Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mom Had Her Surgery...

I'm sitting here at mom's house right now. She had her surgery yesterday and she is in so much pain right now. We are taking shifts with her. Chantal, my sister, works through the day so I came out this morning right after Hunter got on the bus and Chantal left for work. So I will stay with her through the day and Chantal will be here during the evening and night.

Yesterday for her surgery they tried to give her a "block" or that is what they called it. It was supposed to numb her arm and shoulder for 10-12 hours but it did not work so she was at the hospital most of the day yesterday while they were trying to get her pain under control. She also has a hard time waking up from the anesthesia anytime she is put to sleep so she was forgetting to breathe on her own. They said that was due to the anesthesia and all the pain medication that they had given her.

The surgeon said it was worse once he got in there than he had first thought and he had to put in TWO anchors instead of one. She goes back to see the surgeon on Friday morning.

Right now she is resting on the couch and I am on the laptop at the kitchen table. Nothing much to do while she is sleeping since her house is clean anyway. I did bring out a book to read and some yo-yo's to work on while she slept.

Please keep her in your prayers as she has a long painful recovery ahead.
Kristie

5 comments:

Amelia said...

Prayers said for your Mother...hoping though for a speedy recovery!

Rhonda said...

Kristie, mom and you have my prayers. Glad you're able to sit with her. Take care.

Libby said...

I hope that she is feeling better today! I know she is glad to be with her girls!

julieQ said...

I just said a prayer for your mom...blessings be with you all!

jillquilts said...

Sounds like it was a rough day. I hope that she is feeling better now!