We had to be in Joplin this morning at 6:30 so that meant leaving home at 5:10 which meant getting up at 4:30. Nicole went along to help and what a great help she was!
There’s her pink purse. There’s her pink and gray shoes. There’s Chad’s quilt but . . where’s Nicole? Oh . . yes . . she’s curled up on that little sofa
helping sleeping! Seriously, she is a big help. She was tired. Getting up at 4:30 is tough on folks that age. She barely fell asleep when they called us to go back to recovery. Surgery took 15 minutes, recovery took about an hour.
When we went back to recovery, Chad was barely awake and he was trying to talk:
Chad: Mumble, Mumble
Chad: Mumble, Mumble
Me: I can’t understand you.
Chad: Mumble, Mumble, Grumble.
Nurse: Just wait a few minutes Chad and we’ll be able to understand you better.
Chad: Grumble, Mumble . . Books-a-Million!
Me: No! We are not going shopping when we leave here.
Nurse: No! You cannot go shopping when you leave here!
After a few minutes, the doctor comes in:
Doc: Chad, how are you doing?
Chad: Can I go to Books-A-Million. I can’t find decent fishing magazines in Nevada!
Chad: Can I go to T. J. Maxx?
Doc: Sure! Go anywhere you feel like going but do NOT drive as long as you’re taking pain meds!
So, we went to Books-A-Million, who has changed their hours and they don’t open til 10 a.m. now. Amazing that we drove to Joplin from Nevada, Chad had his tonsils out and we were still at Books-A-Million before they opened. He got his fishing magazines and some book he wanted; then we went to T. J. Maxx and then stopped and got custard at Culver’s and now we’re home. Chad is asleep. Nicole is asleep. I will be asleep in about 5 minutes.
The doctor and nurses seem to think Chad will feel pretty good today, a little worse tomorrow, terrible on days 3 – 5, and then feel pretty bad but not terrible through day 10. He’s off work for a week and I’m sure he’ll be able to go back to work then.
Thanks for the prayers. I guess as parents we all feel the same way so I don’t need to tell you that it’s horrible seeing your child under the weather and I’ll be so glad when he’s all back to normal.