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Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:44 PM
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We saw the wound clinic doctor today. I had a long talk with the nurse before I talked to him. She had a nice chat with him before she brought him in to talk to me. She knew just how stressed out I was, especially after seeing the surgeon.

Anyway, everybody agreed that the surgeon is a good doctor but he is doom and gloom. Dr. F. agrees that there probably is a blockage in dad's leg. IF there is it may be possible to take him to the cath lab and get it unplugged.

IF we can do that, the foot doctor may be able to scrape the infection from the bone. That is easier said than done. IF these two things can be done...then the chances of dad's wound healing are very good. It will give him the circulation he needs and help get the infection out of the bone. Then antibiotics and the peeps at the wound clinic can do their thing.

I wanted to avoid surgery but that looks like it's out of the question at this point. Even if the toe has to come off, if we can get the circulation going it will help prevent the foot or leg having to come off later. So, while it's not perfect news, it's still much better than what we were looking at a week ago.

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That is much better news...So glad the level of stress is lessened. Good luck in the days to come, hopefully this option will do the trick...Keep us posted and enjoy the holidays and New Year.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:11 PM
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Any kernel of better/good news can lift spirits. Getting your Dad through whatever is decided, in the best possible way, is so important to you, this we know.

How lucky you are to still have your Dad with you, and, how lucky he is to have an angel like you.. I hope the holiday weekend is very special..xo
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Moiraine, this sounds better than the previous reports we had received.
I wish you and your dad the best, and the prayers will continue.

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Prayers are still coming to your Dad, you and your family.
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Thanks you guys.
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I am glad that at least there are alternatives for your father that are not dire. Best wishes for him.

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Sorry that I did not see this thread when I was here in the early AM .I hope that everything goes well.
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Moiraine - I am glad that the news is not as gloom and doom as it was before. Hopefully, the procedures suggested will work and circulation will be restored. Even if it can't save the toe, it could save the rest of his foot and his lower leg. Prayers continuing for healing and comfort.
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Moraine, that sounds more heopeful.

Try and have a rest over the holidays.

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I am so praying that they can get the circulation returned to the foot. As you pointed out if they can do that then even if the toe eventually has to come off, it won't proceed beyond that and I'm praying that the toe doesn't have to come off if they can get the circulation back. That would certainly be the big Win-Win! Sounds as if you've found the right medical team.

Hope you have a joyous Christmas!

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I have Venous Insufficiency in both legs .In April of this year my feet ,toes and legs were purple and red .I found a great doctor in May who prescribed a totally different treatment and today I am 90% better .
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I am so glad to hear that my friend.
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Thanks Moraine .I try to stay positive at all times .Its not always easy .
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