Nurse Busby here, repurrting directly from our blog-Mom's lap. The surgery went well. It lasted 45 minutes longer than the surgeon had anticipated because when he went into Mom's elbow with his teeny tiny arthroscopic camera he found a lot of scar tissue. He cut out all the scar tissue and removed the bone fragment. Mom got home much later than she was supposed to. It was around 3pm. (surgery started at 10:45am) Needless to say, Raymond and I were glad to see her and our non-blog-Mom because we were concerned about getting our dinner on time!
They gave Mom general anesthesia which made her pretty loopy and gave her an upset stomach. She finally started to feel better late last night and today is mostly her OLD self, except for an achy elbow. Raymond and I are taking turns sitting on her lap. If we angle ourselves just right we can both sit on her lap at once. Cozy for us, maybe not so cozy for Mom.
We'll have a lazy Sunday taking care of our Mom. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and healing light and purrs. Post-op doctor's appointment is on April 5th, so we will know more then. Doctor thinks Mom should be able to regain full range of motion. YAY!
For those of you who follow the weather, we have now had 21 days of rain here. We had over 6" of rain in the past 72 hours. Our town has been evacuated twice (Thursday and yesterday) due to flooding. Luckily we live in the "Upper Village" and are three blocks up hill from the flood plain. It's supposed to FINALLY be sunny on Monday. We sure hope so!
xoxo, Nurse Busby