I talked with his father this morning, and actually the young man is doing well, considering.
Today is the one-week anniversary. The pain level is about medium, although the whole circumstance has taken a lot out of him. He will have hydro-therapy for at least another week. The dressings and "goop" have to be changed often, because the biggest threat now is infection. He must also maintain an erect posture so that the new skin doesn't grow back "short" and pull.
Doctors have told him to stay out of the sun for a year. He probably will not go back to school this year, but that's about over anyway. Still too early to know about scarring.
Sounds like he is doing quite well for the circumstances..prayers are being answered and they are still being offered up for him for his speedy recovery. I know it has to be hard on his parents and I know you are suffering with him too...I am just glad he is doing better and IS going to get better..thank your for the update J and keep us posted with any further info..God Bless