Bret and Cokie are in the middle of a series of surgeries right now because of their burns they suffered in China. They have had three huge surgeries in about one month. Two were Cokie's and one was Bret's. In between we go back to the hospital two or three times per week for injections and bandage changes.
Cokie's last week was a doozie. Even with crutches she can barely walk right now. Either leg cannot get wet so bathing is very creative.
Cokie's pain was so severe they gave her Dilaudid (7 x stronger than morphine).
This picture of Cokie is back home getting her bandages changed. I change the bandage on the new skin graft. Skin grafting is a surgical procedure in which skin or a skin substitute is placed over a burn or non-healing wound. Her new graft is huge. It takes up the entire top of her right leg. The nurse told us they took her top skin off with something like an electric cheese grater. Cokie has plenty of new wounds since her last surgery. They did several scar revisions. The revisions are to restore function and correct skin changes. The hospital has me bring her back in for the bandages where they put the new grafts.
We feel very blessed. We have great hospitals, insurance and the plastic surgeon we could ever ask for!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.