Wednesday, April 7, 2010


The infection at Pete's pump site has not cleared sufficiently enough that the doctor is satisfied. It is much better, not as red, not at all hot and not blanching to the touch, but there is still significant signs of infection. He is scheduled for surgery to have the pump removed tomorrow late morning, early afternoon. This is sad news for Pete and me. Although I don't think he sees the benefit of the pump as much as those around him do, the medication has given him significant relief. When or whether the pump will be reimplanted is not clear at this time.

Since they are going to be performing surgery on a spot known to have not only a foreign body (the pump) and also significant infection, the risk of complication is quite real. Continued prayers for all of us are much appreciated.