Brayden also hates taking a bath right now, can't blame him with his butt looking the way it does. He hates the dressing changes and screams bloody murder every time. It's so hard to see him this way, but in order for him to heal, we have to keep up with the dressing changes each day. We are very thankful for our friends this week, coming over and helping us with the dressing changes. It is impossible to do it alone since he moves around so much.
On Friday, Brayden finally walked from his room to the living room, that is the first he has wanted to walk in over 2 weeks. Happy to see him slowly bouncing back. He just amazes me with his strength throughout all of this. In the mean time, I am trying not to stress too much, I want his baby brother to stay in till his due date. Just 2 weeks away now! My mom was suppose to fly out June 7th, but with Brayden needed so much attention and I'm suppose to take it easy, she is flying here today to help us. We are very excited to have her come out here to help us. Times like this, we wish we lived closer to family, but we have realized most of our friends are only a phone call away to help us, which is amazing!
I emailed Dr. Bauer pictures of Brayden on Friday and he said that it's amazing how fast the healthy granulation tissue ( red stuff) has come in. He wants us to scrub off the rest of the dead scab with a semi dry wash cloth. ( Easier said, then done). And also to start using Hydrocortisone and over the counter steroid cream on the healthy red area. The area with the scab, we still have to do wet to dry dressing until it comes off. If we can't get the last of the scab to come off this week, we will have Dr. Price do it when he is put under on June 4th when she takes his stitches out and laser surgery. We have to continue having Brayden wear the ace wrap because this will help the granulation tissue from getting to thick. Soon we will start to see some shrinkage of the wounds as well. Slowly we are heading in the right track and each day he is starting to look better. Going to be a few months before he is fully healed.
Brayden's next surgery is up in the air, I have it tentative scheduled for Nov 21st, but now with him healing like this, it is up in the air. I am hoping it will be enough time for him to heal. Guess we will see how things go over the next few months.
Brayden had a good day yesterday, no pain meds for the first time since surgery and he actually walked around and played with his toys. So happy to see him bouncing back and playing again.
Here is a picture from last night, everyday it is looking better