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Flights, Dr instructions

posted Jun 13, 2011, 11:21 AM by Manny Wilke   [ updated Jun 13, 2011, 12:41 PM ]
Duane Foulkes of Beaver Dam so kindly tracked us down and donated 200,000 miles to get us flights needed for surgery at the very specific "anytime miles" as requested by the surgeons in case of date change/surgical issues - which of course cost many miles per ticket!! Duane did something very risky - he came to my house to book the tickets in the mist of Wilke boys and friends running all over the place :)  But, he has grandkids so he had a good laugh!

We also purchased additional flights to get Manny & me down to LA. So, we now just hopefully will find decent tickets for Nate to bring the boys to see us after were out there a couple weeks - YEAH!!! This is very exciting and it is becoming quite real again. We leave next month already and when we get back summer will be almost over - that is a weird concept. I guess I better do school supply shopping in June this year!

Dr Roberson (ear canal) said to apply the steriod cream on an ear plug for 3 straight days and continue again at night for another week. (We have been doing this for a couple of weeks already). My guess is that he wants to make sure his ear canal doesn't get any smaller - I did not ask, he did not tell - which is perfectly fine with me.
Dr Lewin said to also apply the steriod cream on the front of the ear and cover with special gauze at night for another 2 weeks but she thought that the swelling was going down and it was healing well.
Who knew so many devices, drops, creams and bandages would be needed for a 3 inch ear. This is Manny's dresser top full of his daily medical supplies.