Wednesday, November 11, 2015

On The Mend

The surgery went well, and so did the post-op. We were able to go home that evening since we know how to use the tube to hydrate overnight. I've been giving Jax a combo of Tylenol and Ibuprofen for the fist 48 hrs and we were able to avoid having to use the liquid oxy since that would slow down his gut and cause some issues, so I'm thankful for that!

Jax is doing ok with recovery without any actual complications, but he certainly has a lot of trouble moving. He's very happy just staying put and wouldn't eat or move if not pushed. He broke my heart when waking up Tuesday morning and crying that he "wished he was Brady". Ugh. This morning he woke up crying knowing he wasn't getting better fast enough to go to school at all this week.

I've cut the Tylenol out and have him just on Ibuprofen and pushing now for him to eat his 3 meals and only use the tube at night, so he definitely is progressing... even if it does take a lot of motivation :)

I'm really hoping that he'll progress rapidly now after these past two days have been pretty slow and painful for him. Tonight we take his bandage off the wound where his original tube was and he'll finally get a shower. I'm anxious to see it, but more anxious for Jax's reaction. So far, he's very upset at the thought of looking at the area. He can't have a bath until Monday and the steri-strip removal, so I suspect he won't be really looking at it until then. I just wish we could fast forward a week to get him past this tough part. It's heart breaking, but I know this will pass.

Brady got special permission to be in pre-op.

Some last paper-rock-scissors competitions before Jax goes back.

Post-op snooze

12 hours and we were outta there.

Any time we mention "get up", we are met with THIS face.

1 comment:

cat said...

Speedy recovery!