My husband’s IL surgery went well (on 2/6) and according to surgeon The surgery went very well (5 1/2 hours).
However, he was in excruciating pain (2 hours) immediately after surgery in recover because epidural didn’t work. Subsequently was put on Ketamine and morphine.
He was in ICU for 1 day and could sit up on a chair by end of the day. So they moved him out of ICU into a ward. He was able to walk slowly around the ward in Day 2 after surgery.
He started oral liquids on Day 3 for 3 meals, then was put on puree food (including with IV feed).
Doctor said he was recovering better than expected and was pleased with his progress.
However, last 2 nights after ketamine was removed, he was feeling pain and couldn’t lie comfortably so didn’t get much sleep. Doctor ordered a blood test to check if he has bladder infection. Will know tomorrow.
He had sore scraped skin on his back from rubbing against the sheet trying to make himself comfortable.
He was frustrated with the getting in and out of bed to pee (had a few near misses too) with tubes of all sorts still attached and was in pain with every movement. The morphine will be removed tomorrow replaced with painkiller tablets.
IV feed may be stopped tomorrow and plan is that he can eat on his own (puree food) when he goes home this Saturday.
Hope my husband can sleep better tonight.