This will be quick, because snow is coming and I am heading back to the house where I am staying.
The doctor was just in and Mike said, “Greetings, Dr. Folgerstrom.” That would be great, except his last name is Fogleson! This guy has a sense of humor and got a kick out of it.
Mike has been much more alert and talking a lot more this afternoon. His temperature is below 100 now, which is good. All the fluid that was around the incision wound following has gone away, so they are pretty sure the infection is not from the surgery.
Several people have asked what the name of the bacteria is. It is not one that is often seen and I couldn’t possibly remember it. I will ask the doctor to write down the name tomorrow.
Mike had a great physical therapy session today. They had him sitting up and writing and then standing, assisted, next to the bed. Apparantly the gludious maximus muscle is starting to work, which is a very good thing.
I had better get going. I plan on getting a good night’s sleep tonight. Dr. Fogleson said as he left that he is on call all weekend and that he hopes for some good cases this weekend. He left and returned an few seconds later and said, “That means I want to people.” We knew that. He had a long day of surgery. That wanting to help people is why we are here!