Curt Hoff

First post: Dec 5, 2018 Latest post: Jan 13, 2019
Curt has had a lot of health issues since May when he developed an ulcer on the bottom of his right foot. This caused infection which needed wound care a few times a week on top of dialysis Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. He has had continued infections in that foot until now. October 1st, he went to St. Cloud hospital for possible stint surgery to improve circulation in his right leg to help healing process. Surgery was unsuccessful because his veins were too calcified. On October 10th, he went to the Olivia rehab facility where he received wound vac care and dialysis in Olivia.  He was on so many different antibiotics and developed C diff infection in October.  He was ambulanced to St. Cloud hospital on Friday, November 16th.  The antibiotics to fight his foot infection were making his c diff worse. His doctors felt that in order to rid his body of infections, they needed to amputate his leg.  On Friday, November 30th, his right leg was amputated below the knee.  Since surgery, he has been sedated and intubated.  On Tuesday,December 4th, they were able to wean him off blood pressure medicine and backed off sedation to do a breathing test. The CPAP breathing test showed that he was capable of breathing alongside the machine which is good news.  He’s been having dialysis everyday to remove excess fluid. He  slowly became responsive by squeezing Mom’s hand and responded to nurse’s questions. They turned sedation and ventilator back on overnight to let him rest. 

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