Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Update from Kathy

Good Afternoon,

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:


Anonymous said...

Kathy, Chris, & Skyler,

I'm so glad to read that everything went well with the surgery and that Skyler's on the mend.

sitting in the airport in Atlanta, heading for RTP...

Zed said...

I love the picture of the straightened back--it looks wonderful! What good news! And I hope the pain meds kick in again soon!

Best to you all. You're in my prayers.

GETkristiLOVE said...

A VCR? Dude, I have an extra DVD player if you want. Seriously.

Dale said...

I'm so glad things are progressing and it's wonderful to read the updates. Continued good recovery to Sklyer and to you two as well.

Hot Lemon said...

that sitting up picture is priceless. I find myself captioning it, "was this trip REALLY necessary??"

The fact that they put so much hardware in him and the wound dressing looks only 3" wide is a good sign-- I thought they'd have him wrapped up like a cartoon mummy. Still, sitting up musta' sucked th' big'un. Has to be done, o' course, but that don't mean it don't suck th' big'un.

Oh, and your lil' surgical muffin-cap matches the paint, didja notice that??

Anonymous said...

Wishing smooth sailing from here on out for all you folks.

slinger said...

I am still amazed at this whole surgery! Very glad to hear he is recovering well.

Grant Miller said...

Perfect example of how a picture is worth 1,000 words. Hope he's feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Wow, his back looks great. Let's hope he starts feeling a lot better soon!