Hey everybody, we thought we would just let you know that WERE HOME!! (sort of) The dressing change went well, Ethan was awesome and sat still for the whole hour. There were a few areas on his head, and right arm that were torn and are a little tender.
Those areas will need to be watched carefully to be sure no infection will begin, but all the other areas showed good signs of healing. We rewrapped his wounds and after several minutes of contemplating what would be best for Ethan, we decided that coming back and forth from Lethbridge was the best option as there are no specialists for burns in Lethbridge. We will be going back up on Friday and again a couple times a week for the next few weeks. We are excited to be home and it felt wonderful to climb into my own cozy bed for the first time in almost 5 weeks! We are on our way to finding our new normal....life will be very different for the next few months as Ethan begins to heal. The girls will need to adjust as well, not only with being home again, but with all of the new rules and routine with Ethan. His arms are still sore and so are his legs and head. The new bandage on his head has only a little padding so he needs to be watched and followed 24/7 to be sure he doesn't bump or rub his head. He is still very wobbly because of the bandage on his grafted right foot. Things will definitely be different around here, but we are up for the challenge. We are excited to get back into some sort of routine and see our family and friends. Please don't hesitate to say hello and ask any questions you may have with Ethan..we would be happy to answer them. Tim and I have learned a lot about burns and the healing process this past month, things we had no idea about before the accident, and so we understand that people will be curious. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers throughout this journey.
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P.S. We will still continue to update the blog for those who were wondering. Ethan still requires lots of care.