Monday, August 26, 2013

Day 6 after VNS Surgery... a much more "typical" day

What a much more "typical" day in the ol' AD household.

It's Monday at 8:01pm and I'm sitting in the dark in the kings bedroom writing this on my phone. I just brought him up to bed.

It is 6 days removed from his vns surgery implantation and things are slowly starting to get back to "normal" around here (whatever that means).

The wife reported that he napped a lot less today (only one 45 minute around 11am). And was a lot more "with it".

They went for a SHORT walk in the park and then went over my wife's sisters house for a little while this afternoon.

That visit ended when he made it crustal clear he wanted to leave when he hit his aunt. :(

When I got home he was raging a bit as well. And he was a bit weepy.

And as bizarre as this may sound... it was good to see.

Less zombie / sleepy behavior and more autistic behavior is a good thing in my book :) It means he's healing and heading back to normal Kyle I think.

I think finally 6 days after surgery he's feeling himself enough to know that his bandages are finally pissing him off and that he's in some pain/ discomfort from the 2 wounds.

After writing my post yesterday about the king's recovery I've learned a few things from chatting with others who've had the VNS Surgery and from joining a VNS surgery group on Facebook.

Here's one thing I've learned...even though for many it's a send you home the same day "procedure" and for Kyle and most children it's a one night in the hospital "procedure" it's still SURGERY and for many it kicks your ass big time.

Many I've chatted with said they were in pain & discomfort for 1-2 weeks after surgery and some were sent home with Vicodin for their pain.

I guess, stupid me, heard it called a "simple procedure" and thought he'd be back to normal in 2-3 days.

And Kyle was only sent home with instructions to give Tylenol as necessary, no Vicodin.

For the first 4-5 days even Tylenol kinda wasn't necessary cuz he was totally out of it.

But today I think he was well enough to know that he didn't feel well...if that makes any sense. And I expect the next few days to be filled with some rage and some Tylenol and maybe some Advil as well.

8 days til we turn the device on so hopefully he's totally back to pain free normal before then...

That's all.

8:18pm now and he's asleep and I'm gonna watch my new tv obsession "Under the Dome".

Just started watching it...Trying to catch up...

Goodnight all!

4 comments:

  1. Under the dome is amazing! Hope Kyle is feeling better soon, hope it's all worth it in the end for you

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  2. I just rediscovered your blog, which I'd been "following" in Google reader of ra while (but yeah you know about Google reader disappearing). I got a new feed reaader and then saw your blog. It's interesting to read about Kyle's surgery and his recovery from it. I understand you're having mixed feeling sabou thim returning to "typical", becauuse he's raging more na drealizign he'sin ain, but it does meaan he's healing. I will keep following your blog. Will see if I'm alreaady liking your fB page.

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  3. Wow!!! really, I am very please to know that Day 6 after VNS Surgery. Hopefully, you are doing the best VNS Surgery here. I am sure if we take your surgery treatment then we can get a best surgery form this surgery institute.

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  4. Day 6 after VNS Surgery... a much more "typical" day....
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