Friday, October 14, 2011

Keinbock's surgery update day 2

Well, my patient was pretty miserable yesterday.  Seems the nerve block wore off after I left her house and she was up all night with pain.  She has a really high tolerance to pain medication and it takes a buffalo dart to even get close to touching the pain.  It's just going to take a few days before things get better.

I'm tired. ! 

I just called my daughter and she said she slept all night.  That's great!  That will help her more than anything else.

It's been hard to juggle Mike and taking care of my daughter.  Mike doesn't do well when I'm not instantly available.  He had a tooth pulled on Tuesday and he's been a little wound up ever since.  It heightened his feeling that he's going choke.  I don't know what to do about that but he's seeing his psychologist today to talk about it.  I'm doing my best but I don't know how long it will be good enough to keep him out of a nursing home.  Of course I don't know if a nursing home would ever accept him and his diagnosis of schizophrenia.  At least not the nursing homes I would choose.  Oh well, just keep plodding along.


Arkansas Patti said...

So glad your daugher is mending and getting sleep.
Now, if you could just get some.

Patrick said...

"juggling" one of my favorite words. To most its a kind of entertainment but to those of us who care for others is it really only a metaphor for multi-tasking? Both take an amazing amount of skill.

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick