You all came through when I first asked for prayers for this family and more are needed. With a heavy heart I’m updating that CPT Yllescas passed away. This is the one thing all military families try their best to prepare for and hope it never happens.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell
CPT Yllescas joins the other heroes in their walks with God.
This family could use some prayers, well-wishes, etc.
Copied fromher blog:
A little while ago I had to make the toughest decision of my life. They found a huge blood clot in the main part of Rob’s brain. I could either let it be and let him die a peaceful death or I could choose to do an emergency craniotomy on him. However, he has a huge chance of dying on the operating table and if he makes it, he has a huge chance of no quality of life. Rob told me specifically that he does not want to be a vegetable. However, I cannot believe that God got him this far to let him die now or let him live the rest of his life as a vegetable. The neuro dr said that the majority of the outcomes are not good but he has seen some cases where the person made it through fine. He said we may not know how much damage he’s suffered for a year or more. After talking it over with his parents and my mom, we felt that we had to give Rob a fighting chance. I decided to have them do the craniotomy. I mean the odds were not good for him to have survived the IED but he did. So he will survive this and he will be cognitively ok. That’s what I’ve got to have faith in. God is working through the dr’s. He knows that Rob has 2 little girls that need him very very much. So all I can ask for right now are more prayers than you’ve ever prayed before.