Monday, February 10, 2014
Lee is on the Path to Recovery.
Lee had to be sedated to do the procedure and he came out without a clue where we were or why. He stumbled like a drunk man. We managed to get him to the truck and then he agreed to stay in it while I went in to get his drugs. I was so scared he would attempt to escape. I asked him to look me in the eye and promise me he would stay in the truck. It was so scary to leave it running, with him clueless, but it was freezing outside! When I came back I thanked him for staying in the truck and he said, "Where would I go? I don't even know where I am!" Bless his heart; he was so confused. He kept saying, "Do you know what they did to me?" Thankfully, the anesthesia has worn off and he knows where we are and what's happening, now. Whew! What a day. I'll be so ready for bed, soon!
The dentist left a tube in to allow for continued draining. It is in with a stitch and they'll remove that on Thursday. They said the swelling will continue and be the worst on the 3rd day, so I don't expect the next few days to be easy. He has to eat because of his diabetes, but he can only have soft foods. I got groceries so I can fix what he needs while I was waiting for his scripts. We're set. The main thing is we know what it is that he has and we're doing what needs to be done. This time next week he should be in good shape. When we get home he'll have a root canal done on that tooth.
No puzzle for me. All I want to do is go to bed! Of course I got no nap today. We got up early to call his dentist and we were up at 3 making him oatmeal so he could take a pain pill. I'm really ready for a good night's sleep. Just any sleep will be good. We may still be up in the middle of the night with pain. We'll do what we have to do, but I know I'm going to bed early tonight! Thanks, everyone for your concern and love. Things are looking better.