Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Gallbladder be gone

The night before my surgery was very nice. We ate at a little Mexican restaurant, put both babies to sleep around 7:30, and spent the rest of the night relaxing in front of the TV. I went to bed at 10:00. Around Midnight, I woke up with a horrible pain in my ribcage. I spent the next 4 hours writhing in pain. Yes, I had a damn gallstone attack on the night before my surgery. What are the odds?

I got to the hospital around 10:00 am the next morning, eager and ready to have my damn gallbladder extracted from my body. The surgery went well. I woke up in pain and vomiting, but otherwise everything went well. I was in recovery for a long time, because I was so damn nauseous.

When the sickness finally passed, I asked to use the restroom. I REALLY had to pee. But when I got to the bathroom, I just couldn't urinate. I tried and tried, but I couldn't pee. The nurse explained that being unable to urinate is a common side effect of surgery. They performed an ultrasound of my bladder, and informed me that they would have to put in a catheter. I pleaded with the nurse to let me try to pee again, and she consented. After much effort and praying, I finally peed. THANK GOD! After a few more hours in stage 2 recovery, I was discharged. I got home around 7:00 pm, just in time to kiss my babies and put them to bed.

Today I am feeling pretty good. I have been taking my percocet every four hours to stay on top of the pain. John has been wonderful. He has basically done everything for me and the kids. As I type this, he is at the park with the babies. I am a lucky girl.

In other news, Izzy has been a fussy little guy lately. This past weekend he cried almost nonstop. I knew something was wrong. John took him to the pediatrician yesterday, and he was diagnosed with an ear infection. Poor little baby.

And also, my husband has taken it upon himself to wean Izzy off of the swaddle. The child has only napped for 30 minutes today. It has been a traumatic experience.

19 comments:

Tabitha said...

Hi there,
Glad to hear the operation went well and you are doing ok.
Take care of yourself,
Hugs
Tabitha X

Eva said...

I'm glad it went well! Have fun with no swaddle!

Chas said...

I'm glad you're doing OK post surgery! I hope you recover quickly!!

Marni Tiani Self said...

Man when I read you went for Mexican, I thought OWIE!!! OWIE!! OWIE!! The gall stones can't take fats. That HAD to hurt.

I am so glad you feel better now though and will be able to eat ANYTHING your little heart desires soon enough without pain. YEAH! :)

amanda said...

so glad to hear that all went well. especially that the pee thing all worked out :)

Papa Bradstein said...

Glad to hear you made it this far. Here's hoping the rest of recovery goes so quickly and well.

Uh, wean Izzy off of the swaddle? Why, pray tell? Has he lost his mind?...your husband, that is. When the child can Houdini his way out of the swaddle, that's when to stop using it--or reinforce it with duct tape until he's, like, in kindergarten. Grandma says, "Never wake a sleeping baby." Implied in that is, "Never do anything that might wake a baby. Or cause the baby to lose sleep. Or cause mommy to lose sleep. Especially when she's recovering from surgery."

Mama Kalila said...

glad everything went well.

i am so sorry the baby is sick. that stinks.

Mary said...

Poor Izzy...ear infections are no fun.

I'm glad your surgery went well.

Greg said...

Glad to hear everything went well!!

A Mom Two Boys said...

Glad you're feeling better...and can pee!

Hope things with Izzy are going okay. And that you're all getting some sleep!

Amanda said...

Well it had to come out, and i hope you are feeling the benefit of the Lap Chole.
Take care of yourself, even though you have had keyhole surgery, you have still had the same op done inside.
So continue to let hubby spoil you!

Love n hugs
Amanda x

Dana said...

HI!!!!! How are you?

I'm so glad it went well.. I've been thinking about you!

Try and relax.. I hope you feel back to yourdelf real soon..

Danielle said...

I am so, so happy to hear things went well..and that you were abll to pee!!!! How did you husband wean the baby off of the swaddle. We have been trying with Eliza- and no luck. She will be 8 months soon!

Rachel said...

I am so happy things went well. I thought about you all monday. I am glad to hear John has stepped up as well. Poor Izzy and his little ears. yep-Max had the same thing. I am glad you are back.

Nellie said...

glad to hear your doing well!

Mommy Mechanics said...

Good to hear all went well. My little one has an ear infection too. Hope you all recover quickly.

THopgood said...

Happy recovery!

Bon said...

i'm glad surgery went well...but a little puzzled about why John chose your recovery time to wean Izzy from his swaddle?

hmmm...good luck on all fronts. :)

kristi said...

I am so jealous! I had my gallbladder removed, but it wasn't laser and I have a helluva a scar and was in the hospital for 5 freaking days! Sara was 10 months old and I had my hubs and my crazy babysitter taking care of her...it was awful.