Sarah Palin Gives Update on Husband Todd's Recovery: 'Life Can Change in the Blink of an Eye'

by Alex Ungerman 5:43 PM PDT, March 17, 2016
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Todd Palin remains in an intensive care unit in Palmer, Alaska, following a near-fatal snowmobile accident on Sunday, but Sarah Palin shared a positive update about her husband on St. Patrick's Day.

The former Alaska governor began Thursday's Facebook message with an Irish proverb: "A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything."

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Sarah then added a personal update, writing, "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," she continued. "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!)"

The mother-of-five has been keeping a positive outlook considering the situation, which she made clear as she concluded her post.

"It's all good though, and I hope whatever challenges you face today - physical, emotional, financial - you'll have confidence in the care around you, and you'll apply Todd's consistent advice: 'Don't sweat the small stuff,'" she wrote. "Your care for Todd is more appreciated than I can express. Thank you. And thank you to the still-mysterious snowmachiner(s) who came upon the wreck and provided critical help that night. I hope to meet you soon!"

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Posted by Sarah Palin onThursday, March 17, 2016

On Sunday, Sarah shared on Facebook that her husband had sustained multiple injuries, including "multiple broken and fractured ribs, broken shoulder blade, broken clavicle, knee/leg injuries; and a collapsed lung."

At the time of the incident, Sarah was campaigning with presidential hopeful Donald Trump in Florida.

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While Todd is resting, the couple's daughter, Bristol Palin, shared a new photo of her baby Sailor after her ex-fiance, Dakota Meyer was granted partial custody of the child. "Doesn't get much better than this," she captioned a photo of the happy baby on Instagram.

doesn't get much better than this 😍😍

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Watch the video below for more on Todd's recovery.