Support Layne Chesney and family

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Raised by 1,189 people in 4 months
Created January 1, 2018
While most of us were celebrating a new year in 2018, Leigh Chesney has been stricken with a terrible tragedy: her young daughter Layne suffered serious injuries resulting in over 90% of her body surface area having third degree burns. It’s a very dark time for the family but by coming together we can help support them through this tragedy. Layne is being treated at Kendall Regional burn center in the Miami area.

Leigh Chesney and her family are close friends of my wife and I, our neighbors, and all around good people. My wife Dianne works closely with Leigh, who is also a teacher. Please be generous!
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5/17/18 from Leigh Ann:
Layne had a successful procedure today. Her grafts look good. We have to wait a couple more weeks for them to mature to determine how successful they were.

She spent the remainder of the day sleeping. She only awoke a few times for medication and water. I'm glad she was comfortable and able to get some extra rest.

Thanks for the continued prayers and support. Layne appreciates all the love, and we do too!
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5/10/18 11pm from Leigh Ann:
Well, I really don't have anything new to report. Layne had a fairly good day. We spent the morning watching Cutthroat Kitchen. She attempted therapy, but she was just too sleepy. She didn't get much sleep the night before, and she did not have much energy today.

Her appetite was better today. She ate lots of fresh fruit, had a few bites of yogurt, and tried some cereal. Amy, her favorite nurse, gladly took her plate of bacon off her hands.

Her stomach is still acting up. I don't think she likes the extra Ensure drinks she's getting. I don't do well with protein shakes either. I get sick after drinking them too. I'll keep trying to get her to eat things that are naturally high in protein.

I'm home again until Saturday morning. I still hate being here, but I have life stuff that I still have to deal with. I'm changing things around the house little by little. It helps to erase the old and start over new again. No looking back anymore, it's just too hard.

Until tomorrow....
#laynestrong
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5/5/18 from Leigh Ann:
Layne had a little better day today. Although she was still in a lot pain, it was managed well. Unfortunately, this is a trying time, and there really is no easy way to ensure that she is comfortable. The backside is very difficult to close. She can only lay on her side. She's turned from one side to the other every four hours. It's not easy to look at her now. Due to the position she is in, there is a lot of swelling in her face.

She remains " open" so that her grafts can stay dry to ensure optimal take. Therefore, we are unable to be in the room with her. It's difficult to be separated from her, but we know it's in her best interest. It's certainly going to be a rough few days!
Please continue praying for pain relief, comfort, and rest!

Lauryn can also use a few prayers too. She's recovering at home from her oral surgery. She's swollen and uncomfortable. Of course, she wishes I was able to be home with her too.

#prayforourfamily
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Update 4/30 from Leigh Ann:
Layne had an excellent day today. She worked very hard during her therapy sessions. She completed range of motion exercises, wore her mouth foley, wore her new neck collar, stood up and did neck, shoulder, trunk, and arm exercises, and spent an hour sitting in her wheelchair. All of us joined in with the exercises, including her care team, and tried our best to get Layne to work out to her full potential. She even had an audience outside her window. Of course, Layne being Layne, took full advantage of the extra attention and worked the crowd.

She got new and improved dietary options today. She moved on to a regular diet, so she can now get "kid" friendly trays. Layne enjoyed her first grilled cheese in months, and she ate some fries too. Also, she sampled a variety of fresh fruit. However, she was most excited by the PB&J she received for dinner.

Layne also got a new bed today to help keep her more comfortable. I think Goldilocks has finally found her " just right" bed.

After all that exercise and yummy food, she has finally settled comfortably into bed. Hopefully, she will continue to get plenty of restorative sleep tonight, and wake up for another active day tomorrow.
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