Well, this is another very difficult post. After the great weekend, it really felt like things were looking up. We were brought back to reality after surgery today.
There was still infection in her right leg. We don't really know how the report from Saturday's surgery was that there was no infection, but the word today is that it still exists. The bright spot is that it still isn't in her blood stream - yet.
The other news out of surgery today is that the middle piece of bone in her right leg is dead. As a result, they have removed that piece of dead bone (which is also a source of infection), and replaced it with antibiotic beads to help fight the infection. They plan to do surgery again on Wednesday to clean out the wounds, and probably again on Friday. We don't know at this time when they will make efforts to repair the tibia.
It is absolutely imperative that this infection be killed. The implications of it entering her blood stream are not good - they would need to take drastic steps pretty rapidly to stop it from spreading to the rest of her body. As such, this is clearly our biggest prayer need at the moment. This infection has got to go...
I'm sorry I don't have better news today. If we get anything more, I'll be sure to pass it on.
Thanks for your continued prayer and support.
Danny and Beth Harms
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