I apologize for the long hiatus from the blog, I have been trying to keep up with the day to day tasks associated with Christian's recovery and wound care. Over the last several days, wound care became an increasing issue and we began to see Christian bleeding through his bandages more frequently. On our most recent visit to the hospital(Wednesday), I asked the nurses to check his leg. Thankfully, our oncologist took the initiative to page our surgeon, who very quickly came to look at his leg and then she took a picture and walked down to our plastic surgeon who was in surgery to ask his opinion. Our plastic surgeon quickly decided that Christian's leg was not healing adequately and requested we come back this Friday for a revision surgery( to fix the issue). They assumed he would be admitted for one day.
We came in this afternoon for the revision surgery. The plastic surgeon came out to update us and explained that the issue was more complicated than they had originally thought. Long story short, the surgeon is admitting Christian to the hospital for the weekend with a special sponge/drain and will operate on him again on Monday to complete the closing of the wound. The surgeon said that he wanted to do things carefully and completely. He did not want to rush and wants to make sure that everything heals well this time.
Christian is in no pain and doing well. He was VERY annoyed to wake up from anesthesia and find out that his one night stay got upgraded to a full weekend, but he calmed down once I explained the issue at hand.
Thanks to everyone for their continued support. The boys have received some very thoughtful gifts from neighbors, co-workers and friends. It really makes them smile to get unexpected surprises.
Please continue to keep Christian and his doctors in your prayers. We are praying for health and healing for Christian for this weekend and moving forward. This journey continues to be a daunting one, but we are moving forward each day, one step at a time. We do believe that God is in control.