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Prayers and Good Thoughts Please for Nephew having surgery today!

My nephew is having surgery today at Dallas Children's Hospital to repair a depressed fracture to his skull around 11:30 Texas time.

A couple weeks ago L was out in the field behind his house with one of their dogs. Dakota raced toward him and he put out his leg to stop the dog from leaping on him. The dog tripped him and he rolled down an incline. A horse happened to be coming up the incline. The horse's hoof hit his head. My sister said that's the best explanation she could get out of him. Forward to discovering a depressed skull fracture and the decision to have surgery to fix it. Please keep my nephew, my very nervous sister and brother in law and all involved in your prayers and thoughts today.


Update: Luke just came out of surgery and is in recovery. It went well. There wasn't any damage or tearing to his brain, thank goodness. The surgeon fixed the depressed skull area, pulled it out or whatever you do and reset it. He said areas around the fracture had already started to reknit itself together. He'll be in ICU overnight for observation and if all goes well, he can go home tomorrow. My sister will be staying there with him tonight. He just won't be able to play soccer or other stuff for a couple months. Thank you for all your good thoughts and prayers.

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  1. Eeep! That sounds awful! *sends good vibes and wishes* I hope everything goes all right and that your nephew wll be home again soon!

    *sends some more good vibes*

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  2. Wow! He's fortunate to be alive. Will be lifting him up today!

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  3. saying a prayer for them and you RIGHT NOW

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  4. Wishing your nephew all the very best.

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  5. OMG, I hope your nephew gets through the surgery okay! Prayers and hugs all around!

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  6. I'm very sorry to hear about this unfortunate accident. I hope all goes well and I will definitely offer prayers towards your nephew.

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  7. Any news on how his surgery went yet?

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  8. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear this! I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers. *Hugs*

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  9. Nope, no word yet. As with all things, they got started late. Took him in around 1:30.

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  10. I spoke too soon. My sis called me a few minutes ago. He is out of surgery and doing good. Update in post.

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  11. I'm so glad to hear the surgery went well. How terrifying for all of you! I'll keep him and all of you in my prayers as he recovers!

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  12. I came late to pray but just read your update. Praise our living God he came out OK!!!! Lord please let there be no pain and a quick recovery for this little sweetheart.

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  13. So relieved to see the update. My wishes for a speedy and complete recovery.

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  14. Oh, I'm so glad to hear he's out of surgery and everything went well! *sends more healing thoughts* May his healing process be swift and complete!

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  15. So relieved to hear that all is well!! What a freak accident!! Before you know it he'll be back in action!!

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