Monday, January 21, 2008

Update on mom

Hey-thanks for the prayers and stuff . . .It was such a long day and I was just terribly distracted for most of it . .though not distracted in a good way-just aloof.

I finally called the hospital at 4:45 because I hadn't heard anything, and I actually spoke to mom. She said things went well-they opened her foot and drained it and put in a drain so that they can keep getting the yucky stuff out. Dad later told me that they said the tendons and ligaments looked good, and that they took a bone culture just to be sure. I guess that will determine if there's anything more they would need to do . . .also they took cultures of the infection that will determine the course of action with antibiotics. Still not sure if she is coming home anytime soon. They said they will leave the foot open-EWWWW- until it heals some more. I can't imagine how that works, but ok.

I am glad it is over, and so is she. More waiting to hear from the doc tomorrow, but things are looking up.


Jenster said...

I'm glad to hear things are looking better. Yea, God! :o)

Lynilu said...

Ohhh, girl, I didn't read these last two entries until last night, and I was so stunned. Wow, I'm sorry to hear about your mom. What is the cause of the infection, do you know?

OK, I'll keep her in my meditations, for sure. I hope it goes well. Loss of a limb is not "the end of the world," but it can seriously change a life to the point of giving up, as yo mention. I'm so sorry that your mom is facing this and that you are dealing with the emotional issues. Good luck to all of you.


beans said...

Thanks ladies-

Nope, they do not know what kind of infection it is yet . ..see new post for details.

I appreciate the thoughts and prayers.