Late this afternoon he began to be in tremendous pain from the surgery. Call in the heavy pain meds and he could finally rest, somewhat. It will probably be a long night for him.
I returned from the hospital at about 7:00 pm and at 9:00 pm I will go back up because at 10:00 they are going to do his first tube feeding and I feel that I need to be there to know how to do all of this. I don't know how aware he will be when the instruction is given because of the pain meds so I need to understand how all this works.
It will make you laugh to know that after coming out of surgery and waking up from the anesthesia he asked the nurse, "Did they put in an Oreo port?" The nurse was completely puzzled, and not knowing his humor, was sure she just didn't understand what he said! I assured he had indeed asked if they put in an Oreo port -- a place to put in Oreo cookies!!! :) I don't think they are used to groggy patients having such a wit about them!
It has been a long day and a hard day. It was hard to see him in such pain. I have never known him to experience as much pain as he did today. I so wish that this first time was also the last time to witness his pain. Somehow I don't think that will be the case.
And no, we didn't remove the phone, in case you were wondering.....