Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Post I Don't Want to Write

We came to Philly last night for follow-up appointments today.  My dad came with me to help with Abby, and he suggested not checking out of RMH until after our appointments.  It was a good suggestion.

The infectious disease appointment went well, but Plastics is concerned about Abby's wound.   He said the wound has opened and spread too much to close on its own and he needs to debride it tomorrow.  Since simply sewing up the wound isn't working, he plans to do a muscle flap and then a skin graft.  A wound vac will be placed afterwards.  

He was going to admit her right then, but I asked if she could enjoy the evening at RMH before surgery tomorrow.  He understood and agreed.  

She will be in the hospital for at least a week, and we will have to unfortunately cancel our vacation because she will be in no condition to go anywhere.  We got travel insurance for this very reason, but we had hoped we wouldn't need to use it.

It's a rough day, but we are now lying in bed at RMH having an Anne of Greene Gables marathon.  We will enjoy a party this evening at the House, and Matt will be here late tonight.  

Caleb is upset, and rightfully so.  We are going to try to make the best of our "staycation," so we would love any fun recommendations!

Please pray for Abs tomorrow, and wear purple if you can!  She always loves to see the purple pictures!

3 comments:

The Cinnamon Stick said...

Sorry this is happening and I am praying this is it....that the wound heals and she is back to her happy, beautiful self. There is much to learn from the bravery of your sweet girl and all of you. Sending love, hope and prayers. Judy Doyle

Stefanie Ebert said...

Thinking of you. Love to your family

Nancy Rollins said...

Purple prayers for your entire family.