I will say the nurses try … I’ve got a blanket and a pillow and promises that the nurses will be super quiet when they come in to check on Dan, which are all wonderful gestures.
But reality is, this chair is not all that comfortable (especially compared to where I was sleeping last night!!!). I wish they had snuck (sneaked? I can never get that one right!) me an Ambien when they gave Daniel one a while ago. 🙂
My Daniel, God bless him … He has had quite the day. He was prepped for surgery very early this morning, he thinks around 6:45. He nor I are sure when he began surgery – but I showed up at the hospital around 9 a.m. and by 10:45, I was given the report he was in recovery. I guess it took him a while to wake up – and all the nursing staff took a lunch break (joking!!) – but he wasn’t in his room until 1:00 p.m.-ish
BUT he looked great; the nurse said he did great too. Sadly, I wasn’t told I could wait in a certain surgical waiting area for Daniel’s surgery … and so the doctor didn’t know where to find me to talk to me. 😦 hopefully we’ll get the whole story when he makes his rounds some day soon?!??!
It is, however, pretty obvious what they did with Daniel’s foot (picture below – there is no blood – but it is Daniel’s foot with rods in them … don’t scroll if you’re squeamish):
Daniel’s ankle is supposed to stay very still … and really, I think this contraption will do the trick as I don’t think it will be giving way at all!
Modern medicine is SO amazing though, isn’t it??!
We shall see what tomorrow holds for us (I’m guessing it isn’t a discharge from the hospital). But for now, I’m going to try to get some sleep in my vinyl “recliner “hospital chair.