Yesterday we had our first visit at Shriner's. I wanted to post last night but my Dad's laptop had issues picking up Donna's wi-fi, so we're here in the parking garage next to the New England Aquarium (another post on that will hopefully follow this one!) eating in the car (the Dunkin' Donuts didn't have seating) and I'm using the free internet they have in this area!
Our visit was wonderful, we met Dr. Donelan who will be performing the surgery on Monday (now you have a specific name to pray for!!!) and many other wonderful staff members at Shriner's. The good news is that Dr. Donelan thinks that this first surgery will be a fairly simple one, only working on the areas of second-degree burns on her face and fixing up the finger nails on her left hand. He said that the difference would still be noticeable but that at a later date he would like to work on the areas of the original skin graft (the darkest spots on her nose and cheeks) and the skin on the left hand, but that the work on the hand will require a skin graft, which requires a minimum month-long stay in the Boston area. He guesses that we will only be in the hospital for a few days this time and in the Boston area for 2 weeks, which made me awfully happy, and as I was signing the release form he reiterated that this surgery can have minor complications such as bleeding and infection, but that it is virtually 100% risk-free in terms of more serious stuff. Boy did he know how to ease my mind!!!
Playing the fun computer games in the waiting area
Watching "Arthur" while waiting for the doctor to come in to see us
Yummy chicken after all the tests and x-rays (standard procedure for international patients) were over
I thought I would get her ice cream but once we saw the chicken, that was it, she was sold. :)
On the way home I pulled over after about 10 minutes of driving to get gas and this is what I saw in the backseat!
Back at Donna's house in Arlington--as you can tell, this was taken by Deysi herself and the real focus is the cat (Miles), not me
Another Deysi masterpiece :)
My dear friends Donna (who is kindly letting us stay at her house!) and Jill