Friday, February 9, 2007

Update of Thursday 2/8/07

From the desk of Leanna in the wee hours of the morning.... 3:20 a.m.

Update re: Jonathan
Jonathan was planning on going to work today, but... He got much worse. He is going back to the doctor in the morning to find out what's going on. He was improving so well and then back to the bottom and farther he went. I sure hope he's not getting pneumonia. I will post later as to what the doc says.

Update re: Mom
Well, she went to the doctor today for her first post op appointment. Let me clarify a few things that we found out today. They did and always would have cut thru 1 of the rotator cuff muscles and when finished stitch it back together, no matter how bad it may be. They did cut the corner of the shoulder ball off and put a prosthestic type ball over the remaining part that was left. And yes... they put a 170mm (aprox 6 1/2 in) stem down into her arm bone to attach it. The part that they didn't do, which we found out was verrry good was the other 1/2 of the shoulder replacement because they said it always comes loose 100% of the time and eventually has to be reattached. That is the part that the new ball rubs on. So, we are very thankful that it was healthy bone and did not have to be replaced. Mom, as the doctor put it, still feels like a mac truck ran over her. She has been very lethargic since Tuesday. They said that is from the anesthetic and will gradually wear off, but that it lingers in your system for a while. Mom definitely doesn't feel like going back to work yet, but asked the doctor what time frame she is looking at and he said we'll talk about it in a month when you come back. So, we're looking till at least March 9th. She had her first rough night last night and I am hoping that it is not a repeat tonight.

Later for now - Maybe I will post again when normal people are awake :)

1 comment:

Myranda said...

Thanks so much for the update. I'm glad for the positives in your mom's case! Hopefully this surgery will be the end of a very long year for her.

Has Jonathan been to the Dr. yet today? Let us know how that goes. Hopefully everything is okay.