Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Okay, it's Tuesday and I finally have full computer/internet access once again. Here's the latest:
My dad's surgery lasted the full four hours (doctors said, due to his size, expect a 2-4 hour surgery). The tumor was larger than thought. That said, they did not have the buffer they expected between the tumor and a tube (I don't remember what my mom called it) that connects to his kidney. So the tube and the kidney it connected to both had to go.
It took a little longer for Dad to come out of anesthesia and they had him pretty much sedated all weekend. He would wake up for a sentence or two and drift back out.
He's been in a lot of pain. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, his pain was a 9 on Saturday and 8 on Sunday. Yesterday, Monday, he was able to get up and use the restroom. Ice chips are still the only thing he is allowed to take orally. Poor guy. All he wanted after surgery was a pastrami sandwich from Togo's. That won't be happening for awhile.
In a couple weeks' time, we will find out if he needs to go through radiation.
So that's the update. Needless to say, I'm a little spacy/ragged/snappy right now, still trying to wrap my head around the whole thing and deal with the fact that I can't be there with him. This weekend was rough.
Until next time,
Have a great week, my Lovelies...