Thursday, March 6, 2008

Greetings from St. Vincents

Little by little Rebekah is improving. Her leg seems to be her biggest discomfort today. That is due to the skin that they removed from the thigh to graft to her hand. Her fingers are now visible and have good blood flow. We are encouraged. They did to a muscle flap also to cover those exposed ligaments and tendons. Several pins were inserted in her index finger and she has over 100 stitches in her hand. There are also staples in the arm. The doctor is hopeful this will be the last surgery to reconstruct. Later there will be plastic surgery to make things "look" better. Rebekah doesn't think she will need that but I am sure as time goes along she will want to take care of those big scars.

She is still on morphine regularly which she can give to herself and oral narcotics every 4 hours. She is walking to the bathroom and sits in a chair. The staff here treat her like a queen bringing gifts and crafts to do.

God continues to give us His blessings, we have started a blessing book in order to keep track of those good things when we want to focus on the bad.

Thanks for your prayers on our behalf. We were able to talk to David/Daddy today so that was a huge encouragement for us. Many people come to visit us each day which is an encouragement to me.

Many people tell us they are sorry this has happened. I encourage them not to be as God intended this for our good, we have lots to learn and His greatness through this all still astonishes me.


Laura said...

We're praying for all of you!

-Laura D.

Kristi said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're all doing better. Your tone seems encouraging :o) I'm glad for that. Will keep praying for all of you!