my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn
of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18: 2
The doctor said that Tyson's incision looks better today. Personally I think it looks worse because it seems to be splitting open a teeny little bit. The doctor says that is a good thing because it means the drainage is finding its way out, otherwise they would have to slit it open to let the drainage out. The redness is still there but the swelling has gone down because it is all draining out like it should be. The antibiotics seems to be taking effect and we give thanks for that! They say the incision will repair itself again in due time.
Tyson had a miserable night last night because he was in a fair amount of pain. He woke up every hour or two screaming and wrenching his back in pain. He was inconsolable when we picked him up. We fed him each time he awoke to see if that would calm him down but I think he was at a point where he didn't know what he wanted anymore. We discussed with the doctor on rounds this morning about ordering him Tylenol every four hours to stay on top of the pain instead of trying to overcome it when it hits. He was very sleepy this morning and not interested in eating much at all because he was trying to catch up on his sleep that he should have been taking last night. This afternoon was much better and he is waking for feeds again. Hopefully tonight he will be more restful and we can have a better night of sleep.
Tyson is not on any monitors anymore, since he hasn't been at home either since last Monday. So it is nice to be able to walk around the hospital with him and get out a bit without feeling like we have to rush back in case he awakes. The only thing is, we have to drag his IV pole around with us, but at least we can get out and do our own thing somewhat.
So the doctor is pleased with the way the incision is healing but there is a possibility we won't be home tomorrow yet. It could be a few days on IV antibiotics and then at home he would have some oral antibiotics.
Wishing you all the Lord's blessing in the New Year!
Brian, Mel and Tyson