Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Shocking News


This isn't the shocking news that will come after this. But this is a piece I finished last fall and my sister framed it brought it back with her Monday. It's hanging in my parents room now.

I haven't had much time to stitch this past week and probably won't until stitch a lot until the weekend. The next few days are going to be rough and hectic.

I've mentioned my parents health problems before and that my mom had a second ankle surgery taking out the screws putting in earlier as they broke loose. The surgery was a month ago. It was healing good but then last week in Physical Therapy the therapist noticed a blister on back of her foot. So the therapist called the Dr. Her regular Dr. wasn't there and she saw one of his partners. That partner was not nice and just says..."That is just a popped blister." and put a small bandaid on it and left. Yea right with all that drainage! My dad rewrapped it. Thursday morning she found a second popped blister that was draining very bad so dad called the office emergency. That Dr. was really nice told dad how to wrap it and prescribed a strong antibiotic. That seemed to be working so we thought. Although mom and dad could feel the screw at bottom of her foot. She went back to the Dr. and received really bad news and her and dad have 24 hours to make their decision. One is they can redo the surgery clean everything out and put a rod in. No guarantees that will work. Or two lose her her leg up to the shin bone. Needless to say mom is very upset and dad is concearned. My sister left yesterday but she's coming back today to be with mom. Kay is a RN and she wants to talk to someone in the Dr. office etc.

Also tomorrow I have a scope scheduled to find out if my Acid Reflux Disease has progressed or if something else is going on in my stomach. I've had problems with my chest and upper stomach for months now and the past couple weeks have been worse. I was going to cancel it by my family will be very upset if I do. Don't know how I'll get to the hospital as I don't drive. Maybe if my sister is still here she will take me. I just hope it isn't bad news. If it is I'm not telling my parents at this point.

I usually don't ask this and I usually try to be up beat but we are really concearned about our parents they are up in age and both have CHF. So please pray for them as they make this decision. Thank you.

14 comments:

Virpi said...

Oh, how sad. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Barbara said...

Oh Barb, I'm so very sorry to read about all the health issues confronting you and your family. How very difficult for all of you! You're in my thoughts and hopes. Best wishes to all.

Pumpkin said...

Barb, I am SO sorry to hear this :o( Sometimes I wonder about the medical care that some doctors provide. I really hope that it can be repaired and that she doesn't have to loose her foot. I will definitely be thinking of you and your family. Please keep us informed. ((((HUGS))))

Mylene said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Barb. Big hugs.

Marita said...

I'm sorry.

Saying prayers for you and your parents.

Von said...

Oh, Barb, I'm so sorry to hear about this huge concern in your life. Praying that all will work out for both you and your parents.

Jen said...

Barb, I am sorry to hear about your family's medical problems. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

stitcherw said...

I'm so sorry, what a lot to deal with all at one time. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. {{hugs}}
Sue

Vonna said...

You ALL are in my thoughts and prayers...BIG HUGS to you Barb!

Teresa said...

I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Nicola said...

Barb, I'm so sorry to learn of the problems that you and your parents are facing at the moment. I do hope that everything will work out well for you all.

Hazel said...

I have prayed Barb. Stand in faith. xx

Sam said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers Barb.

kathyann said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Keep positive and also take care of yourself,Love from Kathyann at meg's mum's muffins