Friday, November 28, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We are home....

We got home Sunday night, one night longer stay than we were expecting, but not too bad. The surgery went well. It did take the whole two hours. Her ENT doc said that her sinus passages were tiny, swollen, and filled with a "thick, like toothpaste, yellow mucus". Yeah. Anyways, she cleared her all out, took samples for cultures.

In recovery, we came to her. She was crying. Tears were rolling down her cheeks. I picked her up out of the bed they had her in. She snuggled up, then fell restlessly back to sleep in my arms. For the next 2 hours plus, her sats dropped down into the 70's. I was scared. Scott was scared. We have never seen her sats drop before. They ended up doing blow by oxygen for over an hour and a half. Finally, she was able to keep her O2 over 92, so they sent us to her room. Because of that, they kept the O2 sensor on her the entire hospital stay (she was not happy about the E.T. light being on all the time)!!

Then we found out that her pulm. doc wanted to make sure she "pooped" before discharge. Of course, she didn't. So they kept her another night. Ugggh. A little Miralax later...and we get our discharge.

She has had to take some regular Tylenol since we have been home. The first 2 days was Tylenol with Codeine. She was in a bit of pain, sinus area and throat. Now she has a lot of draining going on. She is sniffing constantly. I guess that is to be expected after clearing out the sinus cavities. We will wait to see what her cultures grow to see what antibiotics they want to put her on. Other than that, she has her second "clean-out" sinus surgery on the 8th.

I want to wish you all, my family, a very warm, happy, Thanksgiving!!

Jada and family

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sinus Surgery

Tomorrow is the day. We have to be there at 8:00 a.m., surgery is at 10:00. It is supposed to take 2 hours. Then she will be admitted for a couple of days. I have to admit, I'm a little nervous about this admission. Mainly because of 2 hours of anesthesia, and the 'pain' after factor. She hasn't ever had anything besides picc placements, bronchs, endoscopies, etc... never anything associated with pain afterwards. I have no idea how she even handles 'pain' yet. Does she have a low or high pain tolerance level??? Ugghh. I do know she panics with picc bandage removals, cries alligator tears because it "hurts".

Sitting there for 2 hours during surgery....wondering...thinking....waiting...I think it could be a form of torture.

Please hold Zoe in prayer tomorrow

Thank you all


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For my husband, my dad, and all the other Veterans....

Thank you.....

I cry thinking about your dedication, your sacrifice, your love for your country. Without you, without every Veteran, we would not be living in a free country.

I honor you, respect you, thank you.

I love you Scott and Dad with all my heart!!!