I wanted to check in this evening and thank all of you who have been so supportive with the surgery, Rodney's removal, and consequent complications. And also, to give you a reality based update on Gussie's condition.
Actually, for all her other faults, Teka has been very accurate in reporting on how Gus is getting along. If anything, she has understated the improvement.
ALL of the swelling/fluid in the pocket has gone down. Rich says this is because he is the doctor in the family, and he was most diligent in applying hot packs. Seeing the state of the bathroom, I believe him.
Gus has much more pep than he did on Thursday morning when I left. My guess is that the Auntie Bye Otick has done a good job on the infection that no one but me could smell.
Rich reports NO leaking from the wound, and it has certainly dried up nicely to my uninformed eyes. My initial estimate of fourteen stitches was a bit short. With all the swelling gone, I can now count 26 on the surface. I will have to ask the Doctor if she wrote that down.
I will have pictures tomorrow, I promise.
As for miss TEKA, please do not be looking for any of my sweaters in the mail, regardless of her promises. I'm sorry...I have a feeling that this may be my first winter in many to really enjoy my winter clothes. Maybe next year doggies.
TEKA has been grounded from the computer for a week. Maybe more, I haven't had time to read all the posts, and I don't know what outrageous remarks and promises she made in comments, but I apologize/retract them. Sheesh.
Anyway, I am glad to be home. I think.