Thursday, January 3, 2008

Thursday 8:20am

We got to the hospital at 5:40am and got checked right in..... and then waited.....and waited. Nolan played for a while and then took a snooze and woke up about 5 minutes before they came in to give him something to relax him! He got very groggy after that and then Mommy got her gown on so we could go into the OR.

About 7:50a Mommy walked Nolan into the OR and he got the mask on and drifted off to sleep. He was chatting with the mask on as he nodded off and that made Mommy cry.
Nolan's monkey is in his crib and waiting for him to come out of surgery so he will see a familar "face" as soon as he wakes up. (We wanted to bring cookie monster as well, but he met up with some unexpected trouble yesterday and is taking a spin in the washing machine!)

They have a pager system here so we should get updates via the pager once major portions of the surgery are complete. The neurosurgeon said to plan on all morning before hearing from him...... so we wait.
As I was just getting ready to post this we got our first update....@ 8:50am they had all the IV lines in and the surgery was starting.
Grandpa Fred just got here so that will help make the time go faster. It is so nice of him to spend his birthday here at the hospital with us :-)


Anonymous said...

Sarah, Matt Jr. and I just got back from lighting a candle at church for Nolan (and you and Bill and Grandpa as you wait.) Thanks for keeping us updated! L.A.

Anonymous said...

Glad Grandpa Fred finally got there. We were awake early enough!
I'm so glad you were able to be with Nolan until he fell asleep. That's marvelous.

I think that all of us also really appreciate this blog. Our hearts and prayers are certainly with you. Much love, Linda

Laurie said...

Dear Shelley and Bill: Adorable pics from this a.m. Please call me if you need anything tonight or over the weekend. I have a lot of free time if you need a sitter, or if you need dinner brought to you. Thinking of Nolan a lot and your blog is a wonderful way to keep everyone updated! I'll keep checking in. Love Laurie

Anonymous said...

Dear Billy & Shelley,

The Washington DC contingent is all praying for our dear Nolan.

Thank you for setting up the blog ... we are glued to it!

All our Love,
Cat, Andrew, Zoe, Evan, Michelle & Frank!

Nepal said...

I will be thinking of you today! I will check in periodically to see how things are going.