Sarah Palin’s husband Todd is back home after a serious snowmobile accident landed him in intensive care two weeks ago.
“So grateful for your prayers and support during Todd’s recovery!” Palin posted onher Facebook page Thursday. “He’s in a good place — on the couch — insisting if there’s any good season for injury, it’s now.”
Todd, 51, suffered broken and fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, a broken shoulder blade, a broken clavicle, and leg injuries in the March 13 crash north of the Palins’ home in Wasilla, Alaska. He underwent surgery and was in the ICU, the former vice presidential candidate said on Facebook after the crash.
On Thursday, she posted a couple photos of Todd in his hospital bed, hooked up to monitors and machines, along with a photo of him sitting next to their son Trig back at home. Todd says “March Madness is a great distraction” while he recovers, and is touched by all the well-wishers, she wrote.
“In our 35 years, I’ve never seen the guy have to literally hold still, sit down, and take a (winced) breath. And I’ve never seen Todd so touched by the kindness shown during difficult days,” she wrote.
“It’s overwhelming and I’m not worthy of these well-wishes,” Todd said, according to his wife. “I wish I could repay people for caring. Makes me want to do more for others, especially when they’re down and out. Maybe that’s part of the purpose in all this.”
Todd always puts others first, the GOP firebrand said, adding, “He’s got a great heart… to go along with two inflated lungs now, metal holding bones together, and stitched up epidermis that makes him appreciate good health more than ever.”