Friday, July 27, 2012

Pre-Post Surgery days......

Friday July 27, 2012 - on Tuesday night (July 24th) we got a call at 9:30 pm from Dr. Scott's office telling us that Dr. Scott had rearranged his surgery's for Wednesday and instead of checking in at 9:15 am and surgery at 11:15am we were suppose to be there at 5:30am and surgery would be at 7:30am on Wednesday.  We decided that the only way we would make it on time and get any sleep we would have to leave that night.  Jake had gone with friends to hang out and he got home at 10:00pm and we told he we had to leave.  By the time we got everything together it was 10:30pm.  Aaron's parents followed us down to SLC where we found a hotel pretty close to the hospital.  We drove up to the hotel just after midnight. By the time we got everyone settled it was 1:30 am, but none of really were able to get much sleep.  

 They took Jake back to surgery at 7:30am and he was done at 10:15am, but with the recovery he didn't get up to his room until 1:30pm.  He was awake but still groggy from the anesthesia and slept off and on for the next few hours.  They put a epidural in his back to be able to give him meds like fentanyl, which is a muscle relaxer with some pain killers.   The epidural is a constant flow with a button he can push every hour if he needs more.  He said that it hasn't work very well.  He has struggled with getting the pain under control.  His nurses on Wednesday day and night were not the best and when he called to get more pain meds they would take a very long time to get to him and by the time they came he was in such pain.  That didn't make me very happy.   Needless to said I was stressed because Jake was stressed and it made for a long night.  By the time the morning came we got a new nurse and she was a lot better and she was able to control Jake's pain.  Which was so good!  

At 4:30pm, Thursday we had a visit from the Quorum Priests, Bishop Walker, and Brother Funk.  They talked to Jake for a little bit . It was we so nice for them to come.  Landon and Tanner Shoemaker, Paul and Ryan Funk, Jared Walker, Taylor Thomas, Taylor Compton, Zac Olsen, Brian Geddes, and Michael Grover all came!  Thanks guys for making Jake's day a lot brighter!  You all are such great Young Men!

We will probably be here until Saturday or Sunday. They are going to get him up walking tomorrow.  I'm a little nervous for that.

Thank you for all the prayers and kindness!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry for your news. Dr. Wright was our son's oncologist and a very good person. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Cory Wright