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.
Sarah Palin wrote in a Facebook post:
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.
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!)”
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The former governor concluded, “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!”