Tuesday, July 6, 2010

a Small Rant

I really hate hospitals.

Yesterday, we had to go the emergency room again, Terry's pain (or whatever) has moved from his ankle up his leg and is now right below his knee. There is a large bump, red and excessively tender and the poor boy cannot walk without crutches. After waiting over three hours (it was a holiday . . .) they had to admit that they have no idea.

That said, the bump is quite large, red and angry looking and extremely hot to the touch.

So they think he might have an infection (but that is just a guess). They prescribed antibiotics, pain meds and some unwieldy knee brace, which covers most of his leg and keeps the leg immobilized.

Of course, he can't get his leg in the car with the brace on, so we have to undo the gazillion pieces of industrial strength velcro holding this monster on before he can get in the car. I'll interject here that this velcro is miles beyond what they sell in the stores (I think when this is over, I'm cutting up his prosthetic for the velcro).

And he is grumpy, because he hates being immobilized.

And I just want him to get better.

Rant over.


Jonna said...

Sorry to hear this, a big hug for Terry and another for you, it's hard on both of you. I hope the antibiotics do the trick.

Lorna... said...

Kate and Terry, I'm sure hoping life returns to normal for you both soon. Just wondering...could it have been a spider bite? Hang in there kiddos; I''m sending you hugs and smiles.

photowannabe said...

Oh friends, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope the meds do their work quickly.
I have to admit that I thought the same as Lorna that maybe its a spider bite. Give Terry a hug for me. ((hugs))

photowannabe said...

Seems most of the comments I posted in the last few days have disappeared into cyber-space.
Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of Terry and hope the meds help and answers are found quickly.

photowannabe said...

It cracked me up that my word verification was
poo doo
Can you believe that???