Thursday, November 17, 2011

Post op day 1

The patient is doing quite well today, but after several calls to the house and being told by her caregivers that she's still sleeping, I had to go and see for myself. I blew into the house like a know it all nurse, dragged her out of bed, got her to eat a bowl of pasta and mashed bananas and drink a giant glass of soda. Then I washed her mouth for her and left the patient sitting up watching a little television. So much for a slow night for the staff. I think the codeine was a little more than she could manage and so all she did was sleep. Tonight she'll get the codeine before bed, but tomorrow it needs to stop. I wish all my patients were so sensitive to opiates.

Her smile is beautiful!

Mumma is relieved.

15 comments:

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

good girl!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoox

Denise said...

I'm glad she's doing well. I was thinking about you yesterday and today.

Ruth said...

Glad its turned out OK sometimes you just have to be mammabear.

Rose said...

So glad she's doing well. I'm sure it's a huge relief for you now that it's over!

Finding Pam said...

I can't take codeine at all. It makes me sick. I am glad that your daughter's surgery is over. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

Knitty said...

Glad to hear she is doing well. As a mom without a nursing degree and knowing how much I worry, I can only guess how many more possible scenarios must run through your mind.

May you both rest well tonight.

The Bug said...

I was wondering how it went - glad all is well :)

P.S. You never know - I might really head up your way one of these days. In SUMMER.

sapphireblue said...

I'm glad she's on the mend.

Stephanie V said...

Every patient should have such a caring nurse. Maybe I could persuade you to move here? No, that would leave Detroit in the lurch.

So glad that the beautiful smile is back.

Brenda said...

I hope she feels better every day. You are a good mommy!

Alice said...

Terrific.

Okay, now how's the other patient . . . Rudee?

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Here's wishing your Rachel a speedy recovery. Had to catch up on a few missed posts. Was hoping your hands and wrists were better. I know you are a tough cookie. Keep on keeping on.
QMM

laurie said...

what an excellent mother--and nurse!--you are!

ztoamom said...

Off topic - your Steve Jobs quote at the side has resonated with me.... so much so that I quit my job and I am so happy. SO happy. Sewing, knitting, quilting, volunteering, friendship nurturing, here I come.

NCmountainwoman said...

Glad to hear it! Oh how quickly the know-it-all nurse blows in. Too bad no one else thought about the importance of fluids and some food.