Saturday, April 20, 2013

April update

We are so sorry that we have not communicated for some time.  The good news is that Devin has successfully had  an implant in his skull without any infection for two and a half months.  This was the the third attempted surgery to correct the defect, and after infections, that caused the removal of his plates, we can now believe that he is clear of infection.
 Now that he has a covered skull, he can now begin Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. which was not avaible to him, because of liability issues.  The process to access these programs takes time, and is very frustrating, and to this point has not been provided.  Bureacracy?   
The trial of the person who caused this trauma (allegedly?) has been postponed 4 times because the defense has had a "problem" with finding someone who can refute the case against him.  We have 6 doctors testimonies;  one being a forensic Doctor that believes this was a non accidental trauma caused by the suspect. You cannot believe how frustrated we are with the process, we just want this nightmare to be over. 
We appreciate the love and concern you have shown to Devin, and your continued prayers for Devin and Katy are not just desired, but they are NEEDED. We still are on a LONG road to full recovery body and soul. Devin will need to have this plate replaced twice as he grows, his abilities are quite a bit behind where they should be and the Trial always hangs over our heads.
Dick Adams (Gampy)

Devin right before Surgery on Feb. 5th

Resting in moms arms in the recovery room

About 5 days post surgery, happy and home

About a week ago and he looks like a normal boy again (his ear is lower on his right side as well as his hairline but being his mom I am the only one who notices that)