Just a quick update for those that are interested; Matt is still in hospital, unfortunately he lost the battle to keep his big toe - it was amputated yesterday. At this point there is about an inch of toe left, but the skin did look necrotic today so he is going to have debriding surgery tomorrow, if the skin is not viable they will remove more of the toe, which is getting perilously close to the foot; the socket is still the most important part and everything possible is being done to save it.
The second toe is also doomed; it is being amputated tomorrow, how far down will be determined in surgery. He is coping well, I call him my little soldier, even though he's 32 and not 5 :-) I'm not sure how I'm coping - I think I was doing alright until hubby rang this afternoon (after dropping into the hospital to see Matt) and telling me he felt like crying, his boy is suffering and he couldn't do anything to help him. I've only seen my husband cry once and it was devastating as he is our rock.
We are, at least, being kept busy - the usual round of baby sitting meal making business running and hospital visiting doesn't leave much time to dwell; Matthew on the other hand is confined to bed with his leg elevated 24 hrs a day he must be bored out of his scone (don't you just love that Aussie term, lol)
I'm dropping into your blogs when I can, I don't always get time to comment but I am keeping tabs :-) I am working on a DT card for the weekend - if nothing else it can get billed as the world's slowest card, lol
I'd better get to bed now, back down to the hospital tomorrow - I have found parking skills I forgot I had and an ability to drive to places I've hitherto considered too challenging.
Then I'll go and watch the babies so Elaine can go to Matt. He was scheduled to have a "day release" yesterday so he could have the babies spend some time with him, but as he had surgery he wasn't allowed; it seems to be the only thing that has really got him down so far.
Enjoy your crafting... and your toes; seriously you don't realise how important the "little things" are until they are taken away :-) Donna