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!
June 22nd, 2012 at 2:30 pm · Link
Oh that poor kid. I really feel for him. It sounds like he didn’t tolerate the anesthesia very well if he was sick all the next day. I don’t do very well with it either. Getting things down for a day or two is bad for me too.
What a cool doc to take photos to show BLB and you afterwards. I’m sure it helps explain things so much better. I can just see in my mind that bent leg – WOW! It’s good news that BLB will be able to get around better now. And Bailey is the best medicine ;).
Have a great weekend :)!
June 22nd, 2012 at 3:30 pm · Link
Ugh! I remember the PT I had to do with my mother when she had her partial knee replacement surgery. Not fun! Poor BLB on the pain meds, though! So glad he has a high tolerance and is managing without them. Hope he feels better soon. Of course, with BBB (Big Bro Boy) and Bailey Dog in attendance, he’ll be too entertained to feel pain. So glad the surgeon was mostly happy though sorry for the few issues that remain.
Hope the writing is going well! I’ll send Linc with cookies and appletinis! Right after I get mine.
Happy Friday, witches!
June 22nd, 2012 at 6:48 pm · Link
I don’t blame you for not having the energy. Lord knows you’ve been through a lot this week. :hugs:
I cringed when you talked about the surgeon breaking BLB’s scar tissue. Yeah, it was so much better that he was knocked out. That stuff hurts. Tough kid working without pain killers. Sorry the anesthesia made him sick, though. Yay for Bailey dog. He’s gotta work wonders for taking the mind off pain.
Hope your work is going well. Time for me to hit the keyboard myself. Have a great weekend, everyone. =o)
June 22nd, 2012 at 7:07 pm · Link
He’s a toughie – good for him !!!
June 22nd, 2012 at 8:29 pm · Link
Thank you Viki, B.E., Silver and Ban! BLB is doing so much better today! We saw the doc too, everything looks good. He went over everything again, showing BLB the pics.
We’ve been lucky in having three good doctors taking care of him; his GP and two surgeons.
Hope you all have a great weekend!