Thursday, October 07, 2010

Where's my Tyler?

Since Tyler has had surgery, he has been on some pretty strong pain medication. The doctors say the first 3 weeks are the hardest and most painful. After the first 3 weeks is when we will start to "ween" him from the pain medication. The medication can be given as needed or every 4 hours. So far, Tyler has seemed to be needing it every 4 hours. He has a second pain med that helps with muscle spasms that can be given every 6-8 hours or as needed. So far, he only needed this once today.

Usually after I give him his medicine he is very tired and has a dazed look on his face. I really hate seeing him like this but I also don't want to see him in any pain, because when he gives that look of pain, it just breaks my heart.

Dazed look
I can't wait for these 3 weeks to be over, so I can finally get the real Tyler back. Now I don't want you to think that he just lays around and looks like this the entire day. He does give some smiles and Travis even had him laughing tonight. So I am sure we are on the right path to getting our Tyler back.


Kristen said...

*sigh* It's hard when their little personalities disappear for a bit.

The Soldatke family said...

Here's hoping you see that sweet little personality back sooner versus later!

Audrey Sue's Mommy said...

I tried to comment on this post from my phone last week but had trouble...And, I'm just now getting on the computer.
But, I can imagine that seeing him in pain is horrible. I hope that these 3 weeks go by quickly so you can get your little guy back!!