So Sunday night they decided to transfer Linda Lou to a big hospital in Dallas while they were putting her in the ambulance the big lump on the "healed" incision on her ankle started draining all sorts of blood, pus and corruption, So, eventually they got that cleaned out and got her to a fancy hospital in north Dallas, later Bingo T. Pug and I showed up her at our daughter's house in a Dallas suburb. Nobody much noticed me but the boys love Bingo.
Yesterday they went into Linda Lou's ankle and cleaned out all the mess they could and started a culture and a couple of days they'll know exactly what bug is causing the trouble. Meanwhile her Ortho Doc is transferring her to yet another hospital, the same one in North Dallas where he rebuilt her knee where he will go in and take the next step. All the docs I've spoken with so far seem to think that will be taking all that hardware out of her leg and replacing it with less that what she has now. Or, perhaps none. Then it will be back to that hospital that deals with Staph infections where they last controlled that infection ad then back to a long term rehab hospital to build her strength back and hopefully, teach her to walks well enough to not be falling down and hitting her head on sinks and terlets and bleeding all over everything.
The local Volunteer Fire Department is having their annual Boot Drive where they stand and the nearest stoplight and beg for a little money. The sequester has taken the stipend the Federal Government gave fire departments in Red States and transferred it to the Department of Obama Vacations. After all priorities are everything. Anyhow, no VFD substation in our front yard so we really need to stop this falling all over the place.
Ever notice that when the politicians don't get every penny they demand they never give up their perks? It's always less for police and fire. And it's never less crap like armored vehicles for SWAT Teams but the bluesuits walking and driving beats in the neighborhoods. We need a new rule, anytime the budgets must be cut, politicians must take a random selection of registered voters in each area where the budgets cut and let the citizens decide, politicians have proven they cannot be trusted. There is always a fire station being shut down, never the fancy furniture in City Hall. Wonder why that is?
Anyhow I'll continue to be mostly out of pocket for a while. I'd rather be at a Cowboy Action Match.