Darci Posted September 16, 2005 Share Posted September 16, 2005 I got an email from my SIL this morning, saying that my FIL had some bleeding around the area of the incision yesterday. This is so hard because no one lives close enough to them to stop in and check on them - I am loading up my babies after work today to drive the 2 1/2 hours there - will stay with my parents, and am going over to my inlaws tomorrow morning to help them out with whatever they need help with. History - surgery 9/8, chest tube #1 out Tues Sept 13, chest tube #2 out Wed Sept 14, home Wed Sept 14. Is it "normal" that he would have some bleeding at this point. I called my MIL and she is a bit disjointed in her descriptions, but it sounds like it bled enough to run down his side. They called the surgeon, but didn't hear back for almost a full day (I have huge issues with that!) but I think that when they talked to the nurse she said to bandage it back up and leave the bandage on for 48 hours. I have a feeling that they may have rushed into taking the bandage off and showering, which may have caused the bleeding. I also am not sure now whether it was the surgical incision, or where the chest tubes were that was bleeding? One other thing...I talked to her at 10 am, and she said that he was sleeping, and that he hadn't taken a pain pill since last night before he went to bed. Is it bad for him to wait so long in between? Or will his pain be manageable enough by now? It has only been one week, and with all the jostling of getting out of the hospital, 1 1/2 hour car ride, and then getting home, I think that he should give it a couple more days. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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