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Changing Diapers: the Hip Mom's Guide to Modern Cloth Diapering

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Update 5/18/11

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!


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. 


  1. Let me know if I can take some kids off your hands. I know you don't know me yet, but I did see how bad a shape you were real life.

    We have older kids boys 12, 10, 7, and a girl 5. I can always take them to a park, just so you can rest. I'll send you my ph number on FB.

    Cori Hyland

  2. Thanks, Cori! My mom has been staying with us until I'm able to care for the boys again. She's been amazing through all of this. I did get your number, and will use it if we need it:)