I guess all injured have it – a bump on the back of the head at the base of his skull. While washing Taylor’s hair the other day we found this long blood crusted ridge – about 3” long. It was matted with hair. Taylor said it was tender to the touch too – after diving deeper – and discussion with several nurses – we learned that all critically injured soldiers have it – and that Taylor’s wasn’t as bad as most (probably because of his hair).
The nurses thought maybe it was from the helmet, or the neck brace, or something – and then riding home on the plane – just wreaked havoc on that skull bone.
Last week I ran into the 4th quad to survive – Travis Mills – we talked about many things – among them the wound on the back of the head. Travis also said that Taylor will have 2 bald spots on the back of his head too. Sure enough – when we checked we found Taylor does have 1. Not sure why only 1 – maybe it’s the hair again. J
Soon enough they will disappear – as Taylor is up and mobile again AND exhausted! His morning started out early, a 2nd visit from Bruce Braley, a wound cleaning – so there will be another surgery to lance the right leg wound again. Then there was PT – an amazing workout (we hope to get the video posted – (thank you Benny Boy!), OT – creating a “rig” – that they chuckled about patenting – to assist in wiping the butt. Then the pilgrimage to track down the shower Taylor will use – waaaaaay down the hall – didn’t take it tonight – because there was the testing of the pic line that they thought was clogged – and vitals to check, and more visits. They had their lunch at 4:00 – missed supper, had an interview with the CF paper at 7:00 – and I’m not sure what happened after that – because that’s when I left – they are exhausted!
I told Danielle – I would write tonight – there’s so much more to tell about Taylor’s day – and more stuff we learned today – but that’s it for now – because I’m tired too.
So Guten nacht – sleep tight my little lovelies – I love you Taylor – you too my little Dan-yellie