Last summer my mom had to have her hip replaced. I really wanted to be there for the procedure, but she was in so much pain, she didn’t want to wait until my planned trip home a couple of months later. The surgery seemed to go well. She completed physical therapy and was walking around with a walker in no time.
However, a few months down the road she still wasn’t feeling the relief she had hoped, so the doctor brought her in and prescribed twelve more sessions of therapy. During that time the doctor also met with her monthly to run blood work. He noticed that her counts weren’t at the level they should be, so he suggested that she go in and have a procedure done to check for infection. [Read more...]