So I guess Kevin is having his skin expanders put in on Thursday. I knew the surgery was tentatively scheduled for the 10th, but I never heard anything so I called the burn clinic today and found out it is on the schedule. Now we have to hurry and get all his pre-op testing done tomorrow. I don't know anything yet about how long he will be in the hospital, but we will probably get some answers tomorrow as we have an appt at the burn clinic in the early afternoon. I sure hope Kevin can handle all of the pre-op stuff at one time. I would prefer that they admit him a day early (unless this is an out-patient surgery?) to do all the blood work, scans, etc. This would give him a place to rest in between all of the tests, but I'm not sure if they will be willing to do that. I guess there's no harm in asking tomorrow though, right?
This blog is dedicated to my son, Kevin, who was critically wounded in Afghanistan on May 31, 2008. My daughter, Brianna, and I left our homes and our lives to be by his side from that day forward.
Here is where you will learn of all of our accomplishments as well as the trials of his recovery of such serious injuries.
Although we have come through the acute stage of his burns, we are now focusing on the rehab for his brain injury. For those of you unaware, Kevin has lost nearly 85% of the function of the left side of his brain, causing him to not be able to do much (yet) with his right side and he can only say a few words so far. He also has to learn to write and he needs to remember everything in his past life.
Basically, we have 'started over'.
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