Thursday, February 12, 2009

Frank the tank installation 4

The Frank update: As told by Emily Dudley

Frank underwent his first knee surgery (third surgery thus far) on Monday, it was a little more complicated than they originally thought it would be but they replaced his LCL in a little over four hours. Frank's blood pressure and heart rate were a little high in recovery so he was given medication to lower them. He continued to have to be on oxygen because without it his blood/oxygen level lowered. Tuesday Frank was put in a machine that bent his knee to thirty degrees. At first a painful experience, Frank was just relieved to see his knee bending. Tuesday night was rough, but by Wednesday evening Frank's pain was under control and he even ate a little. However, Frank had another rough night last night because his oral pain medications make him nauseous when he takes them on an empty stomach and he hasn't had much of an appetite. Today Frank will try to eat more and hopefully will go home.

3 comments:

sock hands said...

now, for the tank, i chant [rising in volume and speed]: frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank, frank!

Danny AKA The outlaw said...

ending in a loud wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Situner said...

And then Tankenstein stands up and starts with a slow walk...to a trot...to a sprint...to a V14 finish in front of all his friends, family, and competitors to beat the russians at their own game!

Inspiring!

-M@