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      Nick-not great

      ok, i wanna say I'm surprised but I'm not. his leg is so compromised in terms of circulation from the original accident-they cut off the cast and i saw a large green stain and it stunk.

      bottom line, a large 5-6 inch deep gaping wound. they had to debride,(i thought he would pull the leather off the table he was on) and a visiting nurse will be assigned to clean with a bleach like liquid. till then, i have to wash with saline and stuff (yes, stuff) the wound till she gets here and she better get here soon.

      my friend cristina, the shrink, offered to come and do it , if i cant. but i know nick will rather i do it, so i will attempt and pray the nurse gets to me sooner than later.

      he on antibiotic for 2 weeks, mentioned he wasn't happy and if it doesn't heal, he will need surgery and a flap (different than a graft). and we go back in two weeks for him to check it.

      I'm now weepy but not in front of him who is trying to be ok, and really, i don't think he's surprised either. tho he wanted to pretend it would be fine. this was one of my concerns from before the surgery.

      now, we need to pray big time, that it heals on it's own. ugly is ok, and a crevice is ok, just heal.
      bummed to the max.

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      Ah shoot! And that's not what I really want to say. I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope they get the wound nurse on the job ASAP, for everyone's sake. Ugh, so very sorry.
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      Oh, jeez, Betty....

      I'm really sorry to hear this...it's just one thing after another for you (and Nick) to deal with this year.

      Good thoughts that the nurse will get there soon and Nick will heal the best way possible.
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      Oh carp. That doesn't sound good at all.

      Sending healing thoughts and hugs to both of you. And doing a dance to the nursing gods that she gets there soon.

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      im bummed.

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      Dang Betty that just sucks. After all you both ( mostly you) have done and now this. Does he leave it open now, a removable cast thing?

      Damn! Good thoughts coming your way.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dallas dawg View Post
      Dang Betty that just sucks. After all you both ( mostly you) have done and now this. Does he leave it open now, a removable cast thing?

      Damn! Good thoughts coming your way.
      it's in a boot, non weight bearing, can take it off but not get it wet. the dressing stays in the wound (yes, in) and wrapped. what the nurse will do, is anyone's guess. i just want her here.

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      Betty oh no. That sounds awful but I am hoping with the cast off and the antibiotics will clear this up. Lots of good thoughts.

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      That sounds just awful. Sending good thoughts and prayers and an extra strong stomach for you!
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      Prayers and strength. I hope that the nurse can come quickly.

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