Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Tuesday's Surgery Report

Matt's surgery went well this morning. The doctor was able to do some reconstruction of his arm and close the wound. There are still no signs of infection, however, Matt is running a high fever so the surgeon decided not to attemt to close the wounds on his other limbs.
Matt is scheduled for surgery again this Thursday, June 21. Please join us in praying that our Lord will keep him free from infection and that his temperature would return to normal. Please pray that Matt's attitude would continue to be uplifting to those around him. Please pray with us also that he would be able to go into surgery early in the day on Thursday and that they would be able to close the other two wounds.

By the way, the story which usually is posted here can now be accessed through a link on the side bar. The information on the Medical Fund is also in a link on the sidebar. From now on the new postings will appear first in this blog (as they should!)
Thank you.


Ann M. said...

Blessings to you, Matt, and I certainly join you in your prayers, Jessica.
Aunt Ann M.

marta said...

Matt, we are all praying for you and know that your strength will carry you through! There are so many people you don't know who live in Madison praying for you that I can just imagine how many all over the US--must be a loud noise at heaven's door! love, marta

Anonymous said...

Keep going strong, Matt! We're rooting for you!
With love,
Becky & Bob

Jane said...

Congratulations on sitting up - that's awesome! I'm glad to see some hair on that handsome head of yours, too :) We'll be looking for more good news on Thursday - keep up the good work and we'll keep working on the prayers.
Cousin Jane

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt, Sgt. Lammers
A friend of your sister's, Theresa, had sent out an e-mail that ended up reaching me in Kearney,Ne. I hope that you can feel all of the prayers & the love that this brings your way. You have a purpose in your life. Let God show you your path & true blessings will come your way in ways you never ever imagined. You are blessed to have your life, your family & friends. May God comfort all of you through this difficult journey & know that he loves you & will be there always.

Anonymous said...

Matt: Many friends and coworkers of your aunt Ann (Lewis) are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lucia Johnson

Matt Torres said...

Hey, man. I dunno if you remember me. I'm a friend of Mariano's from back in the day. You used to come in to the public library a bunch when I worked there. I just came across your myspace page not long ago. I wish it could have been under better circumstances, but I'm really glad to see you're recovering and I hope you continue to do so. You're in my thoughts. Best of luck.

Jenn said...


Though we have not met, I feel that I know you. Your sister Windy has told us so much about you over the years. I happened to stop by her house the day you first got to speak with her and she was so relieved to hear your voice. Listening to her talk that day made me realize what an amazing spirit and attitude you have. Hold on to that, it will take you so far!

Thank you for your service to our country and all that you have sacrificed. You are a hero!


Susan Rhode said...

You are truly an inspiration to all of us. I am so pleased with your progress thus for and I know with the help of God and all the wonderful staff personel at the Medical Center you will march out of there. Our prayers are with you daily.....Gods blessings to you. Aunt Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi Matt,
Just want to let you know we are thinking of you EVERY day out here in CA. We are checking the web site daily for updates and are so happy to see pics of you! You look strong and healthy. Your strength, determination, and positive attitude will get you through your upcoming surgeries and rehab. You are an amazing!!
Julie & Bob

Anonymous said...

Dear Matt,

I knew your dad when he was principal at St. Ann's. I was so very sorry to hear of your accident, we will keep your whole family in our prayers. My sister, Maggi (36) just lost both of her legs from menningits a few weeks ago. Our family knows a lot of what you and your wife, daughters, and family must be going through. It was beautiful to see your smiling face in the picture. Thank for being a hero to all of us and our country. I am very saddened that you had to lose your legs and your arm. I am greatful that you are alive. Lots of Prayers, I promise.

Bridget Weinstein

Kathy Davis said...

Dear Matt and Family,

My warmest thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are appreciated greatly. I knew Windy when she was a medical student at KU Med. She's always been one of my favorite people!

Kathy Davis

Lehr family said...

Dear Matt - You don't know us, we heard about you on the catholic homeschooling network in Kansas City. My husband was in the Army national guard stationed in San Antonio for awhile...I have a 7 year old son who has been really touched by your bravery and courage. We are sending many heartfelt prayers for God's healing powers to touch you and your family. From Holt, MO north of Kansas City.

Dawn Helton said...

Hello Matt,

Im Lacey Anderson's mom. She speaks alot about the wives @ Ft. Riley base and their husbands deployed in Iraq.

Lacey thinks the world of your wife, Tessa and your 2 beautiful little girls.

I am amazed at your strength and courage but mostly at your ability to keep your sense of humor in the face of this adversity.

I wish you and your family the best and commend you on your spirit and heart. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for America, its Families and its Troops.

Love and prayers from our Family to you and yours

Dawn H.