Sunday, June 27, 2010

When Will We Know If The Infection Is Gone?

A year from now!

Why? Because the head of infectious diseases at Moffitt explained it to us this way...

The infection can actually hide from the IV antibiotics, which Cindy will be on for the next 6 weeks.

If the infection doesn't appear during that six week period of time (which it still might), it does not mean it has been destroyed. The infection can begin to grow slowly inside the bone. If that does occur, it will likely re-appear within the next three months. Then again, a few strands could grow very slowly before they begin to become aggressive.

Therefore, it could be as long as a year before we can rest easy that the ordeal is over.

Again, this strain of infection is not deadly. More surgeries and further amputation of the leg may be required, but at least it is not life threatening. 

Now that we all know the possibilities, please know we are not going to concern ourselves with what may be. Our focus is on that which we can control...enjoying each day. Worrying changes nothing, so why worry?

Have a great Monday! I know we will!!!


  1. This is going to be a wonderful week for both of you. If you need any help with food shopping, or getting the house ready for all of the VIP visitors just ask...please :) xoxoxo

  2. I always say don't worry about it until it happens, worrying doesn't change anything and than when nothing happens you have wasted your time :-) Have a great week!!!! I know you will.

    Hugs to you both :-)

  3. Such good news to hear that you are home. I'm sorry to hear that your throat is still sore and that the pain meds are not as strong...but it is wonderful that you are HOME!!! And soon you will have Kevin and Kyle home too!

    I am off on Thursday - we are leaving for the beach at noon, but if I can help you in any way in the morning, let me know.

  4. I am happy you are HOME and I hope you will feel better and stronger with each day! It sounds like you have so much to look forward to in the coming days...ENJOY your family time together! xoxo Sandy

  5. So great to hear you are home and nothing will help heal you faster than a wonderful visit from those handsome boys of yours!!! Enjoy this most special time with your family, wish we could be there with you, but know we are there in spirit and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lots of love and hugs to all!!