|At it's worst, notice the small incision I made to drain it.|
Woes in Paradise
|The very spacious if not so clean room.|
Needless to say it was a very anxious time for us and I have waited until he was better to let you know because all you would do was worry and there was nothing you could do about it.
|The view from Barry;s room, gorgeous.|
Barry was his usual stoic self through the whole thing, trying to figure out what he had done wrong in caring for his cut and being disgusted at the cleaning methods used in the hospital. Barry worked as a janitor in U of A hospital for 2 summers. The mops the housekeeping staff were using did not meet his standards and he talked about how if they would just hire him for a week he could give them a really good seminar on cleanliness. We had a very nice room with air conditioning and a TV that had BBC World News but no kidding, the sink was clogged and in five days the housekeeping staff would just look at the standing water in it and then leave without cleaning it so there was a dirty soap scum left once the water eventually drained. The doctor was very professional though, and the nursing staff were very caring and if you called them they were very responsive. Altogether we were very lucky to be in a spot where there was good health care and we are thankful that the infection has been treated and Barry is well on his way to recovery.