Today is the day we go back under the knife! Another special day, as it is Feb 29th! Leap Year day of all things is the day we do the extraction of all the dinosaur eggs.
Nerves are bad this time around. We know how it goes, we know what to expect. All the people are the same. They remember us, give us well wishes and jokes to make us smile.
OH! And warm blankets, did we forget to mention the beloved warm blankets? There was two… hmmm. 😉
We brought a few more items this time too. Some snacks for CKnight while he is waiting. Some handheld gaming consoles. The beloved knitted Pikachu hat, and a plush Pikachu for company. CKnight packed a backpack this time, which was a good idea for sure!
We had a little mishap with the IV line. The little bugger got it and then leaked EVERYWHERE! Which means blood did a back-draw trick and as soon as the nurse said blood everywhere, Derrian closed her eyes. Bad word. ;P
CKnight waved Pikachu in her face for awhile as a distraction a blanket made the boo-boo go away for a little bit. They replaced everything just in case and struck up a conversation about building potato guns (silly country folk). It is always an adventure our friends!
Pikachu continues to be a source of entertainment, even when the anesthesiologist opened the current to Pikachu on the clipboard of ‘very’ important paperwork. She thought it was hilarious. How many couples come into this stupid battle with the Evil Mr. T and be so silly about it?
Probably not many (or any) but this is just who we are 😉
Laughter is the source of everything wonderful in this world. We laughed before we got there, we laughed while we waited, and we laughed with all the Ladies at the surgery table up until the point Derrian was told ‘Nighty night”.
It was easy as pie this time around again. We are thankful for that! CKnight didn’t do the balancing Oreo trick this time (that we know of) << …. >> …. <<
But Pikachu was there for when Derrian woke up to eat said Oreos and Apple juice.
Going home was no problem, but resting on couch and there is pain! We didn’t deal with this that last time around!
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And it is weird being in Derrian’s left side and back. SO uncomfortable, but nothing so bad as we thing a trip back to the doctor is needed. Tylenol and an ice pack is all we get and it will eventually go away.