Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2 Screws

No wonder I can't bear weight for 6 weeks: This top screw is a small screw that is holding a bone graft in place. I liken it to Norm Abrams on PBS's New Yankee Workshop gluing in a shim to straighten a piece of warped wood.
This bottom screw is a bit more malicious in size and width. It is going to hold my heel in correct alignment with my brand new rebuilt arch.

I get a walking cast on July 6. I am anxiously looking forward to it. My entire family is sick of having to wait on me, but they have done so with NEVER a groan or moan. I love them dearly.

Poor Malaina has had to wait 3 weeks to get her birthday presents. Happy 21 st Malaina. I am so proud of you. You can follow Malaina in her laboratory madness as a member of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Cappeci's team to turn mice into bats by linking to her blog here

Friday leads to more Gaddis insanity as yet two more girls go into surgery for sub-epithelial gum grafts. Oh ho, this should be fun watching Nurse Dave make his rounds.

1. Soft diet for bed's 2 and 3.
2. Normal Diet for patient 1.
3. Medication for all three patients every 4 to 6 hours.
4. Walk patient 2 to the toilet every 2 hours. Take her back to bed. Change gauzes.
5. Walk patient 3 to the toilet every single hour, Take her back to bed. Change gauzes, wipe tears.
6. Make sure big fat patient in bed 1 hasn't fallen on her ass again. Give her a pill just to keep her happy.
7.Then take patient 3 to the toilet again. Wipe tears.
8. Refrain from helping self to patients pain meds.

We are a happy family.


Becky said...

You are so funny! I love your posts! Dave is a saint! I will be in Utah for the 4th with Christine...will you be around on Friday night...the 3rd? I'd love to stop by for a visit. Take care

cari said...

What a guy! I hope you all are better soon (for his sake!) :)

My boys are loving your cool pictures! They are pretty amazing!