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Rather amusingly all the pre-printed information which the hospital have given me about hernia surgery and recovery afterwards assumes you are a man having a groin hernia repaired!


Jun. 20th, 2007 03:33 pm
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My tummy hurts!

According to the surgeon everything went well and what they found to repair was what they expected to find. Despite being slated for day surgery I ended up in overnight as, predictably, I reacted badly to the anaesthetic. Theo enjoyed spending yesterday with a friend of mine and her small children. Robin picked him up and brought him across to the hospital for a cuddle and breastfeed late evening and then took him home again. They both seem to have got at least some sleep despite Theo being used to feeding in the night. Robin then brought Theo back to the hospital at 9:30 this morning when I was discharged. We then had to take Theo to the children's ward for a blood test but that's a whole other story!

Theo seems to have coped well with my not being here and has been secure enough about my being here to walk away from me into another room several times this afternoon. He charmed the staff on the procedure unit this morning - chatting away and toddling everywhere. His walking is coming on in leaps and bounds - now he's started there's no stopping him!

Given that Theo managed last night with Robin not even getting out of bed when he woke, we're going to try again tonight with me sleeping in Theo's room and Robin and Theo in ours. If it's too much Robin will bring him through to me. This way we'll find whether it's habit or hunger/thirst waking him up in the night. If he can sleep through it will be so much better for me!
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Does anyone have a round tuit I can borrow? I keep thinking of things to post here and then when I next get near the computer I just can't be bothered. The can't be bothered feeling is still applying to lots of things.

Robin is basically out of work again. The final agreement hasn't been signed but he's getting a reasonable package. He's been at home since lunchtime on Thursday and is driving me up the wall! I wish he would give rather more help with Theo, although I'd have to admit it's basically what I expected. For the next few weeks he's going to have to give more help though as I have to have hernia surgery tomorrow afternoon which will mean I'm not allowed to lift for the next six weeks. With a one year old in the house!?!

A friend is looking after Theo for the day tomorrow. I've been trying to express so there's some milk for him but in the course of three days have only managed to get about 50ml which won't be enough. Partly this is the round tuit problem again and partly just that I don't get much at each time. Oh well, we've been trying to get him to drink water for a while. Thankfully I don't have to hold off feeding him after the anaesthetic so when Robin picks me up I'll be able to feed Theo.


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