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Quick Update - Surgery on Hold

Posted Dec 08 2009 7:22am
Just a quick update as I have to head over to the hospital to visit Skip. Yesterday morning, she had a seizure and I called 911 so she could be rushed over to the ER of the hospital where the surgery is to occur. Doesn't look like anything wrong in her brain such as a tumor, just bad stuff accumulating to send her into the seizure. Stuff like cellulitis (infection) around the wound, electrolytes out of whack, low red blood count.
So, she's set up at the hospital with the special mattress to help her circulation for wound healing. She got IV antibiotics last night. Is getting a transfusion of one or two units today. Basically, getting her stable so they can proceed with the surgery to do a major debriding of her wound.

In the meantime, her surgeon will be visiting and doing minor debriding every day.

This evening, I will provide additional updates and give more info on the seizure itself ... a very harrowing experience. Think good thoughts about us!
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