Zane continues to kick butt in his recovery. Yesterday he walked a total of 16 laps around the floor in 4 different trips. He isn't really getting out of breath from walking now. His legs are getting much stronger and his flexibility is soo much better. His PT and OT are tough on him and he has a "bring it on" attitude so the two work pretty well together. His arms are getting much better- he can almost reach his face with assistance.
He's been doing much better eating as well. He still can't eat large amounts at once, but he's keeping everything down. He's eaten pizza, chicken, steak, and plenty of protein shakes. He had his first shower this morning, and had some testing done on his right hand. The test is called an EMG and it tests the responsiveness of nerves. Third degree burns destroy not only all three layers of skin, but often most of the nerves in the area as well. Although Zane's right hand didn't sustain third degree burns, it did get deep second degree burns and right now he can't feel much of anything. The doctors are telling us that he should regain movement, and hopefully some feeling. There's really no solid way to predict the outcome, but we have full confidence that God can both restore movement AND feeling. No one expected him to be doing as well as he is now, so we're totally confident that our God is in the business of surpassing expectations. Your prayers for his hand would be very much appreciated.
Zane is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30. He will get releases and grafting in both armpits, and possible touch-up work on his stomach. He's not nervous about it at all- just looking forward to having more arm movement. Yesterday he was talking to my mom and I (for those of you who asked, yes, my mom has been by my side this whole time) about how he was feeling about everything. I am just so in awe and in love with this man. He said, "It's not about me", and proceeded to talk about how this whole situation was more about the lives God will change than his own life. He is totally at peace with everything and has great vision. He said, "You can't look at what you've lost. You have to just say, 'Okay, here's what happened. What can I do about it?'". It's so true.. we can't be prepared for the journey ahead if we're dwelling on the past. There is no other human being that I could be so excited about taking this journey with. He is truly a selfless, dedicated individual, and I will follow him anywhere.