Originally Posted by Human_Being
Oh, Az ouch for your MIL. The worst thing about such a severe break is they often have to wait to work on it a few days till swelling goes down. There can't be anything in the world like that kind of pain...
Actually the break was so bad that they operated last night, the surgen said it could not wait until the swelling was reduced. They had to removed several inches of her shin bone becuase it was beyond repair and put a metal rod and pins in. I guess that when she fell her foot actually turned totally around. She also broke most of the bones in the top of her foot. They dr said that she won't be walking with out crutches or a cane for 1-2 years. They don't know how long she'll be in hospital yet. They don't expect her to wake up from the surgery until around noon so I imagine they have a better idea of things then.
DH and I are going to go over to cook for the kids tonight. Its either us or dh's dad, so we're going to go. Thank god that dh used to help cook for his family growing up becuase I have no idea how to make a meal for that many people. There are 6 kids still at home plus the three of us, and maybe his sister at college, I don't know if she came home or not.
On another note. I had a wonderful birth dream last night. This is the first dream that I've had where dh was actually there for the whole thing. We had the baby at home in my bed, the midwives came to the house. I delivered pretty easily (ahhh dreams.....) with dh "catching". She was a good sized baby a little bigger than ds with dark dark hair, I only say from behind. In my dream I fell alseep and woke up with dh sitting next to the bed cuddling with me and miss emma (the bichon) laying next to my side. My mum was down stairs sleeping for some reason, and I told dh that I'd better go wake her up so she knows about the baby. He said that I didn't need to becuase the midwives had taken the baby downstairs to measure and weigh her. So I got up and got dressed! and was walking down the stairs, with very minimal discomfort and then I woke up. It was a very nice dream, the kind with nice loving feelings.
I actually feel pretty good this morning, not too much back pain, my hands are a little less swollen, I'm in pretty good spirits and have some energy. I'm very surprised with everything that happend last night, then I didn't get to bed until after 1 and I was up at 6:30. I've already made a cake, becuase bake goods make everything better. And I'm going to get started on my pot roast, that I've been meaning to make for a couple of days (hopefully the meat is still good) real soon.
Oh I had to call the disabilty people for my work today (actually I was supposed to call monday
) becuase I'm past my dd, and the woman asked if the dr had plans for a c-section!?!? or if we were just going to wait some more. wtf?
I feel for you mamas with thrush babies. I had thrush about 4 years ago, and that is not fun. Poor babies. Will that transfer to your nipples? Yeast is terrible.
Nicole I loved the picture of you and Will cuddled up resting. I don't think any of us minded the wait life with a newborn is hard even without the problems Will has been having. Glad to hear that he is sleeping more for you, bummer about him waking up dd though. Have you tried a baby moniter, maybe you could hear him as he starts to fuss and catch him before he fully awakes. Or are all 4 of you sharing a bed?
Heidi, I'm having my nst on Friday. My midwives like to do it 7 days "late" but they don't do them on saturdays, so Friday it is for me. I'm just glad I can wait 6 days with ds I had to go in for an office visit 2x a week after the dd passed! I had 3 ultrasounds in the 2.5 wks, plus a nst at every visit
Andy I hope Ori gets better soon, have you tried putting him in the bathroom while you shower? When I'm all stuffed up I hang out in there while dh showers and it helps to break some of it up.
Anyone that I forgot I'm sorry I read all the posts and had comments for them but I got 4 phones calls while typing this out (its taken over an hour!) and I forgot.