in ICU under care of a superbly skilled staff. A long surgery repaired numerous breaks in Todd’s upper body, docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear.
And she’s thankful for the help from skilled doctors:
Requiring a bit more than our usual fix-all up here – Duct tape – some gnarly incisions to enter his innards will be reminders of how life can change in the blink of an eye. (And skating through TSA detectors with bionic parts will now be anything but the blink of an eye!)
So thankful for today’s medical technology including 3-D X-rays, temporary pain blocks and epidurals. I’m voting for their continued use until a resting position is found that allows minimal wincing with each breath.
She’s also grateful for the still-mysterious “snowmachiner” who found her husband and saved his life.
Let us pray for Todd Palin and his family during this difficult time. We want him to have a speedy recovery!