Gaines had his surgery yesterday and we are now at home. Everything went really well. The doctor said that his hernia was "huge" and he had to make two incisions but other than that, everything went as expected. He went on and came off the ventilator fine.
Poor Gaines is now in the recovery period. I think he's doing remarkably well considering his circumstances but he's definitely feeling it. They kept us in the hospital overnight and Gaines slept most of the day yesterday. He seems much more himself today. We get little smiles and he's playing some. Gaines on Loratab is not that bad of a deal. He's sweet and snuggly and not all of the place. I'll be glad when the real Gaines is back but I'm enjoying this snuggly one right now.
I better run, I just got up from a nap and its my turn to care for the patient. I tell you...this was one of the worst nights sleep in a hospital for me. None of them are ever good but Gaines slept so restlessly...it was rough. And I'd estimate that Gaines pulled my hair 837 times. By pull, I do not mean a gentle tugging, I mean he grabs a handful of hair and yanks with all of his might. We've really got to work on that.
Thank you for all of the prayers. Gaines did great and so did I. I know it was because of all the prayers yesterday.
Love to all,