There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
This could have ended very differently.
As we previously reported, Todd Palin was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident in Alaska Sunday night, and while his wife Sarah Palin is far from our favorite celeb, we'd never wish harm on her or her family.
That's why we're excited to report that despite two collapsed lungs, multiple broken bones, and a bruised liver, the 51-year-old is currently expected to recover.
The former GOP Vice Presidential Nominee shared an update on her husband's health on Facebook Thursday afternoon, saying:
"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!)"
With that said, Sarah did add that Todd is still wincing with every breath, so there's a long road ahead of him.
We guess we should be glad he's doing well enough that she already feels comfortable making jokes at his expense..?
Get well soon, Todd.
[Image via Sarah Palin/Facebook.]