Surgery went well yesterday. It was the outcome we were praying for! Which means that the dead tissue was not too deep, and only a skin graft will be required. For now, I have another wound vac on my heel. I will be going home today! Home health will come out a few times a week to check the wound vac. I have a follow up on Monday with the plastic surgeon.
He wants to wait a little bit on the next surgery, to see how my foot does on it's own. He wants to let the skin try to regrow itself before doing the skin graft.
Anyway, I'll keep this short and sweet, but this is what's going on right now. I was actually expecting to hear that it was the worst case scenario, so I was pleasantly surprised!
UPDATE ON THE UPDATE:
Well, I spoke too soon this morning. I just spoke with the plastic surgeon. He told me that on Monday he will be able to tell what needs to be done next. While the tissue looks okay now, it could still need the "flap" (skin, muscle, and veins) if it continues to die in the next few days. A skin graft is very difficult on the heel, and even if he were to just do a skin graft now, later down the road (when I'm able to start walking on that foot again) I may still need to have the flap done then.
So it looks like next week I'll be back in surgery, but which direction is still unseen.