Thursday, January 3, 2008

Surgery Update

We are home, and Kelly is sleeping in the recliner. Surgically, the day went well. His nose is straight now, and his sinuses are all connected again. He had a little problem coming out from anesthesia, mainly from nausea, and the pain med was making him more nauseated. So they gave him two anti nausea medications, which of course knocked him out. So it took longer in recovery than the doctors expected, but that didn't surprise me. He is in some pain, but we have pain medications, so he should be ok.

Thank you all for praying for him. The next several days will be hard on him. Not only will he have the pain from a major surgery to deal with, but because of the several procedures the doctor performed, he still has stints and stuff in his nasal passages, so he will only be able to breathe through his mouth until next Thursday when he sees the doctor for his follow-up appointment. We have been praying that this surgery will help solve many of the problems that have been plaguing him for the last year and a half, but we know it's going to get worse before it gets better. So please continue praying for him this week.

And a big thank you to our friend CJ for staying with the girls for what ended up being a 12 hour day for her, as she had to stay here while I went to pick up Kelly's prescriptions from the pharmacy. What a blessing to not worry one whit about how the girls were doing with both Kelly and I gone all day long!

And in case you are wondering, yes I did get my long long list of things done. I organized some school materials, copied several weeks worth of copywork for Brynna, got my DayRunner all set up, complete with new calendar (I always write in all family birthdays and anniversaries in at the beginning of the year, so Kelly asked me - before surgery - if I had written my due date in pencil!), read for well over an hour in my Civil War book, copied several recipes from paper onto index cards, went through my recipe box and threw out several recipes we either didn't like or I'll never make, read through a few e-books I just bought, and even had time to go get lunch and play a couple hands of solitaire on the computer. Needless to say, I was up there a long time. But more than one nurse or doctor commented on how busy I was. Guess most people don't bring a whole bag's worth of work to do. But it sure made a very long day go much faster.


Candace said...

I know this may sound strange, but I'm kind of jealous of all the time you had to get things done! Sounds like you had a very quiet, yet productive time! Oh how good that sounds! ;-)

Will be praying for Kelly!

Mama Bear June said...

Tami, during Kendall's surgery on the 22nd, I took advantage of the time by getting my Christmas cards done. I printed all the labels ahead of time. But it went much quicker than I thought it would so I didn't get them all done. :-) One of the best investments I ever made was a rolling office. A bag by Tutto. It's very cool and holds a lot.
Praying for Kelly and you.