Well, there's still lots of pain. But there's lots of progress. On Friday (day of picture) Blake's physical therapist got him out of bed twice. Using a walker, he went for a walk around the bed the first time and across the room and back the second time. It hurt a lot, but the surgeon said he'll heal faster if he moves sooner.
The skin graft was taken from the back of his left thigh. The doctor said that this site is often the most painful area.
Saturday morning, the anesthesia team took out the two nerve block catheters that were numbing his lower left leg. So the transition to oral pain meds is underway.
Overall, everyone is very pleased with his progress.