Friday, November 9, 2012
Some not so good news
The surgeon who took care of mom while her regular surgeon was away really messed up! She completely missed a pocket of fluid/infection (which was clearly visible on the CAT scan mom had done before the surgery) she (the fill in surgeon) said she couldn't find it when she looked - well she didn't look hard enough and it left a pocket almost the size of a large orange which the surgeon found yesterday. Sadly he had to remove the mesh again as it had become infected and what should of been a small wound the size do a dollar coin is now 6 inches wide and 4 inches in length. Neither mom dad or Dr M (her regular surgeon) are very happy. Dr M is hoping there is enough tissue growth left that Mom won't have a hernia again but he has told her no lifting anything for the next 3 months and that she will only be able to lift really light things after that for another 3 months. He says with luck if she does this and doesn't develop a hernia then she shouldn't need any more surgery. Please send lots of Power of the Paws vibes Mom way cause she also has to fight off the risk of any more infection too. Mom is home now and is very tired and sore so I will be looking after her for the next few days. Thank you everyone for your support....it means a lot to mom and all of us.