Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day After Surgery Update

I'm having trouble getting the hospital wireless to work. This is a good thing if this is my biggest worry. It's not, and William is doing as well as can be expected after 8 hours of surgery.

His pain meds have been increased this morning. He has an epidural instead of a magic self-serve button. This is better because it actually numbs the nerves in the abdomen rather that just the receptors in the brain. He is beginning to swell in his face, hands, and feet. This is all normal with the amount of fluids being pumped into him. He isn't talking, but is alert and makes signals with his hands. His throat is quite sore from having a breathing tube down it for 8 hours. He lost a lot of blood and had to receive 5 units during surgery and a bag of platelets. The next few days will be no fun, but we are abundantly grateful for making it to this point.

Well this is about all I can handle typing on my phone. And a Happy Bithday to a wonderful husband! We'll be partying it up at the hospital!


  1. Thanks for the update...I've been waiting all day!

    Glad to hear that he's doing as well as he is and once again glad to hear that surgery went well. No fun to be in pain but thank heavens he has an epidural! I sympathize on the sore throat thing...after one of my surgeries, I felt like I still had something in my throat for a good day or two after they took the tube out.

    You're always in our prayers. Love & hugs to you, William, and the rest of the gang!

  2. What a trouper William is! I hope he can get the rest and down-time he needs to recover... Thank goodness for pain meds!

    Happy Birthday, Ryan! Hopefully next year you can celebrate somewhere just a little more fun!!

  3. So glad that all went well with the surgery! What a blessing, and a load off of your minds. Will continue praying for all of you, and especially your sweet little William!

    Happy Birthday, Ryan! I think I will always remember your birthday because it is so close to mine! :) You are a wonderful man, with a fabulous wife, and awesome boys.

    Lots of love and prayers to all of you from Vegas!


  4. So happy everything went well Julie! Happy Birthday to Ryan too! Our prayers are with you as brave William recovers from his big surgery. Take care!

  5. So happy everything went well, wish him speedy recovery. You are always in our prayers. LOVE from the Askin family

  6. We are so glad to hear that everything went so well! Hopefully Will's throat will feel better real soon. Happy birthday Ryan!