Today has been a mixture of good and hard. Emmie came and has been a source of fun, and of great help in the nurse-maid department. Dannye, of course, is irreplaceable. She was up with Pamela during the night when she needed pain meds or a refill in the cryo-cuff. Pamela is so grateful for her big sister.
Pamela is somewhat better today. She is much more alert, although she has tried to sleep as much as possible. We had to remove the bandage, which caused her to become nauseated and faint because the pain was immense. The nerve block will probably run out by tomorrow morning, which causes concern since we don’t see the Dr. until Monday. She is trying to use as little pain medication as she can stand, though, so hopefully she will manage okay.
The cryo-cuff is an amazing thing. I’ve never seen one before, but it uses vacuum to fill and drain an ice pack. Pamela doesn’t like it when it is cold, but I think it helps the pain some.
I just hate these days of recuperation. When you are the one recuperating, it is hard. When it is your child, whether she is 2 or 20, it is much harder! I can’t stand to see Pamela in this kind of pain.
Tomorrow is Sunday, and I will stay home with Pam. Dan is going to church with Bub and Emmie, which will be so much fun for them. I will miss it, but will enjoy being at home with Pamela. She and I used to stay home together alot when I had mononucleosis and she was having sinus surgeries once or twice a year! We sat in the recliner, her on my lap, and watched Hallmark movies. She was and is my baby, even if she is 20 years old!
Please continue praying – and have a blessed evening.