Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 4 post surgery

And I am happy to say I"m improving!!!

My main challenges are feeling crummy from the Norco (pain meds) and getting enough to eat. Because I can open my mouth a few mm's, I have to eat using a tube attached to a syringe that I put in the side of my cheek by my mouth. The hardest part is getting the food pureed enough so that it will suck up into the syringe and be discharged easily. Sucking the food up into the syringe is a herculean effort. It hurts the muscles in my chin and neck so much. The best thing I had was mashed potatoes pureed with whole milk. Plus, it needs to be done frequently, because the syringe only holds 2 oz. Needless to say, having an 8 oz cup of soup takes 30 minutes. I've been drinking Boost too for a calorie bang, but I find that a little big too sweet on its own. I bought some Stage 2 sweet potatoes in the baby food aisle yesterday, going to try them later as they are fairly watery.

On the painkiller front I took 1/2 the Norco yesterday at 4:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m. Today I've just taken liquid ibuprofen so far. The Norco makes me so sleepy and lethargic. I hate it so much. Hopefully I will be off it by Tuesday, and then I can drive. Although turning my neck when it is so swollen is a barrier to that as well.

My mom is here and she is taking care of Vi. Vi woke up early today with a terrible cough and soaked to the skin with pee pee. I tried these 12 hour overnight Pampers last night and there were a big fail.

1 comment:

MrsSpock said...

So glad you are feeling better!

We used a Pamper before overnight when J had a yeast infection, and never had a problem. Otherwise, we use a cotton prefold with 8 layer in the center, with a hemp liner and wool soaker. Never had a leak ever.