I just didn’t have the energy to write a blog last night, sorry!
BLB’s surgery went fine. Once BLB was out, the surgeon manipulated the leg into a full bend, breaking scar tissue. He said there is no way BLB could have tolerated that awake, even with pain meds. The doc was so proud of this, he took a picture of the bent leg with his phone and showed us.
Then he went into the leg and methodically cleaned out all the scar tissue. We know exactly what he did because he showed us more pictures he took with the camera inside BLB’s knee. We now have a pretty clear picture of BLB’s injury, LOL! Seriously though, this should give BLB more range of motion with the leg and allow him to walk better. It wasn’t all great news, there are issues BLB will have to deal with. But he can do it.
As an example of how tough BLB is, a few hours after we got home, BLB took one dose of pain meds then got sick. Through the night and yesterday he couldn’t get pain meds down. The only thing we got down him was two doses of Tylonal, and a half of one pain pill over about a 36 hour period. He tolerated the pain amazingly well. The nurse from the surgery center called to check up on him and could not believe he was doing it.
Today is better as our Secret Weapon his here, Bailey Dog along with oldest son! BLB is so happy.
Now I have to work! Hope you all have a great weekend!