Sandy Huff

First post: Sep 6, 2020 Latest post: May 29, 2022
Welcome to Sandy Huff's Caring Bridge site, where, at Sandy's request, I (Steve, son) will be keeping you up to date:

Sandy was taken the the Licking Memorial ER yesterday, 5/21/22, for a spell of right-sided chest and flank pain. She'd been having similar spells on and off for weeks. In the ER all signs pointed to gallbladder disease. It was felt that she would be better served at The Wexner OSU facility. Since arriving at The Wexner last night, she's seen a hospitalist, a surgeon, and gastroenterologist. The consensus seems to be that she passed a gallstone yesterday, which has relieved her pains today. However if nothing is done, more stones will come. Therefore, she should have her gallbladder removed. The timing will depend on when her general medical status can be optimized, realistically no sooner than tomorrow.

For now she's comfortable and stable, with a room to herself and a nice view of downtown. She says "Thanks for your caring and concern!"

{ Below is from a prior medical episode}
On Saturday, September 5, 2020, she was walking the dog when her legs got tangled in the leash. She went down on her left knee, with immediate, severe pain. Fortunately, the neighbor saw everything and called 911. The squad took her to Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, where an x-ray showed that her thigh bone (femur) was broken, just above her artificial knee joint. Because this is a complicated type of fracture, she was transferred to OSU's emergency room. She was met there by a specialized orthopedist, who, in consultation with an even more specialized orthopedist, determined that the best action would be to replace the old prosthetic knee joint with a larger one, which also would replace the damaged end of the thigh bone. In this way, she should be able to get back on her feet almost immediately. Due to Labor Day weekend, the surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. Currently, Sunday afternoon, she remains in a private room off of the emergency room. She's getting plenty of pain medication, and is enjoying a turkey sandwich and lemonade. Due to the pandemic, no visitors are allowed in the ER (I'm sitting on a bench outside). When she gets admitted to a ward room upstairs, only one visitor per day will be allowed. For the time being, that visitor will be me. To give her plenty of time for rest and recovery, please communicate with her through this site. Leave plenty of messages here. Unless she contacts you directly, please refrain from texting or calling. I'll post updates frequently so you won't miss anything. Thanks for your support for this super-tough cookie. Let's get her through this together.

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