First of all, a big sorry to all my regular readers. My blogging mojo has gone missing over the last few weeks which is understandable. It is quite difficult when the love of your life is dramatically ripped apart from you, that you cease to fully function effectively. I have been up and down so much over the last two weeks, I feel like a see-saw! I even managed to catch a very nasty chest infection that had me laid up in bed for four days solid. Don’t I look just terrible. The photo was taken on day 2 of my infection!
Anyway, Kim comes home tomorrow from hospital. She is off the IV and the cellulitis is nearly all gone. Her foot is healing well after some surgery that was required to remove dead tissue. They are using medical honey to promote tissue growth in the gash that was once the top of her foot, and it is working better than expected. It was touch and go for quite a while. It nearly got to the stage that it looked like she was going to loose at least 3 toes on her right foot. I was very worried, hence the getting sick myself part. My immune system must have been so low through the stress of it all.
For the next two weeks, Kim as to rest in bed with her foot elevated and has to have a daily anti Deep Vein Thrombosis injections to stop blood clots from forming in her legs. No walking, just resting. I have talked to my boss this morning to let him know what is going on. He is very supportive, which was just what I expected. I am looking forward to playing nurse maid to Kim over the next two weeks and I have missed her so much. A daily visit of just an hour a day with the kids is no substitute to the close and loving relationship that we normally have together. It has certainly taken a lot of adjustment to our daily routine. Also a big thanks to everyone who visited her in hospital (you know who you are), to everyone who wished her well, and most of all to Adam, Amy, Megan & Ben for being such wonderful and caring children. All of your support really helped during our time of need.
So, where to from here? Onwards and upwards as far as The Greening of Gavin is concerned. Back to our regular sustainable living posts about all things green and fun at our place in Melton West. My blogging mojo has returned!