The leg they were concerned infection had set in, had not, but it WAS a bad hematoma which they have given her some strong antibiotics for. They cleaned this right knee out, stitched it up and will remove those stitches next Thursday. They were able to work her left leg with the worse femur break up to a bend of 130 degrees. (If her femur had not been so damaged they said she could have put weight on it now, which sounded encouraging to me) They had to put both of her feet in splints, set at an angle of 20 degrees more toward her body as it is the degree her feet would flex to in walking. She has not been able to move it in as far as they thought she should at this point and were very concerned about her left foot. To keep her from having a limp when she walks again, they had to do this. Don't know right now how long it has to stay at this position but it is very uncomfortable. Please pray hard for this.
The bad news, God can handle, is Holly will have to have another surgery on her right leg when the time comes that she can finally move her knee. While watching it on X-Ray during the movement exercises, they noticed her knee was trying to move out of place, if they had continued, it would have broken apart, again. Thus the need for a later surgery to help her move it as it is tightening and calcifying; that right knee just has to heal longer and she cannot bend it right now.
She is home now, praise the Lord. Continue to pray against pain and for them as they prepare to see Graceyn off on Tuesday morning. The jet will fly out of Laurel with Graceyn, Mike and Rhonda Parker at 10:00 a.m.
When I have any other info, I will pass it along. Thanks for all you are praying and doing for this precious family of God's.
Posted by Thrailkill Family at 9:06 AM