He did so well with the skin graft. The surgeon was able to take the donor skin from the back of his amputated leg and graft that to the front. We were so happy as this makes holding him so much easier, I was worried because we originally thought the donor site would be taken from his left thigh, which would have made for two very painful legs until they both healed. Thankfully, we just have one.
|This shows the back of his leg where the skin was taken from.|
He had to keep the wound vac on for 5 days post skin graft and Monday we went for a follow up with the plastic surgeon and wah- lah, the wound vac came off and we are FREE! This is the most exciting thing that has happened since Lincoln first came home. We can pick him up and not think twice about cords pulling his leg, or hefting around the wound vac anymore. And most importantly, his leg is on its way to full healing! It is heaven! So, now he just has a dry gauze dressing on with some fancy cheesecloth on the actual wound that Dave changes here at home every two days. It is a good thing he is studying medicine and likes this stuff, because today I took a peek at the wound as I held Lincoln down for the dressing change and yep, it is pretty much crazy to look at! We are now able to dress him in pants and shorts which we have been anxiously awaiting.
|Intently watching a movie with dad.|
Dave is off school and we are loving every minute. We have stayed in our jammies till noon on days we don't have appointments, we have been whipping up some yummy food and are soaking up the sun on walks everyday. We are so thankful that we are beginning to see light at the end of what has been a very long, dark tunnel with only bursts of light. I think I am starting to see streams of light now that will soon become rays.
Life is GOOD! Love you all.