Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sore Sore Sore`

Dad is having physical therapy daily. When i go to visit him in the evenings he is wiped - the news is typically blaring and he is halfway between dozing off and watching; really not much different when I dropped on him midweek anyhow. When I ask how he's feeling, his reply usually is a shrug, followed by mouthing the the word "sore." Poor fellah.

There is some massive swelling on his skull. It looks like his head has a love handle. I must resist the urge to squish it with my finger.

His tummy is still healing. At the lower portion of the incision, you can see pretty deep into his belly. This caught my mom off guard, and I must also fight this temptation - of taking off his gown so i can see the wound. Apparently they let this type of cut heal from the inside out, thus the "gaping wound" appearance.

He's involuntarily twitching a lot. I don't know if this is good or bad, but I told the nurse on duty and he's going to pass this info along to the doctor. Cross your fingers for that one.


  1. Fingers and toes crossed...good thoughts headed your way!

  2. I met a guy in Mexico who had some hideous abdominal surgery - can't remember what for - but they also left the wound open to heal in that manner...this guy carried around a picture to show people...It was fucking amazing! You could see his heart, lungs, and diaphragm pumping away all nice and clean and open to the air. But he was all healed up, so I reckon it works!