First, let thank you all
for your prayers and positive thoughts,
he came through with flying colors!
The Surgeon was able, after two rather than one hour of
surgery, to re-attach his Distal Bicep Tendon.
He's really not in a lot of pain, but then I've been giving
him Percocet every 4 hours, even through the night,
as per his discharge nurse.
I think after tomorrow we'll switch him over to Ibuprofen,
and save his stomach lining. That stuff can be pretty brutal.
I also think that I'll wait until tomorrow to give him a sponge
bath. I have him set-up in his den, parked in his La-Z-Boy.
This is not our first rodeo, I learned after his first surgery years ago,
that trying to sleep in the bed DOES NOT work, no matter
the injured body part.
I don't like leaving him to his own devise the first night;
it seems that it takes a full 24 hours for a general anesthesia
for wear off of him. He tries to do things that he's simply
not able to and just about re-injures himself
Here's something that hasn't happened to him before:
he has had non-stop hiccups since early this morning!
I did an internet search and found that this is very common
and to try 'folklore home remedies'.
I tried the paper bag trick, nope.
I tried the 'hold your breathe', nope.
You wanna know what worked?
Biting a wedge of lemon and drinking the juice.
He's been resting off and on since we came home last night,
and I've caught a few winks here and there.
I've got quite a few single-serving-leftovers from the
past week, so I really don't need to cook anything,
which is a blessing in disguise.
His discharge Nurse emphasized to me that he
NOT take any of the meds without food.
So we've had small meals/large snacks every four hours.
I'm grateful now that he had subscribed to MLB TV and
can for the most part, watch Major League Baseball all day.
That might be keeping his mind off of his arm