September 8, 2013

Prayers Needed

We just found out that a friend of the family, USA Sgt. John King, was involved in a very serious motorcycle accident yesterday and is in critical condition. He is stationed at Ft. Bragg.

Hospital staff only stabilized him in the ER a short time ago (we got the news at 1230 hrs today) and he is now able to be moved to ICU, but he is still unconscious.

He is from Wyoming, his dad is a Pastor.

John is a great guy, we are very worried.
Please join us in prayer for this fine young man.

John went into surgery about 3:30 this afternoon. He had to have several holes drilled into his head to relieve pressure.

He also has a lung contusion, broken tibia, and broken facial bones (right side). His parents and his two sisters are at his side, along with members of his army platoon and the special forces.

Afternoon update: Doctors are getting ready to insert a PICC line into Jonathan's chest and remove the separate lines going into his arms and legs. This will help reduce the chance of infection. They have also placed him on a feeding tube.
Earlier today Jon had a chest x-ray. The good news is that everything in his chest/stomach area looks good. The concern is that this caused too much stimulation to his brain, leading to swelling.

His friends and family started a FB page - Prayer Warriors for John King.

Updates are posted by his family.


Doom said...

Ask and you shall receive. I'll add in family and friends as a finishing touch.

Opus #6 said...

Prayers sent. My dad lost his leg in a motorcycle crash. This is a difficult time for the family. I pray for them as well.

Gorges Smythe said...

You got 'em.

Anam Cara said...

Will do!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Holes drilled ... ouch ... thoughts and prayers.

Kid said...

Sig, Helmet? In any case, best prayers and thoughts for family and friends.

Best to you John, you sound like one of the good ones.

Mamahen said...

Prayers on the way!