Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Exit Only

Amonte came home from the hospital on Friday. It has been a hectic weekend with twice daily Iv antibiotics to be hung, scheduling nurses and daily wound care. I was hopeful that the wound would be looking somewhat better by now and not be quiet so painful but sadly that is not the case. Luckily the nurse that has been coming the past few days is very patient and has a great sense of humor about things. I feel it's important that Amonte be comfortable and able to maintain a sense of dignity...as much as possible in this situation. He seems to be coping fairly well by playing video games, myspace and inappropriate movies. I on the other hand am hanging by a thread. My house is a total pit. I'm behind on correspondence in all forms. I have no Christmas shopping done..or shopping for my Sister in Law's baby shower or Peyton's birthday both of which are Saturday. I plan to partake in some heavy retail therapy which will hopefully pull me together somewhat....Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words, support and prayers. You have been my duct tape.


  1. Retail therapy almost always works. Don't you hate when the house is out of sorts but your so overwhelmed on where to start?

  2. Wow, he's really going through something terrible! Poor guy!
    You......hang in there! Retail therapy always works :)

  3. So glad to hear that Amonte is home, and so sorry to hear that you are one step closer to being committed (though aren't we all?!) Hoping things start moving in the right direction soon.

    (As a sidenote, I worked with a brilliant doctor - which is a term that I rarely use for anyone with the letters M and D after their name - who swore by the use of table sugar for wound care. One teaspoon spread over the surface - I swear to you it is like magic. Literally beat the crap out of any $$$$ cream or dressing!)

  4. Glad to hear he's home. I'm sure that's a relief for you. Spending a day out shopping and for lunch always makes me feel better!

  5. Hang in there Zoe! Shopping and lunch is just what you need!

  6. Granted, it was a bit of a different situation, but when my father-in-law was still alive, he got a major bed-sore on his backside (he was completely paralyzed and bed-ridden). That thing took FOREVER to heal. The nurses said it's always worse on the butt, but even they said his was taking longer to heal than any they had ever seen. It just so happened to be while we were visiting, so I KNOW how much of a pain it is to deal with what you are going through. Hang in there, and hopefully it will get better soon! ;0)


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