Had a long chat with him 3 days back, over an hour & a half. Numerous general matters including his poor health. I learned around 36 hours back he has had a limb removed above a knee to attack a serious leg flesh-eating infection, and is pretty poorly at the moment. However, he does have the constitution of a granite-carved ox, so we can only hope he pulls through this latest mountain climb as best he can and can form a dignified existance. Fortunately, his immediate family are really tight & supportive I'm sure those here who know him will wish him God Speed and a decent recovery as these very serious circumstances allow but suffice to say I'm extremely concerned. Knowing Ross, he will be figuring out how to drive his 5 as soon as he is capable of considering the options.
Yeah, Not surprised really. Not sure which leg has gone yet but knowing him....he'll be asking about automatic Roadsters & left foot braking soon enough. He's a strong one.
No I'm not sure which leg has gone, none of the posts mention that. I have just been on his facebook page and these are the last two posts from his daughter.
3 HOURS AGO
Just a quick update as I’m absolutely shattered and needing a bit of quiet.
So today dad has some odd rhythms to his heart but they managed to sort it out. He’s still fighting this sepsis so his heart is really affected and obviously working very hard at the moment.
He has gone back in to surgery this afternoon so they can check his leg/stump is healing and not becoming infected or worse. He wasn’t really with it today, very in and out. Told me and mum he loved us repeatedly, still wanting lots of attention which obviously keeps us smiling. He did ask me a few questions such as “who are you? Hey, its my baby Kerrie” “who am I? Oh I’m Rossssssko” “mx5?” (His car) I reassured him his pride and joy is safe and well and waiting for him. I bought him some mars bars and marmite goodies last night and when I said he could have some after his dinner tonight he grinned and said mmm!
With consideration to my own health and well being I’m taking tomorrow off from visiting as other family will be visiting him, I need to be with my husband who isn’t well and my son who is missing me dreadfully. I will still update everyone and still be in touch with the ward for updates on his condition. If anyone has any questions feel free to message me and I’ll get back to you ASAP.
Thank you all for sticking around to hear about him. I told him he was inundated with so many loving messages from you all. I’ll show him when he’s able to understand.
Much love. Kerrie and family.
1 HOUR AGO
So dad has come through theatre in one piece! He was on oxygen for a while after to boost him and clear away some of the heady feelings the anaesthetic brings with it, but otherwise fine. They cleaned him up and have hope that he should be more comfortable now. Just hope he’s not going to start pulling at the bandages again.
They can’t detect any of the MRSA in his leg so they have done an absolutely fabulous job in ridding him of it! #blessthenhs
He’s still dozing but later on when he wakes up they are going to offer him some dinner and hopefully that will help him along a bit.
We are all praying for a good nights sleep for dad. It was very odd coming in to find him wearing big hand pads this morning but he’s pulling at his tubes, bandages and strapping almost constantly in his delicate delirious state so it was understandable at best!! (Imagine white puffy boxing gloves!)
Thank you all for such kind messages and encouragement! Love to you all. Xxx
I will keep you updated as I get more information.
When you are dead, you don't know you are dead. It is difficult only for the others. It is the same when you are stupid.
It's his left leg above the knee that's gone. Had a second op today to check the wound and tuck the ends in a bit better. In recovery the last I heard. He is fighting Sepsis and MRSA. He will probably be in Oh what's it called, Not Intensive care, less than that, for another week or so.
My information is not based on Facebook posts. It is direct information from Philippa.
Post by daughterofrosko on Jan 4, 2019 21:28:55 GMT
Good to meet you. I am Kerrie, Ross’s youngest daughter. Thank you to you all for being so kind about my dad.
So to clarify so there is no confusion my dad was admitted in to hospital, where they quickly saw he had two very deep infections, one being sepsis and when they discovered his leg was being eaten away by a very deadly and speedy form of MRSA (flesh eating bug) they had to quickly act to save my dads life. He was told his leg or his life. He told them to save him. And they did.
For two days dad was on life support, we were told to prepare for him to pass as he was in such a bad way. My mother was obviously inconsolable, and too right, they’ve been married over forty years.
Yesterday we arrived to the hospital, dad was groggy and so so confused and delicate. But he managed to give me a few smiles, and tell us he loved us. Today he’s a little worse for wear, I think he was just so pleased to be alive yesterday he was excited and running on pure adrenaline. He went back to theatre to be checked over and cleaned and stitched up again. The good news is it looks like the MRSA is gone. Bless our nhs! He is still currently in Intensive care, in critical condition, under constant watch as the sepsis is still running rampant and affecting his heart and lungs. But the doctors are hoping that in a weeks time (hopefully less!) he’ll be able to be moved to either high dependency or to a recovery and rehab ward.
If you have any questions, please ask away.
At some point I’d like all your help with a project to brighten my dads day.
He’s currently not able to be on the forum, and won’t be for weeks I imagine.
I have n't met Rosko but I'm sorry to hear of his bad news. I wish him a speedy recovery and can't help feeling that getting back behind the wheel of an MX-5 ASAP will be a sure fire tonic. Please send him our best Kerrie.