Comments: We Feel it for Him

Well,a lot of things come to mind. Mainly, he could have neuropathy which causes the nerves to essentially stop working/feeling. But usually, in a case like that, it would have been going on for a longgg time prior. You probably would have heard him complaining of numbness/tingling in his extremeties, fingers, or toes.

Also, my MIL had a sort of similar thing, but she wasn't entirely lucid. This was due to fluid build up around her heart. She wasn't aware of some of the pain she must have been going through. But for some reason, the fluid build up around her heart messed with her thinking.

Lastly, he may just not be feeling the pain...yet. He may still be under the influence of all the different anesthesia they use during a surgery like that. I had a major major knee surgery, and felt great the day after, and the day after that, and then one more day, BOOM! The pain was horrible! It took about 3 or 4 days before everything wore off, and I started feeling the pain...major.

So, I dunno. There are sooo many variables. But those are my experiences. Hugs to you and yor family for being there for him.

Posted by DogsDontPurr at May 28, 2011 10:29 PM

Wow! All I can say is thank God he's not feeling pain, for whatever reason!

Posted by pam at May 29, 2011 08:23 AM

Neuropathy was the first thing I thought of. My fil had it. But there were other things that came with it, as you said, like the tingling and pain.

I asked his niece if anyone remembers him having a head injury. I was wondering if part of his brain could have been damaged.

And I did think of the anesthesia, but it doesn't explain why he didn't feel all the pain from the infection. That could still be it. I guess we'll know in the next day or two...

Posted by Bou at May 29, 2011 08:39 AM

Regardless of the reason (which may never be known) I'm thankful for his sake he hasn't been in pain because that alone would likely have killed him! Prayers going out for him. Good heavens.

Posted by Teresa at May 31, 2011 11:42 AM