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Update on my friend Priscilla

Discussion in 'The Safe Harbor' started by NiteStar, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. NiteStar

    NiteStar Well-Known Member

    Well....things were going along pretty good (so she thought). Then she found out that the screws in her leg had bent and her leg was becoming crooked. On top of that....the infection which caused the exposed tendon, had not gone away. The antiobiotics were just keeping it at bay. She went to a new orthopedist and wound care doctor here in the Medical Center as she decided the other two doctors maybe didn't know what they were doing. Okay....she has now been in the hospital two weeks, has had 3 or 4 surgeries.....and will be in the hospital at least 6 more weeks. The first few surgeries were to clean out the wound and put what she called "antiobiotic seeds" in the wound. They did this surgery a couple of times. The major surgery was done last week and they removed all the hardware from her leg and I'm not sure (or at least I don't understand it all) what they did but she has this big wire cage looking thing around her leg and then wires, etc. keeping everything in place. In 6 weeks, they will do surgery again for the bone graft. But she will probably be "out of service" for another 6 months. She is completely immobile at the moment and as you can imagine is bored and depressed. Please say a prayer for her that this will all be over in a few months; that this time it is all being done right and she will heal correctly!
  2. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear things are coming along good.. Wishing her well in her recovery
  3. TexasSue

    TexasSue Well-Known Member

    Prayers on the way that she heals and all will go well this time Susan
  4. sage

    sage Well-Known Member

    She has been through so much. Prayers are on the way that she will continue to improve and be up and around soon.
  5. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Prayers for your friend.

    What a long, hard road she has ahead of her.
  6. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Forever Remembered

    Oh, that poor soul. Of course she'll be in my prayers. I can so relate to part of her problems. Is she immobilized at home, or will she be in the hospital all this time?
  7. JacquieP

    JacquieP Well-Known Member

    Prayers are on the way! What a horrible thing to deal with
  8. GloBug

    GloBug Senior Flea Coller Tester

    Six more weeks in the hospital? Dear Lord, I bet she's bored! Does she have a laptop or an iPad at least? I would go nuts.

    But at least she knows she's heading into recovery, slowly but surely. Prayers will of course continue.

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