Tonsillectomy: day 2

Posted by Nate in Tonsillectomy.
Thursday, December 20th, 2007 at 8:35 pm

Today was a mix of good and bad – a theme I suspect we’ll see repeated.  Highlights:  Karen had a mid-day "I’m sick of laying around" burst of energy.  pict0008.JPGShe got to take a shower, dye her hair, brush her teeth, and catch up on some email before crashing again.  Sierra came by after work to walk the dog, which was a nice break.  Karen’s also managed to eat a decent amount again today: ramen, jello, some juice, and an energy shake!

Lowlights: she seems to be generally in more pain today.  I blame the cough, which, while currently a bit under control, was much worse last night and this morning.  She brought up a few super-gross phlegm globbers twinged with blood, but many glasses of ice water later that seems better — just phlegm and mucus, no blood.  I still can’t tell if it’s a cold or what, but I guess it doesn’t matter.

Also, while it seemed yesterday that she could whisper and get away with it, she’s not up for vocalizing at all today.  Probably means we should have kept her quiet the first two days, but…  We’ll start now.

Currently watching a great Wild game, we’re up 4-2 with 4 to go in the 2nd period.  Go Wild!

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4 Responses to “Tonsillectomy: day 2”

  1. Rick Says:

    Thanks for the update. We don’t want to bother you with calls, so it is great to get the latest on your blog. I hope the cough continues to settle, and the good/bad ratio improves with each day.

  2. justin Says:

    Get better Karen. I’d bet our crappy Mpls air quality right now isn’t helping.

  3. Laurel Says:

    Thanks for all the updates! The road to recovery is usually a mix of good and bad, but it seems like you’re doing a great job at keeping the bad to a minimum.

  4. Troy Says:

    Really appreciate the update. I also didn’t want to bother you all with calls. I truly hope we can catch each other next week in CO. I have my Jeep there so I can get up to the Ft. I also still want to come up to Minnie next month a la Mega Bus. We can catch a Wild game! Feel better Karen!!