• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

In the hospital...... still!!

jirodriguez

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
4,653
138
Joined Jun 5, 2009
Seems like I just barely got my OTBS approval and I up and dissapear for a couple of weeks. I have been in the hospital since Feb. 7th, and it looks like I will be here at least another week. I got one of those flesh eating viruses on the inside of my left thigh, it was real touch and go for the first couple of days - doc's weren't sure if I was going to keep my left leg or not!
 It looks like I get to keep the leg (thank god), but I look like the guy they show on Discovery Channel's Shark Week - whole inside of my left thigh is mostly gone.

They have been realy happy with the progress I have made, and tomorrow morning if everthing looks good they are going to try and do a skin graft.  But even if the skin graft is successfull I will still be here another 5-8 days, so it is just a waiting game now. Well keep up the smoke signals, and I will let you know more once I know more.

Johnny

UPDATE: looks like they may be letting me out of here in the next day or so!
 They were not able to see enough granulated healing to do the skin graph yet, but the rest of the healing is going really well. So they are going to send me home with a portable wound vac and let me hang out at home for a week or so till they can do the skin graph.
 
Last edited:

scarbelly

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
14,318
73
Joined Jul 26, 2009
Man that really sucks. I am really sorry to hear that you are down. We all are gonna have you in our thoughts and prayers. Get well soon man. We really need you back here.  
 

chefrob

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
3,627
42
Joined Sep 13, 2009
damn J-Rod..... WTF! good to see yer makin' progress and keep us posted........get yerself fixed up and back at home where ya belong!
 

virginiasmokesignal

Meat Mopper
235
10
Joined May 21, 2009
Sorry to here about that JI, we will keep you in our prayers, your lucky, I had a friend that got that stuff and he lost his entire leg all the way to the hip joint.  Sounds like you are getting 1st class care, just remember and do what they tell you, don't want you to have a relapse with that stuff.  Again, we will keep you in our prayers and don't worry about us, we'll be here when you get back home my friend.

Your SMF Friend,

Barry 
 

les3176

Master of the Pit
1,290
22
Joined Feb 10, 2009
Oh man..thats sucks for sure! Keep your spirits up!! You are in my thoughts and prayers. hang in there!
 

werdwolf

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
1,592
16
Joined May 24, 2008
Glad to here you are getting turned around.  These resistant bugs are becoming more of a problem all the time.  In the last year out here in the boonies I've seen more than probably my 20 years in practice.  scary!
 

tyotrain

Master of the Pit
2,407
19
Joined Mar 31, 2010
Sorry to hear that. You are in my prayers and hope your make a full recovery.
 

alblancher

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
4,166
64
Joined Mar 6, 2009
Good luck,  hope you get back on your feet and in front of the smoker soon

Al
 

SmokinAl

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
47,514
8,101
Joined Jun 22, 2009
Man o Man Johnny, I've been wondering where you've been. Also been missing your posts. Glad to see your on the recovery side of things. We will pray for a speedy recovery.

Al 
 

tjohnson

Smoking Guru
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Insider
5,600
139
Joined Dec 29, 2009
OMG!!!

Good Luck Johnny!!!

Prayers from our family to yours

Todd
 

daveomak

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
26,536
3,942
Joined Nov 12, 2010
  J R,  You've got lots of support from folks here. Good news they're getting you fixed up. Dave
 

lookwow

Smoke Blower
126
10
Joined Jan 3, 2011
Someone who live by him needs to bring him some smoke. That is most likely why his recovery is going slow. Body is fighting the withdrawl :)
 

squirrel

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,599
88
Joined May 7, 2010
Oh my sweet Johnny!!! I sure hope everything is gonna be okay, because you know I am one of your biggest fans! If's there is anything I can do to help in any way PLEASE don't hesitate to PM me. I'll send lots of Squirrel hugs, and I won't even send them UPS! Much love to ya my brutha and get well soon!

Squirrel
 

shooter1

Smoking Fanatic
438
20
Joined Oct 30, 2009
Dude, that is some scary stuff. Hang in there and I hope you get to go home soon. Thoughts and Prayers for you and the family. 
 

Dutch

Smoking Guru
Staff member
Administrator
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
OTBS Admin
Group Lead
7,060
287
Joined Jul 7, 2005
I'm sorry to hear this Johnny. Prayers up for you for a continued speedy recovery and prayersof thanksgiving for the Medical staff for being able to get a quick handle on that virus.
 

jirodriguez

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
4,653
138
Joined Jun 5, 2009
Thank you all for the support and prayers! In some ways I have the easy part - just lying here twidiling my thumbs between surgery's - where my wife and kids are stuck at home worrieng. It's been tough on the kids - dad's not home, and routines are all messed up.  But hopefully just another week or so and I can at least get home.

Thanks again everybody! Can't wait till I get better enough to make some Que! I guess when I was waking up after my first operation the first thing I asked for was a steak and a beer! LOL
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
41,312
13,705
Joined Sep 12, 2009
That really sucks Johnny !

I was wondering what happened to you.

Hang in there & rest assured that there are a pile of prayers from SMF coming your way.

Mine should be there about--------------Right------------------Now !!!!!

Got your back,

Bear
 

smokin relaxin steve

Smoking Fanatic
887
13
Joined Mar 16, 2010
WOW!! thats insane brotha! Any idea how you caught it???

I will keep you in my prayers... Cheers to you and fast recovery my friend!
 

smokermark

Meat Mopper
265
15
Joined Nov 15, 2010
That's something else Johnny....as bad as it has been it sounds like you were fortunate. Rest easy and get well soon.
 

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.