Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Freedom!

On Monday, Matt was moved from his room on the dialysis floor of the hospital to the rehabilitation section of the hospital. This rehab center is located within the hospital complex itself. Matt has embraced this move as another step in the right direction of leaving this hospital. He will receive therapy several times throughout the day for a few hours each day. As a result of Matt's recent surgery, he has an added level of freedom to move about the rehab center in a wheelchair. Matt has enjoyed only fifteen minutes outside of the hospital since February 5. Matt anticipates some added mobility and opportunities to move outside the rehab center onto their patio. The four permanent incision closures have began to heal nicely. At this point, time will aid in the healing of Matt's incisions. However, he endures a significant amount of pain as a result of the skin graft procedures. In the coming weeks, doctors anticipate another skin graft procedure for the remaining two temporary incision closures. We should continue to pray for Matt's appetite to improve, his tolerance of pain from the skin grafts and his tolerance of pain from the therapy to be administered. Let us remain to committed for prayer on behalf of David, Candy and Christin.

5 comments:

John Carroll said...

Hey Matt, still thinking about and praying for you. Excited about your new Freedoms. May God fill you with His patience as you regain your strength.

HouseFurnishings said...

Thanks for updating!! I continue to pray for Matt!!!!!!

raydse said...

Hey Matt, So glad to hear about your progress! I hope you get to enjoy a little bit of fresh air on that patio. We're still praying for ya here and can't wait to see you come home!
Hugs,
Corey, Rachael & Tyler

Joe, Abby and Ellen Grant said...

We are Union grads and just wanted to let you know your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good work!

iriselephant said...

Hey Candy! This is Carla Evans Smith in Memphis! Saw Debbie Hosse(sp?)Chandler today and she told me about Matthew. Wow! You guys are in my prayers and I will let Brenda Taylor Halford, as well as anyone else I can find, about this. Knew there were still some kids recovering, but did not know one of them was yours! Hang in there, sweetheart! You know who's in control! Love, Carla