Friday, September 10, 2010

Farmmom

Is out of surgery, and awake in recovery. Doc says it's a good looking knee, so I figure he's proud of the work he did, and considering his reputation and the number of patients he has who absolutely adore him, I'm gonna say that means really good things.

Right now they're probably strapping her into the constant motion machine that she'll wear whenever she's in bed until she gets out of the hospital, and getting her x-rays and such.

It'll be about an hour before they put her in her (private) room and come get us to show us where it is.

Whew.

Update: She's in her room, on her magic morphine button, and high as a kite in spite of the torture device... er... constant motion thingy. She's hooked up to more machines than the six million dollar man, at the moment, and is dozing off every time it gets quiet for more than a few seconds.

The only bit that squicks me out a bit is the little vacuum pump that has the tube that runs up to her knee... and it's not even that it's sucking stuff out of her knee, it's the thought that for the next eight hours or so anything they suck out of her they might just pump right back in... which medically is a good thing, but the idea of it being out for that long and then going back in squicks me for some reason.

As soon as she's good and out we'll be heading off to run a couple errands and catch a nap at the hotel. Shouldn't be long now.

15 comments:

cybrus said...

Glad to hear it went well! Praying for a full and speedy recovery!

Mike W. said...

Glad to hear it. Hope all goes well with her recovery!

SCI-FI said...

Aces! Great to hear!

armedandamphibious said...

Good News! Hope all goes well.

Christina LMT said...

Yays! Glad to hear everything went swimmingly. I had no doubts about it, and Farmmom will be up and about soon. :)

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Great to hear - thanks for updating us! Thoughts and prayers for a quick, smooth, and full recovery headed her way!

JRebel said...

Glad to here she's doing well. Give her my best.

A Horse Thief said...

Always good when the surgeon is proud of his work. Hope the recovery goes smoothly and everything heals up the way it should.

phlegmfatale said...

I'm thankful the surgery went well!

Old NFO said...

That's good news :-) Thoughts and prayers will continue. YOU need to take a break too...

Julie said...

glad to hear it went well. please pass my wishes for a speedy recovery onto her! xxx

Shannon said...

Fabulous news - hope all continues smoothly and free of complications!

JPG said...

Our prayers and good thoughts will continue. I know your mom is a hard worker and all, but please, do all you can to keep her on track with the rehab program.
All best,
JPG

OrangeNeck said...

Awesome! Now, when she knees someone in the groin that desperately deserves it, there'll be no doubt as to which knee she'll use.

What are they sucking out and pumping back in? Synovial fluid, blood...? I assume it's hooked up to a filter to get rid of bone fragments, blood clots, etc. before being pumped back in??

Give FarmMom my best, okay? Thanks.

mustanger said...

Good to hear the sugery well. Good luck on the rehab.