Well friends, last night I learned something I've always known...
I, the Corbin, am one in a million!
But, the momma said it's not such a great thing this time. Those of you who follow me on the Facebooks might have seen that my toe has gotten very swollen again, and it continues to grow and grow and grow. It's very painful, about 5 times it's normal size, and I refuse to move from the couch, because I also don't care for walking around on 3 legs, it hurts my back. So, today, Dr. Mike is going to take my toe. The surgery is about an hour and a half and I'll have someone keeping a close eye on my heart. The fear is that the infection is already into my foot, which wouldn't be good. But, hopefully by opening me up, they'll get more accurate information about the infection so I can start more antibiotics right away. They're also going to send my toe out so someone can check to make sure there are no signs of bone cancer.
This here is the big mean toe.
No picture really captures it's massiveness.
We appreciate everyone's concern, thoughts and ideas... but unfortunately, the infection has already spread up my entire toe, and we can't risk taking the time to try another approach and having the infection spread further. Plus, I'm in a lot of pain and becoming very lethargic. Hopefully, Dr. Mike will be able to get clear margins and hopefully the nasty infection hasn't spread to the base of my toe, where it'll be removed.
Isn't he handsome?
What's even more rare than my yucky toe is that Uncle Harley Pug is also in for surgery today. Dr. Mike will be removing two mass cell tumors from Harley. With him being 12 years old, it's pretty scary for Grandma Lynda. But, Harley and I are in the best of hands with the best of care.
Hopefully Uncle Harley will be my recovery room neighbor!
All your positive thoughts and prayers would really mean a lot. It's a scary day for the momma, daddy-o and Grandma Lynda.... but they're all trying to stay positive. I'll have the momma update you as soon as she can, I'm sure Dr. Mike will give me lots of spiked creamy cheeses, so I might be a little loopy!