Sunday, April 13, 2008

Not for the weak @ heart....

He's home!  He was a great patient today and was up and walking at the hospital @ 4 am.  He walked for about 2 hours straight and then breakfast and medicine came.  He took a little power nap and then got up and walked again.  Stevi and I arrived at lunchtime, had lunch with Jay then he got up to walk again, this time we went around the "block" (nurses station)  The doctor came in to check on him and Jay told him he was in way too much pain, apparently the nurses were giving him half the dosage and also waiting an hour too long.  He was taking one percocet every 3-4 hours and the doctor told him it should have been 2 every 4 hours or 1 every 2 hours.  Nice to know...umm I think the worst part of the pain is probably right after the surgery, don't you?  Well we got that squared away, got to take him into the shower and he actually had a real shower, except for the saran wrap part of his leg.  Stevi and I got him home and situated then drove to Walgreens to fill prescriptions and get necessities, a grabber for socks and citrucel, he still hasn't had a B.M. since Thursday so that should be enjoyable.  He is home and uncomfortable but moving around and the percocet is also a stronger mg than what he was getting in the hospital.  He will be on coumadin until his appointment on the 25th to get his staples out of his leg, then the fun begins, he has daily exercises 3 times a day, he has 6 different movements that he needs to do,  after he goes to see Dr. Bray, he will start Physical Therapy.  Pretty soon he will be in now pain at all. His pain at the hospital was about an 8 from 1-10 and now with his new schedule for pain meds. he is about at a 6.....looking up!



4 comments:

madre adoptiva said...

that is one big owie!! Sheesh. I'm glad to hear he's feeling a bit more human. I'm sure just being at home is helping tremendously.

Mom said...

OW! OW! OW! That's really UGLY!! Ow. Just ow. When will he be able to walk normally? A couple of months? I can hardly wait to see him take a stroll. He's limped pretty near all of his adult life.

Perry said...

For sure, that is one big owie. But it will make the wind on the next ride all the better.

Thank you for your kind words on my photo blog. Ironically, I was sitting on my BMW on my ride in to work when I took the last barn photo. (Not a Harley, sorry. Perhaps again one day as the BMW is too fast!) I plan on a series of decrepit barn photos soon.

Keep the dirty side down.....
perry

Jann Chan said...

Heya, just saw your comments on my blog. Thank you. Yes was a great vacation.
Notebook is my favorite movie too,..cried buckets
J