Anyone who wants to send some encouragement to Caleb

Caleb's NEW Address:
132 Hillside Dr
Norfolk, NE 68701

Elkhorn Valley Bank
Caleb R. Baber Medical Fund
800 West Benjamin Avenue
P.O. Box 1007
Norfolk, NE 68702-1007
Phone: 402-371-0722

Recovery in full swing

Recovery in full swing

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Caleb is scheduled to go to St Elizabeth's on Monday & see the burn Dr. He will decide if the left leg is ready to do an allograft. I got this info from the internet.

Allografts are tissues that are removed from one person and transplanted to another person. Allograft skin is used as a temporary burn cover, and will be rejected by the recipient within 21 days. However, until it is rejected, the allograft skin will provide many of the functions of healthy skin. Skin allografts will close a wound by providing a barrier against infection and fluid loss. They also reduce pain and promote the healing of underlying tissues. Skin allografts are used as a transitional treatment until autografting can permanently close the wound. Allograft skin is obtained from cadavers after consent is obtained from the next-of-kin. Tissue donors are carefully screened and tested for many transmissible diseases including hepatitis and AIDS.

If it's ready, he will have this done on Tuesday at St E's. He may stay a day or more, but we don't know for sure.

We are getting excited for Thanksgiving & being able to celebrate it with Caleb! Please continue to pray that his left arm nerves will wake up & that the left leg continues to heal well.

We have so much to be thankful for...............
Love, Tami

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