So Rob has had good days and bad days since his tonsillectomy, uvulectomy and septoplasty revision. Days 1 & 2 really surprised me with how well he managed the pain and how much he was alert, up and about and even talking! Then Day 3 hit and it was rough...days 4 and 5 have also been rough. Lots of pain in the throat, also referred to the ear. He has needed ice packs on his throat, and when we fall behind on his medicine it has not been pleasant!
He has been able to eat/drink: popsicles, ice cream, jello, pudding, gatorade, cold water, Kraf.t macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup (the Campbell's in the can with the really soft noodles), tapioca pudding, and that may be it! The problem we had Days 3-5 is that he hadn't really had enough to eat, and so with all the heavy meds it definitely made him feel rather loopy and unwell. I think maybe we've turned a bit of a corner today (Day 6) though....he's slept alot and still has alot of pain, but he's been smiling and talking a little bit more today :) Yay! Thanks for all the prayers...it's hard to see someone you love so much in so much pain and feeling so lousy.
My 37 Week Appointment Update
My OB appointment this morning was very uneventful. I had been feeling optimistic that something was progressing since I had been having menstrual-like cramps (light, but constant) all throughout the morning, but no! I have not progressed since last week:
36 weeks = 1cm, 50% effaced and -3 station
37 weeks = 1 cm, 50% effaced (or less!...she barely wanted to call me 50%) and I assume still -3. She said that my cervix was still long and not favorable! Rar! :(
The good news is that my blood pressure is great, my weight gain was amazing (only 1/2lb!!!) and if I haven't gone into labor by 39 weeks, she said they could strip my membranes. Hah...so I have that to "look forward" to!
I immediately proceeded home where I've spent the last hour or so bouncing on my exercise ball to the rhythm of "Get out! Get out!" ;)
No, I know we still need a few more days to get Rob healed up before baby boy decides to arrive, but it's the homestretch and I'm ready to see things happening rather than stall out.
Not too much longer....the days really will pass, right? ;) Three weeks is really only three weeks!
37 weeks....and look! My ankles aren't swollen in this picture! :)