Thursday, January 29, 2009

No More Tube

It was a very successful visit to the doctor's office this afternoon. Husband no longer requires a draining tube. I have also noticed that he is not making as much noise when he gets up from a sitting position.
I have to warn you all though, the next pic looks kinda gross. There is now an additional hole in the man's body.


I believe the speedy recovery is due the to TLC and nutritional advice from the in house specialist:

While waiting ever so patiently for the results at the doctor's office this afternoon, I was almost able to complete to my mittens. I am very pleased with the results thus far. As soon as I recover my darning needle, I'll be able to weave in all those pesky ends.

I really love the Yin and Yang effect with my colour choices:

I will be kept very warm for the remainder of the winter months.

Speaking of lost articles.....
I cannot find that dreaded pager anywhere. I swear to you, I didn't lose it on purpose. I suspect it escaped it's handy dandy case as my travels took me all over town today. Unfortunately, all emergency calls are being forwarded to my cell phone. At least the ring tone is not as startling.
I have had quite enough adventure for one day. I'm off to catch up on some episodes of Diary of a Call Girl.
Enjoy your night everyone.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two Tubes In, One Goes Out

Husband went to another doctor's appointment today. It went awesomely. Is that a word? According to spell check, it isn't. Ah well. You get the geste. Anyways, the doctor noticed that the swelling and redness has gone down quite a bit.

What some people find fascinating just may make others hurl. The next picture is a bit graphic and not for those who get queasy easily!
He removed some of the tubing from the leg. The IV needle is now gone. This makes things so much easier.

I made another attempt at trying to release my mitten from its knot.
It is not going very well.

I hate to do this, but I may have to call in some help from Mr. Scissors. I do not have enough yarn left for any mistakes. This could be very touch and go.

I will keep you all updated.

Rebel and Napoleon are calling me to the couch. Apparently there is an episode of The United States of Tara on On Demand that I have yet to see.
Good night all. Pleasant dreams.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Another Tube

We went to the clinic for another iv treatment. It was another nurse that attended to husband. She did not like the progress of the infection. I can't say I blame her. I haven't much cared for it either. The tension sock helped a bit, but not nearly enough. After the treatment, we went to the family doctor. Finally!!!! some results. I didn't go in with Husband. I decided to stay in the waiting room and work my mitten. I do not have pictures to show because I have this horrible tangle and I'm ashamed :(.
The doctor drew out the poison that was causing the infection and now there is another tube there to allow for run off. I don't have pictures of that. I just changed the dressing and cleaned it up a little so it would be more comfortable.

As you can see, the swelling has gone down immensely. Thank goodness. I was getting very worried.

They also prescribed some more antibiotics. These ones are taken orally. They should speed up recovery. He is also under strict orders not to stand, walk or basically move. He is not liking these orders, but the alternative is not an option.

We have caught up on all sorts of shows. We started watched the United States of Tara. I'm not going to spoil it. It is a show you have to see for yourself. Toni Collette is the star of the show. She is amazing in this role.
Anyways, I just thought I would share the results with you all. I'm off in search of some rye. I hope you all have a good night.

Day Three

We went for the third installment of Husband's treatment. The nurse did not like what she saw so she added something else to help things along. Now Husband is sporting a new tension sock to help circulation.

The swelling is going down a bit, but not as much as the medical staff would prefer.

But have no fear, Dr. Scraps is on deck to assist.

I'm all tuckered out from worry and am calling it an early night. This is so unlike me.
I hope you all enjoyed your week end and are ready to tackle a new week.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I've Got Drugs in My Pocket.....

Day 2 of Husband's predicament is going well.
The swelling has gone a bit. Apparently that is why the doctor drew on his leg. I find this very reassuring.

The cats are also dealing with this new situation quite well. Since Husband is not doing the main meal preparation, I've had to learn where the oven is. I have finally located it to be in the kitchen. Imagine my surprise. Before we were married, I lived on my own for quite a few years. I was able to provide myself with nourishment. Granted, it was not the calibre that Brian provides, but still, they were meals with vegetables and meat. I think the cats are just surprised. They do not really see me in that room unless I'm fixing myself a drink or making toast.

I did a little bit of knitting today while waiting for the iv to finish doing its thing at the clinic. I worked on those neato torpedo mitts I showed you the other day. Actually, I think it was yesterday. I had to put them down though because I had neglected to bring something along to hold the thumb stitches. I could have MacGyvered something, but I just did not have the imagination today. So, I finished my little part on the Travelling Scarf:

Just in time too because I had received another one in the mail to start:

I really like the colours of this one. They are all so bright and the stitches people chose are awesome. I hope mine returns to me like this one. It's just so much fun and I believe a true representation of the knitters that contributed. The lady whose scarf this one belongs to gave all of us carte blanche with regards to what she wanted. This gives me great pleasure as that is what my suggestions were when I sent mine on its merry little way.
I'm actually tuckered out. I'm off to bed. Good night everyone.