Monday, May 19, 2008

Welcome????? Is the Summer????

WHAT a year we have had with the children~ I should be able to stay at hospital for free, I have spent some much time and $$$$ there lately. First with Pip and her broken leg, and now my oldest, Tressa(12). I know it's not exactly pertaining to the Museum, but in a way it is, because I have not time for anything else! I have so many email inquiries as to how Tressa is doing, I though it easiest to add her to the BLOG, because I have so little time when I get home in the evenings now. The last day of school here was the 16th May, and at 6am on the 17th, last Friday, Tressa finally had surgery on her leg. It is SUCH a relief to FINALLY find a Dr that is on the same page as I am, and we are now in total 'Get er done' mode. For those who don't know, Tressa has had a staff infection on her lower leg for the past 7 MONTHS....the only thing her other dr has managed to do was pump her up on antibiotics that did absolutely NO good, except to make her body form allergies to those meds, and the staff stronger. We went to a new Dr on the 13th, and he did her surgery the 17th. He cut out the badly infected areas, and she is in hospital on bedrest with her leg elevated. She will remain in hospital until it is healed, I'm hoping it wont be to horribly long~ she is on Vancomycin, Clendomycin & Primaxin, all via her IV, at continual doses thru the day. Dr said this morning it is usual for the cultures of anaerobic staff to take at least a week, and he is not planning to even change her meds until he has those results, so she will not be coming home this week :(. I have said for months it is MRSA, and now finally someone to agree with me......I was thinking I was going INSANE. She puts on a happy face, but is already getting quite tired of being in the hospital and not able to even get up and walk around
Here she is getting some advise from her little sister Pip~ something like 'its not so bad, this is what you need to do........' THANKYOU all so much for your emails and calls~ be sure that I have forwarded each and every one of your get well wishes to Tressa. I read her the list this morning and she said "Gosh Mom~ all your friends are SO nice to care" So THANKYOU from both of us!


Sandra Evertson said...

So glad to hear she is doing well! She looks so cheery in the photos!
And thank you for the beautiful watch holder info below! Your slipper is just lovely!
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Sandra Evertson

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

Oh, Rachael -- Poor Tressa and poor you! She looks nice and healthy in her pics. I am glad you found a new doctor and that he acted so quickly. Hugs to Tressa and hugs to you . . .


Lana said...

Rachael ~ give her a big hug from me! I've been too busy to blog much and didn't know about this till Sarah sent me over. Prayers for all of you!

Wendy said...

Oh Dear Rachael! Lots of well wishes and prayers going your way. Poor Tressa, I hope she gets it all taken care of soon...what a long ordeal....phew, at least somebody finally got it right!

All the Best to you and your family!