Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Finally...

We have been battling 4 pressure sores for almost 3 years.  It consists of the left and right elbow, right heel and left ankle.  Dennis had got very sick in late 2011 and he lost a lot of weight, and the aftermath of the weight loss is pressure sores.   Well,  praise the Lord,  after going to wound care for 2 1/2 years we are almost done.  Both elbows are clear  and the right heel is clear.  The only one left is the left ankle and it was the one the gave us the most trouble.  It was the one that got three infectious diseases in it at one time and he had to take 3 shots a day for twelve weeks.  We are so blessed that we made it through that time and now he is doing great.  He only has to go to wound care once a month to check on the ankle.  The downside of this is the "affordable care act".  Please don't leave comments how you love the affordable care act because they will fall on deaf ears.  We struggle because of this law and they did not think the shots were necessary.  His infections were classified as non-life threatening which is a lie.  Because of this coding medicines are not fully covered and hug presciption bills come our way.  Thanks OK, we have always been taken care of and will continue to be.  We cast our cares and trust in our God.   I have to remember to walk in love because sometimes when this bill comes up (among other things in this administration) I can get off the love walk fast! 

In other news, it has been hot!   105's
This picture isn't great because I took it through my window because I didn't want to scare him.  He was chillin in the birdbath.
                  
Right now we have a bit of cooling spell waiting on some rain.  Much love, Cheri

4 comments:

  1. Hello Cheri and Dennis,
    Wonderful news that you are winning the war with these atrocious sores. What a battle! and my heart goes out to you over the medical aspect of things. Your health/medical system is very very different to ours.
    Those pics of the squirrel stole my heart!
    Take good care and lovely to hear from you.

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  2. Hello Cheri and Dennis,
    Wonderful news that you are winning the war with these atrocious sores. What a battle! and my heart goes out to you over the medical aspect of things. Your health/medical system is very very different to ours.
    Those pics of the squirrel stole my heart!
    Take good care and lovely to hear from you.

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  3. Our road has not been without bumps and bruises, but God has been faithful to provide for all of our needs. The finances are one thing, but the thing that has been a tremendous blessing to me is the love of a Good Wife.

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  4. Hope you get some rain and cooler weather Cherie. I will never forget the pictures of the pressure sores. Amazing to think they are clear.

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