Prayers for Star and her DF.

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I heard from Star yesterday and things are very bad in their little family. As we know they were in that accident not too long ago and they are still in bad pain from that. Star has been working because she doesnt qualify for FMLA because she hasnt worked at her job long enough to qualify for it which really bites and she doesnt want to lose this really good job.

    In the past week or so her DF has become so increasingly bad painwise that they ended up going to his pain doctor to try to get him some relief. First off the pain doctor increased his dilaudid but that really didnt help. She managed to get him back in the van and get him back to the pain doctor again and they gave him oxycontin, that made him feel awful so the doctor sent them to the ER. At the ER, they gave him a bunch of fluids and some other stuff along with IV or IM dilaudid along with the steripred pack and a water pill because the fluids had caused his legs to swell up bad. They said that should make him feel a bunch better.

    During this time he hadnt slept more than a few hours dozing on the couch as he could so he tried to go to sleep. Star went to bed because she didnt have to work the next day and she was looking forward to the next day getting up, making them both some coffee and doing whatever. Not to be. She came out to the kitchen and found him laying on the floor shaking uncontrollably. She asked him how long he had been there. Since three am. He was shaking so badly he had ground dirt into his skin. This time they called the ambulance to get him seen faster.

    He has osteomylitis (sp), abscesses all over the hardware he got put in about 10 years about in his pelvis from a motorcycle accident and is very sick. He has been moved to the ICU. No one knows how he got these abscesses. They have to take him into a CT scan and biopsy the abscesses to find out what type they are. Hopefully they will respond to antibiotics. Most likely he will have to have all that hardware replaced now. But still...why did the abscesses suddenly hit now? I think they grew because of the knee surgery if it was done without completely sterile conditions. If MRSA was anywhere around, it could have gotten in and attacked the weakest link. I guess. Or maybe this stuff has been the cause of all his pain all along and he is just now finding it out. Who knows.

    But that family could sure use some prayers, bead rattling, chicken dancing or candle lighting. Im really afraid he might be in the hospital for a long time and that will stretch a very thing and hurt herself star to her breaking limits.
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers, beads rattling, candles lit, and body parts crossed that they find a remedy fast that will give him some relief and answers. Many hugs to Star.

  3. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    How awful!

    Ditto Sharon.
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    many prayers for healing and pain relief.
  5. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    Ditto Sharon, everything possible!
  6. Hopeless

    Hopeless ....Hopeful Now

    Sending prayers up, bead rattling here in Ohio for star and her df for a speedy recovery.
  7. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    That is so awful for Star and her DF. Such kind people should not have to go through this. Please know I will keep Star and DF in my prayers and will continue praying for healing and pain relief. Hope the antibiotics will work on the abscesses.
  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Holding Star and DF in a gentle loving hug and sending up prayers. How awful.
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Praying for quick healing for Star and her DF.
  10. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Prayers, pretzeling, bead rattling & a Megabean dance too, and gentle {{{{{HUGS}}}}}.
  11. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Oh dear!

    Sending love and support...
  12. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Many healing thoughts, prayers being said for Star's DF... Many hugs, much love to Star... SFR
  13. jal

    jal Member

    OMG Star... Sending prayers and support...
  14. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Oh, my, what a mess! Thank you for letting us know, Janet. Gentle, healing, soothing thoughts for Star and her DF on their way from VA.
  15. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh my, sending many prayers, warm wishes for a quick and painless recovery, peace and calm and many gentle hugs for Star.................
  16. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Sending much love and healing prayers and hoping DF can get some relief...
  17. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Prayers being said, body parts crossed, good thoughts being held.

    Oh, my! Not good. I hope they can get his pain managed and get this figured out quickly!
  18. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    Sending prayers and hugs. Sometimes it seems like the good people are the ones who have all of the trouble.
  19. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Well-Known Member

    Sending prayers, rattling beads and sending warm wishes and thoughts for healing... :(
  20. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    Good thoughts being sent