Shabby Miss Jenn

Thursday, 11 May 2006

I've been a little naughty!!!!

......simply because as you can tell it has been awhile since my last blog entry. But I have a good reason for it. I have been struck down with the flu. I am not a happy gal. I haven't even had a cold for like 2/3 years and all of a sudden the flu strikes with a little vengeance. My DD Stephanie has had a cold for over a week now and normally I won't get them even if the whole family comes down with it. Well I reckon because I haven't been sick for so long the bugs must have thought right lets invade this body and do it well................and that they did.

I had so many plans this week but have spent most mornings in bed and then just lying round on the couch. I have caught up with a few little things that I figured were simple enough to do so they are now out of the way.

Things are happening in my small world little by little. Lance finally goes in to have his severely ingrown toenail operated on. That has been such a long haul for him and it is a very long story.....but what the heck I got a little time up my sleeves so I tell it. Now this may not be for the faint hearted!!!!!! (just thought I should warn)

Last year, 3rd term, 1st day back to school I receive a phone call from the secondary college he attends saying he has had an accident and can I come up and get him as he will probably need to be taken up to the hospital with a suspected broken toe.

In his gym class he was helping set up the gym equipment and you know the big horse block/bolt things they use to jump over......well he was setting the piece up when along comes another student, jumps on the block with my sons foot underneath it. OUCH!!!!!!!

Anyway up to the hospital, x-rays taken, doctor says it is pretty bad x-rays are not showing any breaks but there is too much swelling for them to make out. His nail had so much blood underneath and it was black. As the doctor said it has all the right symptoms for a break. They pop a metal splint on, grab him crutches and say right back in 2 days for more x-rays to see how things are then, and yes it is a mess and he would definitely lose the nail and it would take a long time to heal......told you it was along story.

Back for more x-rays and thankfully there was no break it was just so badly bruised with a lot of blood pooling underneath the nail.

Come this year and part of the old nail falls off to make way for the new nail and this is where we start to run into lots of problems......well Lance does anyway. Full of infection so off to the doctors for help.....prescribes 1st lot of antibiotics and says it needs surgery. So gets a letter off to the hospital and we receive a letter just before the 1st school holidays this year to say he gets into the clinic just to have a check up on June 13th. Not good enough.The poor kid still had, at this time, 3 months before anyone saw him. So I ring the hospital and they say it is a out of their hands take him back to our GP or up to emergency and see if they can do anything about it. Mind you in this time Lance has been in so much pain with is a mess bleeding all the time and a lot of other gooey things coming out of it as well and he has missed days off school because of it. Go back to GP he gives another course of antibiotics and says he can't do anything about it. So after Easter it was time to confront the hospital and so we went up there explained everything and they took one look at it and saw the mess his toe was in. They call a surgeon get may need to grab a seat too......the doctor and the surgeon decide it needs to come off now and were getting him ready for surgery (under a general) then he makes one final phone call to his boss and guess what he says to the surgeon....NO!!!! Lance does not fall into the category of emergency.....................grrrrrr so he didn't get it done but a week later we had a letter to say he had a clinic appointment one week later. Off we go to that, the surgeon Mr Olivier says needs to come off we'll get that organised and they put it as urgent. We get a letter to say his toe would be done on the 24th of this month and Lance would be first up. Today we get a letter to say that his surgery would be postponed as the surgeon would be away so instead of them canceling the surgery they have put him under the next best thing a Professor somebody??!!!......... the day before, first thing. So his surgery will now be on Tuesday the 23rd of this month.

And all I have to say is thankyou!!!!!!

So that has been a drama for him for months and finally it is all going to be dealt with. Poor kid!

Well even though there is more to tell, I think that will do for today.

Ciao for now!

1 comment:

fazzbech said...

Hope that flu is on it's way out by now Chris and that you're feeling a bit better. Terrible about your son's toe - ouch! I do hope all is well and he is able to finally have the procedure done.