Kevin Reichert's Journey
Kevin's family has felt the prayers of their friends and family. This is a way for us to show our support for a wonderful father, husband, son, brother, and friend.
Also, if anyone wants to send a check to Kevin and Emily......please send to Melanie Kirchmeier, PO Box 1030, Salado TX 76571 payble to Kevin Reichert. We will be sure to hand deliver them.
Today brought some more exciting news for our family!! Kevin Reichert is doing great in wound care and the abdomen looks so good! His leg is still painful, but improving daily!
The doctors started talking about outpatient care options! We would come to the rehab hospital for about 4 hours every day, but get to sleep outside of the hospital!
We are so excited about this! Kevin and I also wanted to reach out to all of those that have supported us and the generosity shown makes this next phase so much more manageable! Thank you to Melanie Bartlett Kirchmeier, for getting this set up! We are humbled by everyone that gave so generously! Thank you!
Today's surgery update is a bit of a boring one...but boring is good in our world! The doctors say that Kevin Reichert's wound still looked much the same as it did Monday. While we always hope for cartwheels, we are still in a great position. The majority of the wound looks good. We are still waiting on some areas that are small but significant before we can skin graft.
I was speaking with a friend earlier this week and she was telling me how important it is to be specific in your prayers. My prayer for the coming week about Kevin's wound is about these small areas. The doctor explains that we need granulated tissue over each of them to make a skin graft viable.
I would humbly ask that if you have moments in the next few days before our surgery Monday that would pray specifically for the Lord to do what He sees fit with these small areas of Kevin's wound. I know from all of our family that Kevin has made every prayer list and prayer group between El Paso and Baton Rouge. Pass this request on if you would so that we would see some movement with these areas over the weekend and through next week.
Bring on the next phase of this journey...we are ready Lord!
Happy Chilly Tuesday!
Kevin Reichert resides on the 6th floor at Parkland Memorial and while our walking treks are getting more frequent and a bit longer, he is comically out of touch with the outside world!
This morning, after a challenging juggling act that began at 5:40am between our own children and all of our sweet Upstream Learning babies, he had this look if pure innocence when he said, "How's your morning been honey?" Our day today was much less challenging than most of yours no doubt!
The surgery update from yesterday is that we are still being patient! In Gods time the mesh will be covered completely...I know this. Waiting for that news is harder some days than others. We are using our time wisely by keeping Kevin moving to build up strength and some endurance so that he will be strong for the next leg of our journey.
Happy Snow Day! I hope you are all snuggled in for the night!