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Friday, 2 March 2018
Update on Stan

I've been pretty busy taking care of Stan for the past month.  He had a wound on his foot and had to be off his feet completely to help it heal.  Monday, he was running a fever, nauseated and too weak to stand up.  I called 911 and the ambulance took him to the emergency room.  Pretty much everything from head to toe has been examined and tested because the wound was infected.  He is doing well now, but still running a fever and needs more tests.  It's a good thing, really, that once you are in the hospital the doctors can look at anything and everything over your stay to ensure there isn't anything else lurking that could bring you back for another stay.

 Stan is going to be scheduled for an angiogram sometime before he goes home. When he was admitted, there were cardiac enzymes showing up in his blood. They put a wound vac on his foot and put a walker in his room instead of crutches or a wheelchair.


We are almost set up with home health for when he comes home. He will be doing IV antibiotics at home because the infection is in his blood. That has happened before and he responds well. It took somewhere around 4-6 weeks last time. He will have a nurse come and change the dressing on his wound vac three times a week. They said something about occupational therapy for his sore shoulders that theymay set up for him. Once he's past the infection, he will have more permanent surgery on his foot, but it will be done in the doctor's office - nothing major here.

 I have decided this is a staycation with medical benefits.  So far, everything is positive.  He will have a couple of months of healing from everything, but should be better than ever once he gets through it.  

Posted by stormi36 at 4:21 AM CST
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