Thank you for all the Get Well wishes for George, he is finally out of hospital but we still off to the Doctors until the skin repairs itself. So what happened ...
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 2 inches wide burn/blister on the side of his foot and another on the side of his little toe. 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 swollen foot and leg.We carted him off to the emergency dept and he was admitted. They just wanted to amputate until the foot specialist decided to try save the toe. To cut a long story short he was so lucky that the doctors managed to save his toe. The staff at the Public hospital were so nice and caring, we definitely don't have any complaints about them just the food was not "fresh"
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 until the foot is healed.
So you folk out there with Diabetic friends and family please look after them, even a blister can mean big trouble. Now finally after heaps of arguments about how he likes his food, socked in butter, sugar and oils, we can finally start cooking the rightway. 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. Best of all I might be able to lose some weight too ... there got to be something for me in it!
Until nexttime and have a great weekend