A new update on Barb

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

auntkay
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 1205
   Posted 6/30/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys, I just had a call from Barb and i wanted to update you all on her condition. Some of you know she recently lost her dad and had to go home for his funeral. Well when she was traveling on of the skycaps at the airport was helping her get into her wheelchair,while doing this he dropped her oxygen tank on her foot. Her foot developed a large hematoma and during her recent stay at the hospital the drs. opened it up and drained it. So fast fowarding to today she had a drs. appt. and at that appt. the drs. looked at her foot and told her gangrene has set in and that she must have surgery on her foot in the morning to try to save her foot. So please keep Barb in your thoughts and prayers as this is going to be very hard to heal. Barb said she'll call me tomorrow after her surgery and give me an update and i'll post an update soon as i can. Take care all and i hope everyone's having a low pain day!!
 
 
                              Kay

Lynnwood
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7723
   Posted 6/30/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update, Kay.

Barb, I hope everything goes well with the surgery and that things calm down for you soon. Hugs,
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
DIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

couchtater
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 6/30/2011 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear this. I hope everything goes well for her.
Joy

aimsgirl16
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1470
   Posted 6/30/2011 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to see this Barb! My thoughts and prayers will be with you through the night and following days. So sorry this is happening.
Amy
Lupus Moderater
Cyclosporine, Prednisone, Lisinopril,Norvasc, Mobic, Vitamin D 50,000 units
PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram,

If God brings you to it, he will get you through it!!

CassandraLee
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 6/30/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the update. I wasn't aware that Barb's father had died. She has had way more than her share to have to deal with. I feel so incredibly bad and scared that she now has to deal with this too.

Barb...if you get a chance to read this please know that all my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please hang in there and keep fighting!!

Cass

Lindaloo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 1713
   Posted 7/1/2011 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Kay, for the post about Barb.  I just spoke with her too this morning and she asked me to post about her condition as well.  She also asked me to pray for her, as she believes in the power of prayer, as I most fervently do as well.
 
The problem with Barb at this point, is not only that the surgery be successful, but that she be able to heal afterwards.  Barbara is immunosuppresive and takes steroids which will compromise her healing ability.  Therefore, we need to be praying every day that her healing is continuous and thorough.  I believe you all love Barbara deeply, as I do, so please take some time out every day and turn your eyes toward the Lord and ask for His intercession, if you are of this persuasion.  For those of you that don't pray, then send positive healing thoughts to her.
 
I hope all of you friends of Barb are well and are not having too much pain at this time as well.
 
God bless you all.
 
Lindaloo
Co-Moderator Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia Forums
 
Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there.
 
Linda

Julia Hill
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 562
   Posted 7/1/2011 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I talked to Barb late this afternoon, and her surgery went well. There was alot of dead skin and it was deep, but they feel they got it all. She will be having another surgery on Tuesday to skin graph the foot. The plastic surgeon is deciding whether to skin graph from Barb's thigh or use artificial skin so she won't have 2 wounds. She isnt allowed to be on her foot at all so it will be a long weekend (literally) for her. She did say that her foot was hurting her so I hope they can control the pain for her. That was about all we talked becuase Bill and Nikita were at the hospital visiting her.

A prayer would be good idea, and much appreciated.

Julia

CassandraLee
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 7/6/2011 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello. I was just wondering if anyone had a more recent update on Barb? I have been thinking of her.

Thanks,
Cass

flowery
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 440
   Posted 7/6/2011 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting about Barb. She and her family will be in our prayers. Can't believe that someone dropped her oxygen tank...man! I just want her to be able to catch a break! Lots of Hugs
Heather

Kiddiekakes
Regular Member


Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 7/9/2011 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Never mind that..I would be pissed at the airline whose idiot dropped her oxygen tank on her foot..I'd be looking into some legal action and compensation.

suetoo
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 395
   Posted 7/9/2011 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!
Prayers and good thoughts Barb's way. I agree with Kiddiekakes, legal action to get some financial compensation seems appropriate to me, too. Yes, mistakes happen, but handling an ox tank requires due diligence and basic instruction. She has been through so much. Thanks for the ongoing updates about her, too
suetoo
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Degenerative Osteoarthritis, Asthma
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, meloxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily. (20-40mg prn), Vit. B12 2400 mcgs, Vit D 1000U and Ambien every night. Advair, Albuterol and DuoNeb inhalers.

Lynnwood
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7723
   Posted 7/11/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Talked with Barb briefly a while ago.

They are leaving the wound "skinless" so it can heal from the inside out for 2-3 weeks before putting a skin graft over it. Sounds like a really nasty wound that has to be cleaned every day.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
DIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

couchtater
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 7/11/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Ouch! I hope it heals quickly.
Joy

aimsgirl16
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1470
   Posted 7/15/2011 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have any word on how Barb is doing??
Amy
Lupus Moderater
Myfortic, Prednisone, carvedilol, Eliphos, furosemide, sodium bicarbonate, Celexa
PRN: Imitrex, hydrocodone, Ambien, Flexeril, Ultram,

If God brings you to it, he will get you through it!!

Lynnwood
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7723
   Posted 7/15/2011 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I caught up with Barb on chat last night. They are maintaining her foot under a "vacuum pak" until it heals more from the inside out. Once it's healed enough, they will do plastic surgery to put skin back on it.

Its about a 3x4 inch wound, down to the tendons, so is giving her a lot of pain that just isn't controllable.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
DIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

aimsgirl16
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1470
   Posted 8/4/2011 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys! Anyone konw how Barb is doing now? It has been awhile since I have heard anything and just thinking about her.
Amy
Lupus Moderater
Prednisone, carvedilol, Eliphos, toresmide, sodium bicarbonate, Vit D 50000 IU weekly
PRN: hydrocodone, Ambien or Ambien CR, Flexeril, Ultram,

If God brings you to it, he will get you through it!!

Lynnwood
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 7723
   Posted 8/5/2011 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Same as ever...foot taking forever to heal so no skin graft yet...open wound with vacuum pack...
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
DIAGNOSING-LUPUS & LUPUS-RESOURCES
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously" - Oscar Wilde

Julia Hill
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 562
   Posted 8/5/2011 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
 
I talked to Barb earlier this week, and she is sick of being sick.  The wound nurse looked at her foot and said it was doing ok, and that it will take a long time to heal.  Unfortunately, she has to keep her foot up as much as possible which means  she is totally reliant on Bill and Nikita for everything.  This has her upset as it is getting old fast.  She wants her independance back and the sooner the better. 
 
I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend.
 
Julia
 

Butterflake
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 1650
   Posted 8/6/2011 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Barb and Kay.  I'm so sorry to hear of this nasty wound and all the trouble that goes with it. I haven't been on lately just cause I'm preoccupied with all my woes. I sure hope your wound heals pronto. No one should be in such pain. Love you both. Butterflake    aka Donna

aimsgirl16
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1470
   Posted 8/6/2011 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update. Please let her know I am thinking and praying for her.
Amy
Lupus Moderater
Prednisone, carvedilol, Eliphos, toresmide, sodium bicarbonate, Vit D 50000 IU weekly
PRN: hydrocodone, Ambien or Ambien CR, Flexeril, Ultram,

If God brings you to it, he will get you through it!!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, September 21, 2018 10:26 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,420 posts in 329,225 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161774 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Lexi_40.
297 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
JayMot, BookWyrm, acarined, mattamx, oceanfisher58, Michael_T, Missouri, Saipan Paradise, ks1905, PA_grandma, halbert, Buddy Blank, (Seashell)