Monday, June 15, 2009

Day 380 - Jun 15, 2009

Well, according to the docs the surgery went well. They tell us that Kevin's chin looked fantastic before they covered it with all the bandages and whatever else is piled on that thing covering a good portion of his face. One super great thing is that they also did his neck at the same time. They only intended to do his chin, so this is one less reason to have to come back here for more surgery.

They are also talking about doing his eye on Thursday, but I am not so sure about that. Kevin is in a lot of pain and I'm not sure he can handle having this much pain in two different places - one quite sizable. The neck/chin area covers about a 6x4 inch spot. Also, donor sites hurt more than this so we will have that to contend with too.

And now it's lights out for us. I am staying at the hospital with Kev tonight because of the communication barrier, and I actually didn't sleep a wink last night so I am running on empty.

Real quick - Tom - that story was a good read. An all too familiar one, but still a good read. Thanks!

And Tandra - your friends are at the Fisher House in Bethesda, but we are at one of the ones in San Antonio, TX. I wish I could meet with them and console them, but we are half a country away.

And now I am off to bed. I sure hope he feels better tomorrow. And I don't have the heart to tell him he has to go through all of this again on Thursday...


LISA said...

Thanks for the update.

Get some rest. Prayers, as always, sent your way.

Kevin is a real trooper...and so are you.

Was going to leave you with..STAY STRONG..but who are we kidding. You two are already as strong as nails.

: )
God Bless.

Tandra said...

Thanks Leslie! I guess I wasnt paying attention to where you said you were! oops!

Also thanks for the update! Prayers that everything turns out perfect!
I am in awe of both of you!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad everything went well. I hope they can give Kevin something more for the pain. That's great they were able to do his neck too. Wow- maybe another on Thurs?
I hope you can sleep better tonight. Thank you for letting us know how things went.
Take care,
Kathy in IA

Long-time RN said...

Hope the pain meds can be increased a bit and both of you can rest. Very good to read the surgery went well. Thoughts and prayers for healing.

Xelaxel said...

A while ago I read your blog every day, Kevin is already an important part of my daily reads and not morbid, but I am happy because soon going forward, always look at his right hand a significant gesture of courage and perseverance to face adversity for which you are going through, maybe you've noticed also since you're a mom, I do not speak much English and is rather poor handling of my language, but I have prayed for Kevin to get it right from their surgeries, it's the least I can do, and my admiration and appreciation for the great wife and mother you are.

Alison said...

This is where the old saying 'no pain, no gain' comes in. Kevin is tough, and I can't even imagine what he's been through the last year (not to mention bootcamp and his tour of duty before that!) and he'll make it through this.

I hope everything goes smoothly with the surgery and that's great news that they were able to do his neck and his chin at the same time. Good thoughts coming your way...

Jessica said...

I'm glad that the doctors were able to do his chin and neck at the same time. Hopefully the pain can be controlled enough so Kevin's more comfortable tonight and you can both get some sleep. I'll be thinking of him and praying for you both. Thanks for the update!

Vicki C said...

THanks for the updats Les. I dont know how you keep going girl!