Well all the nurses and doctor's were right. They all said he would be in the most pain from days 5-10 for the scabbing over. He has woke up every night drooling real bad and can't even swallow. I feel so bad for him with all the pain he has been in.
Wednesday night he woke up at 2:00AM screaming and spit out 9mls of pain med. He is given 3 mls of pain med but he was in so much pain he couldn't even swallow the medicine. I'm also giving him a Maalox and Benadryl mixture that is suppose to help coat his throat. So needless to say, we were up the rest of the night. He isn't taking any naps at all since we have had our surgery. It is almost like he is scared that I'm going to leave him again. He finally went to bed around 8:00PM and I followed shortly after.
Thursday morning he woke up at 2:15,3:00,4:00, and we finally got up for good at 5:30AM. I feel like he is having nightmares because he is crying in his sleep and then he wakes up and clinches on to me. I have had to have him basically sleep right on top of me so he felt safe. When he wakes up I ask him if he is hurting and sometimes it would be yes and I would give him medicine When he says no I ask him what is wrong and he says "scares". Has anyone ever had this happen with your child after any type of surgery or hospital stay? I'm hoping that this is a temporary deal and it will pass.
Friday he was still in a lot of pain. He just laid around and watched Scooby Doo, Signing Time, and Young and the Restless. :-). He finally took a 20 minute nap and then he sat strait up and started screaming again. I rocked him to sleep around 9 last night and didn't move until about 11.
Then again, we woke up off and on all night and he is still crying. He did sleep in to 7:15AM this morning which is the latest so far. Since today is Saturday, we were blessed with lots of visitors which helped me out with my saneness. First came my niece Aspen who stayed for a couple of hours. Then Carson's babysitter (second mom) Kelley came over and she was so sad to see him. He was real miserable and kept gagging because he couldn't swallow. Then my friend Casey stopped by and stayed for a couple of hours as well. My mom brought Carson a used but new to him TV. The one in his room is so old that there aren't any jacks to plug in a VCR/DVD player into. So the one we got is a VCR combo and I have a DVD player. This way he can watch all of Coltan and Cody's Disney movies on VCR and I don't have to go out and buy all those movies on DVD's.
Then the last visitor of the night was my most exciting visit. It was Rachel from Love for 9. We have talked, texted, and blogged for about the last 4 months and we finally got to meet. She knew I was having a terrible day yesterday and volunteered to come by then but my mom and step dad were already on their way so I told her to wait until today so we could have more time together. Since Casey surprised me it ended up being all three of us but I still had a great time. It was so nice to just sit and visit and Carson only had a few meltdowns. Rachel is going to try to stop by tomorrow with her daughter after she picks her up from Melana's dad's house. So I'm hoping she does and I will get lots of pictures of the two cuties. Carson was able to sign a little for Rachel and did say a few words in Spanish. He even gave her his great big smiles and I know he likes her because he even tickled her a couple of times.
Anyways I just wanted everyone to know that Carson is still hanging in there and I did get over my cold so even though I'm very sleep deprived, at least I can function a little better. I actually counted and for the last 4 nights, I have had 12 hours of sleep total.