Skyler and Chris had a tough night last night. The block wore off and Skyler is in a lot of pain. They changed his pain meds so hopefully that will help. He is grumpy, (YEA!) and ready to go home!! He was wondering what happened so we told him again and said it will be a while before he can go home.
We'll bring a TV with a VCR tomorrow so he can watch some of his favorite tapes. That brought a small smile to his face. Dr. Joyce may stop by today to say "Hi". That may brighten his day! :-)
He sat on the edge of the bed today. It took 4 of us to get him there but he said it felt good to sit up. Rolling from side to side is tough and painful. Big excitement....He POOPED!!! Nurses and Doctors love poop! :-) Now he is crashed out. I took a couple of pictures so Chris will get them on his blog. He is still in the PICU. I don't know if he will move to ortho floor today or not.
Updates from Chris, with pictures!!
As promised, the always fashionable look of surgery scrubs:
Skyler just out of surgery, waking up in the PICU:
Sitting up for the first time today:
And finally, the bandaged up, now straight back: