Zane is through his fourth grafting surgery and everything went well. They ended up grafting the right side of his back and some on his right flank. They also patched a small area near his right armpit. The doctor told us that the right side of his back was a "deep dermal" burn, but not a "full thickness" burn. So basically, they had to debride the dead skin in that area, but there was a layer of his own skin tissue that was still "okay". It probably would have healed on its own, but would have taken 6-8 weeks. They did the grafting anyway because it will help that area to heal much faster. The doctor commented that he was "very stable" during surgery and that there were no complications whatsoever.
The rest of his grafts are looking good. However, his arms are looking tight so Dr. Pomahac said that he will most likely need a 'release' procedure down the road, once everything heals. It is very common for the grafts to contract as they heal. This often means that movement gets limited, especially in the joints. To give patients more movement, they make an incision at the joint, stretch the limb to where it should be able to move, and insert more grafting tissue in the gap. This won't happen, though, until all the skin is healed.
Zane will be kept very heavily sedated the next few days so that the grafts have time to take. Because he has a history of being rather antsy in his bed, they don't want him moving around and ruining the graft. We are SO THANKFUL that the entire back didn't have to be grafted! God heard our prayers and is so faithful. Thank you all who remembered Zane in your prayers. Our God is powerful, and he is taking such good care of him.