Friday, July 10, 2009


Certainly this isn't how things really work (referring to the cartoon), but dad went to and from surgery this morning and the wound vac is already not working. ERGH!!! If only they had a "fix" for this problem. The pain pump was a great fix for the pain and relieved the nurses who couldn't quite bring the medicine timely anyway. Now, we just need a way for the wound vacs to work - consistantly! Dr. Duke's been called and hopefully he can get this worked out... otherwise it will be a very long weekend with lots of poking, prodding, pressing, and repositioning. They have to get this fixed, because we definitely don't want dad to have to endure all of that - again!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


In and out of surgery and all went well. The pain pump seems to be a "God Send".

Monday, July 6, 2009


To and from surgery today and all went well.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


This post comes a few days late, but dad did go to surgery on Friday evening. It came much later than expected due to "holiday staffing", but all went well. He was also able to get a pump for his pain medicine, and that seems to really be helping. He no longer has to waiting for nurses to bring his meds every two hours. (which rarely happened on time anyway)

I was out of town for the holiday weekend, but I'll pick up on posting again. :)