Having Zane back at the apartment has been absolutely amazing. My sisters flew in from TN on Thursday night and my dad drove down on Friday. We all spent the weekend together & it was so much better being here rather than the hospital! On Saturday night Mom, my sisters, my aunt, my cousin, and I went to The Nutcracker while Dad and Zane went to Lowe's and ordered pizza. :) Yesterday everyone left and went back to Maine, except for Zane and me. It's nice for it to be just the two of us again, but I was also a little sad to see mom go. She hasn't left my side for the past 10 weeks.. she held my hand while Zane was in a coma, and she helped me take care of him when he woke up. I told her yesterday that it was like having the training wheels taken off. I am SO thankful for her.
Zane is doing great being here. He's doing more and more on his own, including washing his own hair. This is huge, considering a couple weeks ago he couldn't even touch his face. On Friday, we had an appointment with Zane's burn/plastics surgeon, Dr. Pomahac and another plastics surgeon who specializes in hands, Dr. Sampson. They decided to do a release surgery on Zane's right wrist and elbow. They think that this will take some pressure off the nerves, and hopefully restore feeling in his right hand. The surgery is scheduled for December 30th.
I want to answer a few questions:
Yes, Zane will still have outpatient therapy. Right now, we're staying in Boston and he's getting therapy at Spaulding 5 days/week. Hopefully sometime in January we'll move back home and he'll get therapy there. They said he will probably need therapy for a year or more, but right now it's important we stay in an area where there are therapists who are experienced in burn.
Yes, we will be coming home for Christmas. We fly home on Thursday and back on Monday. We are SO, SO excited to be back home, even if it is just for a few days. Neither of us have been home, or even left Boston since October 12.
Yes, I had Zane's wedding band on a chain around my neck. The nurses gave me his ring when they took it off him in the ER on the day of the accident and I haven't let go of it since. I wore it around my thumb for a while, but it was still too big, so eventually I got a chain to wear it on. I'll keep wearing it until he can put it back on his own finger. :)