Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Long overdue update!

Hey everybody! Sorry it has been so long since I posted an update on Hunter, but he has been doing sooooooo well that there hasnt been a whole lot to blog about. He has been back at school since the end of October (still wrapped in bandages). At his last Dr.'s visit his Dr was sooooo astonished at how well he was healing that he had to bring in other Dr.'s to see the progress. They have called off the skin graph's as of now! He is doing so well that they dont feel he needs them. The Dr.'s do still plan to put the balloons under his scalp to help expand his hair growth, but this is nothing compared to what he would have had to go through with the graphs. As you can see above I have included 2 pics of Hunter and Rosebud! She has definately became his constant companion since he has been home...she was as happy to see him as he was to see her. Hunter's next Dr.'s visit is December 17th, the family will find out then when the balloons will be implanted. So definately continue to inclue them in your prayers!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Just wanted to let everyone know how Hunter is doing since he has been home. At his last Dr.'s appointment they said everything is healing as planned, and Hunter's mom is doing a great job taking care of his wounds. He has been back at school for a week now (of course he is still all wrapped up) and he is doing really well adjusting back to normal. I will let everyone know when his next surgery is scheduled.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

He's Home!!!

Hey everybody! Hunter is home!!! This is a big step for him after being in the hospital for so long. He still has some surgeries ahead, and a docter's appointment this Thursday to discuss where he goes from here....but he is home!!! Everyone was so happy to see him, especially Big Hunter, and Rosebud! Rosebud (his lab) literally wrapped her front paws around him like she was hugging him! And of course he gave her a HUGE hug! I will continue to keep everyone updated on how he is doing...and hope to post some pics soon of him playing! Thanks for all the prayers!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Going home

Just wanted to let everyone know that Hunter should be coming home today, Monday Oct. 19th. He had a really good weekend and was able to actually leave the burn unit a few times and walk around the hospital! Of course he still has a long road ahead of him, and the next surgery for skin grafts. But his mom has been taught how to wrap his wounds and they said he is ready to come home! I know he is excited, as well as Lisa, im sure she needs some REAL sleep. We all know that sleeping at a hospital is not really SLEEPING! So everyone pray that things continue to look good, and they get to come home today!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Surgery went GREAT!

Hunter's surgery went really well...and fast (only took about 45 mintues)! The Dr. said that he was able to repair 80% of Hunter's original scalp (which is more than they thought). So they means he will only need skin graphs on 20%! They only did the scraping of his skull today, and are going to do the skin grafts when that heals. They are even talking about letting him come home by MONDAY!!! We are all praying that he does get to come home, but worried as well. Im sure most of you know how active Hunter is, it's going to be very hard to keep him out of trouble :o). I think at this point his mom needs as many (or more) prayers than he does! Big Hunter (his BFF, and my son) is about to make him some cupcakes and a welcome home banner. He is sooooooo excited to see him, he misses his best buddy so much! You never realize that kids have these kinds of emotions until something like this happens. Big Hunter is constantly talking about how much he misses Little Hunter and how much he wishes this had never happened. And from what I hear Little Hunter is constantly talking about Big Hunter too! So say a few prayers for Hunter and the family over the weekend, and hope that he gets to come home!

Surgery Today 10/16/09

Just wanted to let everyone know that Hunter is in surgery right now. He went in about 7:45 this morning, and did great going. This pic just shows how strong he is. Any other kid i know would have been screaming and crying for there parents if they were on there way to another surgery! He is determined to get well! I will keep everyone updated on how the surgery is going, I will post updates as I get them.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hunter's next surgery

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Hunter's surgery is scheduled for 1:00 friday, Oct. 16th. They were planning to only do the bone scrapping on friday and then schedule him for the skin grafts at a later date, but Hunter's mom text me this morning to let me know that the Dr. had a change of plans. The Dr. is impressed with how well he is doing and says that he would hate to not take advantage of that, so they are going to do the bone scrapping and possibly some skin grafts tomorrow. Which is a good thing b/c that puts him that much closer to being better, and getting to come home. Of course we definately want to keep him in our prayers through this surgery and pray that everything goes well. I have some pics to add later of Hunter playing at the hospital, so check back later for that!