Junie's Place: A new turn...for the better-I hope!

Friday, April 22, 2011

A new turn...for the better-I hope!

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Just after my post this morning Charles got a call back from the wound clinic...They told him they had a cancellation and asked if he could come in today!  Of course he said yes and luckily Tina was not working today and was able to go with him!  I was thankful for that because I've been really stressed lately. Tina is a nurse and knows  the procedures and medical jargon....so I felt good having her go with her dad.

The wound doctor did exactly what Tina has been saying he needed to have done right from the start. The wound was opened and  cleaned out. Under the scab that had formed was a cavity that was filled with congealed blood.  Charles said it was  hard to believe the amount of old blood that was  removed from the hole.  He said  the doctor used  an instrument with a little spoon-like thing on the end of it, and kept dipping the stuff out!  It was very painful, even though the area had been deadened with shots. After it was cleaned out the wound was packed with a LOT of gauze...and this  will have to be changed daily. Tina , hopefully, can help with that...and show me how to do it,also. It has to be packed into the wound- not just put over it!  :(   (Well, maybe you didn't need to know all that- but I don't leave out many details,  :)  )

The trip, of course, is off-for at least 6 weeks .  

Tina was able to call and cancel our hotel reservations -and to get our $$$ refunded- even though  the rules were that it was not refundable if canceled.  Because it's a medical emergency they are bending the rules for us!

We will plan another trip when C. is recovered from this!  We'll have our celebration with the family this Sunday!  :)

Things are looking up!  :)

PS-You may remember last year on our anniversary Charles ended up in the hospital from another accident...and he developed pneamonia. We had a trip planned then also.We ended up losing  our $$ on that one.  The hospital gave us a surprise anniversary dinner, which was very nice!  :) At that time Charles joked...."Well,next year I might just break a leg!" True story!! LOL  
Do you think he planned all this???
Nahhh- has to be just bad luck... right?

Junie

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7 Comments:

At 10:34 PM , Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I guess you can consider the early appt as a bit of an Easter present. Now Charles can get on with the convalescing. I do seem to recall the other story.

 
At 11:19 PM , Blogger Skye said...

I totally forgot that story from last year, Junie... what a coincidence!! So very glad they got the wound cleaned out so it can get on with healing much better now. Very glad you got your money back, too, so that you'll have it to spend on the trip when Charles is all better! Hopefully you'll rest easier now, knowing he is headed in the right direction. :)

 
At 12:46 AM , Blogger Donna said...

When he gets over This... Tie him up and put him in a closet!!Hahaaa.... But it's great news Junie!
Happy Easter!!
Hughugs

 
At 12:51 AM , Blogger Margaret64 said...

My father just finished up treatment for over a year on his leg wound. He had to go for hyperbaric treatment eventually.

 
At 9:14 AM , Blogger Sally said...

SO happy he could go to the wound clinic! Hopefully now the healing begins. YAY!!!

Have a wonderful day tomorrow with your family, Junie. (((hugs)))

 
At 9:22 AM , Anonymous momma/mary said...

It looks like the healing can begin in earnest now Junie. Do have a good Easter!

 
At 10:33 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

Well, I'm glad he got it cleaned out and hopefully it will heal now. Good thing your daughter is a nurse! Hope it heals quickly now.
Glad you got your $$$ refunded!

Take care Junie!

 

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