Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sorry for the delay

This is me, Devin and his cousin Paige at her 1st Birthday party... the day before we went back to the hospital this last time.

Hi there!
This is Katy again, sorry it has been awhile but we did make it home last week on the 16th. Its been a crazy 11 days to say the least. Devin was released on 2 intravenous medications as well as one taken orally, plus an iron supplement. Upon coming home the real fun began.... not. Yes we were able to sleep in our own beds but his medication schedule keeps me up most of the night and i quickly came down with a cold. To top it off i fell down the stairs and sprained my ankle and further injured my back, making all the tasks of taking care of Devin that much harder.

Thank you for praying for my mom, she is healing up faster then I had expected and she along with my father have been a tremendous help, i am able to take a short nap between his meds everyday with them watching him. Please continue to prayer for my mom as the pain from her incision is still extremely painful.

As far as Devin is concerned he is a real champ! if you saw us on the street(which we never are), i am not sure besides the helmet anyone would ever conceive what an ordeal he has been through. he is our happy resilient boy as ever. This thursday we have an appointment with his infectious disease Doctor to see how well the antibiotics are working to clear up his MRSA. Then on friday we will go see his favorite Neurosurgeon(Best in the my mind), He is just getting a check up, as well as his sutures removed. I come to you asking for prayer...again. In the next couple weeks we have some court dates in the criminal court as well as the Dependency court, please pray for strength as well as justice. Everywhere i go i am constantly looking over my shoulder to see if i see the person who did this to Devin. Oh did i mention they somehow made bond and is roaming the streets, and they live 2 blocks from me.

Enough about that person! what's exciting is Devin will be getting his 18 month pictures taken as well as our spring pictures:) i am super excited and i want her to take extra special shots of his I.V. and scar, because even though many would look at him and see what's wrong with him, i see a perfect beautiful angel. Photography will be done by Theresia Villanueva from, she is absolutely amazing with a camera and has taken all of Devin's since he was 3 months old. I will display them as soon as i get them back from her.

I think that is the end of my update but i will be more on top of it for sure now. Love you all... those i have met as well as those i haven't met yet.

With so much LOVE and APPRECIATION!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Surgery Update


Devin was out of surgery by late morning and resting with Mommy! He is stable and has been awake since the anesthesia has worn off, but appears to be in a lot of pain, so he is medicated and sleeping off and on.

Unfortunately the outcome is not what we had hoped for. They had to remove the bone flap because the infection attacked the bone. They removed the "replacement" piece and had to dispose of it and it will not be salvageable. They have left the area open (like before) and we are unsure as to when they will replace it. They have given 2 options at this time for reconstruction: use metal plates/ceramic type material (for lack of a better word) to close the gap, but this means that there will be some deformity because the rest of Devin's skull will grow over time and that part will not, or option 2, over the course of 2-3 years, they will replace small sections of the skull with donor bone. This would require multiple surgeries over a period of time so they will be able to confirm that Devin's body will not reject the bone.

In regards to the infection, Devin has been placed on heavy antibiotics and will remain on antibiotics for the next 6 weeks. After 3-4 months the doctors will evaluate him and do blood work to confirm the infection is gone and at that point they will begin to explore their options for bone replacement.

We ask that you please continue to pray for Devin. Pray for his comfort and healing and that God would bless him and Katy. Please also pray from Katy as she is taking care of her baby and this time is very stressful!

**Also, Katy has asked for us to have you all include her Mom in prayer tonight as well! Robin is having back surgery on Thursday to replace a spine stimulator from a fall accident that she had a few years ago. She has been living in constant pain and needs your prayers. We are hopeful that this surgery will be a success and she will get some much needed relief!

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Prayers Please!!

Good Evening Everyone,

We need your support this evening and lots of prayers!

Devin has had a high fever the past few days, and his left side of his head and above his eye started to swell. Katy and Robin took Devin to the ER and he has been admitted. Doctors believe he has an infection between his skull and his scalp inside his head. He is being given antibiotics to fight the infection but they are concerned with the bone flap that was replaced and need to determine if the flap is being affected by the infection.

Tomorrow morning Devin will undergo surgery again, they will go in through the same scar and will hopefully remove the infection, but most importantly they be able to inspect the bone flap. We need to pray that the flap has NOT been infected, because if it has they will have to remove it and use plates to close the gap.

We will inform you all as soon as we have information regarding his surgery and the results.

Thank you SO very much for your prayers!

God Bless

Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Isaiah 58:8