Tom Poynter Tom Poynter

First post: Apr 19, 2016
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Tom Poynter (Husband, Father, Pop Pop, Brother, Uncle, Friend) is scheduled
for knee replacement surgery at St. Vincent Main Hospital, Tuesday, April
19th at 9 a.m.  This is a high risk surgery due to health.  

Why the surgery?  About 18 months ago Tom acquired an infection in the
hardware of his current artificial knee.  After a hospital stint, he spent
5/6 weeks at Prairie Lakes on daily IV antibiotics.  In the meantime, he has
been taking long term oral antibiotics to sustain the infection.  In
November 2015, the infection flared up in his knee again and Tom was placed
on daily IV antibiotics for 6 weeks.  By Gods grace and family, specifically
Patty (his sister, a nurse) and Christi (his daughter), Tom was able to
receive the treatment at home daily.  After the treatment, Tom was back on
his oral antibiotics and in the clear for about 3 weeks when the knee flared
up again.  God’s mercy continues to shine through as Tom again was able to
receive daily IV antibiotics at home with the support of family.  After 9
weeks of IV antibiotic treatment, the Dr. has advised it is in Toms best
interest to proceed with knee replacement surgery as the knee will continue
to flare up.  

The Plan – Surgery on April 19th to remove current hardware,  Prairie Lakes
Rehab facility 6 – 8 weeks, daily IV Antibiotics with hopes of putting a new
knee in after treatment, then back to Prairie Lakes to rehab to home!  AMEN!

If you would like to visit with Tom this week before surgery, please contact
Mary Annette at 317-214-7738.  They love visitors!!!!  Tom and Mary Annette
also said texts and email are welcome from friends and family.   His cell is
260-316-0266.  Email address . He does not check Facebook.  

“Surrounded by love is a good place to be…..”

Dodi Poynter (daughter in law)

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