This morning we had our teleconference with the PMH team, as a pre-op appointment for Joshua’s surgery. There were 4 of us on one end and 5 on the other end, and if it wasn’t so serious it would have been a lot of fun. I do love technology and it’s quite amazing what is set up these days for patients. Josh was a roudy bugger and hogged the microphone, and they liked seeing him in his ‘typical’ behaviour. It was an hour long meeting, and I think if our Physiotherapist wasn’t needed elsewhere we probably could have talked longer, turns out there is plenty to talk about.
So, I’ve had the day to process most of it, and I am coming to terms with what will happen and how we will deal with it. We are lucky to be surrounded by supportive family and friends, so it eases the worries a lot. I have people everywhere wanting to, trying to, or wishing they could; help. Still I find tears in my eyes. The PMH team will do their best, but it doesn’t change the fact that it is major surgery and Joshua will experience considerable pain. His epidural will not mask everything and will be removed aroudn day 3. It’s 5 days in hospital, but prepare for longer and due to his diabetes he will be admitted the night before. He will be in plasters and wedges and the consequences of this and his day to day care at home (and getting him home) is troubling me. Today it was suggested that we prepare in case he can’t come home from Perth until the wedges are off and that put me in a spin.
Andrew thinks I need some sleep to see things in a different perspective, and I quite agree. There are solutions to every problem, I just need to look past the problem I guess. Perhaps after a good night I might stop spinning. See you tomorrow.