Zane was pretty quiet all day today. As expected, they're keeping him very sedated after the back grafting surgery. He is continuing to have issues with fevers. Today it was as high as 103. They put the cooling blankets back on him and when we left tonight it was down to 101.5. We found out that there was an area on his right shoulder that was growing an infection prior to yesterday's surgery. Hopefully with the debridement and grafting, it will clear up. This is first wound infection he's had, but it's not an unexpected thing. He's still on antibiotics, so those should cover anything he has.
Dad got back in last night and went to see Zane this morning. He couldn't believe the improvement in Zane's face in just 5 days! I guess because Mom and I are seeing him each day, it's not as obvious to us. But, Dad was blown away. They also had a small section of his chest uncovered and we got to see the graft site. When we saw a picture of it a week ago, it was pretty gruesome. The donor skin had been "meshed" so it pretty much looked like a fish net, with all the muscle and tissue showing through. Not going to lie.. it was hard to see. Today, it looked almost exactly like normal skin. The little holes had filled in and it looked just like it was supposed to be there. The nurse told us that, in her 30 years of nursing, she'd never seen a graft heal so well. She made the comment, "He's a great healer". I said, "And, he HAS a great Healer". God is certainly healing him!
Your continued prayers for the fevers and for his grafts to continue healing well would be appreciated. His arms aren't doing as well as his chest, but they're coming along. There's also a high risk for his back graft not to take well. He's laying on it, and as soon as they start waking him up, he'll be moving around a lot. But, as always, we have faith that God will take care of every inch of Zane's body.