Thursday, January 18, 2007

Longer Stay?

The last two days have been a little rough for dad. Got an update from mom both this morning and this afternoon. Dad's pain management had been clicking along really well until late yesterday afternoon. Then it hit him like a freight train and didn't let up until late this morning. We surmise that the nerve block from surgery wore off. And he had backed off on his pain meds b/c he hadn't needed them. So the cycle of pain got started before the newest rounds of meds kicked in. And if any of you are familiar with pain cycles, you know that once you let the ball roll that it's tough to get it stopped. But thankfully that finally came to an end this morning. But about lunch, he got sick to his stomach. We hope that it's simply a reaction to all the Tylenol and pain meds. At any rate, they got the vomiting stopped and he's now resting comfortably. We're not sure whether this will delay his dismissal. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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