Thanks again for all your good thoughts and prayers. We still need them.
Where to start? I suppose it all started when Mira got home from the hospital. She didn't do good from when she first came home on on the 7th of May, She was in a lot of pain and got where she couldn't get off the bed or to walk without help or almost screaming with pain plus she was running a temp so this past Monday night the 12th she got a friend to take her back to the hospital emergency room where the surgery was done. First they did an MRI and couldn't see anything and was going to do a nerve block but cancelled that because her blood work showed up an infection so off they went to do a Base Disk Biopsy on Wed.
Mira's doc didn't know exactly what to make of that culture that was taken Wed. so he called in a specialist in that field to have a look at it Friday morning then he came and talked to Mira. He said everyone carried a certain type of staph on their skin but her's happened to get into the incision and had it very irritated. It is not the really dangerous kind like Ken had so bad that he caught from someone when he was in the hospital last year but it was from her own skin cells and that is a good thing. She will have to take antibiotics intravenous for 6 weeks. She will stay in the hospital until she is a lot better and have to take them at home when she leaves. I have no idea how they will arrange all that. I think a home health nurse will come to her home to do that.
They put one of those deep vein IV's that ran from just above her elbow up her arm and on close to her heart to put the antibiotics in. She said that was very painful and took them 2 hours to do it. They had a hard time getting it in.
Ken has gone over to check on her early this morning and taking her another phone. Someone stole hers Thursday out of her room when she went for more tests. One of the nurses found her wallet outside her door on a cart. Everything was in it. Mira thinks someone had both and had probably almost got caught so put the wallet on that cart. They probably had already slipped the phone in their pocket. One of the nurses let Mira use her cell long enough for her to call us so I have been calling the hospital phone to check on her since then. Ken called the cell company and had her phone disconnected as soon as we found out. I then went and got her another phone and Ken activated it Friday morning and got her the same number. They gave her back the minutes she had on the other phone.
Now on to Mother's Day. Mira was already here and my son and DIL came. Ken's son Kevin was here. We all had a good lunch. My son and DIL brought me a hanging basket of some kind of flowers I am not familiar with but sort of look like my monkey faces but are not. The also gave me a card and some $$$.
Here are two pictures of them.
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Maybe one day I will have some good news to report. It seems like all I have done lately is make post that are not so good.
Have a blessed day and weekend everyone. Helen