I’ve been in a lot of pain. More than I thought I’d be in. The CO2 gas pain is the most painful right now. The place where my gallbladder used to be hurts, too. The place where my appendix was doesn’t hurt at all and neither do my incisions. Which is good because Ember is a really violent nurser and likes to punch and kick me while eating!
Allan and I took a little walk out into the desert since walking is supposed to help get the CO2 out of my body faster. I did feel a little better after that. Though that could’ve been the percocet kicking in 😉
I’ve been taking half doses of pain medication. I didn’t take any pain pills all through the night and this morning I was really, really hurting.
Speaking of pain pills. I asked three doctors about nursing Ember after surgery and got three completely different answers. One said nursing right away was ok, one said pump and dump for four hours, one said wait two days!! Can you believe that? I waited four hours. Ember has been acting the exact same as always, not even slightly sleepy so I’m pretty sure anything that might have passed through my milk was in miniscule amounts.
Two days no nursing. Yeah right.
Oh yeah, Ember utterly refused bottles and baby food while I was in surgery. She held out for 6 hours to nurse. haha!
Luckily she was in a good mood the whole time and slept through my surgery. Allan wore her in the backpack at the hospital.
I don’t know what else to say. I’m so grateful for Allan and his mom. They’ve taken care of the kids, the food, the cleaning and me 🙂