The Day After Surgery: Day 210
- Posted Aug. 15, 2008 by Julie in Family. Viewed 431 times
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Dr. Heithold successfully removed Andrew's spleen. He told us that Andrew had lost 1.6 Liters of blood. (An average adult has bout 4L of blood.) Wow! That meant that he had lost nearly half of his blood! All the “what ifs” ran through my mind: What if Andrew hadn't woke me up? He's been known to try to deal with pain on his own. What if I had just told him to go back to bed, and I would take him to the doctor in the morning? I have done this before. What if I had given Andrew something for the pain that also helped him sleep through the night? I had considered this.
I thanked God then and there for being in control, and allowing all the circumstances to lead his healing.
The day after surgery Andrew was pretty out of it. For pain management, he had morphine pump he could push, as needed, for pain. Of course, it would only allow him to do it only so often, but I am thankful the hospital staff managed his pain well.
I will continue Andrew's remarkable story of healing and living tomorrow.
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