Friday, July 16, 2010

No transfer until Monday

The plan was to transfer Ron today to Our Lady of Lourdes rehab center. But, his doctor hadn't seen the incision and they'd not taken the bandage down to a smaller one. The social worker came in about noon and said the goal was to transfer him at 1:00 PM, but since the surgeon hadn't been in it would be more like 2:00 PM instead. About 1:15 the resident came in and took the dressing off. It's kind of red around the incision and a bit swollen - and tender to touch.

Since it was seriously infected, the resident wanted a senior resident to take a look before a determination was made to keep him for the weekend or to send him onto the rehab center. The senior resident looked at it, poked around it a bit, and asked if they'd done lab work to check his blood count lately. Noooo - sure hadn't.

So they decided to keep him for the weekend, do more IV antibiotics, and do some blood work to make sure that everything is OK and there's not some new bacteria trying to grow there.

That would be all we need at this stage in the game.



Kathy said...

I hope everything is okay. I'm thinking about you both.

SkippyMom said...

Hopefully they can clear this up before Monday - or whenever.

Praying for you and sending good thoughts.

Love to you both.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Okay, let's just be thankful that they didn't transfer him before they took a closer look. Thinking about you and hoping you both are getting the care you need!