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Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

So, Dd's op is almost certainly next week. Any hints or tips for our hospital stay would be great, as would some virtual wine LOL

(64 Posts)
TheOriginalNutcracker Thu 14-Feb-13 12:31:17

It was sprung on us yesterday lol. One minute the consultant was saying it would be about 6-8 weeks, and the next, the nurse was calling us back through the door and asking us if we'd like it done next week.

We find out for certain on Monday morning.

I'm making a list of things that me and dd both need to take in, and have got essentials covered, but I'm sure there are things that I have probably missed, so any ideas would be great smile

Dd is 15 btw if that helps.

AmazingBouncingFerret Sun 03-Mar-13 11:12:56

I'm really glad it all went well, didnt want to go into too much detail before your DD's op but mine went a bit wrong! grin

Walking after 3 days was the scariest thing but she's done so well.

My wound went all dodgy and started bleeding at the top but it worked out fine, they redressed it. just that the scar is thicker there now.

LIZS Sat 02-Mar-13 12:00:40

How's she doing now ?

TheOriginalNutcracker Mon 25-Feb-13 16:20:35

Back to the hospital tomorrow because the wound is bleeding at the bottom. Not sure what they will do, but glad it is being checked.

LIZS Sun 24-Feb-13 18:27:49

Sounds very positive smile and hope she continues tor recover well.

TheOriginalNutcracker Sun 24-Feb-13 15:18:33

Thanks. She's not been given any exercises, just been told to make sure she doesn't sit in the same position for too long.

Had a good night last night, with her only waking once to go the loo, and that was it, no extra pain relief needed.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 24-Feb-13 13:21:30

That's great.

Tell her to take it easy though, and make sure she carries on with the exercises.

Sirzy Sat 23-Feb-13 21:26:53

Fantastic. Glad it all went well

TheOriginalNutcracker Sat 23-Feb-13 21:25:42

We're home grin

Dd had ticked all of the boxes, so we were set free today lol.

TheOriginalNutcracker Fri 22-Feb-13 14:20:26

They've just said home sun/mon cos she's done so well smile

LIZS Fri 22-Feb-13 12:23:59

Pleased she is doing so well, when might she go home ?

TheOriginalNutcracker Fri 22-Feb-13 12:10:40

Hi all, 3 days post op and she's walked up and down the corridor today smile
She's doing really really well and can't wait to get home x

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 20-Feb-13 22:03:24

Hope the pain has been under control today and that you both get some good sleep tonight.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 20-Feb-13 09:46:12

Good to hear that she is doing well! Make sure she stays on top of the pain.

ALso make sure that you get some sleep, and enough to eat and drink also.

TheOriginalNutcracker Wed 20-Feb-13 08:18:01

She came out if the op at about 2pm yesterday, onto HDU. She was so brave and did really well. She had some morphine and an epidural and we had an hour if hilarious drugged up chat about unicorns and fairies lol.

Last night she was in quite a bit if pain so she's been given a morphine pump, and then she managed a few hours sleep.

She is doing so well though smile

I am ok, a bit tired and stressed but coping ok.

LIZS Tue 19-Feb-13 19:31:45

Thinking of you both.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Tue 19-Feb-13 19:29:39

Hope everything went well today

WoollyEyedandWittering Tue 19-Feb-13 19:22:25

Hi Nut. Hope your dd is doing week and that the operation went smoothly.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 19-Feb-13 14:14:40

Nut - fingers crossed that all goes well and she's back up soon. Hope you are being kind to yourself while all this is going on.

TheOriginalNutcracker Tue 19-Feb-13 13:43:34

Dd went down to theatre about 9am and should be taken to Hdu about 4pm.
Watching her go off to sleep talking gibberish wasn't the nicest thing but she was really really brave.

Sirzy Mon 18-Feb-13 15:09:58

Good luck

LIZS Mon 18-Feb-13 13:26:15

Hope it goes well and that dd is ok.

NeitherShreddedNorSmug Mon 18-Feb-13 13:25:23

I hope all goes well tomorrow.

TheOriginalNutcracker Mon 18-Feb-13 13:23:44

Had the call. Got to be there for between 2-4 today, and surgery first thing tomorrow xshock

TheOriginalNutcracker Mon 18-Feb-13 10:07:22

Thanks Janey. The hospital have already mentioned that, but I will keep a check on it too.

I've had 3 sections, so I remember it well.

Janey46 Mon 18-Feb-13 10:06:18

I'm sure you know this but just in case.... Lots of painkillers can make you very constipated (particularly codeine based ones) - if your dd is on these at any point please ask for lactulose to be given along side. Constipation while recovering from such a serious op could be very painful <remembers crying on the loo after c-section>
Good luck to your dd, AmazingBouncingferret's photos are amazing, I'm positive your dd's op will be just as successful.

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