Vida had surgery on her ankle on Wednesday afternoon and I’ve been nursing her since then. She’s been in a great deal of pain even with the extra-powerful pain pills she’s been taking every 4 hours. She’s also been having trouble keeping down food of pretty much any kind.

I’ve been finding it very difficult to watch her in such pain. It’s making me be uncharacteristically emotional. She’s being the strong one. I’ve been doing what I can to make sure she has what she needs to be as comfortable as possible. I’ve been on vacation for the past 2 days so I could do that, but I’m going to be working tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes.

She was in pain pretty much constantly for 4 months before this surgery, so it is a good thing overall. Once she’s all healed up, she’ll be back to normal. It’s only been a day and a half so far and I’m assuming it’s going to get easier. I hope so, anyway. phew!