Things seem to be taking a turn for the worse.
We just called an ambulance to take mom to the ER. She's been in near-constant pain despite being on oxy and muscle relaxants ever since coming home. She couldn't even lie down in her own bed; she tried sleeping in her recliner last night but even that didn't work out.
I'm starting to worry that this might be a long-term problem with her. If this was just pain from the surgery, I would think the prescription painkillers would have an effect. Not sure she is having problems recovering, or if she got jostled coming home from the hospital (she said that she wasn't in this pain when she was still there), or if it's something else.
I'm quite worried about her.
UPDATE: She back home. The doctor at the ER gave her an injection of super happy juice, and it's knocked her out. This is good because she didn't get much rest last night and sleep is the best painkiller out there. My job right now is to make sure that the dogs don't disturb her, which is harder than it sounds because Heath, our neediest dog, is 80 lbs and wants to crawl into her lap to lick her face. In addition to waking her up, this could also injure her as he tends to be quite vigorous with his affection.
So far, I've had success with turning off the lights and enforcing a strict "Is naptime, be quiet!" but this success may be due to the fact that dad is out running errands. When he comes back it might disturb the fragile peace.
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