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The good and the scary bad

November 19th, 2006 at 04:26 pm

First the good:
DH and I went to DD3's school play last night. It was fun to watch those young people acting their hearts out. There definately were some talented teens up on that stage! It was a play about a trial regarding creation vs. evolution...Play content has sure evolved since I was in high school!! To say the least, it was controversial.

And the scary bad:
DH has had a bad cold the past several days and was feeling pretty ucky during the play, but he was also complaining that his leg hurt.

Some of you might remember the scary bone infection that camethisclose to landing him in the hospital a couple of months ago. It finally cleared up after a week of daily dual-shots of pennicillin..but the doctors were very concerned about it.

When we got home, he took his boots off, and the mysterious swelling is back....with some redness around a minor nearly-healed scratch that he got about 4 weeks ago. I am PRAYING that the scratch has somehow gotten irritated and that this is not round 2 of a bone infection. (Although - I do not see how it could cause the whole lower leg to swell like it did...)

DH is still asleep this morning...and I hope he feels much better after a nights rest.

We do not need another medical issue with all thats transpired lately. But more importantly, I want this to be minor and not the onset of something serious.

Our medical budget is shot to h*ll this year...which, is insignificant right now...I just want his leg to be ok...

8 Responses to “The good and the scary bad”

  1. moneycents Says:

    I hope everything will be okay.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  3. Lau Says:

    Can you tell me about your DH's swelling?? My husband has had both of his ankles swollen 2 or 3 times in the past 2 years. His skin get very tight and red. It eventually went away, but no one knows what was wrong with him.

  4. baselle Says:

    I hope everything will be okay.

  5. retire@50 Says:

    hoping for the best for both of you

  6. boomeyers Says:

    Weird. Keep us posted. Will be praying for a good outcome. Don't forget to deduct all those medical expenses on your taxes!

  7. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thanks for all the good wishes. We are keeping a close eye on it and will talk to the doctor tomorrow.

    Lau- His leg, from knee to ankle, swelled and turned red a couple of months ago. The doctor determined he had an infection down on the bone- but no idea how he got it. It was extremely painful. DH was on strong by-mouth perscription plus he had to go in every day for dual injections of antibiotics. It took several days, but the symptoms finally disappeard. Now, it looks like it may be back. Not sure though.

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Ray this sounds like it might be a strep infection. My FIL has gotten them in his leg before and it sounds just like it. I'd get it seen ASAP. This isn't something you want to mess around with if that is what it is. FIL ended up losing a good bit of his muscle to it and still gets reoccurent infections every couple of years or so.

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