Our friend (whose name I'm going to continue to withhold just in case) is recovering remarkably faster than expected. Thank you so much for the prayers.
It was expected that he'd have a breathing tube until he was medevac'd out of theater, but they were able to remove the breathing tube before he was transported. He's been able to talk to his wife. I guess his first words were, ""I'm OK. I don't want anybody to worry." Gotta love it - though a bit late for THAT sentiment. ::wink::
He should be en route out of theater and to a new country....then his wife and parents will be flying over - or maybe he'll continue to recover so quickly that he'll fly on home to America.
Again, thanks so much for your prayers. This family and their children are very special to our family....