Sunday, July 21, 2013

Here We Go Again

It started Friday night.  Natalie noticed some blood on my shirt.  The incision wasn't open, but it has a soft spot about an inch long and it's seeping.  It's looking exactly like it did the last time, right before it opened.  I put some butterfly closures on it and wrapped myself in an Ace bandage.  I didn't say anything to Kevin because I didn't want him to cancel his trip to Carthage for our youngest grand-baby's first birthday party.

Yesterday it looked the same, but was seeping even more.  I called Kevin to tell him.  He offered to come home, but there's really no reason. Nothing can be done on the weekend, unless the need arises to go to the ER, which hasn't happened.  I told him I'd call the Dr. today.

The butterfly bandages are keeping it from getting worse, I think.  I was scared to unwrap today to shower, but it looks about the same.  I showered and then called the number for the on-call Dr.  He called back immediately and asked if I could see the implant.  "Not this time."  LOL  He advised me to bandage and wrap exactly as I had.

He said that, as long as it's not open, I'm not at risk for infection so there is no need to go to the ER.  I'm supposed to lay low and stay wrapped and call in to get seen tomorrow.  I'll definitely have to have at least one more surgery.



Southern Gal said...

Bless your heart Rachel you have been run through the ringer. I am so sorry your going through this. Your in my prayers.


Sheila Y said...

I pray it stays closed and continues to heal. Take care, Sheila