Cam was in a good amount of pain last evening. He was/is having muscle spasms at the surgical site (expected but awful). The pain medication (pretty heavily medicated) caused nausea. It required some balancing out of meds and some momma love to get him comfortable without being snowed from meds. With time, he was able to get comfortable and sleep. He went all night without the big gun narcotic (which was probably the culprit of the nausea). He slept great. He wasn’t able to move his body without pain yesterday (even the slightest inch of movement). This morning he was able to roll onto his side a little to show the nurse practitioners his incision [which is dressed with a 💙 shaped dressing]. Today is going to be the day to trial moving more. The spasms continue. He is eating and drinking. My plan is to transition to oral meds, remove the foley and trial sitting [maybe standing, possibly walking???]. If all goes well, hopefully we can head home tomorrow.
To help you to understand what Camden endured in the 7 hour surgery yesterday, I’ve attached a few pictures for an explanation.