Thursday, December 17, 2009

Purple Heart Ceremony and Surgery

It’s official; Josh is a Purple Heart recipient. Tuesday around 5:45 pm, The Commandant of the USMC, Gen. Conway presented Josh with the award. The Commandant was genuine and amicable. But things were not so cheery on Wednesday.

Josh had surgery on Wednesday. It was not a complete success. The surgeons removed the feeding tube from Josh’s stomach, but they were unable to take out the IVC filter. My mom said that the filter attached itself to the wall and there could be risk if they tried to remove it. Post surgery, Josh was sent back to Richmond via ambulance.