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!