Some of you could be aware that George has been off work and in hospital the last two weeks. His has had a huge scare and now promises never to complain about my cooking cause hospital food is crap he says. Now gone is the rich food, in with smaller portions, no more large pack of chips and litres of PepsiMax. Now he will be eating more correctly for a Type2 Diabetic.
What happened to change his mind ...
he messed coollant on his work shoe, which soaked through to his sock and onto his foot, and continued to wear the shoe and sock causing a huge burn/blister on the side of his foot by the little toe. (Well that was his theory anyway but it turned out to be a foot ulcer x 2) He never noticed it until the blister popped a few days later, by that time he was running a fever and the infection (Blood poisoning)was creeping up his foot and his leg.We carted him off to the emergency dept and he was admitted. To cut a long story short he was so lucky that the doctors managed to save his foot. The staff at the Public hospital were so nice and caring, we definitely don't have any complaints about them just the food.
George is doing better and it will take a while before the skin grows back, only he is not allowed to drive and has to stay off the foot. His Doctor is a woman, senior head lecturer at the uni and with more Certificates than I could count, so one very clever little Cookie. He has to see her again on Tuesday and till it foot is healed.
So you folk out there with Diabetic friends and family please look after them, even a blister can mean big trouble.
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