Feet After Surgery March 2014 SNAG-0003Much Straighter.

We removed her boots and gauze socks today finally and here are Rhema’s much straighter feet from the top.  As I was looking at them I thought, they do not look real bad as I thought they would………..then we looked at the back of them…………

I’m NEVER prepared to see my precious girl’s body after a surgery….. there is no way to brace myself or prepare………each time I see the incision sites I just feel like I cannot breath and I physically hurt and weep……. this time was no different…….

Now, I never weep in front of her so I do not upset her, but I ache and weep each time for what my girl has to go through…….

I am posting pictures of each of her feet so, if you are squeamish please do not scroll down……

It’s not the worst I’ve seen, but it is close-ups pictures of  incision sites and puncture wounds……

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One Foot After Surgery March 2014 SNAG-0002The red line is where the incision runs from one side of her ankle all the way around to the other side.

The darker round wounds are where the metal pins were.

Other Foot After Surgery March 2014 SNAG-0001

I think all things considered they look like they are healing well……..and I should be happy to see them not looking as bad as her spine/back did or her head when she had all her other surgeries…… but no matter what they look like….. those are still my babies little feet……..and they have been sliced and punctured……. It hurts me on such deep levels that she had to go through this…….It is ……there are no words……just no words……. only tears, for my girl……..

On the bright side, Rhema enjoyed her first bath in 6 weeks.  She was so apprehensive as we took her towards the bathroom; she was thinking she’d see the much dreaded bath chair.  Poor girl.  But instead we had a tub for her with wonderful bubbles.  Rhema LOVED it!  She splashed, kicked, soaked momma and found out that some of her animals could squirt water, so we all got squirted!  It was so wonderful to see her smiling and happy!  We refilled the tub three times and just let her soak and play.  I was able to get off a lot of the dead skin on her legs and toes.  They stuck her three times to get the IV placed so I had three areas on her arms I had to get the band-aide goo off of; she patiently waited and let me get all that off her arms.  After her bath we put some lotion on her legs and decided to use non-stick gauze pads and tape to cover all the wounds on both feet to protect them.  I think we will be doing wound care this week until some of the punture sites look a little less red and one of the incision sites look better.

Bath After Surgery March 2014 SNAG-0000

We appreciate your continued prayer for her and the wounds heal, that they will be free of infection.  Pray for me, momma, too…… it’s always hard for me once I can see the incision sites/wounds….. it really upsets me.  It’s hard for Daddy too….. we appreciate your prayers during this “healing” time for us all.  Much love to you all, our precious friends and family, who pray.  We will post later in the week with an update on Rhema’s healing.