Thursday, October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010

I would like to begin with an apology for my lack of posting. I know that everyone visiting is full of anxiety and, trust me, I understand. This week has been a bit hectic on the home front for one reason or another.

Mom was taken into surgery yesterday evening around 6pm. They covered her neck, upper chest, and left hand with her own skin. There are a few pins in place through her fingers to keep the grafting in place and her hands from losing full range of mobility later on. In order to keep the tissue on her arms clean for the next few days while the pressure bandages are helping the grafts to take, the doctors covered the left and right with EZ Derm. This application to her arms will, hopefully, also inspire some tissue growth while they are in line for grafting.

The surgery itself went well. She had very good blood flow and remained stable throughout. Prior and following surgery she responded well to the doctor's requests and even grinned at a nurse. She has had fevers today but never over 100.5. Her heart rate has been a bit elevated but calms quite easily.

We won't know wether we are in the clear for a few more days yet so I ask you all to please continue to keep her in your prayers. We're not out of the woods yet but thank you all so very much for your continued dedication.


  1. That is such good news!! She and your family are in our prayers always! I know that this will take and she will be on the road to recovery! Please know that you have many people that are praying for you all!

  2. Its so good to hear she came thru the surgery better then the others. Lets hope her body will accept these graph. Thank You for keeping us intouch with the Family.
    Jason we are so glad you were there with your Dad. We know how much joy your little girl brings to Grandpa.

  3. This is good to hear. Thank-you Trina for the up dates. We all understand that you are very busy.Are prayers and love are with you all. Your family is so amazing.
    BJ and Cathy

  4. I am glad to hear she went thru the surgery well. My Prayers are with her and all of you. You take care of yourself too Katrina, I am here for you and Savanhha if you need anything. Even if its just to come out and have dinner. I Love each and every one of you. May god watch over our Nadine. Love KK