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Dammit.

Dad has had a couple bad nights - in that he wasn't really able to sleep at night and then kept dozing off through the day - but generally, it seemed like he was on the mend, even though his BP was pretty high a couple times.

This morning, he mentioned that his leg was sore - where they took the veins for the bypass - and when Stepmom took off the dressing, it turned out that the incision had reopened and was infected. The home care nurse is over right now and says it needs to be debrided and he probably needs antibiotics. Except that he's on Warfarin and at least a dozen other things, and that does not play nicely with antibiotics.

She's calling to make an appointment at the Wound Centre now. And I have to leave tomorrow.

Argh. This sucks.

At least he's still as stubborn as a mule, so I figure that he'll fight this off, too.

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neevebrody
Oct. 24th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
I was just getting ready to leave and saw this. I'm so sorry! Hopefully, the wound center will get him fixed up and, like you say, he's tough... I'll be thinking of him and sending good, healing vibes.
shaddyr
Oct. 24th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Healing vibes welcome and encouraged.

GOD I NEED THIS WEEKEND LEIK WHOA!
em_kellesvig
Oct. 24th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thinking good thoughts for your dad! (((hugs)))
enigmaticblues
Oct. 24th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
*big hugs* I hope he gets better soon!
retro_rider55
Oct. 24th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
I'm glad he's on top of it, unlike my a**h*le dad who lost a leg due to pride.

There are no more Po' Folks in GA anymore... :(
hsifyppah
Oct. 24th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Warfarin doesn't mess with the antibiotics, they mess with the warfarin - and so soon after his thang, he's probably getting very frequent tests to adjust his warfarin dose anyway, so they'll just have to stay frequent until it settles back down to normal when he's done being on the antibiotics. And it's fantastic that he has a home care nurse and they are able to just be totally on top of this. He will be in good hands. *hug hug hug*
cindergal
Oct. 24th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I'm sorry. Hope he's on the mend, soon. *hugs*
pavaneofstars
Oct. 24th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry about your dad and I hope he is on the mend real soon!
desdemonaspace
Oct. 24th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
Keeping your dad, and mom, and you, in my good thoughts.
lunabee34
Oct. 24th, 2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
I hope the wound heals quickly.
sp23
Oct. 25th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Oh, no. I'll keep him in my prayers. (((hugs)))
sgamadison
Oct. 25th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you're going through this with your dad right now--I know how frustrating and worrisome it can be--especially if you're torn about going vs staying.

GOD I NEED THIS WEEKEND LEIK WHOA!

I know exactly what you mean.
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