Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Day 381 - Jun 16, 2009

Not too much to report tonight. I am staying at the hospital again (I imagine I will be here until he gets discharged) so I am still pretty tired. Neither one of us slept much last night as they come in constantly and wake you to change the garbage bags or do the many vitals checks through the night.

They don't have him on the monitors anymore so things should be better though tonight. I hope so anyway.

Other than that, Kevin is doing somewhat better. He has only taken pain meds a few times today and we even got him to eat some. He had two large servings of Broccoli Cheese soup from Panera Bread and quite a bit of ice cream too. Once he started eating you could tell he felt better - even though it is so hard for him to eat. Right now his lower lip is about 3 times the size it normally is and that ballast (is that the right word for the bandage type thing?) is stitched right into his lower lip making it very difficult for him to open his mouth far.

And he did get up and walk around for a bit twice today. That's always a good sign. Maybe tomorrow he will be able to get out of the hospital for a bit. They were going to discharge us today, but he bled some through the night last night so they decided to keep him after all. I can't really see the sense in discharging him tomorrow as we have to be back super early again on Thursday, but maybe he can at least go to the house for dinner. We'll see...


Jan said...

Ow, sounds painful alright. I knew what Kevin was having done but it hadn't struck me just how unpleasant it was going to be. It's always difficult when the pain is related to something you must do, like swallowing or, in Kevin's case, opening your mouth. Here's to a quick recovery!

i. said...

Glad to hear things are going relatively well. Maybe a night at the house -- albeit a short one -- will get him some uninterrupted sleep before the next round.

Anonymous said...

Hugs to you guys!
I'm glad he was able to eat a little. I pray that recovery time goes quickly as well.
Take care and thanks for letting us know how things are going.
Tell Kevin "hi" for us and let him know we are all thinking of him.
Kathy in IA

Anonymous said...

I read your blog all the time and think how lucky Kevin is to have you there! You are great! I just have one question, what happens to the guys/girls that don't have someone like you pushing and making sure things get done?

Jeff said...

Hi Leslie,

You sound tired, but you are strong and all will be well. Remember this "If God brings you to it - He will bring you through it."

Kevin is strong and the surgery went well so it's win-win.

You know when I met you and Kevin at the skate park last month I was amazed at Kevin's progress and his strength. I will stand by my prediction he will be on the ramps next year.

July isn't far away and it will be nice to see Kevin and you at Riverfest.

Be well and God bless,


Jessica said...

Well, at least the pain is somewhat under control. The donor site sounds like it will be just as bad as the surgery site. :( I hope he's able to sleep well tonight at the house so he's rested up for tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you both and praying that everything goes as planned with as little stress as possible. Take care.