Apr 27, 2010 - 10:48 pm
Jesse was scheduled for a 12:30 procedure but they didn't actually start until 2:30 due to the previous cases running over. He was in surgery for 3 hours. By that time all the support staff in the waiting area had gone for the day, so no one let us know when he was in recovery. Finally around 6:15 I went to the now-deserted info desk, found a number for PACU and helped myself to their phone and called. Got Jesse's nurse right away who had just come on shift. She came and took me back and Jesse was writhing in pain. Said the previous nurse gave him several doses of morphine and that it wasn't cutting it. New nurse (Kat, God love her) got an order for Dilaudid and still nothing, finally got another dose along with toradol and it finally started to kick in. I was almost in tears watching him suffer so. Once they got it under control he is doing much better. He is sleeping soundly in his room as I type.