We got our surgery wake-up call this morning at about 5:30 a.m. (CST). I decided to stay overnight in Francis’s room so that I would be sure I was here when they took him down to prepare for surgery.
When the nurse notified us that “they” were on the way to get Francis, we changed out of our jammies and gathered up the rest of the loose belongings from Francis’s room. At about 6:00 a.m., we were headed to the surgical holding area.
The check-in nurses in the holding area informed us that the operating room was scheduled for 8:00 a.m. (Yay, more waiting!) The consent forms were checked, the anesthesia team arrived to start fluids and talk about their role, and we did our final hug and kiss.
At 7:50 a.m., Francis got some happy juice (valium) in his IV and they rolled him through the double doors.
We were told that the procedure would last until about midnight tonight (again, central time). I will post updates periodically throughout the day as I am given information by the nurses.
We can feel all the prayers and thoughts, and cherish each and every one. Stay tuned…