Ron the PT ended up letting us have a break over the weekend from the hydotherapy treatments. But we had to be in first thing this morning to see him before we went to see Dr. Maloff the plastic surgeon at 9:15. It was a busy morning.
Let me just begin by saying that prayer and fasting and priesthood blessings really work.
Evelyn's hand looked pretty amazing today after the long weekend. There have been some big improvements made.
Dr. Maloff was so impressed with how the debridement was going (thanks Ron!). And he couldn't believe how much better it looked from one week ago. He didn't even mention the words 'skin graft' during the whole appointment today. Yay!
For the next week and a half, Dr. Maloff is having us continue to visit Ron for debridement, BUT she only needs to go in every other day. We will visit Dr. Maloff again a week from this Wednesday for further evaluation.
Until then, Evelyn is doing well. We have learned a trick. We put a peanut butter M&M in her mouth if she doesn't cry while her hand is in the whirlpool. This is helping a lot. Once the hand is out of the water, then Ron works on it with wet swabs, tweezers and scissors. This is where I have to hold her hand really, really still. She doesn't like it one bit, but she cooperates. I have been so amazed at how brave she has been and how she always says "thank you, Ron" when he is done.
We have felt of your prayers and we thank you. This act alone has strengthened us. We have also felt of our Heavenly Father's love for us. He is so mindful of each one of us. And for this I am so grateful.