I guess it depends on how I look at it but yesterday did not feel like progress. Sunday night my leg wound started not looking so good. Jeff took me to the er yesterday morning and we spent all day. After many doctors, two ultra sounds and some minor surgery I am back home. Apparently there were pockets of fluid that became infected. These were the source of my extreme pain. They reopened about half of my wound and packed it. I have to change the packing daily and return to the trauma clinic on Thursday. I received iv antibiotics and am also on a strong dose at home as well. Eventually, the fluid from the pockets will migrate out of my wound and I should start to feel alot better. So, if nothing else, hopefully now I am on the right track:)
UPDATE: May 9:
Stephanie email: So, have been to the trauma clinic today. I have to go back Monday. They opened the wound the rest of the way and now we have a new method of packing it. Waiting now for a Doppler to check for blood clots in my leg. Please send prayers and positive thoughts for no blood clots. They said I will have to be admitted if there is a clot.
Update: Yeah, no clots!
UPDATE: May 13, – Stephanie had a good mothers day and she got to go to the barn to see her babies. Salty & Cowboy sure have missed her. Today she will go back to the trauma clinic to have her wound tended to and we are all hoping for a good report.
UPDATE: May 13 PM – From Stephanie – Some good news finally! Doctor said wound looks much better and I don’t have to go back for two weeks! She said just keep packing it and caring for it the same way. She trimmed off the dead edges OUCH but it looks way better now.
May 28th: Update from Stephanie – The good news at the doctor today is that there is no bad news. I am now packing most of the wound and doing a wet to dry bandage on the rest. I am still changing the bandage once a day. I am now able to get my heal down but my leg will still not bear weight with my heel down. This is due to muscle and tendon damage (I suspected this) The doctor said I may be ready to start physical therapy in a couple of weeks:). I finally heard my first time frame…4 more weeks:( I am going to do my best to beat this!
June 13, 2013 – Stephanie has been back to work part time for a few days now and doing well. Still not 100% after sitting around for 6 weeks, but much further along than we thought this soon. She has received so many get well wishes over the past few weeks and they were all really appreciated. We have raised $7,100 towards her medical bills so far but are still about $4,500 short. We will continue to accept donations towards this balance to help reduce the burden on her family. Thank you all who helped make this happen! Your Great! Please be sure to stop out and visit with her at our next adoption day on July 13th.