Monday, April 6, 2009


We had a very good weekend. It's been about 2.5 weeks since Carol's last surgeries, and she seems to be healing well, although a bit tired. I think I mentioned that on Carol's left arm, that during the surgery that had found that the bone was abit infected. So she had iv antibiotics which was supposed to be in place for 6 weeks post op. We changed out the antibiotics at home every couple days. Last week, she woke up I think on Tuesday with a rash all over. She had a bit of an allergic reaction to the antibiotic iv med. So she was switched to a different oral medication. She actually was happy to see the iv stuff go.

The actual incision sites appear to be healing well. Sutures are still in and will be removed next week I believe. Carol is starting to feel working out again at the house.

We had a really nice weekend, finally the sun showed up!!



Ally Van Leuvan said...

Glad to hear the news, Scott. We appreciate the update!

Ally & Pete

Rebecca said...

I am soo happy to hear that things are starting to feel back to normal :)
It is great to get the updates.

Carebear said...

I have been following Carol's story through friends these many past months, but only just yesterday found your blog. I stayed up until the wee hours reading every last post. I'm awed by her strength and positive attitude. I am thinking of your family in prayer.

megan said...

Yay! Great update. Carol you are amazing!! Keep it goin!

Bryn and Blaine said...

HAppy Easter Carol. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you.

dbaxter said...

So great to hear things are looking good. Happy Easter!

Aussie said...

Hi Scott,

I only heard about how you folks were doing today from Erin whilst teaching at TUSDM. Your name came up amoungst others regarding people he knew who graduated from Tufts. We were just chatting after patients had left, and I'm always interested in how things go for my students after Tufts. As I remembered you, he filled me in. (Don't know if you remember me.)

Carol is so courageous! What an inspiration! Thank God she's still with you! She's lucky that you stayed strong for her. Chloe and Safiya are gorgeous! It looks like they are well loved. I'm guessing that Carol pulled through because of you, your kids and many prayers.

You may still face a tough road ahead, but it looks like there's an upward trend. Advances in medical research are so rapid. Stay hopeful. Stay strong. Stay positive. Cherish every moment with your loved ones. Your family will be in my prayers.

Y. Saksena (Pros.) also mother of 3 girls ages 7, 5 and 2.