What is a Wound Vac?

A wound vac pump is necessary and miserable. For the past 2 weeks I’ve had this machine and tubing hooked up to my abdomen pumping away the pregnancy swelling fluids. I don’t have an end date on it…just…when I’m done.

It’s becoming unbearable. My skin is really raw under all the tape. This morning I managed to leak out through the bandaging. The smell is awful.

This week alone I have 7 medical appointments for me to get my wound and back in order plus a follow up with the OB.

But… For the other pics included…it is all worth it.

My body needs to release what it was never supposed to hold on to. I am choosing the long, lonely, and painful process of total healing all the way through because to drag this out later would be far worse.

I can barely walk and Matt is rather busy caring for Asher and I as soon as he gets home from work. It’s hard to spare even time for him to run errands at the store as I need someone on hand to help me and even to pick Asher up.

If you’d like to help us with a meal, see http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=FHYQ6202. This is most appreciated and helpful for us. I have no clue when I can get back to cooking again. I’d say we’ve got food on hand half a week yet.

If you’d rather help by getting supplies for Asher, see http://robertsonshome.com/baby

I’m also very open for help in the daytime driving me to appointments, being on hand at home to do simple things like bring me water or anything that involves walking. I can do this, but the vac makes it painful and I overdid myself this weekend.

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