Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30, 2010

Mom's surgery went well overall though they did not get as far with the grafting as they had hoped to. One arm is completely grafted and the other has an inch or so left. She responded very well and has been pretty stable. They were also able to remove some more of the bad skin on her left leg that could be the source of some of her infection issues.

They will have to remove her left big toe due to the lack of blood flow that I reported a few weeks ago. This may also help to reduce her white blood cell levels so that she can concentrate on healing in other areas. Though this is not good news and will be anther hurdle to climb, the doctors also said that it was possible that she could start weaning off of the ventilator and not have to be given a tracheotomy.

As long as the good news is quickly followed by the bad, we will get through this. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!


  1. We will just focus on the good news!!!

  2. Thanks for the update Katrina. We love all of you very much!

  3. Katrina and Family, I want you to know my thoughts are with each and every one of you. My love and memories of Nadine when we were roommates make me laugh and cry. She has touched so many lives in so many different ways. We are here for you if you need anything or just an ear, till we get he home with us. Love KK