In all the commotion I haven’t had the presence of mind to update Tikkabik since I was discharged from the hospital this past Friday. I’m home now, resting comfortably.
The doctor has prescribed antibiotics that are being administered through an IV, which I have to push myself three times a day – 5AM, 1PM and 9PM. It’s a routine, and while I’m not that coherent first thing in the morning, I’ve gotten pretty accustomed to it. Usually a nurse from the VNA shows up sometime mid-morning to change the dressing on the foot.
That’s pretty much my excitement for now. I’m “homebound,” according to the hospital and the nurses, which means I’m not supposed to go out unless I have a doctor’s appointment or some other necessity. And the foot is supposed to only be “partially weight-bearing,” so I can’t walk on it for any extended period.
It’s a little frustrating to be so limited, but I understand the healing takes time – more so, in my case, because of the diabetes and some of its complications, particularly how it affects vascular health.
It’s probably just as well, because quite frankly, I’m wiped out by about 7 or 8 PM every night. I can barely keep my eyes open, and often find myself dozing.
Bonnie’s been great throughout all this. She’s had to coordinate the kids’ many trips to doctors, orthodontist, therapists, etc. by herself, as well as picking up groceries, medical supplies for me and everything else. It’s a lot of work for one person to deal with, especially since we broke those duties up as best we could before.