Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Surgery Day

This has been a very difficult year this year for seems he has been sick more often than he has been well. In fact, when we went back and looked at the charts we discovered he had Strep 8 times in the past 12 months. On top of that he had multiple sinus infections so many that between the strep and the infections it seemed like he was taking an antibiotic more often than not. Dr. Gartlan, a friend of ours, told Doug months ago that he thought surgery was his only option but it took Doug a long time and 2 more bouts of Strep to agree.

When we went to the doctor for an exam we found out that he indeed need his tonsils out but even more importantly he needed his nose fixed. The CT scan of his nose looked like a squiggly line. There was absolutely nothing straight in his nose, it was amazing!

So today he went under the knife to have this extensive corrective surgery. The recovery time for this is quite long--he has to take 2 1/2 weeks off of work! He is in a lot of pain right now, but never fear I am drugging him up...and it's hilarious! He's on Oxycontin, Tylenol, Celebrex, an antibiotic and nasal rinse. Yikes! I know Jana wants to be a nurse but that has never and will never be in my cards.

Say a prayer for us because Dr. Gartlan says that days 5-9 are worse than the first few days...oh boy!




Jen said...

Sorry Doug but hahahahah! What is with the buzz cut?!?!?

Sucks to be you. . .well, not really. You get to sleep alot and take Oxy. Cool. Hope you feel better soon cuz we're coming swimming on Memorial Day.

Melissa :) said...

Oh man, I'm so sorry. This has got to be so awful! I hope he doesn't suffer too much. Will keep him in my prayers.

What are you going to do with him home all this time? You're going to be suffering too. lol ;)

Carol said...

Hope the meds are still making a Happy Mommy! Keep them comin'!!!

Kris said...

We'll be thinking of all of you during this recovery. After my Doug had back surgery, he taught himself how to knit. Still have the hat and partially finished sweater to prove it.

Speedy recovery, Doug! (and happy knitting?)

one hot momma said...

I like the middle picture the best!
Happy Oxy Healing! Let's see how much you remember after you're all healed up Doug!
I'm praying for both of you!

Carol said...

I tried to find a Jack in the box toy yesterday for Doug... my weird sense of humor cure for the hiccups. I remember my children so surprised by that little clown EVERY time!