August 11th update: She’s feeling a lot better and is in much less pain now! She’s still taking OTC pain meds to cope with aching in her jaw and gums, and her diet mainly consists of very soft foods. 😊❤️ Thank you all for your prayers!
Hello! 🙂 ❤ In this quick update post, I’d like to ask you to please keep my mom in your thoughts and prayers. Yesterday afternoon, she had a molar and a wisdom tooth extracted. The surgery was successful, but because she has a history of low platelets, she had prolonged bleeding at the surgery sites for hours afterward. She had to keep replacing the gauze every hour or so until late last night, which was quite painful and difficult since her gums are so sore. She’s been able to drink some water and is taking OTC pain meds, and while she had some yogurt last night, she hasn’t been able to have anything else to eat since then.
She had to sleep upright in our recliner overnight (she couldn’t lay down with gauze in her mouth), but thankfully, the bleeding majorly slowed down at around 11:30. She got a lot more rest after that, but she had to remain in the recliner because attempting to sleep on her back caused the bleeding to speed back up.
This morning, she let me know that the bleeding has stopped, so she doesn’t have to have any gauze in her mouth now. She still has a lot of aching in her jaw and gums and has experienced some nausea.
I’ll keep updating this post to let everyone know how she’s doing. 🙂 ❤