Friday, March 14, 2008

What a nightmare!

Poor Cody, this whole surgery has turned into a nightmare. The surgery went well and he wasn't in much pain afterwards which was good; I was worried that it would be extremely painful for him. Monday I brought him in the have his stitches removed and the weren't ready to come out yet so he wanted us to come back on Wednesday. At Wednesday's appointment he removed only the top stitch and told us that there is a gap about 2 inches long that open. He packed it with dressing because it has been bleeding continuously and had us come back on Thursday. Well at yesterday's appointment he removed the rest of the stitches and told us that there is a golf ball sized blood clot that has formed inside the area that is opened. Keep in mind, this incision is his entire butt crack. He gave Cody instructions to sit in a bath of Epson salt as often as possible and to use a heating pad when he could. He said that if the clot doesn't start to dissolve on its own he will need to have surgery again to remove it. Ugh.

So this morning he hollers to me to come bandage up his butt again. It is bleeding, and badly. He tells me that last night he fell on the ice onto his bum and it hasn't stopped bleeding since. Loooovely. So, I will be calling the Dr. this morning after therapy and I'm sure he will need to be seen. Again. I'm hoping it is the clot that is bleeding but since his stitches were just removed and he was told to skip his gymnastics class,;) I'm worried that it has torn open again. I have never ever seen such a terrible bruise either, his whole entire butt is dark purple. Poor kid, I know he is so sick of this and just wants it to heal, and so do I, I'm kind of tired of looking at his ass crack. ;)

4 comments:

Karen said...

Wow! That sounds so painful. It sounds like Cody isn't staying still enough. The slow healing process doesn't sound like much fun for him (or you). I hope the doctor has some good news about the clot. Keep us posted!

Kitty said...

OMG that is horrible.A friend of min had the same surgery and the same problems...that's just horrible.I hope this all heals quickly and he doesn't need more surgery.

AnnD said...

Oh my gosh! That is terrible! Poor Cody! My hubby had the same surgery years ago and nothing like that happened to him. Tell him to hang in there!

Jerinda said...

I'm late reading this, but OWWWWW!!!! How's he doing now?