Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lori Beth is HOME!!!!

Lori Beth Modeling her Hospital Gown :-)This would be the portable Wound Vac the Dr. hooked up before LB left the hospital today. If you can imagine a whole where that tube is inserted into a sponge and the sponge is in the open wound!!! YUK!!! She's a tough cookie though and is handling it wonderfully.
Okay, so we had to get a picture on LB's toilet for the past 10 days of her hospitalization!!! Notice the "walker" to the right that LB "Walker" :-) will be using b/c she is not allowed to put any weight on that foot of hers.
So YES...she's home!!!! Josh & I brought her home today and she is actually taking advantage of her bathtub right now as I blog. Yesterday she had a slow paced day for once, so Josh went and got us mexican food (which we were craving) and LB & I laid in her bed and watched the movie, John Tucker must was great as we put the portable dvd player in between us and we each had our headphones on! :-) After eating our yummy food, us girls finished our movie while Josh watched the hospital t.v. w/ his headphones on! It was so funny! We have been making the most of this hospital situation that's for sure. As of this morning everything about Loris foot looked great. The Dr. came in and changed out her wound vac to a portable one and she was discharged. Her home regimen is lots of pain medicine, a pic line in which she will have IV antibiotics for 6 weeks, no putting weight on her foot and a nurse coming in every monday, wednesday and friday to change out her wound vac dressings. So she still has a lot to deal with. Keep praying that the staph infection will continue to go away and that the wound will heal up nicely so no further surgeries will be necessary. Josh & Lori said it would be o.k. for me to post their address for those who may want to send cards, etc.
Josh & Lori Beth Walker
10153 Oakton Terrace Rd. Oakton, VA 22124
Keeping you posted..Kel


Kiera said...

Yay, so glad she is home and recovering!! :)

ICURIS said...

awesome! glad she's able to be at home now. we'll keep her in our prayers still. be safe coming home.

Allison said...

Kelly - You are truly what your friend LB needed. You made her laugh when probably all she wanted to do was cry. I am very hopeful and optimistic that things are only going to get better from here. I am so thankful that the doctors and nurses were able to catch the staph before it got out of control. You guys are in my prayers!

priscilla said...

HOORAY!!! I am so excited that she is getting to go home!! I have been and will continue to keep praying for LB, her husband and you!!