Daniel Lienau Support for Dan and Sue

First post: Jul 21, 2022 Latest post: Sep 10, 2022
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In September of 2021, Dan noticed what looked like a nasty spider bite on his lower right leg. Throughout 2021 the wound on his leg grew increasingly and did not heal, to the puzzlement of his doctors. They tried many different methods to treat it without success. The third week in June 2022, Dan was admitted to the hospital for the wound. His doctors found several blockages in the veins of his right leg and treated these with angioplasty. However the doctors concluded that poor blood flow in the lower right leg would prevent the wound from ever healing, and that an amputation would be necessary. This was, needless to say, a shock to Dan and the family.  

On June 28th Dan had his first amputation surgery, below the knee, but it took several additional surgeries and an additional amputation to above the knee before he was finally able to be transferred to a rehab nursing facility on August 4th. Since then the goal is to relearn mobility after amputation, for the wound to fully heal, and for Dan to return home. That home will be a new home at Middleton Glen senior apartments, since the old home was multilevel and not accessible. The family is working hard on going through the house and preparing it for sale. 

These events have been and continue to be extremely stressful for Dan and Sue, and the entire family. They appreciate your emotional support through friendly calls and visits. Cards and messages here on Caring Bridge are also great ways to show support. The family would also appreciate help giving Sue rides to the rehab center in Sun Prairie to visit Dan. There may be more ways to help as the family works on the move. Please click on the Planner tab to see ways you can help, and thank you!