Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Crazy Week

It has been a crazy week in my empty nest. I took John to our family doc on Monday and found out that his infection is MRSA Staph!! He has been in SO much pain. His finger and hand down to his wrist have been swollen. His finger is terribly nasty....I'll spare you the photo (yes, we took pictures) gross, huh?! He is on double antibiotics orally and drives to see Doc everyday at 8am for a shot in the butt cheek of an antibiotic that is only given by injection. I think it starts with a G. He had his 3rd shot today and said his butt is already sore. Hang on baby...3 more to go! They thought they were going to have to admit him into the hospital but Doc feels like they are making progress. To me it looks like his hand is about to explode like a freaking volcano. Poor man, he will be off work for another 7-10 days. We just keep praying for a fast healing & no more pain.

On a lighter note...after his appointment we ran into a thrift/antique store to take a quick look around....we are looking for an old table. No table but I did find 2 things.

This candy MIL gave me one just like it without the handle. I got this for $1

and this lovely Fire King coffee cup. I collect fire king ware. I spotted this like 20 feet away and thought that looks like fire king...I was so happy when I got to it and realized I was right. I about peed my pants when I saw that it was only $2!!! Not bad for a quick stop in the store...we were in and out in 7 minutes.

Well, enough blogging for the night. Johnny wants some ice cream and I need to go clorox everything!


Heather said...

I was so afraid it was MRSA the way you were describing it...I work with that stuff all the time at the hospital, and it's so persistent! Poor thing! Is it Gentamycin he's on?

Hope it heals quickly.

Love your great finds. I haven't been to the thrift store in fave find was a brand new, tags still on, Ann Taylor Loft dress for $6! Love it!

Aubrey said...

Oh no! MRSA!! That's terrible. Tell him to get well soon!!

Gotta love the thrift stores! It's great when you can leave with a great find at great prices!!

Meg said...

Oooh...nice finds. I really like the cup!

Give dad a hug and kiss for me...but not on the finger.

:) Love you!

toria said...

ahhh i love the cup, too.
i've missed your blogs lately...
but, hey, check you out mrs top three on the finalist! wooot!!
love you momma.
tell daddyo i love him lots & lots & i'm praying for him all the time. : )

Ashley said...

That sounds awful! I hope he gets better soon! Great finds. I really need to go thrift store shopping. Maybe this weekend. I think I say that every week and it never happens.

Beths Blog said...

hey betty,
ok so i'm stupid, what is MRSA? Do you all know how he got it? Tell him I'm so sorry and I hope he doesn't have to go in the hospital!!! We do need to get together, you let me know something as John progresses. Thanks for the info on the blog. love ya! beth

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Kori said...

Sorry about the hubby. Hope he gets to feeling better soon. Thanks so much for visiting yesterday.

Melody said...

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Aubrey said...

Hi!! It's me again! I just wanted to say "Thanks!" for stopping by my blog today to take a tour of wonderful Colorado!!

mrsbear said...

MRSA is scary. I hope he has a speedy recovery. I don't even want to imagine what it looks like. Yikes.

At least you stumbled on some great finds and in record time. What luck! Have a great weekend.