Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Couple of Big, Fat, Reasons We Haven't Been Up to Much...

No Words necessary.
Creases when standing at 90 degrees.
A daily activity of Trevor's...
....a staying power of a sold 5 - 10 minutes.

It was very difficult for me to post those pics because they make me cringe! It's just so unbelievable though, so I couldn't pass up documenting this strange thing that's happening to my body. Everyone keeps asking if I have other signs of preeclampsia, but apparently my blood pressure is totally fine and there's no protein in my urine. The doc think I'm just dealing with sever pressure on the ol' vena cava, thus not allowing much circulation. The fact that I have no feeling in about 4 of my fingers on both hands would also suggest my circulation is suffering. I can NOT wait to have the tingling gone!!!!!!

This is the other reason we have been quite limited in our activities. Just look at him - that's what he looked like for a solid 4 days, just like he was on death's bed. I couldn't get him out of the gown for 72 hours at least. He just laid there, half comatose. Luckily, I can now say, he's recovering very well and we're hoping he won't have to deal with anymore dislocated shoulders for quite some time. The surgery took about 2 hours longer than expected because of the "mess" in his shoulder, but we both like the doc and are hopeful....for now.
Here is the nerve block they had pumping into his neck for the first 72 hours. He really wanted a picture of the wire coming out of his neck...that will be my back soon.

You'll also notice some splotches on his face - this was from his reaction to the pain meds. About 48 hours after surgery he started itching all over, uncontrollably, like a drug addict or little puppy dog. Needless to say he had to go off those drugs pretty quick which seemed to make things more bearable.


Lastly, the one thing we have done of late....that we actually have pictures for....is a version of a camping trip. We basically went up American Fork canyon, started a fire with wet wood, and then left when we were done eating....Two pregnant people were on board, what do you expect you know? We went with good intentions...and a tent. Neither were used.











16 comments:

Whitney said...

Wow! That's about all I can say. Maybe if that happens to me I will have more words... time will tell!

The Winns said...

Oh Les, I'm so sorry. I know it's so creepy and uncomfortable! But it will be over soon and then you will have a sweet baby to show for all of the misery!!

Adrienne said...

Ouch. I'm glad you documented this. You will be glad to show these photos to your son one day.

Danae said...

Trevor, Danae requests that you get rid of the facial hair!

Mere said...

I've seen those swollen feet many times but they still cease to amaze me! I hope this baby comes soon! We miss you guys and hope you can come check out of apartment sometime. Let us know if you need anything!

Evan said...

Wow Les you have really done it this time. I am glad I finally pressured you into posting these. I was sad not to see any pic's of the tiger claws though. Maybe a little photo slide show on your side bar? You two are warriors. Just don't choke like Roddick when your due date comes.

MrsPebs said...

I will never complain about my occasional "swollen" toes again. I'm glad you don't have pre-e! Your baby is almost finished cooking...woo hoo!! Don't forget about us folks in Texas...we expect to see some pictures when that baby boy comes. :)

Lindsay & Josh said...

Oh Les, Oh Les, Oh Les. I would lend you my feet for a couple of minutes if I could. Let's try to get one more bonfire in before he comes. And by one more, I mean the first, but let's just do it!

Adam said...

Trevor can I have that headlamp?

Jimmy and Katie said...

girl! those feet! you should enter them into SOME contest...you'll win whatever it is for sure! you're such a trooper!

Becky said...

holy cowzers.

i love imprints...that is incredible. I hope baby comes on time for your sake.

thanks so much for sharing these pictures...glad we had that gmail chat :).

JasPam said...

You are already making some of the sacrifices a Mom makes for her children: swollen feet, pain, lack of sleep, unable to sit or stand for long, etc. Soon I'll be down there to help you (and our new grandchild)! Hang on a little longer! XOXOXO

Suzanne said...

HOLY WOW!!!!!!!!!! Les--I have never seen anything liks that before..I hope you are okay..When I saw this pics I thought of all the fun we would have had with if we were living together with Al...oh fun times I wish we were together for. Hope all is well..then not to mention Trevor's situation..yikes!!! Well at least you can suffer together before the munchkin arrives :)

Honey and Hotstuff said...

Love your blog! When I was pregnant with both my babies... like many I dealt with swelling. My body at one time tried to become pre eclampsic. My mother in law suggested grapefruit juice to help with the swelling and it did wonders for me... don't know if it will work... won't solve all of your problems but it might help.
~honey (melissa)
www.honeyandhotstuff.blogspot.com

dow said...

love the adema. love the nerve block more. it saved me during collarbone break time. way to go trev...new shoulders are great. hope yours has lots of titanium plates. dw

Lindsey said...

I had swollen feet with Riley, who was born in the summer, but NOTHING like that! Wow is really all I can say...