Friday, July 5, 2013

Bella update after surgery

Just a quick update on what has been going on with us these last few weeks, since the last update and there have been  a lot of changes.
Well the last time I posted was June 17th and there wasnt a whole lot of changes for the next week or two following that.  But at her normal scheduled wvc (Wound vac change) on June 27th they started to discuss some different options.  Such as her spending time in a Hyperbaric chamber (for more info on what that is see here Hyperbaric chamber), or doing another debriedment, or doing the excision of all the cyst tissue.
Her Dr. decided to go ahead with the "excision surgery" which is where they remove all the cystic tissue, to prevent this from reoccurring again.  
So on Saturday the 29th we had to be there really early, the surgery lasted @3 hours.  She was pretty miserable the first day or so.  But improved so much each day.  She was released from the hospital on Wednesday evening.  And we are back "home" (at my parents in Boise/meridian for now)  she had an appointment to check the wound at the hospital today (looked great so far) and he wants to see her again on Monday.  Then we are hoping to go home for a week before we come back to take the stiches out.  Bella is dying to see some friends and MAYBE even go to a youth dance.  (we will see) 
Cam liked to help his sister push her IV pole around.

The Nelson family (Ricks parents and Siblings)
sent a sweet little package with this "Nurses Bait" and a few other things including some really cute owl pajama pants that you can see in the bottom pic.

This is Bella's special airbed.  This was a lifesaver!  

Beautiful flowers 

Foot rub time.  
I am really hoping that this will be the end of this..
I hope that everything heals nicely and all this can be a distant memory. 

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