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8/5 update from Parker’s Mom.

Surgery #8 update

Parker did well through surgery. Dr. Zeri did a below the knee amputation to his right leg. His complete calf muscle was dead and he had to go a bit higher to the knee than he would have liked to. The area right below the knee doesn’t have great blood supply…it’s there but not great. He isn’t confident that he won’t have to go back and do an above the knee amputation. He said it was a stretch to try to save the knee but that if it were him, he’d want someone to try…so he is trying. It’s hard to perform an above the knee right now because his muscles in his thigh are still not healed. He said it was just a complicated case because of all the injuries. So we are praying hard that the blood perfusion to the area below his knee increases and he is able to keep that knee. We have had 2 fabulous anesthesiologist that have gone the extra mile to ensure pain control after surgery and we are so thankful. He will have to go into surgery in the morning at 7:30 to clean some areas up and close some areas.

This all still seems so surreal, like a bad nightmare I’m waiting to wake up from. I know we will get thru it but I still can’t believe it’s reality.

We can not begin to express our gratitude for the overwhelming amount of love and prayers. From calls, texts, messages, cards, care packages, donations and meals. We’ve had friends to drive hours to just visit with us for 15 mins. We’ve had pastors make multiple trips just to pray with Jeff and I. Thank you to our friends and family that rushed up here to sit with us during the surgery today. They knew this was a hard one and they showed up.

Thank you so much for the vigil held tonight at McCoy Field in Laurinburg. We had some videos sent to us and you all are amazing. We pray that God hears and answers our prayers.

Posted: 08/05/2022 at 07:52AM


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8/5 update from Parker’s Mom. -- BlueSabre 08/05/2022 07:52AM
  Agree. I have 20 people coming to my home on Sunday. -- Albemarle Pirate 08/05/2022 5:14PM
  Thank you. ** -- trinitypirate 08/05/2022 9:00PM
  His mother is an incredibly strong woman. -- Pirate1 08/05/2022 1:54PM
  I with you, my brother. ** -- MooresvillePirate 08/06/2022 8:27PM
  I really hated posting it. ** -- BlueSabre 08/05/2022 1:36PM
  Actually, just chatted Porter. He's with them now -- PortCityPirate 08/05/2022 08:58AM
  That’s awesome! ** -- BlueSabre 08/05/2022 11:33AM
  Thanks Port! I am so happy to hear -- Sea Rover 08/05/2022 09:08AM
  Agree ** -- BlueSabre 08/05/2022 08:35AM

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