Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Good Days & Bad Days

I am sorry I haven't written a personal post for a few days! My days are just filled with therapies and doctor appointments and then I'm exhausted! I also don't want to bore you with all the details of these said activities! lol

I will share that I did get into the Wound Care Center and, I believe, this is going to help me finally get the healing I need! It was an amazing experience because when I was called back, the first nurse I saw is someone from my church and she said she had been praying for me through all this. This calmed my heart so much! I was a nervous wreck before this appointment because of all the crazy things that have happened. Then she told me that the NP who would be working on my wounds also goes to my church. *insert huge sigh here* God is so good to orchestrate exactly what we need. Anyway, they really know what they are doing and I will also be getting the supplies I need at home to help me take care of my wounds. I never could get anything like this from my surgeon as he was quite adamant that he wasn't getting reimbursed for these supplies and he didn't want to have to pay for them. What is so ridiculous is that if he would have just contacted my insurance company, he would have found out that they do cover the supplies through a medical supply company that I already use. They cleaned up the wounds, which wasn't painful at the time because they used a numbing cream ahead of time. However, I have been in a lot of pain since, but it's a good pain because I know it's helping my body to grow healthy tissue.

They did bring up the wound vac. Remember how the surgeon kept bringing this up and I didn't want to do it because I would have to be put under again? I asked them who would do it and they told me they did it there. I then told them I really didn't want to be put under again...they looked at me like I had alligators crawling out of my ears! They said, "You don't get put under to put a wound vac on. It is a topical device that just goes over the wounds." They thought I was confused but my son piped up and said, "No, he told us he wanted to put on a wound vac." I heard it each and every time I went in there so I knew it was a wound vac. All I have to say about this is, "Hmmmm.....".

Holly is slowly getting sicker. She is still eating and drinking but I notice she's sleeping a lot more. She's not in pain, thank the Lord, so we are just keeping her comfortable and giving her whatever she wants. My heart just breaks at the thought of losing her but it's all in God's hands and I know I must accept what is. She's been such a good dog and such a sweet companion. That's what I'm focusing on and thankful that I had the time I did with her.

I am crocheting and I did get my painting table cleared off (again!) but by the time I did that, I was too tired to paint! lol At least it's ready for when I am ready. I have my good days and my bad days and I'm learning it's okay to rest when I need to rest.

I'm so thankful for your sweet comments and encouragements! They mean so much to me!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Praying for dear Holly. Of course, praying for you too. My sister had to have a wound vac before. God is going to take care o you. I love you.

  2. I am praying for you and Holly. I was so happy to read you are being cared for by church members! Things are going well now. Poor, little Holly. It is so hard. As you know, our little Mabel is suffering right now.


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