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?
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