Thursday, March 26, 2009

Knee Surgery and the Kicking Baby




I had my second knee surgery last week. It went a lot better than the first. My biggest complaint was probably the horrible dry mouth I woke up with in recovery. I remember complaining about that to the recovery room nurse and she told me that it was from the KY jelly they use for the airway. I would have sworn they used Elmer’s glue to secure it in my mouth. To make matters worse, they gave me toast. I was so hungry but the toast mixed with the glue was just a bad deal. Beyond that, I had to use crutches for just a few days but now no longer have a limp and I can walk up and down stairs. Last time I was lurching around like Frankenstein for at least a month.

The baby was thrilled with the crutches, again. It is great fun for her to grab one, laugh and run, fully expecting that the chase is on. Try talking a 20 month-old baby into returning a crutch. Yeah. Doesn’t work.

It is also a challenge to change a diaper on a not always cooperative toddler. 20 months is not exactly known as an age of reason, to put it mildly. I have to be very careful with the diaper changes since Marin is likely to kick.

I told Marin that I had an owie and showed her the bandages. Now she looks at my knee, points and says, “Owie” right before she kicks me.

9 comments:

kel said...

At least she says "owie" first...

Stacie said...

Sorry to hear about your knee surgery but glad it went well.

I agree with what Kel said, at least she says "owie" first.

I feel so bad for you that she messes with your crutches. That must be quite a challenge.

Julia said...

Oh my, you have been through the ringer this year. I am sending you some Lysol and bubble wrap. ;P

Julia said...

Toddlers are always so considerate aren't they?

J. said...

I think KY is definitely the wrong kind of jelly for toast. And I don't know what I would do with a kicking toddler, I think I'd be sorely tempted to swat.

Bambi said...

Poor thing- I hope you get back to par soon.

Hey- at least she warns you before she kicks you... :)

Noah's Mommy said...

so glad your second surgery went well...except the dry mouth....and I hope your recovery time is super speedy....

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Ouch!

I hope your knee surgery heals well after that!

Woman In The Midst: Raw said...

In all fairness she did give you the standard toddler warning, Owie! And then the hit! I have a 2 yr. old grandson who does much the same thing! =)

Your knee surgery you will get thru... Life with a toddler.. Not so sure.. =)

Great Blog!