Monday, November 3, 2008

A couple more things

If you haven't read the post below, read that one first and then come back to this one!

A couple of people thought it would be a good idea to share some pictures of how Andrew's face, hands and legs look like now. That started me thinking and I realized I forgot to mention about his skin grafts. Andrew ended up getting skin grafts on both legs from just below the knee to the ankle as well as a skin graft on the back of his left hand. He had to wear preasure garments on his legs and his left hand for 10 months. He had to wear them all day and all night. The only time he could take them off was to shower each day. He even had to wear them swimming. The ones on his legs were like tights but thicker and tighter. They went from his toes all the way up to his waist. And then for his hand it was a glove. While in the hospital, they measured Andrew very carefully so that the tights and glove would fit perfectly. For his legs, they put a paper from his waist down to his toes and then measure every inch all the way down so that they would get the exact fit.

Because of the skin grafts on his legs, he has no hair and no sense of hot or cold on his lower legs and the back of his left hand. Good news for me, I can put my cold feet on his legs and he doesn't know that they are cold. :-) So, here are some more pictures.

Here is a picture of his orange colored pressure garments and in the second picture you can see the orange glove. Each time he had to order pressure garments, he got to choose 3 colors. If I remember right, he ordered them four different times. He would usually choose a fun color and then two normal colors.

Here is his legs now, you can kind of see that they are bald and the in some parts you can see the mesh from the skin graft.
In this picture, you can kind of see on his left hand (the upper hand) the line from his skin graft and then, of course, his handsome face.


Vera said...

What, no speedo picture?!!!

Sara_and_Curtis said...

I can't believe it's been 3 yrs now since his accident. Thanks for sharing and posting pictures. You can't even tell now.

Kevin and Ann said...

I agree with Vera where is the speedo picture.

The Picanco Family said...

Ahhh Yess, the speedo pictures. I thought about posting the speedo picture and Andrew said it was OK. But I chickened out at the last minute.

How about this....If I get enough requests, I will post the speedo picture.

Vera said...

Quick, everyone request the speedo picture!!!

Dallin, Katie, Chase, Mackenzie, and Logan said...

Yes, I want to speedo picture- i think. What a scary experience, but it seems to have helped you two to grow even closer together.

Erin said...

My goodness! You are a stronger woman than I would be. I'm so glad you are all healthy and can't ask for more!

The Haley Family said...

Speedo, Speedo, Speedo, Speedo, Speedo!!!!!!