Our Friend Bill, Before and After

Our Friend Bill, Before and After

Monday, March 3, 2008

March 3rd Miracle

Last night, the doctors didn't give us much hope. I won't get into the details, but he started to have problems with his blood. Essentially, if the blood problem didn't improve, he wouldn't make it. The only way to help the blood problem was with surgery. His body was going through too much trauma and his back needed to be grafted as soon as possible. He had the surgery this morning. It was an agonizing wait, considering his chances of making it were low. But guess what?? This amazing human being made it!!! They finished his back and calves. Unlike the first surgery where they had to stop because his lung function wasn't good enough, they were able to complete this one without any problems. He also needed much less blood than the 1st surgery. This is a very good sign and is filling us with more hope by the second. I'll keep you posted as to the status of his condition soon.

Every hurdle he's been presented, he's made it through. He's not one to give up. He will keep doing his best. We will keep doing our best.

Please continue to support him any way you can!

I don't know how to thank you.

Joanna, his family and his friends.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You may not know this but Acacia was once a Masonic Fraternity. Although the requirement to be a Mason was dropped years ago, it is still somewhat in the Masonic 'family.' After graduation, I joined my local Masonic lodge, whereupon I found out about the other Masonic organizations. The Scottish Rite hospitals, York Rite hospitals and in this case the Shriners Burns Hospitals. These are the most advanced burns hospitals in the world and accept patients for free, especially from within the Masonic family.

When Bill gets back to the states, I am sure that the Shriners can help. They can be contacted through the local Shriners Lodge or indirectly through your local Masonic Lodge. And these people are fantastic.

Gregory 'Ace' Lyon
LSU 411