Thursday, July 3, 2008


So the second opinion is much the same as the first. I have seen her legs now, and do see where they are coming from. However, they were saying the same thing about her hand 3 days ago, and now feel that it has a better prognosis. So the family has decided to wait a bit, especially since there is not infection from it right now. We will see what happens over the weekend. A 3rd opinion is coming over, and I expect it to be much the same. I just want to give it a little bit more time before we do it in case some miracle happens.

Last night Carol sedation was almost entirely lifted. Turned out to be too quick of a drop. She was mouthing words quietly at first, but around 9:30 she was getting very pissed that she couldn't just get up and walk out. At first she was asking where I, Chloe, and Safiya were ( I wasn't there yet). Later she started saying that "I want to go, I want to go". By around 9:30 -10ish she was swearing at me to get her the heck out of there. She moved all 4 extremities. At one point she lifted her right leg 3 feet in the air and slammed it down on the bed in frustration. She was trying to slide herself off the bed. So the sedation was bumped back up a little. A slower come down from it has been adopted now, instead of just a quick stop on it.

As far as what is happening next. I am going to start pushing to have her wounds debrided and skin graft done as neccessary. They wanted to take the feet, debride, and do the first skin grafts all on the same day. But since we are postponing the feet for a bit, why not get the debridements going? The areas involved are a patch on her abdomen, pretty much entire left and right calf areas, and maybe some on the arms.



Dawn Bowerman said...

You are always in David and my thoughts and you are doing an amazing job of taking care of Carol. There are some huge decisions that have to be made and just by getting several opinions it's showing such respect for Carol. My heart goes out to you.

Erica said...

This sounds like the Carol we know and Love! And 3 feet off the bed?That's impressive!:) The 'fighter' everyone has been talking about is just getting started. I say "bring it on!"

Ro's Lumpy Breast said...

I can imagine all she wants is to be with her family and at home. I love the new picture on the blog of Carol and the baby. That is so sweet.

Stephanie said...

Seriously Scott....Carol is coming out of sedation with her gloves on!! She is ready to continue fighting this fight!!

Thinking of you over the weekend and we know you'll make the right decision.


Amy Storch said...

Go Carol!!!
It's totally normal for her to want to get the heck out of dodge. It'll help her recover faster. This is why I am such a fan of rehab without walls. Although Carol's situation is different than mine, she will be well enough to do in-home therapy sooner than you know.
I can't wait to sign up for a night to bring your family dinner (I don't cook so It'll be pizza!).

This is such an exciting turn for Carol. Be careful...I fell out of bed twice trying to go home.


wort said...

Go Carol!

You probably know more than they think you do or possibly could at this point. Keep fighting the good fight!

You are all loved and prayed for here in Spokane...

the piccolos said...

Scott - Sweet little Carol knows how to swear?? More power to her - I'd be swearing like a sailor(and more). I'm so relieved to know that she's still going to be herself after all she has been through. Keep fighting and now she may be able to help with the hard decisions ahead. You're doing a great job Scott - keep up the fight! Sending prayers across the miles - Kathryn

marie bailey said...

Hi Scott!

Thank you for the blog. Passed it on to a large pray chain. I'm so happy to see she is fighting. Your doing an awesome job being a rock. Way to go. Keep being postive and follow your gut. Prayers and thoughts will continue.


Lori said...

hi scott,
our love and support and many many prayers for a full/speedy recovery for carol are being showered on you and carol from the tri-cities.
thanks for being the vigilant husband by fighting for the very best care and not settling for "conventional" wisdom.
carol is lucky to have you, and visa versa.

Lori Jaeger