Spent more time in the pool today. Unfortunately it wasn’t as relieving for him as the past two days were. Despite the weightlessness, he was still having quite a bit of pain in his back, tailbone and hips. Enough to want pain medication while in the water. That says a lot. He has been bare bones with the Percocet since coming home. He’s so afraid of plugging his system up again. But the good news is that it helped ease his pain to enjoy the rest of the time in the pool. He only swam one lap though, but it’s okay, I’ll let this one slide.
Getting Nick in and out of the pool is quite the procedure, but we are getting the hang of it. The only down side is that I am physically incapable of doing it by myself. It’s a two person job. Well, a two man job really, or at least a one man/one woman job. One guy is behind him hugging around his torso under his arms, while I am grabbing behind his knees. We lift Nick up off the lounge chair and slowly walk into to pool with him. It’s the same maneuver for getting him out. The ground can be wet and slippery, so we are extra cautious and move very slow and deliberately. Also, to accidentally drop Nick on his tailbone would be nothing short of completely devastating. In his fragile state, he would be done. Just done.
We will be swimming again tomorrow with our two Dads. Hoping a good nights sleep will assure he has a pain free work out in the water.