her graft was a 100% take!!!!!!!!!!!
not one part of it had to be repaired or cut back.
i have seen photos...which as her mum was pretty hard to look at, but at the same time i was amazed at the healing that has occurred. The bruising which im sure u can imagine was a shade of purple and blue i never want to see again is gone, and the graft itself is very red, (of which i was prepared for) but its clean and while it doesnt like right it doesnt look sore either, so i was very pleased. There is about a 1/2 cm depth of skin and tissue missing from her arm to the graft, its quite an odd shape the wound itself...its not rectangle like i sort of imagined....it will be like that for the next 6 or so months while it all heals, and then function assessment will occur. They r sort of hopeful that her muscles will respond without further work, but cant made a final assessment yet....if she requires no muscle work the space will be filled in by a fat flap and left. its all pretty amazing.
the better news is that it looks like we will be released to ronald mcdonald house for the weekend, back on monday for dressing changes and stuff, some education for us from physio and for redressing and then home until later that week when we will be back for dressing change again.....i could be home by monday night or maybe tuesday morning depending....but oh my god!!!!!
i know we r still a long way from finished....but i feel sort of like the nightmare part is finished with sort of....we were however left with a decision to make over the charge to the person that hit emily on whether we want it to go to court....i dont think i could sit through a trial, even thou i know this person deserves to be punished for what happened....im just not sure what it will do, it doesnt change anything and it doesnt return her arm to before the accident...what would u do??