Send pops some good vibes

My dad has osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone.
This is on top of the pressure sore that has been open on his ankle since October.
At 2 p.m. CST Wednesday, he’ll have another surgery.
Doctors will cut a muscle from his calf and wrap it around the damaged areas of his ankle, gather the skin up and put a skin graft over everything in hopes that he can walk out of the hospital on two feet – and go heal at home (maybe as early as next week, if the can get the infections knocked down).
“The doctor said I’m going to be sore for three or four days,” dad said. “From the skin graft. He said it would be like a road burn.”
The doctor also said that if the first surgery didn’t take, they could always take a muscle out of his butt –
“I told him no way,” dad said. “I’ve already spent four months in the hospital over this, and if it doesn’t work, they can just cut the goddamn leg off.”
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
And whatever time zone you might find yourself when it’s 2 p.m. CST, I’d like to ask each and everyone who reads this to send good and positive thoughts toward Omaha, Nebraska and my dad.
He’ll hear you, I’m sure.

1 comments:

Skigirl said...

Good vibes are on their way from England. Wednesday 10/01/07 20:25 GMT.