Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sorry such a late post!!!

Bill didn't get back to his room until after 8pm. The infection as said is MRSA, the worst wound infection that you can get. The surgeon removed 3 inches of rotten tissue, and the MRSA had gone clear down to the bone, and any further the bone would have been majorly involved. This is a VERY serious condition. Bill's prognosis is good, but isn't going to be quick or easy. They left the 3 inch hole in his face, and it will have to be packed and cleaned daily. He will be on IV antibiotics for a couple months, He will be in the hospital a few more days......and then I will take over his care at home....... Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers...... God's Grace has been shown, the surgeon cannot believe that this infection did NOT get into his blood stream or his brain...... Also The doctor put him on Vancomycin yesterday, he said he went with his "gut" feeling that it was MRSA, and decided to give him a double bolus dose, this alone could have been the move that saved Bill's bone from being destroyed, because MRSA can destroy in hours, and who knows what 24 hours would have done!!! Thank God for these wonderful surgeons.
Bill is in tons of Pain, but he will be fine.
I love you all, Monica it was wonderful to hear from you, and Jay, you are just one of the girls..........
May God Bless You all. i will keep you posted..........

6 comments:

Kim said...

Oh Sandi, I am so thankful for the wisdom of these doctors and I am even more thankful that Bill is through this part of this ordeal. I love you, sis.

Jay said...

I'm thankful that it didn't get to the bone or into his bloodstream and brain and that the worst is over. Let's hope that the recovery and healing goes equally well and quick too!

As for being one of the girls, I do have a uniboob you know. :-)

Chris said...

A uniboob????.......should I even ask?! :)

Patti's Parlor said...

Some things are better left a mystery Chris.....
Tell the Boogie Man I send my xoxo's.

Kellie said...

(((((Sandi))))) Love you all! Like I have said many times before YOU are a SUPER WOMAN!!! The kids are SUPER as well!

Kellie said...

As I said on Patti's blog. Nate asked his surgeon before surgery about a scar. Dr. Carson said yes you will have a scar and Nate replied... "Cool Chicks Dig scars"! So tell Bill he will definately be a huge chick magnent!