Monday, August 15, 2011

And then there were none . . .

The last wound VAC is gone. The old external fixator on his right leg is gone. Seth now has a Taylor spatial frame on his right leg. I was hoping to have a picture, but the surgeons left it wrapped. 

It was a short (comparatively) surgery, but post-op was two hours because realigning one's bones is a painful thing. Seth's right leg hasn't bothered him the whole time we've been here; today was the first time he said it felt like it was broken. The nurses told him to expect two or three days of decent pain from this change. Interestingly, Tylenol (acetaminophen) seemed to be the medication that helped his pain most today.

This is possibly Seth's last major surgery until he is mobile, and then the surgery to put all his plumbing back online will be done.


  1. It has been a few days since I have been back to check on your blog. I left NH for Boston for a few days and arrived today in Old Town Alexandria for the week. Praying for a day without rain for the burial in Arlington on Thursday.
    I am so pleased to see such improvement on Seth's part! What wonderful news.
    Tomorrow I am meeting with my former Commander from Puerto Rico who is now at Bethesda. It will be great to see her!
    My continued prayers of healing for Seth, Bryan and the other wounded warriors. May you find comfort knowing so many people are praying for them and truly care.

  2. We are so excited to see the great progress Seth is making. You all are in our prayers everyday!