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Thursday, January 10, 2008

In ICU -Day 2

The nurse woke John up at midnight to turn him. She asked if he was in any pain and he said no, but as soon as she removed the pillow from behind his back, he was in a lot of pain. Since he was due for pain medication we decided to put the pillow back and wait for the medication to take effect before turning. It was still very painful for him but with the nurse on one side and mom on the other, they were able to work together to get him in position with some fresh hot packs tucked in a pillow case above and below the incision and his back pillow for support. Then he was resting comfortable again. The rest of the night was the same routine. Mom should be on her way to the hotel soon and then she can give me more of an update.
10:00am- John is in a lot more pain today then yesterday (which is to be expected when the pain killers from the operating room wear off). He is still interested in food and wants chicken nuggets as soon as possible! :)
The nurses are going to raise his bed a little at a time in ten minute intervals. They want him in a chair by noon.
12:00pm- John is sleeping a lot this morning. He doesn't want to be touched or moved because of the pain. His nurse has elevating his bed some but he is sleeping through it all.
3:30pm John just got back into bed after being up in a chair for the first time.
Here he is sitting up for the first time. He didn't like being moved at all but was fine after getting in a chair with all his pillows.



Blogger Pat Berlen said...

Dear Stinnetts,
Thanks for the posts about John. We are relieved that his surgery went well and pray that his pain subsides and can be managed today. He is a very special little boy and shows us a special kind of courage. Tell him that we are praying for him.
Love to all

Pat Berlen

Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Marg said...

Keep your chin up John Boy! We are all praying for you here at the farm! Love to all....Miss Margaret

Thursday, January 10, 2008 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad John is doing better. Thanks for the updates! We are praying for you all.

love Melanie&Norman

Thursday, January 10, 2008 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Stinnett Family said...

We are telling John about you all and that you are praying for him. It means a lot to us to have this support. Thank you!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008 10:57:00 PM  

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