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MAW Tue Saga Continue

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by DAW, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. DAW

    DAW Well-Known Member

    :(Paw called about 2:45, No surgery today! Ugh! I guess the surgeon that was doing the surgery only comes to Bolivar 1 day a week (Tue) and had not seen any Xrays, he finally showed up around 2 and after looking everything over decided there is to much swelling in the ankle still to do the surgery, could be up to 2 weeks before he feels this could happen. He wants therapy to work on the area and get the swelling down, stated it is a real bad break, she has three options to consider. Fix it like as they had before, do a rod which involves fusing the bone, or Paw counldn't remember 3rd option. Which may or maynot work.:doubledown:
    Talked with Maw at 3:30, they have moved her to Telemetry, which gives her more freedom as far as she can have phone calls, but 2 doors away from ICU. Number to hospital is 417-326-6000. She wasn't quite as dopey this afternoon, but I'm sure that flucuates with meds and sleep.

    Brenda
     
  2. JANPEP

    JANPEP Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    So sorry to hear of more delays. I guess they have to do as the dr. thinks is best
    Good that she has been moved, will try to call later. Got a card in the mail today.
    Thanks for keeping us up to date & hope things start going better.
     
  3. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    I was sure hoping she had already had the surgery and was on her way to mending. Thank you for keeping us updated and Maw will certainly be a part of my prayers.
     
  4. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Poor, poor Maw, and poor Paw. We continue to send her our best, and our love and hope the swelling goes down quickly so she can be operated on. (((HUGS)))
     
  5. KathyC

    KathyC Well-Known Member

    I was hoping to read that she had come thru the surgery & was on the road to recovery. Sending my best to both of them. Sorry Maw has to wait so long to get the surgery. This has to be stressful for Paw too; hope he takes care of himself.
     
  6. connie seabee

    connie seabee Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Oh Darn, I was wishing that the surgery was over, and only the rehab remaining. Two weeks seems like such a long time to wait, but the Dr knows best. I feel bad for Maw having to wait so long, and for Paw who will be traveling back and forth everyday. Hope he'll take care of himself. I worry about him too.

    Brenda, Thank you for the update.
     
  7. Lurline63

    Lurline63 Well-Known Member

    Rats! I hope she won't be too antsy awaiting the course of action that is eventually decided upon. Hugs, thoughts, and prayers continue.
     
  8. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Phooey, phooey, phooey! Like everyone else I was hoping for a positive update! Sending hugs and best wishes...maybe they can get that swelling down sooner than later! UGH....poor Maw and Paw having to deal with this!
     
  9. korinalacount

    korinalacount Well-Known Member

    Prayers,hugs and love continue.
     
  10. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Like everyone else I was hoping that the surgery is over with and she was on the road to recovery... Sending hugs
     
  11. jk

    jk Well-Known Member

    Darn, wish there had been better news. Will she have to stay in the hospital for the next 2 weeks? Hope Paw takes care of himself. I am worried about both of them. Positive thoughts and prayers continue. I will try and call her later today or tomorrow. Thanks for the info Brenda. You take care of yourself also. Hugs.
     
  12. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    thank you brenda for the update

    sorry to hear that maw will not be having the surgery for awhile

    sure sounds as though you all are in for a long haul

    prayers for all of you
     
  13. Calgon1

    Calgon1 Awaiting results of mental evaluation

    Just got off the phone w/Maw. All things considered, she sounds good. Says it looks as though it will have to be fused. Not sure how long a rehab period she's looking at, but she thinks they have a ghost booking w/HAL and that the Duck Cruise (May29th) actually may be a possibility. I think that, normally, 89 days may be pushing it a bit. However, since she's in the scooter ... Well, we'll see. They were pushing the dinner cart in, so she signed off. Said that she hadn't eaten earlier, as they were thinking that surgery might have been a go. Wanted to me to pass on her thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. Said they were certainly helping.
     
  14. iluvcruzin

    iluvcruzin Well-Known Member

    I just talked to Maw as well. She's in good spirits considering. Some of the grand kids are stopping by which made her happy. She sends her love to all.
     
  15. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear her spirits are up and she is thinking of another cruise.
     
  16. popcorn

    popcorn Well-Known Member

    While she is in there she might as well get it done right! So sorry that it had to happen at all. But at least it happened on home territory & not in some foreign country.

    Paw & Brenda look after yourselves.
    Liz
     
  17. The Cruiser

    The Cruiser Well-Known Member

    Another 2 weeks for surgery. Sh*t. Prayers and hugs are on the way.
     
  18. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    What a nightmare for Maw and Paw! Playing the medical waiting game is a huge headache.
     
  19. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Well, dang. Sorry to hear about this snag. Maybe things will get better and Maw will get surgery by next Tues. Let's all hope things will turnaround quickly.
     
  20. Whimsy

    Whimsy Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry to hear this but I guess the doctor knows best. When things are rushed it's not always for the good. I hope she gets stronger day by day and gets on the road to well soon.
     

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