"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rissa Roo Update

Just a quick update on my little monkey.  Marissa is feeling better everyday, however, she is still in quite a bit of pain.  We tried her on Tylenol during the day yesterday and we could tell it didn't handle her pain as well as the Lortab.  The problem with the Lortab is that it is a narcotic pain med.  Everyone knows what comes along with narcotic pain meds, right?  Constipation!!! That is right people, we are waiting and praying for poop!!

We had to give her glycerin suppositories all weekend and they helped a little, but she is still pretty backed up.  It is just not fair to know she is not only in pain from the surgery, but she has to deal with the pain of constipation.  Of course, the incision is in the same place as her muscles she uses to push.  She cries so hard until she is done that she just passes out afterward.  So please join us in praying for poop.

We were able to give her a bath and take the dressing off the incision yesterday.  It looks pretty good but it is long.  I knew it wasn't going to be small but I guess it still took me by surprise anyway.  I was even telling a friend on Facebook that it was 5-6 inches long.  At the same time, Jeremy was changing her diaper and he looked up at me as I read what I wrote and corrected me, saying "honey, it is only about 3 inches long."  I had already sent my message, so I had to type another one up real quick to correct myself!  I guess when you are a mama, your brain tends to exaggerate things when it comes to your baby's pain.  I told my friend that a paper cut on Marissa would seem huge to me!

So, overall, she is doing better but she still has a long way to go to get to feeling like herself again.   So keep up the good work Prayer Warriors!

Thanks for checking in!


I've said it before, you people are good!  And the Lord is Great!!!


Marissa woke up as soon as I finished this post.  I went into her room and rolled her over, and well, let me put it this way... poop explosion!  

Poop hurricane! 

Poop tsunami!  

OK OK, you get the picture.  :) 

She broke my heart this morning.  When I went into her room, I opened her blinds and walked over to her crib.  With a smile on my face, in a chipper voice I stroked her hair and asked her how she was doing.   She grabbed my hand, got a big grip of my skin and with a very mean scowl, she pinched me saying "OW!"  Awww, my poor baby!  I am so sad she is in pain and I can only do so much to make her feel better.  I would take her pain on myself if I only could.  


Faith said...

Glad to hear that to uh...poop situation is "clearing" up (you better watch what you ask for...it could go the other way now) ;)

You guys are still in our thoughts and prayers...I would tell you to "hang in there" but I hate it when people say that to me when things are rough..so I'll just tell you keep on truckin'..which I know essentailly is the same thing. Oh heck.

Ok love ya guys!

Hope said...

Poor baby:(

Her incision doesn't sound bad at all. Be happy she doesn't have my incision (starts at my right side, goes across my stomach, then up my side to under my arm). Yes, the surgeons 30 years ago were knife-happy, I guess. lol not that I remember much of it;)

I really do hope her pain gets better. I hate it when our little ones are hurting. She's a tough girl, for sure!

(and now I know never to say "hang in there" ever again haha)

Nana and PaPa said...

When you're baby hurts, it hurts parents 10 times over in it's own way. But, even though it might sound a bit cliche, each day that passes...it WILL get better! The problem is Marissa doesn't understand that yet, so all she knows is it....HURTS....OWWW!! lol....she is so strong..she'll make it through Mommy...I promise...love and continued prayers from here....Love, Nana & PaPa

Nana and PaPa said...

P.S. Ya know....I just re-read your blog about the POOP explosion..you realize these are the descriptions I would have used to describe in detail what occurred....hhhhmmmm....we both have a STRANGE sense of humor that even affects how we describe things...lol. I guess your theme song for today could be "Poopity doo da..poopity aeh...my oh my what a pooping good day!" (now..have I completely embarrassed you?? lol)
Nana & PaPa

KH said...

You never think about poop being such a blessing, until you have to wait for it...glad she's improving, but you made me cry with the "OW!" Praying for you all!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Oh how I love to pray for poop, even though she already has, shell need to again right?
Hope her pain goes away soon!

Michelle said...

Poop Prayers! Glad to hear she had a poo!
You guys will make it through. I know she doesn't understand, but maybe it is a blessing that she is as young as she is and may not really remember this. All we can do is hope and pray that is the case!

Love you tons!
Auntie Chelle

Finding Normal said...

I was GOING to suggest Miralax and/or prune juice, both of which work for Addison. I see you no longer need that advice. Sooo...my favorite wipes are Huggies! LOL

Myssie said...

Yeah for Poop!!! I am glad that she was able to go. I am still praying for you guys!

Tara said...

Woot for poop!!

Sandy said...

Hallelujah for the poop tsunami! God is good. :O)

Ann said...

I'm a little late checking in, but I'm glad to hear that Marissa's surgery went well and you are home. I hope her recovery continues to go smoothly.


Elizabeth said...

Still praying for her to be out of pain soon. I know it hurts when your little one hurts, and I am not sure that she will ever out gown that. Ash had to have her wisdom teeth removed and I was in pain for her. I am sure God has a very good reason for everyone feeling the pain mommy, daddy and baby. All my love to all three of you.