Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday

I spent last night with David to make sure I was there for the early morning Dr. rounds. We have been waiting all weekend to talk to Dr. Bachelor "The Surgeon". All weekend everyone kept telling us Dr. B will have a plan for us Monday, he will answer our questions, and make it all better, blah blah blah. So at 6:15 this morning Dr. B and his team come in the room. So we are told Dave will be having surgery today to do another cleaning and by the way your NPO, so put down that water. This totally blind sided us, as we were told Monday would be another rest day and the day to figure out what to do with The Leg. Also an Air Force General and some other people are going to be coming by this afternoon to see David, we made arrangements for this to happen today based on the info above.

GRRR.....

So another surgery this afternoon.....they said he would go back around 12, so that means he will probably be in his room till 3 and will get to see the General after all. Even though they are going in to clean The Leg, we are most likely going to choose to amputate. We talked to some guys this weekend who waited and then ended up having to choose amputation a year or 2 later. David and I decided that we want to move on, get out of the hospital bed, start rehabing, and get on with our life together. It is a hard choice because The Leg looks just fine, but problems come up quickly with all the open wounds that David has. He does not have enough skin or muscle to cover the bones in his lower leg. Since the back flap did not work, we don't want to risk losing any more muscle, have it not work, then hinder his rehabilitation later. Also David is in a lot of pain, pain that 40mg of Oxycontin, a Dilaudid drip, and 10mg Kalodapin a day can't relieve. Don't quote me on the exact dosage numbers and spelling. David has been keeping track of everything-its actually funny how he can remember it all. Oh and Valium too.

Don't worry, they didn't leave me out of the pharmacy, after 2 days of basically begging for pharmaceutical relief and some help from David's mom, they hooked me up too.

I will update tonite after surgery......

6 comments:

Jen r. said...

I am praying for you! Jen

Preppy 101 said...

I am in awe of your attitude. Prayers work! Praying for you diligently. xoxo

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

You guys amaze me!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting us share this with you. Prayers from anybody I can talk to. Please Pray for David and Lisa and family to all I can reach. Prayers for our country. Prayers for our government.Amen
QMM

Griffith Family said...

Found your blog through your Mom's (found via a post on another blog). I'm from Bossier City and your posts caught my eye. My heart goes out to you and David for going through such a huge thing so early in your marriage and lives. I can tell you are a tough woman and will be ok and your husband will too. I could throw you a quote here but I'm sure you've heard them or thought about them at length. Stay strong. Pray hard. Love your man and love yourself. You are still very blessed.

Ann

The Mrs. said...

I am praying for you! Be strong! You will make it through!