The plans were not in the plans
Saturday August 06th 2016, 10:44 pm
Filed under: Family,Garden,Knitting a Gift,Life

The bottom third of the Indian Free peach is tucked in because that’s where the birdnetting hit the top of it this past spring and after an initial tight squeeze, it grew right on through. Looks kinda like a compression sock on a tree.

And yes that fence is six feet tall and yes it’s eighteen months old.

Meantime my somewhat far-fetched goal for a Saturday had been to do a sixteen-row pattern repeat on my afghan (3856 stitches’ worth) but as we got past noon and there were all these errands to run I was resigned to the idea that it just wasn’t going to happen.

Turns out it was the errands that weren’t going to happen after he got out the red laser pointer thermometer thingy: the next thing you know, he was making a dot on my wool-socked feet. All it needed was a cat chasing it. What?

Then at his.

Why are you…?

Actually, it was pretty genius. His foot with the wound was ten degrees warmer, consistently, and that sealed it: he finally called the doctor.

The doctor: Go to Urgent Care. Now.

Turned out there was swelling above the ankle now and it had gotten much worse over the course of the day.

H o u r s later I finished that pattern repeat a half-minute before the nurse finished winding that white netting tape around and around. But the important part is, another day and he might well have been on IV antibiotics and it looks like we came in soon enough.

Yay $5 laser thermometers. Not just for measuring caramel sauce temps. Yay geek geniuses. Yay for antibiotics that still (hopefully) work.

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That is totally geek genius. Luckily that bit of procrastination before calling the MD wasn’t too late. Yikes! Hoping today all is lots better. And you’re tree is amazing!

Comment by DebbieR 08.07.16 @ 6:11 am

Oh wow! Hope all heals well!

Comment by Jody 08.07.16 @ 6:31 am

I am glad he went in time. Healing prayers.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.07.16 @ 7:33 am

Yea geeky technology! (And the inventiveness to put it to alternate uses.) Hope all heals well.

Comment by Helen 08.07.16 @ 10:08 am

I hope things heal well with the antibiotics.

Wounds are something to be dreaded in my house. Big guy is diabetic and we just don’t take chances with any kind of wound. Twice now, with nasty infections that were very unexpected, he’s been on antibiotics with a PIC line. Not Fun! Truly something to avoid! Prayers from my house to yours.
Chris S in Canada

Comment by Chris S 08.07.16 @ 9:20 pm

that is indeed brilliant! I have been debating a laser thermometer purchase myself. Now I have another reason to do it! I hope the antibiotics are doing their job and healing continues to go well. (still catching up n your blog after traveling.)

Comment by mary 08.13.16 @ 3:08 am

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