We're out of surgery!
The ortho doc came to see us. His words: "She's doing fantastic." They were able to fix the left tibia the way they wanted to. She now has a "nail" in her tibia, but they were able get her leg lined up as it is supposed to be! So, we've had another major victory.
He tells us they are planning to work on the right tibia on Wednesday or Thursday. The left foot has some skin on top that is a big concern right now. The skin is severely damaged and may or may not survive. The doc tells us that it's a "big loss" if that skin dies. It's very difficult to repair the skin on the foot because it doesn't take to skin grafts well. So, that leads to our latest specific prayer request. Let me be clear, infection is still a specific prayer need and likely will be for at least 6 weeks. However, this patch of skin on her left foot seems to be incredibly important to saving that left foot, so, please include this on your specific prayer request. We need the skin on that foot to survive and heal properly!
It may be weeks before they are able to work on her left foot. Additionally, they are going to require some plastic surgery on her legs, but that won't be for a couple more weeks probably.
So, another successful day. Her lungs did great through surgery, and she's back in her room resting now. We'll see what tomorrow holds.
Thanks for those who came today, it means a lot to all of us!
Bob & Becky Yoder
Mark and Connie Randall
Ronald and Reta Loyd