Sarah Palin Gives Shocking Update About Her Husband’s Grim Condition

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Sarah Palin’s husband is recovering in an Alaska hospital after he was in a major snow machine accident over the weekend.

Sarah Palin's husband is in the hospital

(Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Todd Palin, 51, suffered multiple broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade and clavicle, as well as knee and leg injuries.

The former governor of Alaska wrote a lengthy Facebook post letting everyone know that he is still in the intensive care unit.

“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,” Palin wrote Thursday.

“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.” (RELATED: Todd Palin Injured In Snow Machine Crash; Sarah Palin Cancels Trump Rally)

Sarah Palin's husband is in the hospital

Todd and Sarah Palin. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“So thankful for today’s medical technology including 3-D X-rays, temporary pain blocks and epidurals. I’m voting for their continued use until a resting position is found that allows minimal wincing with each breath,” she continued.

“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.'”

“Your care for Todd is more appreciated than I can express. Thank you.”