The last procedure opened a two inch gap across her chest and under her right arm to give more elasticity for mobility. They grafted the area with Integra and plan to give it a few weeks to develop and inspire tissue in the area before grafting her own skin (from her thigh) over the area. Mom will be taking weekly trips up to Maricopa to assess her wounds and make sure that infection is no where to be found in any significant mass.
She had her first check-up Wednesday and everything seems to be doing well. There were a few small spots that needed deeper cleaning (possibly due to location/irritation) but she is on home again. They also adjusted her leg and it has made a massive improvement to her walking. She was able to walk all the way across the prothetic office holding her walker in the air!
She is scheduled for another check-up on Monday and again on Thursday to determine what will be done in the next surgery. Yesterday evening I drove Mom home while Dad drove the brand new party wagon. We are currently making plans to paint over the elderly home signs and possible add a bass and a disco ball for added effect.
|First night home since September!!!!!|