Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I called to check on Kaye today. Pete said the toe is so much worse that he called the podiatrist again and he had Pete bring her right in. The podiatrist agreed, the toe is worse. He said he usually sees patients who have no feeling in their feet that causes the problems. He said her pain is coming from the toes screaming for oxygen she can no longer get. He said, though he couldn't say positively, he did not see the toes improving. Then he tried to explain why the vascular surgeon is waiting. After opening the stint, surgery would not be practical until your sure how far down the foot the oxygen is reaching. A surgery would have to include the part of the foot with oxygen reaching it, or else there will be no healing and your back to square one. So, Kaye remains in pain, in addition to experiencing the not quite with-it-ness that is always a result of anesthesia. It's a lot for Pete to manage. Lots of very hard decisions to be made. He really needs some serious prayer.