I haven’t posted an update on Darlene’s health lately because of lack of progress or news. We left Delaware and headed to Florida where we feel we can remain indefinitely until her leg finishes healing.
As soon as we got here, we made an appointment at a wound care center. The doctor there has indicated that the large wound on her leg will not heal without ample blood flow, and right now there doesn’t appear to be sufficient blood available. They have her scheduled for an ultrasound arterial evaluation and will determine if blood flow can be improved or enhanced. Depending on that will determine how quickly or successfully this wound can heal. Without pictures, I’ll just say she has an approximately 2-inch circular area on the side of her right calf which has not healed and has dead tissue all the way down to the muscle layer (about 1/4 inch deep).
We’d appreciate your continued prayers, specifically that tests will indicate sufficient arterial blood supply, and/or that sufficient blood supply can be provoked to institute healing. Also that doctors will be able to successfully devise a wound care regimen that will save Darlene’s leg. Yes, that has been mentioned as a possible negative outcome if this wound cannot be healed. Prayers also needed for peace and confidence during this process.