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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Unfortunately, another one of those setbacks came up.  By 10:00 on Friday night, I could see that there was a lot of brown liquid coming out from around my wound and that I had a large blister on my ankle.  By morning, we were heading back to the hospital—hoping that a simple dressing change was all that would be necessary. 

Dr. Carbonell’s resident, Maribel (soooo awesome), met us at the emergency room, took off the dressing, and was a disappointed by what she saw.  Overnight, the wound had clearly been attacked by infection.  The skin along the sutures was dying, a cloudy liquid was oozing from the wound, and my foot was horribly swollen.  Maribel quickly arranged for a 7:00 surgery with Dr. Carbonell to go back in, clean out the wound, and reassess the antibiotics being used.

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