Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Bit Of A Vent

This has been a tough day. Just to warn you, this will be a bit of a venting post. I am sharing the picture of the Yorkie because I'm really missing my Holly. I've really tried to be brave about losing her, but today, the tears flow because I miss my little friend. I haven't had time to really grieve because I've been dealing with so much but today it's really hit me.

I have had a horrible headache for two days because of the IV meds I'm on and add to that only 5-6 hours of sleep a night, and you have a basket case. Then add to that the fact that my home visiting nurse that is doing my wound vac really doesn't know what she's doing and I'm really a basket case.

She has done it twice and both times, there has been a problem. I called them last night to tell them that it wasn't doing anything. It's on and it's making noise, but there is nothing going into the canister, which is unheard of. I never heard back from the nurse! I had to call her again this afternoon and she's getting my nurse to come out here. I was quite annoyed that she never bothered to call me back and then acted like I was bothering her. I don't call unless there's an issue and I wouldn't be having an issue if the nurse knew what she was doing. She's very nice, but I don't think she has ever done a wound vac before. When she removed it on Friday, I had a black and blue ring completely around the wound which is something I've never had. I shudder to think what it's going to look like today when she removes it. I have had so many problems with this wound and just had surgery on it 2 weeks ago. I don't need someone to screw it all up!  (See, I told you I was going to vent!)

I guess I'm just feeling a bit sorry for myself today. I hardly ever have this but when I do, it hits me with full force. If you think of it, please say a prayer for me - I could sure use it!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Oh Julie! I am sorry still about little Holly. I am glad you have the other dogs to get and give love to. I know it just is not the same.
    Julie, I think you need to get the nurse issue addressed. You need another person coming to you. Or she needs to be trained AGAIN. This is not right. You cannot have this screwed up AGAIN. Oh please take courage. I am praying for you.♥

  2. Father, I ask that You be with Julie today. Lord, comfort her and give her peace over the loss of her sweet, little Holly. I ask that You heal Julie's leg in the name of Jesus. I ask that her leg looks so much better today, than it has in the past. I ask that You provide a reliable nurse to care for Julie, so that she doesn't encounter other problems. Lord, I know that You are in control of this situation and that Your hands are on Julie. Thank You for healing her leg. Thank You for providing reliable care for her. Thank You for peace that passes all understanding. Amen


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