Becky here... Tara met with the plastic surgeon yesterday; and he gave her until one week from Thursday to give this head time to heal on its own. I'm taking that as a good sign! He can actually "see" titanium with his naked eye (her head has another small hole) which is a problem; but he told her to put silvadine cream on it; and he would check it in a week - which gives me hope - however slight, but still a little hope that her skin will close over this opening by itself. "Seeing titanium" means he can see one of the small titanium plates that were put in her head after the 1st original surgery. He didn't seem too worried about infection, but we never really know about that until they get in the head. We thank you all so much for your prayers - maybe this infection is not going to be a problem! I keep hoping and praying for that!
Tara talks to 250 young women at a program called "Time to Blossom" on Friday. She has been working hard on her talk; accompanied by pictures and I'm so glad that surgery won't get in the way of this event! She really loves to talk to young women; and feels like if she can help someone; that is why she is here.
We loved our weekend away in the mountains over Memorial Day. Tara actually felt good enough to ride a bike a little in the mountains, and play a little "family basketball." She really wants to build up her strength; she is still quite weak and we are all hoping that she can get through this bump in the road and get back to the strength building phase she was in before this. We had great times getting outside, playing games, and hanging out together. We really missed Stephanie & Travis & baby Katelyn; but the rest of us were there. Rachel's Nate (we have 2 Nates now) got his first little family trip in - he's stuck with us now!
Love you all and thank you so much for your prayers!