Tuesday, January 8, 2008

She's ALIVE!!!!!!!

I'm back. Did you miss me? Things have been crazy busy since Amonte's surgery. I want to thank all of you for your kind words and prayers. It was much appreciated. I am trying to get caught up on my reading and I have tons of stuff to blog about.

Amonte's surgery went well. However the surgeon said he had to be much more "aggressive" this time. The area is considerably larger and deeper. The first packing was on Saturday...his birthday. To put it mildly it did not go well. It was excruciatingly painful. Sunday and Monday were no better.

I spent all day on the phone Monday calling in every suggestion and favor I could round up. Today we skipped the home health visit and went to the wound clinic. Luckily my brothers MIL is a nurse practitioner there and squeezed us in. Talk about a life saver. For starters they were able to make the entire procedure significantly less painful and make it only every other day. Unfortunately they also found 2 other abscesses that needed care and packing. Yikes.

We have an appointment with infectious disease at the University of Michigan on Monday. However, all of the wound cultures have been negative as of yet. We are leaning towards maybe a dermatological issue. Who knows. We anticipate another 4 weeks of wound care before he can return to school. (Anyone like to tutor????) He will miss the church ski trip which he was really looking forward to and the second segment of drivers ed and his birthday party are on hold. He is rather depressed, bored and lonely. I feel helpless and am spoiling him with video games which I know is not the answer.

Please continue to pray for him and send us some good healing vibes....

21 comments:

  1. Refresh my memory what was the surgery for?

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  2. My heart just breaks for Amonte. And, for you too. Big, squishy hugs to both of you. Wish I lived closer so that I could actually do something to help you out. I certainly know how overwhelming it all can be. I assume Mark isn't much help. I'm always here if you need to vent.

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  3. oh poor amonte....what a rough time he's been having. and you too! you both deserve a magic wand right now!!! i just wanted to say i've been hoping you guys were faring better...and ya'll are in my prayers. and good for you for spoiling him...its the best you can do for him right now (and i'm sure that is so frustrating for you)... good luck to you both & hope he gets better lickety split & never has to go thru such yuckiness again!!

    ps--i also wish i lived closer so i could help ya'll out too... and bring you some cupcakes!!! =) i'll respond back to your emails later...i'm feeling close to death today...

    xoxo

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  4. Dear me...this is my first time to your blog - by way of The Upside - sounds like you have been through a rough patch. I'm sending your Amonte some healing vibes.

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  5. I can't believe all this "drama" over the uncleaned mats. I would have never imagined. Poor Amonte! I can't believe how long its taking for things to heal and just be.. DONE! Poor guy. I feel bad that he has to miss the ski trip, school and his birthday. No fun!

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  6. man! you poor things!!!

    and i agree spoil him all you can.

    i hope things get easier really soon!

    xx
    jill

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  7. Sending you and Amonte prayers and well wishes! so sorry that he has to go through this.

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  8. Sending lots of uplifting prayers and lots of positive you'll get through this and come out better vibes to Amonte!

    I'm here to for any venting... wish i lived closer... we could be 'geek' mom's together;]

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  9. Oh man Zoe! The poor kid!
    I'd be spoiling him rotten too!
    I'll keep on thinkin of you all :)

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  10. I will pray for him today! Poor thing. Keep spoiling him.

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  11. Thanks for letting us know. We worry about you. If anybody deserves an unclenched moment, it is you and your darling kids.
    You know I continue to send healing energy, and much love to you all.

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  12. I'm so sorry he is going through all of this - and now missing the ski trip and 4 weeks of recovery. I know it's difficult for him and you and I will continue to keep him and you in my prayers. Take care. Kellan

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  13. Just discovered your blog - sending best wishes to your darling boy!

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  14. I understand about the busy...I can't imagine what you and your son are going through!! You are both in my thoughts. Hope things get atleast a little better soon!

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  15. Goodness! You and your family are still in my prayers!

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  16. Hi Zoe, I'm here from witchypoo. I'm sorry for you and Amonte. [[[Sending good thoughts your way]]]

    I live near U of M hospital. Sounds like you may be not-too-far-away, too. If there's anything I can do, let me know.

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  17. I don't want to stir the pot, but please tell me the school that is at fault is being accommodating, helpful, and paying your portion of the hospital bills. And that you've ratted the coach out to some higher power. Or maybe you aren't the angry type.
    Poor guy! This is such an important time in his life to be all confined and in pain! Much, much healing to him! And all the spoiling he can handle!

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  18. Oh the poor kid! I can't believe he has to miss all that--including his own birthday party! I hope for him a SPEEDY recovery!

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  19. Theres nothing wrong in spoiling at this point, he probably needs it. I glad the cultures came back negative. Hopefully they can find out what going on. I hope he gets better as he heals.

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  20. I sure hope he heals well. Poor guy. Seriously, he's got to be terribly miserable missing life as a 16 year old boy. I'm sending healing thoughts his way...

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  21. Poor guy!
    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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