Hubby had a good night and slept well. He even had a good morning. Until we started to wonder WHY he wasn't in pain and got a bit worried. We called the advice nurse, which led to her calling a doctor, which led to us going down to the emergency room. One of Hubby's ongoing health problems is something called Raynaud's Syndrome, which is a vascular disease that affects circulation in the fingers and toes, so a lack of feeling can be a sign of circulatory problems, and since Hubby's hand was so well wrapped, we couldn't see if his fingers were turning blue and falling off. ARGH!
So, needless to say, much of the day today was spent in the emergency room. In the end, it was decided that most likely Hubby will be okay and the culprit causing the numbness was his recently-diagnosed carpal tunnel problems. The doctors agreed that the swelling in his hand from the surgery had affected the nerves, causing the numbness. They also wrapped his hand a bit looser for better circulation and guess what? By mid afternoon, all the feeling had come back into his hand and he was practically beside himself in pain, poor guy! Pain meds helped though.
With all of the medical drama today, we weren't able to attend our annual family Christmas get together at Hubby's parents' house, but that was no real surprise: When Hubby's surgery first got pushed back to late on Friday, I figured Hubby wouldn't be in any condition for a party. So, once we got back home from the ER and settled in with lunch and pain medications, we had a fairly relaxing day, which was something I think we both needed. I finally got into the Sweat Shop, and it felt like I'd been away for WEEKS instead of days.
In fact, I had forgotten all about the Layer Cake Quilt Along until yesterday, when I visited the Moose on the Porch blog and printed out the newest block. The block this time was designed by Sherri of A Quilting Life--you might know her from the monthly Le Petite projects and parades she hosts along with Sinta. Here's my version of her block:
I always like star blocks, so this one was a real treat!
With Christmas so close, I have a lot to get done on Sunday, but most of it will be fairly enjoyable, I think. I hope all of you are enjoying the season too--at least as much as possible! Thanks for stopping in for a visit.