Friday, October 2, 2009

Headed home tomorrow....

We will be leaving Phoenix tomorrow after Coop's last pre-op tests. He was scheduled for knee surgery on the 7th. Our dentist discovered a possible infection in his gums last week. After the lab tests came in sure enough there was an infection that could go to the bloodstream and invade the surgical site. So it's back home for us, lots of antibiotics for Coop and a trip back to Phoenix for surgery on the 22nd. I've never known of a place as thorough as Mayo Clinic. He has been through every test possible, Thank goodness he doesn't have to go through all this again.

We had packed for a 3 week stay and came into this beautiful hotel with a cart full of stuff. We looked like the Beverly Hillbillies! Now we get to pack it up and repeat the process again. Heavy sigh. Oh well, it will be worth it when Coop can walk without constant pain.


Rhiannon said...

You are very wise to check everything out. My friend had knee surgery and almost lost her leg after an infection in a tooth got into her blood stream. It is still touch and go for her now. I hope your husband's surgery is a complete success and he heals fast. Just make sure they do check everything. :))

Suzanne Cooper said...

Yikes. How awful for your friend. I just said a little prayer for her. I am so happy that Mayo Clinic is so thorough. I'm sure Coop will do great with their staff watching over him. Thanks for caring.