Thursday, April 28, 2011

Matt's Surgery

Matt's surgery went well.  We got there right at 6am and they wheeled him back about 7:15am.  When they were getting him prepped, they wrote on his right leg so there wouldn't be a mixup in the operating room.
"Yes" this is the right leg, doc!
The surgery took about 1 hr 45 mins.  The tear was pretty severe and they had to stitch up the tear.  It makes for a longer recovery time, but he shouldn't have future trouble with it. 

When he was coming out of the anesthesia, he was very cold and shivering a lot.  They were able to give him something that helped with the shivering and then he worked his way in and out of sleep.
Matt snoring.  It wasn't until the nurse was unhooking him from everything that he noticed the thing on his ear.
He has done really well with everything.  He did not have to do a clear liquids diet like we thought and it's a good thing.  He hasn't had any problem with food and has been eating about as much as usual.  If we weren't holding him back a little bit, he would have eaten even more.

The pain medication didn't make him sleep like we thought it would.  He has actually been awake since we left the surgery center.  Even the anti-nausea medicine didn't put him to sleep.  We will give him another dose before he goes to bed and hopefully he will sleep well tonight.

Daniel was concerned about Matt and was relieved to hear he did so well.  He even offered to help Matt move from the bedroom to the living room.  These are the rare glimpses that show us that he really does love his brother!  :-)

Sarah came in the door after Brian picked her up from day care and the first thing she wanted to do was go outside and pick 5 flowers for Matthew and give them to him very carefully so not to hurt his leg.  She was very specific about the number and not hurting his leg.  
Sarah's tiny flowers for Matthew
Brian will be staying home with him tomorrow, then he will have 2 more days to heal before school on Monday.  Hopefully, he will be ready to go back by then. 

We will go back to the doctor next Friday and we will see how he is healing and what the plan will be. Matt, of course, is determined to be back at it sooner than later.  If anyone can do it, he can.

Living thru faith,

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