Monday, October 28, 2013

Surgery and now the fun begins!

We have finally begun dealing with Warren's fibular hemimelia.  On 10/23 he had the first of what should be 3 surgeries.  This time he had the super ankle surgery which really consists of 7 surgeries and he also had a surgery to straighten his tibia bone and we figured why not just top it all off with a circumcision!
Wednesday was a long day!  We had to be at the hospital by 6:30 am.  He was taken to the OR at about 8:40 and this began our long wait!  Warren finally got out of surgery around 6:00 pm!  Luckily everything went great and at a little after 7 he was brought to his room, he was in a lot of pain.  That first night was long with him being woken up often by the nurses and a dr. Visit at 7:30 in the morning!

  By the next day he was eating and was talking enough to tell us he hurt.  Funny thing is he hardly ever mentioned his leg which was in a fixator!  He was more worried about the circumcision!
He was taken off the pain pump that night and we were on our way home by the next day!  The first night home was pretty good and he just woke up when it was time for his pain meds.  The past two nights have not been easy.  At this point he is just pissed!  He is tired of laying still and he is tired of the pain!  He just can't get comfortable.  He hates taking his meds and anything that causes us to move him!  He is angry and is quick to let me know how he feels!  I am hoping tonight both of us get a little more sleep.
Tomorrow we head back to the dr for his check up and then we will start the process of turning the pins on the fixator.  He should be real pleased about that!

1 comment:

  1. Thinking of you guys and hoping things get easier soon. What a big undertaking for a little guy -- bless his heart.