Today, I washed my husband's hair for the first time since the accident in the kitchen sink. He's able to bend his body just fine, but not able to lift left his arm above his head. The sink faucet-head comes off, so I was able to aim water at all the good bits: behind the ears, near his hairline, and, because his hair is almost halfway down his back, all along the lengthy bits. Long hair left in a braid does knot up after a week, so thank goodness for conditioner. Also, the incision stayed dry throughout. A win.
The hubs is recovering nicely, for the most part. The road rash is scabbing up; his incision seems normal, but I wouldn't know normal from my elbow as a bone break is new to us. His spirits hover between feeling fine to feeling a bit down. I don't blame him. I'd be a crybaby if I were in his stead. He's also keen not to rely too heavily on the Oxy & the acetaminophen prescribed. I cut the 500 mg tablets of Tylenol in half for him, so that he may space out the dosage over time a bit better. He's aiming to take an Oxy pill every four hours. The recommended dosage is 1-2 tablets every four hours. Pain management through the day is his current (pre)occupation.
It sounds as if he's expected to be recuperating for the next month, or so. He has a follow-up appt. with a doctor on the 15th. I'm assuming it will be about his healing and information on physical therapy. As his sleep has been scant since the 30th--pain keeps you awake!--he hit the hay around 8.00p tonight. May he be able to sleep through the night.