Thanks to those of you who have been lifting up Jason's Dad, or Grandpa as he is usually referred to on this blog. He finally came out of surgery at 9:00 last night and now has 9 screws and a steel plate holding his ankle together. The doctor has instructed him to keep weight off of it completely for two months. They expect it to heal correctly; it's just going to take a while. The biggest concern right now is the tremendous pain Blimp is in. Last we heard, they were going to switch him to a different pain medication, since whatever he was taking was just not cutting it. Thank you for praying.
Aunt Ellen is also sporting some new steel. She now has a titanium rod supporting her femur, which was broken in several places. She'll also have a long recovery road ahead of her, so thank you for remembering them both.
Here's a picture of Aunt Ellen from several Christmases ago (that's Lee Anna on the left, so you can tell it's been a little while!).