The Tides Keep Changing

November 15, 2008 at 6:41 am Leave a comment

One day we get encouraging news; two days later a problem arises – infected blisters under the tape. Friday the blisters are improving, but, much to our dismay, there is a small hematoma on top of the new flesh that is growing. We feel that we are trapped in the middle of a storm with the winds whipping the tides back and forth.

Dan’s personal physician, an internist, gerontologist, and wound care specialist, worked Dan in this afternoon. She said, “the wound looks fair, but I am not pleased with how it looks.”   She went on to say, “It is ‘early days,’ but I am more concerned about the odor coming from the wound.”  She did not want to disturb the hematoma today.  She applied an antimicrobial binding dressing, Actisorb, a Silver charcoal type bandage.  She gave us her cell phone number in case the visiting nurse needs to speak to her Saturday.
Dan remains outwardly calm throughout this storm. On the other hand, after the nurse left today, I did enough crying for the two of us when Dan was out of the room.  Kelsey Herndon and Craig Altrock of Let’s Start Talking called as soon as they received my e-mail asking for prayers this morning. They came to pray over us.  That was very helpful.  It feels like our boat may capsize any minute.  But we know that God wants us to keep going. Please keep praying that God heal Dan, smooth our path and grant us peace.  “Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.  Unto to Him be glory.”  Eph. 3:20,21 — Anne and Dan

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