Friday, May 1, 2009

Post-Op, Day 3

So I slept pretty good last night. I think I woke up twice to change the ice packs on my face. I slept most of the day today ~ in between taking my antibiotics, pain meds and changing my ice packs. The swelling is really bad. The pain is moderate. I'm uncomfortable, but it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I'm trying to get some Ensure down every few hours. I don't have much of an appetite though. It's hard to swallow because the roof of my mouth is sore and my throat is sore from the breathing tube. I'm able to drink from a cup so that's good. I do have some numb areas but not as much as I thought I would have. My son Connor is so cute ~ he likes to come in and check on me and change the ice packs when they get warm. I think I'm going to go back to sleep now. :)


Katherine (Kate) said...

Aww, Connor sounds like a real sweetie :) It's got to weird for your family to see you down for the count. Mom's ALWAYS do everything!

Wonderful that you're getting lots of rest AND drinking out of a cup already? That has to make the attempts at nourishment much easier. Hopefully (and it should)your throat starts feeling better soon, which will help that much more again.

Night-night :)

Summer said...

You seem to be doing really well. I'm so glad you didn't have any nausea and that you can breathe! Hang in there and make sure you keep drinking those Ensure's to keep up your strength. It'll help - I promise:)