Remmy's Road to Healing
These series of surgeries will leave Remmy with a full head of hair and most important, minimize immensely the scars he bears.
At this point it is unclear if he will need double or triple expansions. Each expansion includes multiple surgeries.
Through the tissue expanders (saline bags which are placed under the skin) the skin with hair still attached will be stretched to cover the the effected area. The residue burn scar skin will then be removed.
the surgeries will take place in several stages, each stage consisting of 2 week intervals.
There are several dangers affiliated with this surgery. These dangers include a possibility that the bags can leak or explode, infections can occur at the surgery site or worst case, the bags can cause too much pressure on the brain.
Since Remmy and his family live 5.5 hrs away from the Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City UT, his surgical team had agreed it is best for him to stay at the hospital for 2 weeks, and then he can return home to Wyoming for two weeks. During the two weeks in Wyoming, doctors will be monitoring his progress through picture corespondents with his parents. After the two weeks in Wyoming, Remmy will then return to Salt Lake City for the next round of expansion procedures.
Outside of the medical expenses, the cost of travel, lodging and meals will add up.
They are blessed to stay at the Ronald McDonald House which is a welcoming home for parents and family that have children either in critical conditions or are at the hospital for an extended time. The Ronald McDonald House only charges $20 a day for lodging and approximately one meal a day.
This Gofundme campaign was established to help aid the financial burden on Remmy and his beautiful family. A separate Gofundme Campaign is also running for the entire Van Dijk family to assist in getting back on their feet.
The Van Dijkes are amazing, caring and selfless people who need your help.
Thank you for your love and support.