OT- Prayers, please

gottahosta(z7b_NE_GA)December 18, 2009

HI, everyone. Please continue to pray for me.

My injured bitten finger has become infected. First antibiotics did not prevent infection- now I'm on another course of antibiotics. Dr. visit today, for further prognosis. I'm frightened. That finger is looking bad!

Thanks to all.

Hugs and love, Brenda

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givelittle_getlots(Zone 8 TX)

Oh Brenda that is horrible :-( I will pray REAL HARD and continue until your finger is healed all the way!!!

So sorry your health is giving you this scary worry moment

Hugs
Lucy

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 7:50AM
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karyn1(7a)

I'm sorry to hear that. It must hurt like a $#%@! Hopefully the new meds will clear it up.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 8:05AM
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kasha77

Oh Brenda-
I'm hoping & praying that things turn around for you this season- and that God completely heals your finger, no more infection or pain! And for you little dog too! thanks for keeping us updated!
hugs~
kasha

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 8:47AM
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dimples31312(z8Guyton,GA)

Brenda,
Yes, your in my prayers.
Let us know what the doctors say.
Hugs
Dorothy

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 8:59AM
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chena(z8 Texas)

Girl you just can't get a break!!! Hopefully the Dr will have some positive news for you!!! Get Better!! Prayers and Healing Vibes are headed your way!!âºâº

Kylie

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 9:49AM
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haase(10 CA)

I'm so sorry to hear that. I will continue to pray for you.
Ingrid

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 10:30AM
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jillybean1977

Oh no, Brenda. I'm adding my prayers to everyone elses. I'm sure the new antibiotic will do the trick. Please keep us posted. Hope you feel better fast.

Jill

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 10:33AM
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knotz(8/PNW SWWA)

Prayers are with ya girl!!!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 5:55PM
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oxmix

Brenda, I will pray for you. we need you to have your green finger/ hand.

Barry

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 6:11PM
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figara(Ca 9)

Oh, Brenda that's terrible. I am praying that the new antibiotic will clear the infection. Please, let us know how things progress. I'll continue to pray for you.
Hugs
Pat

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 6:24PM
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pagrdnr

I hope it get better soon Brenda, you are in my prayers.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 7:07PM
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amelia_pepper_lady(8B/9 LA)

You're in my prayers Brenda.

What did your Dr. say today? If they recommend hospital for a course of IV antibiotics, DO IT!

I had a nasty infection this summer. A week on IV antibiotics and 2 weeks on some VERY expensive oral antibiotics did the trick.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 8:31PM
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pearlgirl

I'm including you in my prayers, Brenda. That is really
too bad about your finger...I'm sorry.
Margaret

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 9:16PM
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taz56(z8 Ga.)

Hi! Brenda so sorry about your finger,I must have
missed a post, what bit you? Any way bless your
heart, you are in my prayers!
Susan

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 9:35PM
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gardenpaw(5/6)

Brenda, Im so sorry to hear your finger is infected, I hope
the new antibiotics will heal it right up.
Your in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

karen

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 9:42PM
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lon2250

Sorry to hear about your infection. You are in my prayers hun, and will be till you get better. Don't want you to loose your finger. Rest, take what new meds dr. gives and get well soon.

Hugs
Kim

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 10:29PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

Prayers for your healing Brenda. I've always been told that dog bites are really prone to bacteria.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 7:16AM
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eloise_ca

Brenda, I've already sent you my prayers, but doing it here publicly as well. Praying for quick healing and that no permanent damage results from the hospital's negligence.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 7:54AM
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tommysmommy(Colorado)

Brenda, I've been bitten a few times by cats (mostly mine) and have had to have intravenous antibiotics a few days in a row to get it under control. Even then it took a month for one bite to stop swelling and heal (that one was in the wrist). I'm diabetic and maybe that's why, although that first bite was a few years before I was diagnosed. The orals just couldn't get at it, so I would suggest you check with your doc about intravenous antibiotics to kickstart the healing.
Diane

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 9:37AM
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gottahosta(z7b_NE_GA)

First, thanks for all the prayers and the support. I couldn't have done this without you!

Secondly, the doctor said the finger is improving! So much so that he thinks the antibiotics over the weekend will do the job- he plans on operating on the finger on Monday. I hope they put me good and under but it will probably be a local. Just as long as I don't have to watch.

I was so relieved yesterday after Dr. visit, I slept for the rest of the day- the strain took it's toll on my sleep up to now.

I was faced with the prospect of IV antibiotics in the hospital if it did not show any progress with new antibiotics. Yes, diabetics can't mess around with infections!

Hugs, Brenda

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 7:34PM
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karyn1(7a)

I didn't know that you were diabetic. That certainly complicates things. I'm glad to hear that it's responding to the meds. Even if they only give you a local you can ask for IV sedation. They'll give you something like Versed and you won't remember a thing. Good luck I hope all goes well on Monday.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 8:25PM
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givelittle_getlots(Zone 8 TX)

Brenda that is such great news!!! You were on my mind daily and all the time! I am so glad that you can have the operation on Monday. You just wait and see....soon this will be just a bad memory!!

Lucy

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 8:31PM
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jillybean1977

Brenda, I'm so glad your wound is responding to the new antibiotic. Good luck on the surgery on Monday. Now you will really be able to have a merry Christmas.

Jill

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 11:19PM
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kasha77

Brenda- Praise God! I am so happy for you & will continue to keep you in my prayers for a total recovery! How's the little puppy doing with his recovery? Hope he's getting better too! I wish I were there to cook & take care of you! (Polish & Italian momma, I can really cook up a storm!)
Have a restful weekend!
Hugs~
kasha77

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 1:04AM
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figara(Ca 9)

Brenda, I am very happy to hear that the infection is responding to the new antibiotics. Good luck on your surgery on Monday.I'll continue to pray for your recovery.
Hugs,
Pat

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 1:28AM
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mantorvillain(z4bMN Dodge)

Great news Brenda! My ex-nurse wife 'raises her eyebrow' at me when I put a bandaide on and continue with playing in the dirt after slicing/dicing myself (never claimed to be coordinated LOL)...but she knows my gardening is what saves my sanity sometimes. Still, you want to let the healing get well underway before you 'dig in'....Yep, do as I say, not.....
Hope your recovery continues to 'accelerate'
Will

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 6:05PM
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gardenpaw(5/6)

Brenda, I am sooo happy to hear you are doing better!
PTL!!!
Continued prayers for your surgery tomorrow!

Karen

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 6:19PM
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eloise_ca

Brenda, good news about your finger improving and the antibiotic working on the infection. Tomorrow will be a very good day for you with the surgery!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 7:55PM
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givelittle_getlots(Zone 8 TX)

Brenda, I will pray that all goes well today for you!!!

Hugs
Lucy

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 9:18AM
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chena(z8 Texas)

Thinking about ya Girl!! Hope all is well!!

Kylie

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 12:28PM
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haase(10 CA)

Good thoughts and prayers are with you today.
Ingrid

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 2:07PM
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gottahosta(z7b_NE_GA)

Okey, I hope this is the last update!

First---- once again, thanks for the prayers and support.

The pin is in the finger. Took very little time- the shots to numb the hand were another matter- I would have willingly hit the nurse while she was injecting me but my husband had ahold of me. I did do lots of involuntary foot drumming! Ouch, hurt like nothing else so far!! But, it is done, and that is a blessing! Pin comes out in 6 weeks. Little or no tendon damage!

Your prayers, and mine, were heard!

Hugs for all my forum friends!
~Brenda

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 2:18PM
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givelittle_getlots(Zone 8 TX)

AMEN!!!

nice wording you used to describe the pain lol

Hugs
Lucy

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 2:58PM
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jillybean1977

Brenda I'm so relieved for you that it is over. Now you can relax and recuperate and just enjoy the holidays. Prayers do work.

Jill

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 2:58PM
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eloise_ca

I second that AMEN!!! Brenda, what wonderful news, and well, good thing your hubby was there to keep you from punching the RN out, LOL!

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 6:11PM
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haase(10 CA)

I'm glad it's over! Prayers DO work!
Ingrid

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 6:39PM
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figara(Ca 9)

Brenda, I am sooo happy your finger was fixed. I was thinking of you all day long .I came here earlier but the site was not working. I'll continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

Pat

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 12:52AM
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karyn1(7a)

I'm glad to hear that it went well. I can just imagine how painful the injections must have been. At least it's not bad when they pull it out. It's more of a weird uncomfortable sensation, but not painful. I hope the next 6 weeks goes by fast.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 6:56AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

I'm so happy it's repaired and that there was no tendon damage. You didn't watch did you? Prayers for no more infection and speedy healing.

Pam

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 10:07AM
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fool4flowers(8)

Glad the surgery is over with and you are getting better. I cringed thinking about the numbly shots. I'm a woose when it comes to pain, lol. Hope you have a great Christmas and are fully recovered fast. Hugs
Kristy

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 2:29PM
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kasha77

Oh Brenda-
I am so relieved for you that all went well in surgery & that you're on your way to recovery! I have been thinking of you & praying for you every day. Now just take it easy & let others help out around the house- give it a chance to heal- (I know it's hard to sit still- especially during the holidays!)Can you give us an update on you little dog? How's his wound doing? Prayers will continue to go up for both of you, until I hear of your total recovery, and his too!
love & hugs~
Kasha77

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 9:18PM
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