Not much got done around the house because Monica and Dad worked all week, then spent most of their time in the evening at the hospital visiting Mom - so there was a lot to catch up on today.
She asked me to take pictures of her incision. I snapped a few with her camera.
Here she is checking it out.
Nosey Paige wanted to see (she loves photography by the way)
Here's her anti-clot socks. I don't know the real name for them. Compression socks maybe?
Her fever went away, but keeps coming back (low-grade) and she's controlling it fairly well with meds.
She's taking her pain meds dutifully, but gets up and walks more than she should. She's icing her knee like a champ and has been in a good mood. She does say her joints ache like they do when you have a high fever, so I'm not sure what that's all about. Arthritis, probably, but the pain meds aren't doing enough for her not to notice the pain. She's still able to do everything for herself in terms up getting up, walking (with her Granny walker) and using the bathroom.
She can't shower until she gets her staples out (boo) so she's going the sponge bath route. We haven't figured out how to wash her hair yet. I don't want her to stand up in front of the kitchen sink that long. She can't lift her knee high enough to climb into the bath tub/shower in her bathroom. She can climb into my Dad's shower, but there's not a detachable shower head in there. Monica suggested taking her outside and using the hose ;) I think our best bet may be bringing a shower chair into my Dad's shower and getting a detachable shower head. Sees easiest. Any ideas?
Mom will probably kill me, but here are some links to her incision (staples and all that good stuff).
the whole incision/staples. Note the fading "Yes" they wrote on her leg. I didn't realize they really did that.