Thursday, April 26, 2007


We made it to the doctor today for Tom's pressure wounds. They've taken a turn - and not a great one.

On Tuesday, when Home Health was here, things were looking great. Honestly. We would of been in to the doctor so fast that heads would spin if I had thought anything wasn't looking acceptable.

Now, we have to go back to the doctor for an MRI tomorrow to make sure the bone in Tom's foot isn't infected. If it is, we could be looking at amputation again. This doctor doesn't want to jump into things though, and wants to check into all other options. She knows that Tom can only count to 19 right now anyhow (since his pinky toe was amputated a while ago), and would feel bad if Tom could only count to 18.

She even mentioned flap surgery (I'm not providing a link, and if you're smart, you won't look for one) for Tom's rear, if it doesn't start improving... Which, firstly, would be a ways down the road still. Secondly, I really don't think we want to go that route. You can only do a flap surgery so many times. (The basic jist of flap surgery is pulling good skin over the wound so the wound will be closed.)

Anyway - of course, we're not happy. Tom's stuck in bed, even more so than he was before.

We're both really frustrated, of course.


Bluepaintred said...

that sucks so bad!

have you checked out boobs dr pepper and injuries today :o)

how sweet of crystal!

angie said...

no good, no good