Today ended up being a really good day. Kevin did get his bolsters removed this morning and although it still looks rough - it does look much better than I thought it would. I actually cried when Kevin first smiled at me because I forgot. I totally forgot about that goofy little smile where his lips are actually closed and he kinda has this shitty little grin. How could I have forgotten, I wonder?
His eye is still very swollen, but all in all he really does look great and within a month he will probably really look wonderful. I am just so excited to see he has a real chin and a whole separate neck. I am just so pleased with the doctors that did this surgery.
Here is a photo of what he looks like today:
And here is a photo of the three of us that someone took here at the Fisher House.
Notice we are outside! Kevin was also discharged today - YAY!!
And he ate so much food from Long John Silvers that I was getting sick just watching him, lol.
We have an appt Monday at the Burn Clinic and hopefully they will tell us we can go home. I really want to be there by the 4th - in time for Kevin's birthday on the 6th. We are estimating leaving here on Breezy's birthday - which is the 2nd.
And to answer a question - we will have to come back in either Aug or Sept for one more surgery (maybe 2 in the same week again? not sure) At that time they plan to fix his head, his trach spot and a large indentation below his abdomen. They tell me all of these things are simple and won't require this kind of intrusion. At that time they will also fix any skin discoloration from this surgery.
It's kinda exciting to think we may be almost done with all of this stuff. That would only leave us with therapy and a normal type of schedule will be so welcome!