Friday, August 5, 2011
Well it didn't all go according to plan yesterday!! The pain kicked in the night before and they were having trouble controlling it. I sat with him (which he thought was weird, I told him its what Mums do!) until he finally went to theatre about midday, he was a LONG time in recovery but that was also a pain issue. The joint kept slipping out again, even in plaster, so it wasn't a successful reduction. He stayed in again last night(but was moved to a private room which helped him rest)so they could try and control the pain and reduce the swelling which has become an issue. Not sure he will have got a lot of sleep with his arm suspended on a hook above him!! Hopefully he will come home today for the weekend if I can get the right equipment for him to hang off and he will have more surgery with the visiting orthopedic surgeon on Monday to have it plated and screwed. I am not working this morning, have cancelled my planned coffee date and will head back to the hospital early so I catch the doctors rounds. I have his room all ready with fresh sheets although will have to swing past the supermarket and buy more pillows to prop his arm on. Unfortunately I am working this afternoon, that is another drama all in itself at the moment!!! Short of staff and covering sick leave, annual leave and carers leave is hard work!