It’s been a long two days but we’re home with ,ore instructions than I can even comprehend. His ulcer on his ankle needs to be dressed twice a day with supplies listed on 1-1/2 pages of 8-1/2×11 paper!
We made the mistake of not going to the pharmacy right there at Mayo thinking we could get all this stuff at a pharmacy at home. We couldn’t have been more wrong or made a worse decision. We went to the Mercy Health Care in Mason City who looked at the list and said they didn’t have one single thing on it but they could drop ship it to us tomorrow. It’s 3 days before Christmas – we all know what the deliveries are like.
We went to the next pharmacy in Clear Lake who had one of the ointments. We also have to make a vinegar solution with distilled water so that meant a stop at the grocery store.
With both legs and feet wrapped his shoes wouldn’t go on so when we got home I had to get the wheelchair down from above the garage to get him into the house. When we added on to the house several years ago our contractor wisely advised us to put in the ramp and the no clearance doorway/threshold. Thank you, Steve! It was a lifesaver today.
We have to return In January for another full day of tests because of the poor circulation – oh my.
If you’ve never visited Mayo Clinic you will not be able to understand how beautiful it is! The art collections displayed everywhere are collections I’d never see in my whole life anywhere else. Here are a few photos:
I have to be honest – I’m so tired I can’t post the rest of the pictures tonight but tomorrow is another day!