View Full Version : post op sleeping
10-13-2006, 09:39 PM
we sleep in the basement of my mothers home.
do you think this will be ok after lucas' surgery?
im afraid the basement is to cold and damp.
am i just being paranoid.
my mother said we could use her room until he recovers.
10-13-2006, 09:47 PM
I would think that if you were comfortable w/ the sleeping conditions pre-surgery, it would be find post-op.....That being said- I'm also the one who took my newborns to the mall/Target at less than a week old...so maybe I'm not the one to ask??? :giggle
10-14-2006, 02:31 PM
use her room if she offered it!!! i never take chances with that stuff. thats my opinion, anyway! good luck with it all
10-14-2006, 03:49 PM
I would think he would be fine downstairs. But I did move Miriam into our room just so she would be closer to me.
10-14-2006, 04:38 PM
No matter where you sleep, it won't be much right after the surgery. If he is comfortable sleeping in the basement right now, it will be comfortable for him after as well.
But like Jennifer... I'm probably not one to ask either, as I slept with Austin on my chest in a recliner post-op.
10-14-2006, 06:41 PM
He also may be happier sleeping where he has always slept. They say after surgery get back in the routine as soon as you can. If he's used to napping upstairs too, then that isn't an issue of course. You could get a heavy duty dehumidifier.
10-15-2006, 06:40 PM
If the basement is cold and damp, then I think I'd take her up on the offer of using her room, at least for a little bit. Especially if he has any breathing issues now, or after his surgery. If you can get a good dehumidifier and bump up the heat, then the basement would probably be okay... Good luck!
10-15-2006, 10:19 PM
I don't think the basement in itself would cause a problem. If you are comfortable there then keep the routine. If it is not a comfortable place and you think you need to be upstairs then move. I'd say it's your call.
10-15-2006, 10:29 PM
I'm with Cheryl...get them back into their routine as soon as possible. It did wonders for Lauren. It might be very hard for you to get him back to the basement once he starts feeling better.
Jennifer..You crack me up!!
10-17-2006, 01:25 PM
I would say take the offer as well at least for the first week back and then do the dehumidifier thing in the basement the reason I say this is because the lungs are very sensitive after surgery as well as the whole body and if the basement is too damp etc. it may not be good at least for the beginning.
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