Thursday, December 18, 2008

Busy, Crazy Life

I never write much about my husband, Jason. But this post is for him or better said, about him. With all the chaos I've had to deal with in November and December so far this is the icing. Both kids have gotten sick with this or that and each of them have had to stay home a few times. So daddy gets an infection on his hand. Honestly I don't know when it showed up because he never mentioned it to me until it started bothering him. So last week on Wednesday he's running his hand in the hottest water to "numb" it. Ok. It didn't so much good. On Thursday it's still bothering him and he has attempted to pop it Eww. Friday morning he texts me and says that he has an appointment with the doctor. He's worried now because there are reds streaks down his finger coming from the spot. OK good. Does he go? Nope. He cancels the appointment and says he got it to drain. I really don't think much more about it after Friday afternoon because Kelly came home with a high fever and was ill all weekend. Sunday morning at 3:30 am Jason wakes me up and tells me that he's going to the Emergency room. What? I could not go with him because who would I call at time of the night to watch the kids. So at the hospital they xrayed him, pumped him full of antibiotics by IV, did bloodwork and cut open this wound. We find out it's an abscess. Something that he should have gone to our family doctor for a LOONG time ago. MEN.

So now this has been a busy week for me. He cannot bathe the kids, wash dishes or do alot of other things. I am now like the mommy and the daddy when it comes to duties around the house.
So yesterday 12/17/08 he had his first checkup on his hand. ( I say first because now he has to go next week on Christmas Eve for a second one) They cut some dead skin off of it, inserted some collagen in the area and rewrapped it. They told him to not remove the bandage and come back in a week. Just ducky! Now I have another week of double duty. He did however step in last night and wash the dishes-ONE HANDED. Kudos for my sweetie! I can't wait to see how he handles tonight. I have to leave the house for a few hours ( during bath and dinner time) and he's going to be busy. I'll keep you posted on the hand.


We 2 B's said...

MEN! What is up with that? He just thought it would go away. Crazy! I understand double duty. My hubby has been so busy lately with work that I've been running much of the show. He is trying his best, but when life is crazy, its really crazy huh? Good luck! Hang in there.

Jill said...

WOW! I have heard of a lot of infections like this that cause major problems! At least he got to the doctor! My brother in law just had an infection on his hand lanced and he is on antibiotics! What is going on???? Everyone has boo boo's! I hope all gets better!
Happy Holidays!