Removal of the hip,femoral and knee bone to clear infection before reconstruction, leaving leg 'floppy' for that time until leg is infection clear.Anyhoo the mumborg had operation 8, since February, yesterday, which resulted in the Removal of the hip,femoral and knee bone to clear infection before reconstruction, leaving leg 'floppy' for that time until leg is infection clear. The mumborg actually said something about trying to get in the Guinness book of world records for number of operations in shortest period of time, I was not amused. It is hard to imagine what exactly I mean by 'floppy' unless you can see what I mean. I will try an draw it for you:
If you remember the Option A, B or C? post, you will see that it is Option A that they sort of went for. The risk now as always is infection, infection and more infection. Only until it is 100% infection free will they go ahead and try and reconstruct the leg. So yesterdays operation was only the first part of the long continuing process of trying to save this ruddy leg. It is always in the forefront of my mind that the mumborg might lose the leg anyway, but it is better to be prepared for that. The mumborg signed the consent form for amputation yesterday, luckily it didn't come to that this time. If she can cope with losing the leg, then who I am to say anything? Although of course I did say something along the lines of 'Bloody fucking hell mum'.
I am pondering writing and doodling a guide to visiting people in hospital, especially aimed at people who are in hospital for a long time. It will be a mix of sarcasm, a few stabs at wretched family members and some useful stuff. I asked the mumborg to help me with some tips from a patients prospective, sound fun? There is a whole range of topics to be covered, from what gifts to buy to how often one should visit.
Ps: To Gracie, The mumborg adored your card and has shown it to every visitor. They of course think its rather strange that the mumborg is receiving cards from people I know off the 'internet', also they don't get the 'mumborg' thing either. What is important, is that the mumborg loved it and wanted me to pass it on how much so.
I also do pass on well wishes from folks on here, BC and twitter, the mumborg is amused by it all and tells the nurses that my blog is read by millions (lol). I think the fame has gone to her head.
I know people wonder why I write about the mumborg on here and on twitter, especially when things look grave. The simple fact is that all these thoughts are swirling around in my head and they need to go somewhere. I also hope that other people in similar situations, with parents and loved ones in hospital get something from it too?