October 18th, 2007

Filling a Hole

The hole in my leg must be getting smaller, because the fixed-size lump of gauze that I'm using to pack it with keep sticking out further and further. This is good. :)

The skin on the leg, sadly, still looks a lot like a train wreck from all of the abuse that it's been through and just about anything will irritate it. It has three lovely little red marks where Katie managed to puncture the uppermost layer with her sharp little fingernails last night. *sigh*

But it does seem to be getting better. I'll take another round of Lasix tonight and tomorrow to pump some more fluid out of the leg and see if that helps.

In the meantime, the knee itself is doing really well. I'm able to walk up and down stairs normally now, which is a major improvement.