More of the Same

March 26, 2009 at 5:55 am 2 comments

Today has been a repeat of trouble with the wound vac (WV), and many phones calls to doctors, waiting for their Resident Assistants to call us back, and doing our best to make the WV work.  I found a 2″ long place where the tape had come loose, I retaped it and put special “glue” to seal the tiny leaks.  That worked for almost 2 hours.  The RN WV specialist came and made a quick repair on the tape this afternoon.  But it didn’t last.  Lymph fluid is gathering under the tape rather than going out the drain tube.  The tape comes loose and the machine loses pressure, and the beep,beep, beep begins…every few minutes. Then, we have to reset the machine.

It is past bedtime now.  Rather than stay up until 2 a.m. like I did last night trying to keep the WV working, we are going to remove the tape and the sponge.  I will put on a regular bandage to absorb the drainage for the night.  In the morning, I’ll put on a fresh bandage.  The WV specialist comes tomorrow afternoon to put in a new sponge, and tape it with special tape.  We thank you in advance for your prayers.  Please, pray that there will be no further difficulties with the WV. 

We still believe that Jesus was telling the truth when He said, “…Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Luke 11:9 – 10 — Anne and Dan

Entry filed under: Cancer's Dark Valley.

The Mysterious Wound Vac Ask and You Shall Receive

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fern Doyle  |  March 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    It sounds like that wound vac is quite a problem. It is a shame they can’t fix it where it will stay fixed. Our prayers are constantly going for both of you. Your patience, faith and endurance is a great example to the rest of that are having life so much easier. Wouldn’t life be different if we could just know what lies ahead!!! Or would it??? Thank goodness our Lord knows what is best for us and we are so very grateful for his blessings on us each day.

    It appears that Dale’s brother has cancer now. He lives in Antioch, CA. His PSA reading has gone from 3+ in November to 80 as of last week.

    May our God bless you each and every day with all the blessings you need for each new day.

  • 2. Csilla Varga  |  March 26, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    We pray for you constantly. It is so bad, that the WV dosn’t work properly. Evry day there are storms in your lives, but soon the sun will shine upon you! The Lord is listening to your prayers and blesses you. You deserv this!
    With great love,


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