Movin’ on…

SOONERS LOST.  THERE’S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR I GUESS…

WE HAD A BUSY WEEKEND…

JASON HAD SHOULDER SURGERY FRIDAY JAN 2ND.  HE WAS THE PASSENGER IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN 2006

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(SO LUCKY TO BE ALIVE) AND SURGERY ON HIS ARM TO REPAIR A BROKEN HUMERUS

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(OUCH, TO SAY THE LEAST) AND SINCE THEN HAS HAD TROUBLE WITH HIS SHOULDER.  

THE DAY WAS A LONG DAY FOR HIM.  HE WAS TOLD ON DEC 31ST HE WOULD HAVE SURGERY ON JAN 2ND BUT WAS GIVEN NO SPECIFIC TIME.  SO FRIDAY HE GOT UP WITH AN EMPTY STOMACH AND HEADED TO THE HOSPITAL AT 10AM TO GET THE LAB WORK DONE.  THE NURSE TOLD HIM TO STICK AROUND BECAUSE SURGERY WAS GOING TO BE ANYWHERE FROM THEN UNTIL 4PM.  SO JASON’S MOM AND I GOT AROUND AND HEADED TO THE HOSPITAL TO WAIT WITH HIM. 

I MIGHT BE THE WORST HOSPITAL VISITOR SO FAR.  I, FIRST OFF, WEAR BOOTS WITH HEELS.  AS I’M WALKING DOWN THE LOOOONNNGGG SILENT HALLWAY LOOKING FOR JASON’S ROOM I GOT THE EVIL EYE FROM EVERY NURSE AT A STATION.  THEN WE GET TO HIS ROOM AND I HAD BROUGHT SOME MAGAZINES FOR ENTERTAINMENT WHILE WE WAITED.  NOT THINKING ABOUT HOW JASON HAD NOT EATEN SINCE 7:30PM THE PREVIOUS DAY, I ASK IF HE’D LIKE TO READ ONE OF MY 4 FOOD MAGAZINES.  OOOPS! 

NOON ROLLS AROUND, PAM AND I WENT DOWN TO THE HOSPITAL CAFE FOR SOME LUNCH, 2PM ROLLS AROUND AND ABOUT 3PM A NURSE CAME IN TO WHEEL HIM BACK TO THE “HOLDING TANK” -AS I REFER TO IT – TO BEGIN SURGERY.  THE NURSE SHOWED US WHERE THE WAITING ROOM WAS AND THE SURGERY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF LONG.  BY THIS TIME, WE NEEDED TO CHECK ON THE DOGS.  SO WE LEFT AS THE NURSE WHEELED HIM THROUGH THE DOORS. 

AFTER TENDING TO THE DOGS, PAM AND I WENT BACK TO THE HOSPITAL (3:30PM) TO WAIT FOR THE SURGEON TO TELL US HE WAS IN RECOVERY AND THAT ALL WENT WELL.  WELL, AT ABOUT 5:45PM ANOTHER NURSE FOUND US IN THE WAITING ROOM AND TOLD US JASON WAS STILL IN THE HOLDING ROOM AND THAT WE COULD GO BACK AND WAIT WITH HIM.  THE EXPLANATION WASN’T EXACTLY THAT SMOOTH FOR ME.  I THOUGHT THE NURSE HAD TOLD US HE WAS IN THE RECOVERY ROOM AND WHILE SHE WAS EXPLAINING TO PAM THAT JASON HADN’T BEEN THROUGH SURGERY YET, I WAS INTERRUPTING THEM TO FIND OUT IF HE WAS OKAY AND IF THE SURGERY WENT WELL…TWICE!  PAM LOOKED AT ME AND CALMLY SAID, “SWEETIE, HE’S NOT GONE IN YET.”  DUH

SO WE HEADED BACK WITH JASON AND BY THIS TIME HE WAS VERY HUNGRY AND CRANKY. 🙂  SO AFTER HANGING WITH JASON AND TEASING HIM FOR AWHILE HE TOLD US TO LEAVE.  WELL NOT EXACTLY LIKE THAT.  THE NURSE SAID IT WOULD BE ANOTHER 2 HOURS SO PAM AND I DROVE BACK TO FEED THE DOGS AND LET THEM OUT ONE MORE TIME FOR THE NIGHT.  WE MADE IT BACK TO THE HOSPITAL AND SAT WITH JASON FOR ANOTHER HOUR UNTIL THE NURSE AND ANESTHESIOLOGIST CAME IN TO BEGIN THE PREP FOR SURGERY.  WE WATCHED THEM WHEEL HIM BACK AND WE HEADED OUT TO GRAB DINNER. 

WHEN WE RETURNED FROM DINNER HE WAS JUST ABOUT DONE AND THE SURGEON MET WITH US TO EXPLAIN ALL HE DID AND WARNED US OF THE PAIN JASON WOULD BE IN.  GOOD THING PAM WAS THERE BECAUSE I DIDN’T REMEMBER A THING.  WE SAT FOR ANOTHER HOUR OR SO AND JASON’S AUNT HAD JOINED US.  FINALLY WE GOT A CALL IN THE WAITING ROOM FROM THE NURSE AND HE LET PAM KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE AWHILE BEFORE HE COULD GET JASON CALMED AND PAIN UNDER CONTROL.  (HE DOESN’T COME OUT OF ANESTHESIA VERY WELL).  THE NURSE ALLOWED US BACK, GAVE US INSTRUCTIONS, GAVE A PAIN MED SCRIPT FOR HIS AUNT TO FILL AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET HIM PREPPED FOR THE TRIP HOME.  ONCE AGAIN, I SHOULD GET WIFE OF THE YEAR AWARD –  I LET  MADE PAM DRIVE HIM HOME SINCE SHE’S BECOME AN EXPERT WITH TOLERANCE.  I SAT BEHIND PAM AND “HAD HER BACK” IN CASE HE GOT IMPATIENT WITH HER.

WE GOT JASON HOME AND SETTLED AND HIS AUNT WAS SO GREAT TO BRING HIM THE PAIN MEDS.  I SLEPT IN THE LIVING ROOM TO ADMINISTER THE MEDS AND WE WERE UP EVERY 2 HOURS.  HE ACTUALLY DID REALLY WELL AND IT’S GOTTEN BETTER DAY BY DAY.  PHYSICAL THERAPY IS PAINFUL BUT HE KNOWS IT’S IMPORTANT SO HE TOLERATES IT.  HE’S ACTUALLY TAKEN MORE CARE OF ME IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THAN I’VE DONE FOR HIM – SOLIDIFYING THAT WIFE OF THE YEAR AWARD!

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~ by BrittandJJnZ on January 19, 2009.

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