Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A setback

About 7:30 last night, David's leg started to swell and cause him pain.  It also turned a very angry red.  The nurses helped him to elevate it which helped until he needed to put weight on it.

This morning he called me about 8:30 a.m. and said they were moving to another room, this time in a ward with slightly less monitoring.  The doctor came and said he needed to change the antibiotic again and also had them do an ultrasound to make sure there was no clotting.  He also had a Infectious Disease doctor come and take a look to determine which antibiotics should be used.

They discontinued both of the antibiotics he was on and started him on a new one.  He was told to keep his leg elevated and that he wouldn't be able to go home until Thursday at the earliest, probably with a picc line.

The only good thing about all this is that he doesn't work again until Friday, July 17th so he has time to recover.

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