Friday, October 9, 2009

Grandpa and Lauren: Update 4

Well so far we have had two days of good news. I spoke with the nurse and Grandpa is doing pretty well today. She said he slept most of the night and since he has woke up this morning they have been doing some physical activities. He has been up walking around and doing other exercises. He is not restrained anymore and seems more calm. They are still concerned with his white blood cell count being high. They are unable to find the cause, but it has been slowly coming down. If that is taken care of he will probably be moved to the rehab facility.

Lauren is currently at the hospital in Beverly Hills and will be going in for surgery soon. Dr. Lewin's mentor Dr. Reinisch examined her yesterday and feels like what she has is not an infection but rather a pocket that developed with her skin graft. This is good news because it may mean she won't need any additional surgery and that the Stage II procedure can be fully completed. It will all depend on how well the surgery goes and what Dr. Lewin would like to do going forward. The surgery is scheduled for 10:45 AM Utah time and should be about 4 hours. I will try to put an update on here later with the results.

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