It’s Always Something

28 Oct

Two weeks ago, The Squire fell on the patio and hurt his shoulder. “No big deal. I’m fine.” Uh-huh.

Monday, he asked me to take a look at the sole of his right foot, and we discovered he had a huge abscess. A quick call to his podiatrist, and I drove him up to the office for a look-see. (Because of the trouble The Squire has with his feet, his doctor is always quick to squeeze him in if there’s a problem.) He came out with his foot bandaged up, and two prescriptions – one for a cream and the other for some pills – and strict instructions not to put any weight on the foot at all. He hobbled into the house with his cane, but quickly discovered that the sore shoulder means he can’t use the crutches.

I rolled out the sofa bed so he wouldn’t have to tackle our steps and played Steppin Fetchit most of the day. When I replaced the dressing on his foot I saw a line of dots from near the ankle to the to of his big toe. “What’s that?” asked the nurse? “Oh. Dr. O says if the redness goes up as far as that line, I’m to go to the ER right away.” Lovely.

The Squire is an easy patient, and tries to do as much as possible for himself, but I am very much aware of how much there is to do around here when there’s only one person to do it!

6 Responses to “It’s Always Something”

  1. tiggerlyss October 28, 2020 at 4:19 pm #

    Oh my! Please keep us updated. Please take care of yourself while doing that extra work. Is there anyone you could ask for help from (like Alyssa or Jamie when they lived near you)?

    • thisendoftheswamp October 28, 2020 at 8:38 pm #

      Other than being a bit overwhelmed, I’m fine. No lawn to mow or snow to be shoveled right now, so I’m fine. The Squire is all to well aware of how delicate his feet are, so he’s not one to disobey the doctor’s orders. I did learn today that Fr. Al had to have one foot amputated, and that bit of news has absolutely pinned my husband to his chair.

  2. Luanne October 28, 2020 at 10:34 pm #

    Praying for his swift recovery!

    • thisendoftheswamp October 29, 2020 at 11:51 am #

      Thanks! We’re going to need all the help we can get on this one.

      • Luanne October 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm #

        Well, I hope there is somebody nearby who can give you some physical help, too!

  3. Garfield Hug October 29, 2020 at 2:11 pm #

    Get well wishes is sent your way to Squire. Please take care and don’t overdo things

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