Friday, Hubby came home from work with a hickey on his leg. Well at least it looked like a hickey or love bite - Deep red bruise about 2 inches above his ankle. He hadn’t hit it or bruised it and we didn’t see any vampires or wayward women so we ignored it.
Saturday, hickey was about the size of his hand with a pink swirl going over his ankle. We went to the Doc-in-the-box (fast service, minor emergencies) and the doc gave him an antibiotic shot and a prescription for pills and said if it got worse go to the real emergency room at the hospital. That night Hubby had fever and chills.
Sunday, Hickey was basically the entire lower leg, foot and all. So off we go to the emergency room with a bag packed, just in case. They do sonagrams of the leg and blood cultures. Diagnosis: Phlebitis, Cellulitis and Deep Vein Thrombosis. There is a clot in his leg that is either a cause or a symptom of the infection. No idea where the infection came from. Hubby is on IV antibiotics and blood thinners. Prognosis: good, but he’ll have to wear a support stocking. Hubby says 45 is too young for that, but he’d like to keep his leg, so vanity is out the window. Doctor says this is just bad luck.
So, I’m finally home. I’ll go back this afternoon and stay until late. Doctor won’t let me stay overnight again, said I needed to save my strength. :rolleyes: My cats think I’m a traitor and won’t have anything to do with me. And I’m going to bed.