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Posted: 12/14/2010 8:20:47 AM EDT
He had surgery today to put a plate in his arm, with fifteen screws.  He's doped up pretty much on Percocet for the pain right now, once it's manageable with oral meds, which the doctors think will be in a few days, he'll be discharged for convalescent leave, then therapy.  He'll probably wait until after Christmas to fly back to the States.  He expects it to be about thirty days before he can put any weight on that arm, then eight months or so to 100%.  
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:32:23 AM EDT
100% good
8 months not so good

again prayers for speedy recovery & thanks for his service
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:35:29 AM EDT
Prayers are with him and your entire family.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:16:09 PM EDT
Nine months to a year to recover from having his arm bone (humerus) shattered and muscle damage isn't bad, they've been telling us since early on that he should recover fully, that there were no signs of nerve damage and the injury did not include any joints.   Realize that "100%" for him is being in better condition than the majority of people in the country, he competed in the Best Ranger Competition in 2009 (and completed it).  I'm confident that he'll be pushing the pace of rehabbing that arm, fortunately it's his non-dominant arm.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 2:53:21 PM EDT
I wish the best for him and for his speedy recovery.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 2:58:38 PM EDT
prayers sent for speedy recovery, glad tp hear he's not going to have any lasting damage to his arm
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:04:34 PM EDT
I wish him the best also!  My thanks for his service, and sacrifice!  Prayers for his speedy recovery and especially for the families of those that fell next to him.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:40:27 AM EDT
For the folks in south Georgia, SPC Kelly Mixon is from Yulee, FL,  just north of Jacksonville, his family has invited the Patriot Guard to attend his memorial service, but details have not been released yet.
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