Patient Lion

Notice I didn’t say impatient Lion. He’s been very well-behaved. He asks politely when he needs help, and he’s only repeated a request urgently when he’s really in pain.

The nerve block is done so there’s more pain, although the nerve block insertion spot was giving him some pain itself. Not to mention the fact that he had a nifty little fanny pack to carry around, which got in the way more often than not. So now Lion is on oxycodone alone.

Both drugs had relatively the same effect. He’s tired. He loses time. He’s not quite sure what’s going on around him. All very understandable. He says he can’t imagine why people take oxy recreationally. Also understandable. He doesn’t have an addictive personality so he may not understand that most people on oxy are addicted versus wanting a high. I understand that some people use it recreationally, but I hope it affects them differently than it affects Lion or there are a lot of spaced out, snoozing people out there.

Last night, Lion managed to escape from his sling twice. He woke me up to help get him back in. Since he’s not supposed to be out of the sling at all until tomorrow at the doctor, this was a little concerning. I assume he did no damage or he’d be in a lot more pain.

My other concern is how to get an unstable Lion into the car and to his appointment. Then, of course, I need to get him home. I’m hoping he’ll be a little more aware of his surroundings in the next twenty-four hours.

I guess it’s a good thing he’s sleeping a lot. He may be a little more difficult to deal with if he’s in pain and awake. I know he’s been working hard not to be difficult. He may not be able to help it if he’s in a lot of pain.

What do you think?