Saturday, May 09, 2009


Michael is home and reunited with two of the three most important people in his life.

I will have a month of home care administering IV antibiotics for a staph infection in my blood stream (not contagious).

I have received 4 units of blood and will be monitored by a hematologist to make sure my anemia is under control. The likely cause is being on a particular antibiotic for a month. A side effect of Bactrin is red blood cell production stoppage. Unfortunately it takes 4 months for a red blood cell to be made, so it will take that long to see if things are fixed.

I have a cast on my right foot reaching to just below the knee. It is to protect my foot from damage as it is in a fragile state due to diabetic neuropathy, specifically they call it Charcot foot.

I am however, HOME!


AlyAbox said...

We are so happy that you are back with your wife and daughter!
We will keep you in our prayers!
Keep your chin up!

sarah said...

You've (all) had a bit of a rough spot with this. It's great to know that you are home now.
I will keep you in prayer!

Sally- That Girl! said...

So glad you are home. Sorry you yet have so much to go through, but like you said you are HOME! THere is no place like home!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

You have had a rough go of it. So glad you are home though. We are praying for you.

Clay said...

Hope you have a speedy recovery. Love, Pam

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

Glad you are back home! Get well soon!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Glad to hear you are back home... enjoy the recliner :) Thinking of ya...

Alyson and Ford said...

Follow Doctor's orders and get well!! Prayer said for your family!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Anonymous said...

Charcot foot? Oh my, that's a really serious matter, oftentimes associated with amputation if not properly managed.
So be sure to eat healthy and stay fit and listen to your doctor's orders.
Best wishes,