Reader's Alert If you're the least bit squeamish you may want to scroll through a couple of the pictures.
Friday April 15th was Mom's check up with her surgeon. She's 4 weeks post-op. They planned to
remove the cast and take x-rays. Mom was in good spirits and had made out a list of errands she wanted to run and some grocery items to buy while we were out. Her appointment was at 9:15am. We were about 10 minutes late (thanks to me) but it really didn't matter as they were behind at Dr. Cook's office. First thing was to remove the cast so xrays could be taken.
This is the picture you may not want to look at.
After the cast was removed we saw this yellow spot in the middle of her incision. We all said "that's not good". Do you also notice the discoloration and swelling in her upper foot?
Mom said "you're kidding!"
Dr. Cook says "No, I'm not. I need to do surgery to clean out this infection. Probably tomorrow. I'll makes some calls."
Now Mom and I are in shock. We had both planned on doing things that afternoon. Now we were making an unexpected trip to the hospital in Dallas another 30 miles further East! I quickly text Doyle and some others to let them know of the drastic change in plans.
Dr. Cook talked to me after surgery and said everything went well. He was pleased with the healing of the initial surgery and said her bone looked healthy. Now to identify the infection. He said Mom would be in the hospital at least through the weekend.
I made plans to go home to pickup some things for Mom. Her cell phone died before I left the hospital so I took it with me to charge. I also needed to take care of her dog Buttons. I would come back the next day.
Have a good one!