Saturday, March 26, 2011

Update on Jordan

 I cannot begin to ♥thank you♥ enough for your outpouring 
of prayers and support for Jordan.
Thanks especially to those of you who blogged about him.
Our family has been forever touched by your kindness.
A facebook page has been set up about Jordan, 
and I wanted to share the latest update here.
I'll warn you though, it is heart wrenching to read
about what he's already been through.
This is from his facebook page, written on Friday.

"I talked with Jordan's surgeon tonight approx. 5:20 MST (3-25-11) which is approx. 1:30 am in Germany. The surgeon enlightened me on many of the facts which we had been shielded of,  from the start. First off, Jordan's heart didn't just stop. Jordan arrived at the first medical facility in Afghanistan with no pulse. The medics there, or doctors, opened Jordan's chest so that they could manually massage his heart. They found Jordan's heart void of blood. In medical terms, Jordan had bled out. They tied off his main artery in an attempt to force and keep blood back through the heart and to his brain. 

Jordan was stabilized and transported to Germany but arrived with a fever and he was very sick. The two thumbs up referred to earlier was to determine his brain activity. Two thumbs up is an indication that both sides of the brain were functioning. However, with the lack of blood flow to the tissue in Jordan's left leg, it had become infected, in other words gangrene had set in. Jordan's surgery was an "adjustment". They had to take more of the leg, just about to the hip.

Jordan is in a "medically induced coma". He is being pumped with antibiotics. He still has a fever but the surgeon feels confident that the situation is under control. If all goes well, Jordan could fly out as early as Sunday to Maryland. He will have to go through several more surgeries and skin grafts to his left leg.

This news was devastating since we all thought, and were adjusting to, his injuries being isolated to the loss of his legs from the knee down. Sweet, sweet, sweet dreams my son. Thank you and bless you to all that post here, those that just check in, the gifts and prayers."

Please continue to pray for Jordan and his family, 
especially his wife, son, parents and siblings.
We also now know that other families 
are going through the same thing. 
 We've been told that 7 other soldiers were injured.
 They and their families all need our prayers.

I will get back to regular blogging soon, 
but I know that you understand that Jordan is in the 
forefront of our thoughts right now.
Thank you so much.
Blessings,
Marcia

86 comments:

Ruth said...

Thank you for the update. Sad...but we'll keep praying.
The Lord is good all the time.

Blessings!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh my goodness, Marcia! I'm behind on my reading and just now found out about your nephew. I'm so very sorry. I will keep him at the forefront of my thoughts. Blessings to all of you.
Hugs, Brenda

Vicki said...

Marcia I wish the news was better. Such a tragedy. The only thing we can do is pray for him and your family. May God bless you all, especially Jordan. May God give him strength, courage and the power to heal his body and mind. Hugs.

Marydon said...

Marcia, mr heart & prayers are lifting for all of you ,,, may God hold you closely, I am so sad...

Hugs of love,
Marydon

Cinnamon said...

Thank you for the update. Jordan has been on my heart as well as his dear family. Heart wrenching doesn't even come close to describe this all does it? ugh. Hugs to his family. God be with Jordan as he rests.

~Cinnamon

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that Jordan is in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Hugs, Terri

Tara said...

Still praying ..Still hoping..xx

Dawn said...

I haven't stopped thinking of him since your 1st post.
Thank you for the update...and continued thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Mimi Sue said...

Miracles happen every day and we are hoping and praying that one will occur for your Jordan. Mimi

BECKY said...

I am without words, Marcia, just prayers flowing from my heart, and tears in my eyes. There have already been miracles...Praise be to God!! I pray that the Lord will continue to bless Jordan with miraculous healing by His divine hand. May He bring peace, comfort and tender mercies to each of you, as well.

Love and hugs,
Becky

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Continuing prayers during this difficult time. Prayers for peace and prayers for comfort. Take care.

Julie Harward said...

This man has been in my thoughts and prayers...he will stay there..God bless him.

Sunny Simple Life said...

Marcia thank you for taking the time to update us on Jordan. I know you all must be suffering with worry and it was good of you to take the time. We will hold him up in prayer.

Sherry said...

I will be praying for Jordan and his family. My heart aches for all of you and I know that only the peace of God will help you all through this time.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

This is just so heart-wrenching to read, Marcia. It brings tears to my eyes to hear what Jordan is going through. I hope all continues to go well so that he can return home to his family soon. My heart goes out to him and his family and to all of the soldiers who were also injured in this horrible incident.
Much love and warm hugs,
Jo

Divine Theatre said...

I truly have no words, my sadness could fill the galaxy. You are all in my prayers...

Angela said...

Oh God bless him. Praying in Indiana.

sylvia said...

thanks for update ,
and I will pray with you,
from sylvia

Tummetott said...

What a tragedy!
I hope., the doctors here in Germany will do their very best.
God bless you all!
I´m so sorry.
Michaela

Theresa said...

Praise God! I will continue to Pray for Jordan and his sweet family! Keep us informed when you can about how he is doing! Prayers and HUGS!

Peter said...

Heartfelt sympathy from Australia. My best wishes and prayers for your son and the rest of your family.

Melanie said...

Hi, Marcia,
Thank you for the update! We're continuing to pray for him and your whole family. ♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

This is so heart wrenching Marcia.
Thank-you for taking the time to share with us. We will all pray for him and his family.
And we will be thinking of you and your family too.
Such a difficult thing for any family to go through.
Cindy

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I am so sorry and am praying
praying !!!

Debbie said...

I am so sorry that Jordan has suffered so much. I am praying for him, his family, and the other families and soldiers as you asked. Thanks for the timely update. May God give you comfort and solice during this difficult time.
Debbie

NanaDiana said...

Marcia, I am so sorry-we are traveling and somehow I missed your earlier post about this. My heart aches for you and for Jordan. Working in the medical field I know how desperately they worked just to save his life. The fact that he is alive and his brain is functioning is a miracle in the higest form...now that the true miracle has happened we all need to pray for his continued recovery. God has saved him for a very special reason...and his journey to recovery will be an inspiration to everyone.

A coma is the best place for him to be. He can heal there and not struggle physically and emotionally. All his energy and efforts will go towards healing. Just telling you that so you are not so scared about him being in a "coma"..he is really just in a deep restive state.

I am praying for all of you. Stay strong, lean together and look up to God~I know he has Jordan in His hands. Blessings to you- and I finish this in tears for your heartache~ xxoo Diana

katie said...

Continuing in prayer, my heart breaks for you all.

Karen said...

My prayers for Jordan and all of the family. I hope he is back with the family soon.

La said...

I have been thinking about Jordan a great deal. My heart goes out to all of you and wish the best for Jordan.

koralee said...

You will all be lifted in my prayers my sweet friend. What a frightening time for you all...remember God is there with Jordan and HE will hear your prayers and all of ours. xoxoxo

Mrs.Rabe said...

Praying! Thanks for the update!

Amy Kinser said...

I have been so tied up with other things that I have not checked many blogs recently. I just saw this.

I am so sorry.

I am thankful that he is doing better and will pray that he will continue to be healed. I pray for his wife, son and the rest of the family to have peace that passes all understanding.

What a hard time, but what an amazing testimony that will come from this.

Again, I am sorry.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Marcia, my heart just aches for all of you. I will continue to hold Jordan up in prayer. Again, I am so sorry....

much love,
Becky

Tara said...

i am at a loss for words. still praying.

Susan B said...

Dear Marcia,
Thank you for the update on Jordan. My heart goes out to you, and dear Jordan's family. Continuing in prayer for you all. God bless you...

Liz said...

Hello,
Just wanted to let you know that there is an exceptional organization who assists the wounded and their families. If the family wishes to contact the organization you can go to their website at www.operationfirstresponse.org
OFR assists financially, emotionally, and are amazing. Peggy Baker, who is the founder is one of the most caring compassionate people you will ever meet.

mommyx12 said...

I'd like to add my prayers to all the others. Thanks for keeping us posted. What a sad situation for all involved. Praying for the Lord's sweetest blessings upon all involved.

blessings,
tricia

michelle said...

Oh Marcia, I am so sorry and praying very hard for him, your family and the doctors that care for him. Again I pray that strength is given to him, not only physically but emotionally. Thank you for the updates and hugs to you.

ohiofarmgirl said...

May he be dancing in his sleep as his body fights to live....Praying here. Dianntha

Villa Maire said...

Prayers for Jordan and the family.
God Bless him and keep him in HIS
Care....

Julia said...

I've been invited to visit your blog by Katie to offer you and your family and Jordan my prayers. I pray for courage and healing for Jordan and also to all those who love him and are hurting. May God bless you all and your brave son. JB

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Marcia, thanks so much for the update, I know that was hard to even write. Please do not respond, just know I am praying...and thanks for encouraging everyone to remember all the families going through this. We all need to remember what is happening in this war.
Prayers for you all...may you see God's hand through all of this and have a peace that passes all understanding.

HsAgape said...

I am so sorry for all that Jordan, family and friends is going through. I too have my Marine son in Afghanistan and not a day goes by that I remember our troops in constant prayers. I will pray for Jordan, may the Lord bless and strengthen him. His courage and bravery will never be forgotten.
Delia

Becky K. said...

I am within a couple of hours drive from the hospital he will likely come to in MD. If you want me to take anything to them I would be honored.
Hugs,
Becky

Buttercup said...

Jordan and all of you are in my prayers. Words cannot describe my thanks.

Auntie Bliss said...

I have thought of him many times and prayed each time. It could be any of us dealing with this. That is just unreal and so sad about his heart. God isn't finished with Jordan yet!
Hugging you Marcia!

The Tablescaper said...

My heart is with you.

- The Tablescaper

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is my first time to read about your nephew. I'm so sorry for all of the pain and horrors he and his family have and are experiencing. I will add all of you to my prayer list. laurie

Janet said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you and your family and for Jordan's recovery.
Blessings,
Janet

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Thanks for the update, Marcia. I've update the prayer line and I'm praying for them all.

Melissa said...

oh marcia- i am so sorry.
this is possibly the worst time for you all- waiting for him to come home...back to where he belongs...
what an amazing man- the time will come for him to be loved and looked after again...he will have you all and his son....
sending you much friendship and support...
hoping your little gift will arrive soon and bring you a moment to smile amongst all that is going on...
melissa xxx

PBKISSES said...

Thank you so much, Marcia, for the update. We will continue to pray for Jordan and all of our heros...and for the families of those who have fallen. Please continue to keep us posted if possible. Blessings to you.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Thank you for the update. I told my husband about Jordan. We are just sick that this happened to him. I know they are doing amazing work in helping rebuild this men's lives. I hope that Jordan will be able to deal with what has happened...God is able.
I am going to add you to my blogroll so I can keep up with your updates. Please express to his family our concern and prayers.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Marcia,
I just found out about your nephew Jordan through Beck's blog. I am so sorry we are meeting under these circumstances.
My heart and prayers are with you and your bother's family..
It is a true blessing and with the skill of the trauma team that your dear Jordan is alive..
My nephew also serves with the USMC and has been deployed three times and will be leaving soon for his 4th deployment. He is a father of three. Also my first cousin serves with USMC and is currently deployed and his a father of one.
I understand the pain in your heart and the worry.
Your nephew must be a strong man with a fighting will..He has made it so far and with all the prayers and the 1st class medical he will come home to his loving family.
God bless you all and big hugs. Your Jordan is a very special young man. Please know I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Elizabeth

Brandi said...

Jordan has been on my mind a lot. I will continue to pray for him and your family!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I just found your blog and want to say that I'll be praying for Jordan and his family. He has a lot to live for and I know he is fighting hard to come home to his family. I'm going to add you to my blog list so I can keep up with updates.
Blessings, Cheryl

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I want you to know I am praying. This is so difficult to read. His life forever changed. I honor him for his valiant courage. All of our men at war are the brave ones. My heart goes out to him, his family, his parents. May the good LORD comfort you all. ox

Sheila said...

I am holding Jordan in my prayers continually. May the Lord, my God, lay His healing hand on Jordan and spread His peace and strength on Jordan's family. I will have my church and prayer group add Jordan to our list! God Bless...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so sorry to hear this devastating news..and our prayers are with Jordan and his entire family. We are a Marine Corp family..been through wars and we know how trying war can be but to have this happen is everyone's worst nightmare. My heart goes out to you..
Love,
Mona

Kimberly said...

Oh Marcia, that is very sad news. I've added Jordan and the family to my prayer list.

Kim said...

I am praying for your family. God is the Great Physician and through him All things are possible. I am praying that he will be able to make the trip stateside so that he may be closer to his family during this hard time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such devastating news. I will add my prayers to the others. I am so grateful for his service and so sorry for such a tragic loss he is suffering. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

dutchbritishlove said...

Dear Marcia,
Thanks for your comment and letting me know the news about Jordan - I was so glad to hear that he had wokn up and had spoken to his wife. I hope he'll make it to the States safely soon. I'll keep him and his family in my prayers.

Beth said...

Dear Marcia,
My husband has been very ill and in the hospital last week. I read about your nephew and tears flowed! I have been so overwhelmed with thoughts of my husband and I now know how fortunate...no, BLESSED, we are. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and especially your dear nephew!
Blessings,
Beth

Linda said...

I just got back from Arizona and started catching up and then I see this...oh my yes, we will include Jordan in our prayers. My niece's fiance is a Marine in Afghanistan right now...it's very hard.So many of our young men are fighting and we need to keep them all in our prayers.

Pamela Knopf said...

I will be praying for Jordan. I feel that all military and non-military families can relate to his story. I am especially touched since my son left yesterday for Army boot camp. I will continue to lift him and his family up in prayer.

Burlap Luxe said...

Marcia,
Give our love to your brother, Praying for strength for the whole family, God is so great! Blessing you with a brave soldier, and the many prayers that have strengthened him. We all know who had their hands on this miraculous surgery, thanking the Lord, and his promise in healing.

Thank you for the update! Tearfully praying for his return safe, and sound to her earthly home with his family.

xoxo
Blessings
Dore

Shelllady said...

I have been following the progress on Jordan's facebook page! So glad his family will soon be with him, I know that will help him build strength so he can come home! I continue to pray for Jordan and all your family!! Jordan has become a hero to all of us with a renewed sense of God and country!!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Thank you so much for the update. I will be praying for Jordan and for your whole family.

My thoughts are with you.

Sarahx

Rhonda said...

We are still praying for Jordan, and I have told my Church family also about Jordan and he is on our prayer list. People pray for our Military every hour of the day and night..... 24/7
Hugs ((((Marcia))))
Blessing to you and your family, and Jordan and his family.
Rhonda

Julie said...

Just found out about your nephew, Jordan. He will be in my prayers daily. I already say a prayer for our military every morning, but I'll pray for Jordan by name. God Bless you and all of his family.

Pots and Pins said...

We're so thankful for those who serve, there's no way to ever repay them for their service and all they sacrifice but we will do our best to honor them in our thoughts, actions and deeds. You are all in our prayers. xo, Nan

RusticMade said...

..I have 2 boys, I can only immagine...may God bless him with great works for Him..

AshTreeCottage said...

My prayers are for Jordan, his parents and you as well.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Jilly said...

I am praying that God will bless and keep Jordan in His care. Also that God will help you and yours as you help Jordan cope with the years ahead!!!
Jilly oxoxo

Scribbler said...

My most sincere thought and prayers and support for the life and recovery of this brave young man and his family.

Ellen

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Marcia, This is my first time reading about your son and my heart goes out to him and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Marcia, I just realized I typed "son" instead of "nephew". So sorry about the typo.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I've been out of the loop for so long. My heart is breaking since I found out about this young man, your nephew. I am going to start praying for him and his family every day and put him on the prayer chain at our church. I'll check in often to see how he's doing and I'm looking forward to sending him a card. Blessings, Tia

Sandy said...

The Military has been my life.. My family has been career...I'm a daughter, wife, mother of service men and women...and my heart go's out to Jordan and his family... it's dreadful what our citizens are going through to help another country and I pray for his mental state to bring him back home to love and joy.....
Sending all the good vibes I can muster for his recovery.
Sandy

Jilly said...

It's a joy to stand with you and Jordan in prayer. I am continuing to pray.
{{{{hugs}}}} to you and Jordan!
oxoxoxo

Sentimentally Me said...

thoughts and prayers to you & yours . . . . . .

Denise said...

Praying for Jordan.....Came here from Becky's blog..... God can!

Lynn said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your nephew and family and you too my dear.. So heartbreaking.. Thank you so much for Jordan's update..

Blessings,
~Lynn

Vicki said...

I feel so bad for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Jordan. Sure hope he will be alright bless his heart...My oldest son is a Marine...

Cottage and Broome said...

Jordan and his family will be in our hearts and prayers..