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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband is disabled, as many of you know, due to an oil rig accident 3 yrs ago. 68 tons of pipe crushed his left leg from ankle to knee and he just had his 20th surgery last month. Yesterday we finally got in for his post op, his leg is doing well, the vancomyacin and levaquin have kept his MRSA under control. We will be going back to his osteo surgeon next month, at which time we'll be scheduling another surgery to do another bone graft from his hip this time. And the best news, he should be walking by the time the year is over!!!!! smilewinkgrin They had done done a bone graft about a year ago, but the rod and pins that were in there, had been rejected and were holding the infection and it had opened up after 3 weeks, and then the necrosis set in, we were so afraid that he would lose his leg if not his life because of all this.
His doctor also relented and is letting us do his IV and dressing changes at home, only because Cav (hubby) fell down the steps trying to get to the van. Cav's not a small man, 5'11, 215lbs and I'm 4'11, 94lbs like I could do much more than offer emotional support after this fall LOL
A 3 hr drive there and back has me aching all over, like someone beat me with a baseball bat, but when I think of everything good that came out of that appt, I don't mind so much. smilewinkgrin
Lola

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Lola, this IS great news!  He should be wwalking by the end of the year?  YEA!  It sounds like a really long haul for both of you but your perseverence has paid off, big time!  Thank you so much for posting this good news.  I'm so happy for you.

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lost in philly
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   Posted 6/9/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin I am having a (much needed) good laugh thinking of little tiny you patting your big tough husband's hand saying, "Someone will come over soon and help you get up dear." hehehe What a predicament! Good thing it will be over soon! You two should celebrate!
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Marlee2
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   Posted 6/10/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
What great news after all you have been through. You both have such great strength to get to this point but it sounds like the end is near.
 
luv and hugs
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MrsCavbar
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 6/10/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
TY guys *hugs*
Lola

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov


FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibroid tumors, PTSD, 2 heart attacks at 22, PID


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, Melatonin 300mg, B-complex, Diclofenac 75mg, tramadol 50mg

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