This was going to be a great weekend. Independence Day in Kotzebue is always a lot of fun. There's the parade and then games and booths and contests at the fairgrounds. Today there was the Beautiful baby contest and the Burger Cook Off. Then on Monday and Tuesday it's the Qatnut Trade Fair with lots of Eskimo dancing and crafts.
I planned to take TONS of photos and blog all about it....BUT NOOOOOOOO......
...instead I am here. Inpatient at Providence Hospital in Anchorage for who knows how long. On Wednesday I developed an infection in my leg from a little break in the skin. Just one of those things that happens I guess. The infection did not respond to the oral or IV antibiotics they gave me in Kotzebue. That means they needed to break out the big guns...Vancomycin. They can't give you that stuff in Kotz so I had to jump on the next jet to ANC and check in at the hospital.
Now I never have had small legs, but my left leg and knee is HUGE. I'm hooked to tubes and hoses and things that beep. I'm not allowed to get up except to go to the potty. More IV antibiotics and an ultrasound of my leg tonight. MRI tomorrow morning if things don't improve overnight. I just received my umpteenth poke in the last three days...this time in the BELLY! Geez.
At least they have wireless internet! Obviously I won't have much to post. Maybe I will look and see what I have for photos on this laptop and post a few.