Wound Update

Lisa indeed had the wound cleaning surgery yesterday. While not a disaster, things could have been better. When Dr. Glazier opened up the scalp, he found pus coming out from under the bone flap. This was after two courses of oral antibiotics.

So, the bone flap is discarded, he cleaned out the infection, and the very good news is the infection does not appear to have gotten past the blood-brain barrier. The infection is being cultured to find an antibiotic that will work on it. Lisa is back in the ICU, and is looking at two or three more days in the hospital. She is back on the anti-seizure med, and dilaudid for pain. This is a minor miracle because it is an opioid and she is normally allergic to them. The bad news is that pain is worse this time. She will be discharged with an IV in, and will probably stay on Oahu for some time. Fortunately there is a small apartment over the Hawaii’s Local Buzz showroom in Honolulu.

Surgery to rebuild her skull won’t be scheduled for another six to eight weeks, to be sure the infection is really gone. Because Lisa is listed as signing for the dogs when they arrive, I will call the vet in Kona when they open, to see if that can be changed.

12 thoughts on “Wound Update

  1. So sorry for your set back, but it could have been a lot worse. Now, saying that may this recovery not be TOO painful or a pain in the A** for you…

    You know that I among all your other friends are rutting for you Lisa !!!!

    Warren

  2. Oh, Lisa, I’m so sorry. I hope that you fly through this just like you did the first surgery. Time to rustle up the love and healing thoughts again!

  3. So thankful you’ve gotten this looked into and addressed. Sounds like it could have become a disaster! Keep being the miracle healer and force on seeing those pups!!!

  4. CRAP! Sometimes things just can’t go easy. I’m holding on to Lisa”s positive progress thus far. The rest is coming.

  5. Sorry & shocked to hear this. Looking forward to more miracles happening for you… will be putting out many positive thoughts for you, and your dogs. xo

  6. Stay positive minded sweetheart. The rest of us are doing the same thing right along with you. You were Wicked Smaht to get yourself back to Honolulu when healing was not progressing as it should . I am proud of you for having the courage to admit to yourself that there might be good reason to have it taken care of in that big city there. So stay sweet and brave and know that there are lots of new friends you are going to be making go of new friends there as you always do. With our love, dear friend. Carol in California

  7. Lisa,
    Signing back in after a brief hiatus, this is not the news I’d have wished for you. sorry to learn things have not gone as well as they might and hope it all gets back on a good track soonest. Thinking the best for you constantly.

    Jer

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