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One of my biggest fears realized ...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by itisbruno, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    My sister had a trans tibal amputation about this time last year.

    Now, she has developed an infection in her stump. Not a good sign ... I'm afraid I'm gonna lose her a few inches at a time.

    She has been disabled her entire adult life, and it keeps getting worse. Wish there was something I could do to help her.
     
  2. K.Kiser

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    Man, I hate to hear this but hang in there... Tell Her We are pulling for Her recovery, and She's in Our thoughts and prayers... Keep Us posted..
     

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    23skidoo Deceased

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    Good thoughts heading towards your sister and you. Hang in there my friend.
     
  4. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Hang in there and hope for the best. Sometimes, it's all you can do.
     
  5. Dalton Wayne

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    Your sister and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, just lost my sis-in-law to cancer two weeks ago
    Regards
    DW
     
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    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    All my prayers for your sister, itisbruno.
     
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    :hugs: I'm sorry Bruno. That's gotta be tough.
     
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    Is it possible they could use maggots to get rid of the infection instead of meds and save the whole stump?
     
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    I've been there myself. My sister lost her leg to diabetes a couple of years ago. I lost her in January of this year. I hope for the best for your sister and will keep you and her in my prayers.
     
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    bluelineman Infidel كافر

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  13. itisbruno

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    I dunno, I'm a fan of alternative medicine, worth a question to the doc

    Sorry for your loss GlockOpsFool and Dalton. She is an uncontrolled diabetic ... she has brain damage from a stroke and a compulsive behavior disorder. I have her in a rehab center for the last year, and she still hasn't got her behavior under control.

    I was afraid that once they took the leg it was the beginning of the end ... and she is in for a long, miserable ride, and I'm helpless to do anything.

    I hate not being able to help.

    Thanks to all for your well wishes.
     
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    Don't know if your docter's familiar with it, or if it would help in this case, but check out KCI Wound Vac
    I almost lost my leg in 07 and the aggressive wound treatment plus the wound vac resulted in an almost perfect recovery (almost because of nerve damage that couldn't be helped and circulation issues because I lost vessels and muscle)
     
  15. itisbruno

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    Thanks for the tip Weiser, I'll ask Doc Tuesday.
     
  16. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Man that's hard,good thought's for you and yours:shocked:
     
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    Hang in there, bro. Keep the spirits up.
     
  18. itisbruno

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    :cheers:
     
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    Damn bruno, hope she gets better here. She's in my prayers and so are you.
     
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    i`m sorry to hear that.
    best wishes and prayers to you and all you`r family.
    God Bless.