Update--sorry I haven't been around much....husband's surgeries

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  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    My husband has been having a series of facial surgeries...the first few were tooth extractions & bone grafts. Yesterday, it was a jaw-breaking which included a reciprocating saw and an air chisel. Part of the surgery was through his NOSE! [​IMG] They did NOT knock him out, first...they said they needed his cooperation during the surgery. They gave him a bunch of shots in the mouth but he was awake for the whole thing with just an IV with Valium and a shot in the butt of Demerol. [​IMG]

    This stemmed from a childhood line-drive to the face when he was pitching a little league game around age 10. He shattered his face, broke his jaw, nose & knocked out 6 teeth. They pieced him back together, shoved his teeth back in his face and wired his jaw shut.

    About a year ago (age 29), the bone started to get infected & deteriorate. The teeth were dying.

    So they (a dentist, oral surgeon & orthodontist) started before Christmas with a series of extractions, antibiotics, bone grafts, etc.

    About a month ago he got bottom braces put on and then 2 weeks later, top braces.

    Thursday, he had this reverse vice looking thing put in the top of his mouth (across the roof). This is to widen & stabilize the jaw after the break.

    So yesterday, was the jaw-breaking procedure. He said it was the worst pain of his life and he was fine until the air chisel. I drove him to Wenatchee for the surgery and back last night...so I've been busy taking care of him...helping him ice, trying to get liquids into him, changing his gauze and giving him medicine...he just had some KFC mashed potatoes & gravy--the first food since Thursday night!

    His nose is still bloody & raw, too. [​IMG]

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    So I won't be on here much for the next few days, probably....or at least a little less than normal!

    ~Heather
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  2. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Poor guy; that does not sound like ANY fun at all. Tell him to just keep repeating "this too shall pass" and keep up with the pain medication. No rewards are given for doing without! Best wishes to both of you.[​IMG]
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you!
     
  4. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    Idaho
    Sorry to hear that. Hoping for the best possible outcome for him!
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thank you! He's finally gone to sleep!
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Ugh... that poor guy! I cant even imagine the pain.. [​IMG]

    I have to say though.. he IS a cutie... [​IMG]
    I can always come out to help you guys out ... [​IMG]
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:LOL Gee, thanks...I have to crank the "bit" in his mouth tomorrow (just one turn with this special tool) and I must say that I'm not looking forward to it at all! LOL Plus, the smell...OMG [​IMG]
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:LOL Gee, thanks...I have to crank the "bit" in his mouth tomorrow (just one turn with this special tool) and I must say that I'm not looking forward to it at all! LOL Plus, the smell...OMG [​IMG]

    Ugh... maybe i'll pass...
    But call me when he gets better!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:LOL Gee, thanks...I have to crank the "bit" in his mouth tomorrow (just one turn with this special tool) and I must say that I'm not looking forward to it at all! LOL Plus, the smell...OMG [​IMG]

    Ugh... maybe i'll pass...
    But call me when he gets better!!!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] LOL I just made him a bed on the floor because he was drooling blood on my new leather couch! [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Ugh... maybe i'll pass...
    But call me when he gets better!!!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] LOL I just made him a bed on the floor because he was drooling blood on my new leather couch! [​IMG]

    Tell him i wont make him sleep on the floor... [​IMG] (( [​IMG] ))
     

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