Love One Another

If we truly love someone then we will want to serve them, with our whole heart and soul. We wont care what others think. Even if it means others laugh, judge, or criticize us for how we do things.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Here is the lastest on Shane

Dear Family, Friends & Neighbors: Thank you for your prayers, please don't stop praying. I have attach some pictures but please open with caution as some are graphic and may be difficult and upsetting for you to see. The only thing I can say is that a picture is worth a thousand words and I wanted you to personally see the 22 year old enwar hero you are praying for. He was given a purple heart with valor medal. I pray that his suffering and sacrifice will be used for God's glory and that it will be a reminder to us all that freedom isn't free. Pray for all of our military, we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude and respect. They are not forgotten! Shane is still in intensive care and has already had two surgeries since we arrived late Sunday evening. He is going into surgery again tomorrow. He has extensive injuries all over and as a result Shane has a long road of pain, more surgeries and rehabilitation to face. It is more difficult than words can express to see our son lying in such pain. We are so proud of him for his bravery in battle and now his battle to recover. Due to his pain, he can only rest and sleep for very short periods of time. He is disoriented when he wakes up sometimes and doesn't know where he is and sometimes he is very irritable and struggles with the immense pain, and other times he is a complete cut up and will make us laugh. He is a real trooper! The doctors are trying very hard to alleviate Shane's pain as much as possible, but the meds they are giving him, if given too much, will cause his blood pressure to drop and his heart to stop. His case is very tedious and complex, so please pray for the doctors and staff as they make medical decisions in Shane's best interest. He is surrounded with lots of family at his bedside who have flown in from various parts of the U.S. We are thankful he is alive and as we face this crisis with courage and strength that only God can give, we trust that God has better days ahead and that is what we look forward to. We claim God's promise in Joshua 1:9, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." May God also comfort you with this verse with wherever you are in life and whatever difficulties you face. May God continue to watch over you and bless your families. We are overwhelmed by the help and response to meet our families needs through the efforts of the American Red Cross, the Soldier Family Assistance Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Warrior In Transition Liaison of the 25th Infantry Division, the Able Troop Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed, the Chaplain assigned to Shane's Intensive Care Unit, and many charitable organizations that have welcomed us with open arms, given us a shoulder to cry on, and assisted with our family's needs. Again, I can't say it enough, we are thankful to tears for the love and concern everyone has had for our son and our family and more importantly your continual prayers. May God get the glory!!
Much love,Debbie Stuard

I am only including one of the pictures because of the graphic nature of some of them.

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