Ok, I've been horrible over the last few weeks about updating posts. So, here's the latest story.
Mom has been back to the trauma docs about the torn muscles in her abdomen. The front tear has healed on its own, and the tear on the back has healed through one layer (there are a total of 3 torn). She'll go back in about 9 months for another CT scan to see how it is healing. There are some risks associated with that being torn, so please keep that in your prayers.
Now, onto Ortho! The ruling for now that there won't be any surgery to repair mom's left foot. So, with that, he has started her back on physical therapy, letting her put weight on it. This past weekend, for the first time since September 29th, I saw my mom stand up. She has to support herself, but she's actually vertical! So, she no longer has to scoot herself everywhere she goes. She can get into chairs she couldn't before - I can't begin to tell you how big of a step that was for her. At physical therapy, she was able to take a small step - again, with help, but a step is a step!!
We'll go back to ortho after Valentine's and they'll check out her bone graft. We don't really know how long it will be before she's able to put weight on the right leg, but we've come so far in the last couple of weeks!
Also, remember that spot on the top of her foot we were worried about healing? I've been working on the scab for weeks, trying to get as much of it off as possible. At physical therapy, the therapist was able to get the entire scab off - IT'S HEALING! While it isn't entirely healed, it has certainly formed over the entire spot - no skin graft will be needed!!!! That's pretty happy news, too!
And, maybe best of all as far as Mom is concerned - she started teaching again yesterday!!! She's thrilled to be back with the kids, even if she can't do everything she used to do. She's so much happier there than at home alone.
So, suffice it to say we've come a LOONG way. Thank you for all your prayers, and please keep Mom in your prayers going forward - we're not through this yet!! Praise the Lord - she's getting better!!