Monday, June 14, 2010

Surgeons review Night

After the surgeon left we went to see Dave. He said that they did do an audio EEG and that there were spikes when there should have been which is good.Still don't know the extent of the damage but if there is one person who can fight their way out it is Dave. We are now doing the sit and wait till the brain's swelling goes down. It so surreal and hard but we will stay the course and do what is best for him. Mom, Matt, Brooke (cousin), and Debbie (Aunt) were in the room talking to Dave when Dad and I left. This is the hardest thing we have had to do in our life and I hope never to go through this again.


  1. You are in our constant thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
    Barb and Roger Reilly

  2. Sending many thoughts and prayers your way.
    Jeff and Amie Davies

  3. I am deeply sorry for this moment you are going through. Jody and I are praying that the Lord's hand will reach down and aid the Doctors' in mending his body. In his Name,

    Terry & Jody O'Doherty

  4. Thank you for the Blog. I was with Dave in the 33rd and deployed on his crew to Korea and to Afghanistan his first time. He has a great heart and he is in our prayers.

    Kevin and Leah Stewart
    Albuquerque, NM

  5. Hello all...tracking your blog all the time and really appreciate all the updates. I have received many calls to see if I know anything new on David and tell them what I have read and refer them to your blog.
    Stay strong and stay positive and you all will get through this...We're praying for him!!!!
    The Pilars

  6. Thank you for keeping all of us in the USAF Rescue Family updated with this blog. I was with Dave in the 33rd, deployed with him his first time in Afghanistan, and was one of his instructors at the Weapons School. Our family is blessed to know him and we pray for his recovery.

    Andy and Melissa Smith and Family
    South Kingstown, RI

  7. My husband and I are so happy to hear of his great progress. We are friends from Okinawa in the 33rd as many others on here. He is a great guy with a heart of gold, and we will continue to pray for his strength and the families faith.

    Lisa & Gerry Messier

  8. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Maay God give you patience and strength. May he bless the medical staff with wisdom, skill, and compassion. May he hold David very near and touch him with healing.

    Martha Hartwig

  9. God bless him and the family. We are sending our thoughts and prayers!

  10. Bev and Chet,

    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers to receive healing and strength from all your friends who care for you.

    Take care and know that if there is anything I can do to help from this end, don't hesitate to contact me.......Other than that I will keep praying.

    Cathy Latta, from Coralville Central

  11. Chet, Bev, and family-
    I just want you to know you are in my constant thoughts and prayers. Know that I am praying for Dave's healing and for the doctors and medical staff in charge of his care. I am also praying for each of you as you deal with this very trying and difficult time in your lives. May God grant Dave healing and strength and may He give each of you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    God Bless you all!!
    -Brenda Yuska

  12. Praying for you Capt was really hard for all the Nellis guys over here to find out what was going on in real time. Hearing it over the radios and seeing the pictures as it was happening. I know you will pull through are a very strong person and everyone is praying for your recovery!
    God Bless you, your fam and soon-to-be wife,

  13. I know Dave from the 66th and was shocked to hear about the incident. My family is praying for Dave and his family every day. I know this is a terrible time for the family as my daughter had a large, malignant brain tumor as a baby and had several brain surgeries that were touch and go. Years later the neurologist said she should have been blind and mute but she is not. While she has her challenges she is a happy vibrant child who brightens our day. In other words, the brain is an amazing thing and many times can eventually do what the medical professionals can't explain. Only GOD knows what the outcome of this will be, but I pray Dave will have the strength to recover more than the doctors could predict. Unfortunately it is a very long road, but Dave will make his journey one step at a time at his pace. Again, we pray for Dave everyday and hope for the best recovery. The Marler Family

  14. Like many others on this page I worked with Dave or as I know him "Wiz" at the 33d in Okinawa. I deployed with him on our first deployment to Afghanistan in 2006. He is a wonderful person with a big heart and I pray for his speedy recovery. I know it is not easy, but we thank you for keeping us all updated on his progress through this blog. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Theresa Walter

  15. Our daily prayers are with Dave and the entire family. Please make a post if you need anything, anything at all. God Bless You.

  16. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Family, remember to take care of yourselves too. David will draw from your strength and faith.
    Deb Kelleher, Fort Dodge

  17. Dear Wisniewski Family,

    As a fellow military and Regina family we wanted to let you know you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. We wish there was more we could say or do for you to help comfort you all. We have read how strong David is and know he will have the strength to get through this with your love and support. Being a military man you know he is strong, determined, and stubborn! We will continue to pray for a full recovery and a quick return home!

    God Bless,

    Steve and Jodi Krueger

  18. Chet, Bev and family-
    Once part of the WC family, always part of the WC family. . . and David was one of "my kids!" Scott called to tell me of the incident, so I know he's praying, too. All things are possible with God. . . especially the impossible!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jane Greene