Sunday, July 11, 2010

Knocking at the crossroads...

Surgery has been moved up. Ron's leg got much worse today and he was in severe pain. I put two new fentanyl patches on (75 mcg each) this morning and that didn't help it. He took three Lortab 10 mg pills and that didn't help it. On a scale of 1 - 10, he was a 12 with pain. The man is never over a 5 except when the fentanyl patches begin to wear off and need to be changed.

After an injection of dilaudid, he was still at 8 on the pain scale.

His foot got very swollen today and the redness started streaking up his leg, plus what was only red on his foot is now purplish in color. When he flexes his ankle, the purple color turns yellowish. Not good. Not pretty.

I called the surgeon this afternoon to tell him all the "stuff" that was going on and to ask if he wanted Ron to take the thallium test in the morning or go to the ER today. He said take him to the hospital.

They admitted him. He's on some oxygen because his saturation level was about 80% and they're giving him medication for the nausea. His sugar was 585, which is really high even for him and especially high since he hadn't eaten. Has to be infection driven.

I'm home for a few hours to try and sleep but will be back at the hospital by 6:00 or 6:30 in the morning.

Thanks for the prayers.


joanne said...

sending good thoughts and many prayers your way.

SkippyMom said...

Praying for you both. Sorry this happened this way, but hopefully this will relieve him of the pain and suffering.

Good thoughts Theresa. Love you!

TinaM said...

Make sure you get plenty of rest through tough times like this.
My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Hang in there.

Tessa said...

Thoughts and prayers going out to both of you. May God guide the hands of the surgery team. Take care of yourself as you will need enough strength for both of you during his recovery. God bless!

Rae said...

Sounds very serious. Sending prayers your way.

Michaela said...

Hi Teresa, Im a friend of Skippys and she said to pay you a visit. My Golly, I am sorry to hear what you and your Hubby are going through right now. It sounds very very tough. My prayers are with you. God Bless... xxooo Michaela in Australia