Jul 152008

Aaron’s doing much better today and is on track to come home. The only complaint now is gas pain from all the CO2 they inflated him with to give them more room to work. He’s got a huge burp that refuses to come up. I’m ready to dive for cover when it does.

Jul 152008

First, thanks to everyone who inquired or sent well-wishes that I didn’t respond to individually. iPhoned my battery into an early death this afternoon by having GPS, 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi all turned on at once for hours, and couldn’t respond. Oops.

Aaron was doing pretty well, but the painkiller was making him woozy and nauseous, which we didn’t narrow down until this evening. They took him off the morphine pump and gave him a liquid pain drug, which is taking the edge off, he says. He’s gone for a couple walks in the hallway to get things flushed out of his system, but still can’t piss. They’ve had to cath him once, and will again after his midnight walk, then bedtime. As far as I know, he’s still on track to come home tomorrow, pending doctor’s approval of course.

So he wouldn’t feel alone in his misery, I made him a surgical buddy: Lap Band Bear.

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