Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A small project

My husbands buddy bought this knife at a junk shop....it had no handles. He got it for $3 and brought it over to Roger to show him....and Roger offered to put the handles (the part that is white) on....and this is the result.
They are made from the bone of a cow...I forget where he got it but think one of his buddies gave it to him. We think it turned out quite well.
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I have not been tell all that is going on, now wish I had or wish I had at least been writing in my journal. Over a week ago, my husband had this big splotch of stuff come up on his leg...not sure if it came up before he scratched it or if scratching caused it. He calls it psoriasis but I am not sure what it was.

It was not getting any better, so he went to the doctor last Friday...she put him on antibiotics to help prevent infections, and gave him one medicine to take orally to help give him relief from itching as well as a creme.

I am here to tell you, it has gradually gotten worse and worse...his whole body is broken out...his feet and legs have been swelling. The big splotch is gone, but now it is raised bumps and some blisters just everywhere.

So we went back to the doctor today...she could not believe the difference....just really couldn't believe what he looked like now. Told him to stop the antibiotic immediately, gave him a shot of cortisone, lasix for water retention, plus another one....and she wanted blood to test his liver functions since he has a history of problems with it.

We had to wait to have the blood drawn, so was sent back to the waiting room...soon as we sat down he said he felt like he was going to pass out...and I was trying to tell him to bend over and put his head between his knees but he passed out before I could even get it said....

I was trying to get him to wake up and one of the staff yelled for Doc and he came, they got him in the floor and raised his legs, and he came too in just a second...and his blood pressure went to normal and his pupils started reacting normal....

I am here to tell you I have had enough excitement to last a lifetime...just not a fun way to spend the day...he is now trying to rest some since he did not sleep at all last night.

9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Oh dear! I'm so sorry for the stressful situation for both of you! I hope they can determine what is going on!

The bone handle is really neat. Talent, talent, talent...

Judy said...

Oh my goodness Rose...I hope Roger is all right...I'm sending prayers and a BIG hug your way...You all have been through enough already.

Rita said...

What a talented husband you have.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Holy Cow Rose, There's never a dull moment, is there???? He obviously had a really bad reaction to that first medicine. Hope he gets better soon... That is SCARY....

Prayers for Roger --and you.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about Roger's problems. I hope they are soon cleared up. He did a beautiful job on the knife.

EG Wow said...

OH dear, Rose! I sure hope you find out what's happening to Roger soon! I'm glad you were at the doctor's when Roger passed out!

The handle on the knife is outstanding!

All the best, Rose!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is so frightening for both of you. I hope he is keeping better now?

Beautiful job he did on the knife,

Gill in Canada

A piece of news said...

Gosh, how frightening! I hope you get answers soon so this can be tackled. that isn't a pleasant way to spend a day.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I can only imagine what must have been going through your mind when he passed out! One wonders what in the world happened? Sounds like it might be an allergic reaction to something and possibly the medication.

It's scary how little doctors really know sometimes.

I hope he's much improved by now.

He's a very skilled artisan. He took an old knife and made it a valued treasure!

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