I couldn’t hardly read the entire email – it’s pretty upsetting to really come to terms with what has happened to Daniel. While I know he’s stable now – these are unsettling reports to read because I get a glimpse of how serious this is. Being so far away – and no direct conversation with him – there’s a bit of a detachment on my end. An unsureal reality. Any little infection could set Daniel on a really bad course. Pray that there will be no infection. He’s endured so much. So many surgeries and procedures in just a few days. As a mother – it makes my stomach unsettled – one day this could be my son.

 Hi Everyone,
Well, yesterday was certainly a trying day…I spent about 6 hours on the
phone with Daniel.  We cried, we laughed, we prayed, we talked…He’s very
frustrated about being stuck in Germany.  I tried to assure him that he is
there for a reason…His faith is being stretched…and we all know that
that can be a good thing.  We talked a lot about his walk with Jesus and how
his life has been spared…more than once these last few weeks.  All in all,
it was a good day.  Wish I could have been by his bedside, but being able to
hear his voice and listen to his stories is the next best thing.  Thank you
to the army for making that possible for this momma and son.

He did receive some more units of blood yesterday.  He wasn’t happy about
getting someone else’s blood…he’s not a big fan of needles…especially
large ones.  😉  I was told by the nurse that he’d most likely be receiving
some more units today during his procedure this morning.  When they wash out
his wounds and do more stitching and repairs, it’s only natural that he will
bleed more…and he lost so much in the beginning; his body just hasn’t been
able to replenish it to normal yet.  They may also take the last two toes
today.  The fourth one wasn’t looking good at all yesterday and the fifth
one was also completely black.  The two broken bones in his leg still have
not been cast. There are too many wounds on the exterior that need
attention. They were finally able to completely close the 6 inch gash on his
upper left thigh (backside) yesterday. All the other ones are still open and
very raw.

He’s talking to me about the last events of his journey.  Although they are
gruesome details, I’m glad that he is able to voice them.  I know that will
be healing to him today as well as down the road.  Your prayers are a big
part of that.  I’ve been receiving many encouraging emails and cards for him
and SSG Robertson  I can’t wait to deliver them.

Dan has been removed from the seriously injured list…although this is a
good thing, it may also delay him coming home as the ones in most urgent
need get priority first.  I know that God will bring him home in His perfect
timing…..but it sure is hard to wait.  😉

By His Grace, Bev