Saturday, April 27, 2013


I walked to the hospital this morning and then walked myself to lunch. Got in a few good walks today. And that feels very good. Hoping it makes me sleep well and wake up ready to tackle tomorrow.

The girls came at about 2:00 and Harv was heavily narcotized which wasn't fun. He had difficulty moving around. He walked a little bit but was in too much pain to go very far. (They removed the epidural and the epidural really helped with the pain without narcotizing him.) After removing the epidural, they started him on oxycodone. That made him very groggy and not feel very good.

Dr. Park came by a while ago... He switched Harv to a non-narcotic pain med called Toradol -- which Harv had last year after colon surgery.  He also suggested that Harv stop eating or drinking so that his system could really start to work again. Put him on IV fluids again, too. He still has a ways to go, but the Toradol was the right call... 

The girls and I left for dinner at about 5:00-ish and when we came back at about 6:30 he was a different man. No longer dopey and had walked a fair bit. Much more energy. 

I'm not kiddin'! I love Dr. Park. Truly, I love all of the medical staff we've had so far. Seems like they know what they're doing and that they LOVE what they're doing. Gotta love THAT.

Very thankful for friends and family who keep sendin' the love... givin' me a place to lay my head, fb messages, phone calls, texts, email messages, food for the girls, dinner with me, lovin' my dog-child, Relay for Life luminaries, special prayer txts, and on and on it goes...

5 comments:

Lynn McNamee said...

It's great when you have a good doctor.

Carrie,

I hope you find some time to rest.

I helped my hubby after hip-replacement surgery a couple of years ago, so I know how exhausting being a temporary caretaker can be.

And you have two kids on top of it!

You and Harvey are both in my thoughts.

Tina said...

Carrie,

is there anything I can do? please let me know.

what room is he in?

Carrie said...

Thank you, ladies...

Tina, he's @ UW Medical center. We are hoping that he will be able to leave by Tuesday -- if things get movin'...

Carrie said...

Oh...and thanks, Tina, for your offer. I think we're doin' pretty good right now. I appreciate it.

Michelle R, said...

Sounds like you have a real good team in place, and that's a blessing.

Speaking of blessings, working with Harvey has been nothing but that for me. I can tell the sort of person he is from the words he writes, and his love of his family shines through.