Update on my foot:
Well…… My doctor looked at my toes today and they were much more infected than they were a week ago. NOT good! I was hoping for so much more… He said things could go either way (between stopping the infection before it reaches the bone… or losing another big toe.
He took a culture to try to pinpoint exactly what the infection is. He does know it’s a Staph infection. He worked on the toes for 30 minutes removing dead skin, etc. and then slatherd the toes in Silver Oxide and wrapped the end of my foot heavily, which means two things:
1. I can’t wear a shoe on that foot for two days. and..
2. Without a shoe, I can’t wear the orthotics, which means that the Charcot Foot will be flaring up again.
So for the next few days I won’t be on my feet much, but I’ll be doing ALOT of catching on my comments!!
Oh! He also gave me a prescription for ANOTHER antibiotic, to be taken along with the first one. It’s Ciprofloxacin and the first one is Amoxicillin. Whatever! I just hope that together they work! I should receive word on the culture before the weekend and maybe a change of meds AGAIN.
So, if this episode ends badly and I lose yet another toe, all I can do is take a deep breath, smile, move on and be thankful for all of the friends I have made here on Spaces. You are the BEST and I love you all.
And by the way, I’m unable to comment to any of you tonight!! &%#+)@* MSN!!
PS: Aren’t you glad I’m not adding pictures?? LOL!
Well, maybe just one: