Thursday, January 3, 2008
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 :-)