John's wound is healing up! Yay! After three months of dealing with the effects of a motorcycle crash, John is ready to be free of anything medically related. We realized last night that since December 28th, a little less than 3 months ago, John has spent 28 days in three different hospitals, spent endless hours at doctors' offices, taken more pills than most little old men (John's words) and seen God's healing in huge miraculous ways and little wonderful ways!
Be warned some of the following photos may be a little icky for you.
This first picture I took the second week of January during John's second day at Swedish rehab hospital. It looks harmless enough, but the hemotoma (sac of blood) underneath it made it for a VERY SLOWLY healing injury.
The wound just after surgery. The surgeon had cleaned all the icky infection out. Notice how deep and big it is. Big enough for a golf ball to almost fit. John's friend Jimmy told him, "I thought that since doctors are such golf fans, they would replace their divits."
A wound vac is a device that puts a sponge into the wound and then a hose is attached to a little machine. The machine literally sucks out the bad blood and skin and speeds up healing. Three plastic surgeons invented this thing. They are very rich men now!
John has dealt with walking around or sleeping or sitting with a hose attached to him for a little over two weeks. He said to me yesterday, "I really make this hose look good, don't I?" :0) Absolutely baby!
And this is the wound yesterday! All the red is new capillaries producing new skin. The wound surgeon said John may not have to wear the wound vac for much longer because it is healing so quickly!
Thank you for praying for the Iobst clan through the past 3 months. God is faithful and you are prayer warriors and that equals the peace and healing and joy of the Lord landing on our family! Yay!!