Wow: Sarah Palin Just Gave Startling Update on Her Husband Todd, It’s Tough to Read…

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gave an update Thursday about her husband’s condition, following his serious snowmobile accident over the weekend.

The 51 year-old former “First Dude” Todd Palin suffered multiple broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade and clavicle, and knee and leg injuries in the Sunday wreck . . .

Thank you for lifting Todd up in prayer. He’s still in ICU under care of a superbly skilled staff. A long surgery repaired numerous breaks in Todd’s upper body, docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear. [See Sarah’s full post below]

She added, “some gnarly incisions to enter his innards will be reminders of how life can change in the blink of an eye. (And skating through TSA detectors with bionic parts will now be anything but the blink of an eye!)” (Read more from “Wow: Sarah Palin Just Gave Startling Update on Her Husband Todd, It’s Tough to Read…” HERE)


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Sarah Palin’s Most Recent Update on Todd

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish Proverb

Thank you for lifting Todd up in prayer. He’s still in ICU under care of a superbly skilled staff. A long surgery repaired numerous breaks in Todd’s upper body, docs essentially lifted and secured every rib with steel bands, anchored the broken clavicle with plates and rods, set aside repair of a broken shoulder for later (also later are more minor things like ACL/MCL knee injuries), still mechanically inflating one collapsed lung while other bruised lung, liver, etc., are watched; chest drain is working overtime to keep things clear.

Requiring a bit more than our usual fix-all up here – Duct tape – some gnarly incisions to enter his innards will be reminders of how life can change in the blink of an eye. (And skating through TSA detectors with bionic parts will now be anything but the blink of an eye!)

So thankful for today’s medical technology including 3-D X-rays, temporary pain blocks and epidurals. I’m voting for their continued use until a resting position is found that allows minimal wincing with each breath.

We say Mat-Su Regional Hospital (http://matsuregional.com) is the best place to start life – all our babies are Mat-Su born – and these ER and ICU days show our local medical experts are most outstanding at continuing life, too… by the grace of God.

It’s all good though, and I hope whatever challenges you face today – physical, emotional, financial – you’ll have confidence in the care around you, and you’ll apply Todd’s consistent advice: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Your care for Todd is more appreciated than I can express. Thank you. And thank you to the still-mysterious snowmachiner(s) who came upon the wreck and provided critical help that night. I hope to meet you soon!

– Sarah

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  • Linda Mae

    Yes, this is very hard to read. Tod is very strong man mentally and physically, hopefully he will make a full recovery, but after reading this it will take some time and PT. I wish you were Alaska’s Senator Joe Miller!

  • ONTIME

    Best to ya Todd and you too Mrs. Palin……

  • Roland Garnett

    Get well soon Todd. May god bless the Palin family and give strength to them to endure this struggle.

  • CaptTurbo

    Heal up soon Todd!

  • Russ

    My Pray for the Palin family.

  • Greg Stoddard

    My prayers daily for comfort and a full recovery.
    Greg

  • TJL

    That was quite a crash! It’s a miracle he made it, but by the grace of God he has, and, Sarah, be assured that we will continue to pray for his recovery. Todd is a tough man, and God is tough too, so between the two of them, they should win the fight. Be sure to get some rest and stay sharp. He’ll be needing you, as always. You are still in our prayers, too. God bless and keep you.

    • Robert Grim

      What exactly happened, I’ve must have missed the original post.