Wednesday, July 30, 2008


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 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 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??


Sue said...

such good news and so close to getting home......wonderful. I dont really know how to answer your question as becoming involved in retribution can possibly be very damaging for your family(even though he deserves what comes.)

Guess you have to do what you think is best.


Chris Millar said...

I was stoked to get your text with the good news! Glad it's nearly time to come home and I hope you can all enjoy the weekend together at Ronald McDonald house. I don't know all the details of what exactly happened, but I think you'll find that the State will want to charge him for careless driving anyway, so hopefully that decision won't just be up to you. These things often settle out of court also, so hopefully you wouldn't have to go through that either. Best of luck with all that.

Kirsty said...

Oh WOW what great news! She has come so far in such a short space of time (althought, I am sure it feels like 100 lifetimes to you)

I am so so so pleased for you and your family! Go Emily!!!!

I really can't say what I would do. I have never been in even a similar situation, so I can't even begin to imagine what I would do. You and Dan are an amazing team, you will do what is right and best for you and your family

Sal :-) said...


Such wonderful, wonderful news!! :D

As for the charges, Oh Jac that's something I could only say is pray over and no decision is the right or wrong one here.