My brother had a hip replacement done a month ago. He now has a staph infection in that leg. At 1:00 today they are going to open up the surgery site, take out any plastic parts and wash the joint really well, hopefully anyway! He is on an antibiotic IV and will be for however long it takes for the infection to clear up.
He was really doing well, we thought. He even drove an hour to visit our mom on Wednesday last week. On Thursday he had a fever, and by Friday he was in excruciating pain. He went to the ER where they gave him antibiotics, did blood work, and sent him home. On Saturday they called and told him he needed to be admitted so he could have antibiotics by IV. Yesterday they took fluid from the hip site, and this morning told him that he needed to be opened back up today.
We are just praying that this is all they'll have to do. However, we know it is in his blood and that the entire leg was hurting, not just the hip joint. We are praying that it hasn't spread to any other parts of his body, like the other hip that he had replaced two years ago. We are praying that this procedure today will take care of everything. He works with severely handicapped students and is supposed to be back at work the first week of August. We are pretty sure that won't be happening.
Mother is about the same.
I do know this is supposed to be a sewing, writing, artsy kind of blog. Please be patient with me while I deal with life issues that don't pertain to those areas.
I really am working on some smocking. I have back smocked panels for two of the three dresses. I need to purchase some embroidery floss in the right colors. I'm surprised that I don't have what I need, because I've got lots of different colors. I need a really pale yellow, though, and the only yellow I have is very bright. I will try to take pictures soon and get them posted.
Are you ready ...
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