Friday, March 30, 2012

Staples out, steri strips on!

They took the staples out yesterday, though there are still a couple of raw spots. The surgeons said on paper he looks great, though they're still adjusting the anti-rejection meds. He's still in quite a bit of pain and the tremors are astonishing. Apparently, that happens with too much anti-rejection medicine, though he's on quite a low dose (The wallet is grateful).
He's lost a lot of weight he really didn't have to lose. With the major incision and no appetite, feeding him is a challenge. Sigh. But we're working on it. And he remains the loveliest of people. So thrilled that he's moved from "dying" to "recovering from major surgery."
One funny side effect of all this: He now babbles in his sleep. The tremors and the talking make for quite a night's sleep. Not.
Life is good.


  1. Happy to hear there is good recovery progress. Let the healing continue ...

  2. aww, hang on in there, it does get better.
    The tremors are the worst side effects, but they do settle when your body adjusts. I know you have probably heard that many times already, but, from experince it is true. Same with appetite. But now, you have all the time in the world to let your body adjust.

  3. I wonder if the doctors ever run out of staples? I am so glad yours are removed. And glad to see they left you with a bit of tape. Wishing you a appetite increasing weekend. xoxo teri

  4. continuing to hold you all in my heart in prayer and lovingkindness.

  5. Continuing to send good wishes and prayers your way. Thought of you over the past several days - the message of rebirth certainly is one that must resonate for you. Wishing you peace and grace.