Well Carol's birthday went great. The nurse in the afternoon made sure she was well rested for the evenings festivities, or maybe Carol did. Anyway, thanks for all the birthday wishes to Carol. Each and every one of them was passed on to her, and she was so appreciative. Thanks everyone!!!! Apologies to the folks, especially on the East Coast, that want to speak to her, and it hasn't happened yet. Timing on that has proved to be a bit of a challenge, but I will get her on the horn with you all as soon as I can.
Carol's 2nd grafting surgery was today. 4 hours long or so. Her arms look great, so they were able to place the Integra dermal grafting layer where needed. Her thighs/hips needed a little more debridement, mostly of adipose tissue. So allograft was replaced on that. More than likely next Friday will look similiar. Hopefully move on to Integra on the legs, and final grafting on the arms. Carol has developed a staph infection, the resistant type. Being in a hospital for this long it very common. They took out her hickman port that has been there for 6 weeks I think. They think this is where the infection started. Also they changed her trach, just a smaller size. It's an adjustment speaking. It took here a couple days to learn how to talk through the first one. It must be that the air needed to talk is different?