Thursday, April 22, 2010

Osteo? Probably No and the Vac is Retired

At the wound clinic visit today (those biweekly visits sure do come around fast), the wound vac was officially retired. The wound looked good following the two-week vac holiday, with no concerning slough buildup, so the vac isn't likely to be required again. As I said before, it was a valuable tool for many months, but we won't miss it.

And, we discussed the osteomyelitis. The x-ray proved inconclusive. Skip doesn't really appear to have any significant evidence of infection, so there's no need to get out the big guns (IV antibiotics) to try and kill off something that might not even exist. The docs will keep an eye on her with her biweekly visits to the wound clinic and the wonderful visiting nurses will be able to be an early warning system with their daily visits for dressing changes.

Driving home after the appointment, it was lovely to see all the buds on the trees. We started spring here in New England with horrible weather, experiencing 10" more rain than normal in March. April has been up and down weather-wise, which is typical, but we're definitely experiencing more mild days now than cold. When we got home, Skip and her aid, MW, spent an hour out on the patio enjoying some cigars.


Diane J Standiford said...

Fantastic news! And Spring brings new beginnings!

awb said...

That's great to hear. Wish I could smoke, the kids won't let me. Guess I'll have to get rid of the kids?


kmilyun said...

Spring is hiding from us around here.

Porch sitting - sounds nice and relaxing.

Glad to hear some good news.

zoomdoggies said...

It's about time you guys got some good news. Glad to hear it!

Bibliotekaren said...

Every aspect of this post sounds good -- glad to hear it. Spring really has arrived after the long Winter.

Cranky said...

Thanks everyone! Definitely good news on the wound/osteo front. And, spring is definitely catching on here in Massachusetts.