It has been some time since I last posted, but I’ve been occupied with Mr. Sullivan and his injured knee, which turned out to be more complicated than it originally seemed. Last night he was admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of diabetes and blood clots in his leg. This certainly came as a surprise, since the reason he initially went to the doctor was to find out why his knee had became sore and swollen after a workout a week and a half ago. He was told by the family physician that he had tendonitis. Over the next few days, his knee and leg continued to swell, he couldn’t walk on his leg, and he was taking pain meds every three hours. After a trip to the ER on Saturday and an orthopedic visit yesterday, he was finally sent back to another ER for further testing because the ortho felt he could have some serious vascular or lymphatic issues.
We spent a long nine hours in the ER yesterday. Dealing with three different physicians who wanted to do different courses of treatment took its toll on Mr. S. His blood pressure was quite elevated, his blood sugar was extremely high, and he was in a lot of pain from having his knee manipulated for the multiple tests that he had to have done. He was finally given a regular bed at 9 P.M. I came home shortly after that and tried to unwind. If I was tired, I can only imagine the way he felt.
So I’m asking for some prayers from you to help us get through this diagnosis. He’ll continue to be hospitalized while they get his blood sugar under control and then they will deal with the blood clots. He’s been given a blood thinner to help with that for now.
There is power in prayer, I think many of us know that, so I’d really appreciate what you can do. Thanks so much.