Today was our first post-op checkup. Originally, it was scheduled for next Monday, but while changing Marty's bandages, I noticed some areas that looked like there were signs of infection. Marty has 23 stitches that go from his C1 vertebra to the middle of his head. The skin at the base of his neck from stitch 1-10 was red and swollen around the suture, and the incision line between stitches 17-21 had noticeable drainage. Even though we had a post-op appointment right around the corner, we decided to have it checked out.
Luckily, Marty's neurosurgeon was able to squeeze us in between surgeries today. We are very grateful that he did, because he was able to take a look and reassure us that everything was fine, and although there was drainage from the suture, it was "good drainage." We're not sure what "good drainage" is, but we're glad that is all it is.
It's crazy to think that today is day seven, post-surgery! Although sometimes the time feels like it is creeping by, the days have gone by very quickly! Both Marty and I have had a lot of R&R, but my R&R is not so much "Rest and Relaxation," but more "Running aRound." I took liberties on that last R :)
I'm HAPPY to do it! He is a great patient!!! Thank you all for being patient as I haven't posted alot lately. We continue to appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers as Marty recovers from his neurosurgery!