Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wound Vac

Yesterday the doctor put a Wound Vac with a sponge inside my belly. What this does is keep it clean by draining the fluid from the infection, which we now know is enterobacter, (not Staph). It is also less painful than stuffing the wound and pulling the stuff out every day. That was no fun! But, since I will have to stay on antibiotics for 10 days, I will need to be in a nursing facility. It looks like they will release me today sometime. I've been in the hospital since March 20 (18 days), and it's definitly time to move on. I will go to Vasona Creek Healthcare Center: 16412 Los Gatos blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032.
408 356-2191.
That's all folks!


At 7:53 AM, Blogger sally said...

Hi Carmen,
Good luck with the move today. Call me when you've settled in.
Love, Sally

At 9:01 AM, Blogger sylvia said...

Aloha Carmen,
We hope all goes well with your move today. Here's sending you some tradewind breezes and Hawaiian blessings...........
Love, Sylvia

At 10:07 AM, Blogger jec said...

Hey Carmen --

Have an easy move tdy.

Found the zip for yr new address, if you wanna add it to yr post -- 95032.

Hope you have some pleasing birdcalls outside yr new spot -- I'm hearing bulbuls, barred doves, & my favrit, the Shama thrush, right now in the early morning sunshine...

Thinking of you, on the move !

aloha no & big hugs, jec/2T

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Carmen Dragon said...

Thanks for the zip code, Joan. Yes, it would be nice to hear some birds. I've been in this hospital room for 18 days, and am ready to smell the roses again. a hui ho

At 1:16 PM, Blogger Grandma Birdie said...

Hey Carmen! I did it! Now I can blog you back!

Happy to hear you're on the move for a change of scenery! The Malibu "tradewinds" will help you breeze along too!

So nice to hear your voice yesterday.

Lots of love and healing prayers,

At 5:03 PM, Blogger the dragon said...

Hi Carm,

Hope the move goes smoothly. Is it okay to call you?

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Pam said...

Do you need a moving truck to move all your "gifts"? (sounds like it!)
Glad you'll get a change of scenery.
Beautiful day. Too many tourists, though! Take a virtual walk w/ me...hear the ocean pounding and see it sparkle? The sand is warm under our feet and we stay out of that COLD water and just enjoy it's look. Seagulls are calling out to God that it's spectacular. We amen that! Love u friend.

At 12:23 AM, Blogger Coconut Wireless said...

Aloha Carmen
Hoping you will love your new digs and all the good folks who will be taking good care of u
sending lots of good wishes and aloha
Bev Olsen (so next time u have to remember who coconut wireless is :-)

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Bonnie said...

Hi Carm.......hope you got moved and are enjoying a different view. It is a beautiful day in Cali:) Hope each day you are feeling better. I have the Beach House 2009 DVD I did........not a Masterpiece (lol), but I want to get you a copy. Let me know where to send it. Should I wait for your next move in a couple of days? Or I could send it to your Son's house. Just let me you, and hugs to you 24/7. Love ya', Bonnie

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Carmen Dragon said...

Hi Bonnie,
Thanks for thinking of me and I would love to see the DVD! Please send it to me c/o: Vasona Creek Healthcare Center: 16412 Los Gatos Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032. ph: 408 356-2191.
love ya,

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Bonnie said...

I will mail it today.....I hope you have a DVD machine in your room! Love ya........Bon

At 10:45 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

Hi Carmen,

Our prayers at UPC are constantly with you, I'm glad that you are doing better. I am planning on visiting on Monday, if that is okay. I will call you to make sure.

Beverly Olivier-Blount

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Patricia said...

Morning Buhn.....Hope you like your new place...for the short while you are there anyway. Hope you get back to your own home soon. Glad you liked the gift box I sent. I thought the white shell necklace would be a good choice for you. Visions of Hawaii. You will enjoy T.C. Boyles book I think. It is set in Topanga canyon so it'll bring back memories for you. I love his writing. Loving you my friend. xoxoo T

At 9:32 AM, Blogger jec said...

Good morning, ma'am !

Thinking of you as the Shama thrushes do their fine wake-up calls & are then joined by the other birds around the yard. Been getting good trade showers, so lotsa bugs for them to munch on ! Shamas are so friendly -- always one swooping off a branch when I take Merlin out for his walk.

Hope yr day goes swimmingly & has visitors & some laughs in it. Keeping you close in thots & feelings !

aloha & a big hug,

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Pam said...

I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.--Psalm 23:4

Behold, how independent of outward circumstances the Holy Ghost can
make the Christian! What a bright light may shine within us when it is
all dark without! How firm, how happy, how calm, how peaceful we may
be, when the world shakes to and fro, and the pillars of the earth are
removed! Even death itself, with all its terrible influences, has no
power to suspend the music of a Christian's heart, but rather makes
that music become more sweet, more clear, more heavenly, till the last
kind act which death can do is to let the earthly strain melt into the
heavenly chorus, the temporal joy into the eternal bliss! Let us have
confidence, then, in the blessed Spirit's power to comfort us. Dear
reader, are you looking forward to poverty? Fear not; the divine Spirit
can give you, in your want, a greater plenty than the rich have in
their abundance. You know not what joys may be stored up for you in the
cottage around which grace will plant the roses of content. Are you
conscious of a growing failure of your bodily powers? Do you expect to
suffer long nights of languishing and days of pain? O be not sad! That
bed may become a throne to you. You little know how every pang that
shoots through your body may be a refining fire to consume your
dross--a beam of glory to light up the secret parts of your soul. Are
the eyes growing dim? Jesus will be your light. Do the ears fail you?
Jesus' name will be your soul's best music, and His person your dear
delight. Socrates used to say, "Philosophers can be happy without
music;" and Christians can be happier than philosophers when all
outward causes of rejoicing are withdrawn. In Thee, my God, my heart
shall triumph, come what may of ills without! By thy power, O blessed
Spirit, my heart shall be exceeding glad, though all things should fail
me here below.
-Charles Spurgeon

At 1:28 PM, Blogger jec said...

Hava nice Sunday, Carm. We're all helping shoulder yr burden, near & far away. Hope yr most portable-sized harp is w/ you, to make beautiful music w/. Thinking of you all the time. Much love & aloha, jec

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Grandma Birdie said...

Hi Carmen!
Just got back home from my trip so I've been out of the loop. How are you? Where are you? ...



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