R.Everit55 Posted September 15, 2014 Report Share Posted September 15, 2014 I had emergency knee surgery Friday. I tore my ACL, medial meniscus, and lateral meniscus back in April 2005, then both meniscus subsequently in June 2006. I turned the wrong way trying to catch the door at the nursing home Thursday night. And felt as well as heard a snap and pop. Within an hour it was very swollen and stiff and I developed a fever overnight with redness, warmth and immense amount of fluid in and around the knee. Which apparently can become infected with the trauma to it. Had an emergent MRI which clearly showed both meniscus completely torn again. It had to be taken care of right away because of the fluid and infection. So I had surgery Friday afternoon. Got IV antibiotics until today. Came home today. In a knee immobilizer and with crutches. And a fancy ice machine that hooks to a device at my knee to cool it for swelling. It's basically a cooling chemical instead of the old fashioned real ice! My son is with me. He's seeing his Mom at the nursing home and taking care of things there. So, a little bump in the road here. Update on Baby Jackson. He is still in Memphis. He had a stroke. He had emergent surgery to remove part of his skull to relieve pressure. He isn't stable enough to get flown back to CA. His days are numbered sadly. Mark and his wife are having a lot of trouble making the right decisions regarding when enough is enough as far as measures to relieve the worsening effects of the tumors. I mean how does a parent make the decision to just stop it all. I'm very medicated. Mary's Yale appointment is rescheduled from Friday to next week. Our son will take her. I've got to try to sleep now. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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