Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Perhaps I spoke too soon.

Indeed.

After behaving quite nicely in the Healing Department, my left foot began hurting the other night. I got my usual 100.4 temp and severe pains in my joints. Although there was no redness in the leg; it was clear that the leg was not right and would be shortly going bad.

So we didn't fool around.  On wednesday, we drove out to see the Doctors' Assistant and she advised going right into the hospital. Which we did. Or, I did. We saw the Emergency room staff and they presented me with the Steak Knife premium from the Gift Catalogue. We had vancomycin flooding into my arm about 16 hours from the first twinge of betrayal.  Spent two nights there thinking we had reacted quickly (we had) enough to stop this from advancing. We are now not so sure. One of my Doctors thinks it's not too bad and the anti-biotics should kill it. One another, a friend of Maureens spoke to her and suggested more dire endings. He thought I should accept my fate and have a Below Knee amputation.

This week I will see a Foot guy and an ankle guy. They will order some pictures and read the results of my blood tests. Get the lab reports on what' exactly is brewing down there. They will make their recommendations and on thursday I will meet with my Primary Care guy and we will make a decision. I'll probably write about it here; rather than the FDP, because I don't want it to be a distraction. I think i'll put a notice in Moe's, sending the interested here.

Also; i'll be putting the 'Bird up for sale at the FDP.

5 comments:

Cancer Fighter said...

Hope the doc with the feeling that the antibiotics will kill it is right.

Prayers heading your way and keep thinking positive.

Best wishes, Robert!

Mike said...

Hey Bro, Dolemite here. Prayers and positive thoughts coming at you.

Much love,
Rick

Reverend Lowell said...

Thanks guys; but today, the good doctor Chioto said we were going to fight. More anti-biotics, maybe open the wound a little more to expose the osteo and vacuum dress it. He kind of lifted my spirits - He really inspires confidence - we danced out of there today!

Cancer Fighter said...

Keep thinking positive, but you already know that!

Continued best wishes!

matt_v said...

Best thoughts and prayers to you, Bob, in getting through this thing. May many better days for you soon follow!