just a quick update... tuff start to July. In effort to eliminate the black scar tissue on the stump JoLyn was given a cream to apply to the area. Unfortunately this cream deteriorated all healing that had already begun causing the sutures to be exposed. She was given three options: (1) clean up the open wound, leaving it at risk for infection (2) make an attempt at a revision, taking off what they could (3) do another amputation above the knee. Thankfully, the Dr. felt confident enough that cleaning (removing dead tissue) it up would do the trick. This surgery happened July 10th. Happy to say so far so good! Praying that her stump continues to heal as it should with no other set backs...she needs to get back on her feet and is anxious to get back to work. Thanks again all! I can't say enough how much your thoughts, prayers and gifts have been appreciated. We are blessed. ~ Jessi
Sorry it's been a while....Mother's Day was great. It was nice to have JoLyn home and out and about and all of us together. The nephews are very curious and think she needs help getting around. One pushing while the other putting the brakes on. Madoc will point at her leg that is not there and say "Grandpa?". Grandpa has a prosthetic as well and both are amputated right below the knee. So funny how they pick up on stuff. She is feeling better than she has in a VERY long time.
Last Friday she went to Fargo for a quick appointment to see that the leg is healing as it should and that there is no infection. All looks well.
I will take her back up to Fargo again on Friday to meet with the infection control doctor and also the surgeon. They are keeping an extra close eye on her during the healing process to be sure there is no infection.
Thanks again to all for the love and support. You don't know how much JoLyn and the rest of us appreciate the generosity.
JoLyn comes home today!! The kids are so happy to have her home tonight. Den was picking up her wheelchair then going to get her. Now starts the healing process. She has a Dr.'s appointment on Thursday with both the surgeon and infectious control Doctor. No word yet on fitting for prostatic, I am sure it won't be long and also depends on healing. Tomorrow we all look forward to celebrating Mother's Day together as a family. Thank you so much for prayer and monetary gifts.